We’re excited to be hosting this Tools n Techniques workshop as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! Accessibility is an increasingly important focus for organizations. Providing accessible means of interacting with technology helps improve usability for all populations, not just those that might rely on assistive technology. But as designers, how do we design for it?
In the workshop we’ll cover:
• An overview of impairments and assistive technology available
• Basic techniques on designing accessible navigation
• Basic techniques for designing elements and content
• Tools designers can use to help design for accessibility
• Examples of good and bad sites when it comes to accessibility
After the workshop, you’ll have a better understanding of how to proactively design with accessibility in mind. You’ll have an idea of how to discuss with your developer teammates what needs to be considered when implementing accessibility-friendly features.
This session will be interactive, so if you can, bring a laptop and headphones! (If you can’t, you’ll have the opportunity to pair up with someone.)
• 6:30-7:00pm: Sign-in, grab some refreshments
• 7:00-8:30pm: Workshop presented by Michelle
Michelle is a Principal Product Designer at Citrix in Raleigh. She focuses on interaction design, UX strategy, and creating product concepts. Prior to living in Raleigh, she worked in DC designing and testing accessible websites and web products for Federal agencies. Michelle holds a Masters in Interaction Design and Information Architecture from the University of Baltimore. Outside of UX, she loves homemade ramen, scuba diving, and biking on the Raleigh greenways.
The Citrix Raleigh office is in the Warehouse District of Downtown Raleigh. We have ample free parking in the parking deck, which you can enter from S. West Street. This is a gated deck, so hit the call box button to bet let in. The security office will ask for your name. There’s also street parking available. When you arrive, enter in through the first floor (level CY on the elevator) and sign in at the front desk.
Registration is $5 and is handled at the exploreUX meetup page. Refunds are available until 48 hours before the event start.
If the meetup fills up, please contact Michelle (through Meetup) and provide your name and an email address where we can reach you. Two days before the event if there are spots available, we'll notify those on the waitlist. Any available spots will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Unfortunately, Meetup does not enable an automatic waitlist for fee-associated events.
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