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Why Accessibility Matters & How to Design for It

Why Accessibility Matters & How to Design for It

Update: 2016-05-10
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What is Accessibility and why should businesses care about it? How difficult is it to design for disabled audiences? In this episode, we discuss the myths and misconceptions around Accessibility, why it’s so important to incorporate it into products (and the unexpected benefits that come from doing so), and how designers can do that with ease.

"When I first really started to work with Accessibility Standards, my initial reaction to it was 'I don't have time for this. Why would I try and add this extra bit of work into my workflow to serve a small demographic? Is it worth the time and energy to do it?'" — Matt at 1:35

Sim Daltonism: https://michelf.ca/projects/sim-daltonism/
Tota11y: http://khan.github.io/tota11y/
W3C Accessibility Evaluation Tools: https://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/
W3C Accessibility Guidelines: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
Section 508: http://section508.gov/ and http://www.usability.gov/
Accessibility Inspector for Mac: https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Accessibility/Conceptual/AccessibilityMacOSX/OSXAXTestingApps.html
aXe: http://www.deque.com/products/axe/
Web Accessibility Toolbar: https://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/wat/

Email us: Hello@UXandGrowth.com
Austin on Twitter: Twitter.com/ustinKnight
Geoff on Twitter: Twitter.com/dailydaigle
Matt on Twitter: Twitter.com/mattrheault
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Why Accessibility Matters & How to Design for It

Why Accessibility Matters & How to Design for It

Austin Knight