Teams get more accessible outcomes for less effort when they consider accessibility early in the design process, before any code is created. Designers that create design specs for developers can set the developers up for success by annotating your wireframes with extra information about the interface design for accessibility issues such as keyboard-only users and screen reader users. In this workshop, you will learn what accessibility issues are important to note in wireframes and other design spec documents. Miranda will introduce the stamps that her teams use to annotate their designs and some common patterns that need annotations. We’ll also work through some examples to practice using the annotations, drawing from Miranda’s experience conducting accessibility audits and coaching both developers and designers.
This workshop is targeted toward designers that already have a basic background in accessibility. We’ll move very quickly through a basic checklist covering both design and usability and spend our time on more complex issues. The focus will be on design; no programming skills needed. The underlying accessibility principles are the same for web, app, and software, so designers for any of these platforms will benefit, and the stamps/annotations can be used in all types of designs. However, this workshop will focus most on what’s important to annotate in web design, with a few notes about differences between websites and mobile apps.
About Our Speaker
Dr. Miranda Capra
Sr. Principal Accessibility Researcher
BB&T now Truist
Miranda is a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility and has spent the last five years coaching designers and developers in accessibility, conducting audits, writing corporate policies, and moderating the occasional usability test with people with disabilities. She has a PhD in Human Factors and 15 years experience moderating usability tests, both corporate and consulting.
We will be using an online networking and conference tool called Airmeet to deliver this live presentation.
This event will be recorded and Triangle UXPA members will have access to the recording post-event.
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