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Webinar: Winning at Scale: Accessibility in Design Systems and Design Ops

Written by: Shannon George

Original Presentation Date: May 28, 2019

Design Ops, which operationalizes the design process to give designers and copywriters room to focus on the things they do best, also creates an opening for accessibility specialists to play a pivotal role in systems design. But how do you integrate accessibility into design systems in a way that creates a sustainable process that allows for continuous improvement and a standardized, accessible user experience? In this webinar, Chief Experience Officer Derek Featherstone offers strategies for building accessibility into an organization’s Design Ops, and discusses:

  • Basic Design Ops terminology
  • Roles and responsibilities on a Design Ops team
  • Real-world examples of how to start working with a design system
  • Design Ops models and how different approaches work for different scenarios

Webinar resources include the recorded presentation, slides, and CART transcript.

About the Speaker:

Derek Featherstone, Chief Experience Officer

Derek Featherstone is an internationally known speaker, practitioner and authority on accessibility and inclusive design. He has been working on the web since 1999, when he left his career as a high school teacher to start his own web design company. Derek is now the Chief Experience Officer at Level Access — focused on ensuring that accessibility and inclusion are an integral part of creating outstanding customer experiences. He teaches teams accessibility concepts and skills, and leads hands-on workshops with teams of all sizes. Working with Derek will help you analyze and improve your process, and incorporate accessibility and inclusive design processes into your UX and service design practice and development methodologies.