Workshop: Accessibility for Designers

  • 02 Mar 2023
  • 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Truist Raleigh 3201 Beechleaf Ct., Tower II-5, Raleigh, NC 27604
  • 10

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Good accessibility starts with good design! In this class, you will improve your skills for creating accessible designs, including how to design common UI components, how to write usable screen reader content, and how to annotate designs to help developers. This course is targeted toward visual designers, user experience designers, and content writers, with more emphasis on websites than native apps.  Examples of how code and ARIA influence design will be discussed, but no programming knowledge is necessary. As part of the course, we will discuss an accessibility checklist for designers, presenting examples drawn from years of coaching design teams on designing usable, accessible websites and apps.  We will practice applying concepts using Figma to annotate web mockups (screenshot versions will also be available for those that prefer not to use Figma).

Learning Objectives

  • Understand accessibility for patterns like cards, floating buttons, responsive tables, and carousels.
  • Understand annotations to set developers up for success, including headings, order, labels, and screen reader text.
  • Understand how to identify non-text visuals that must pass contrast checks.
  • Understand how to write usable screen reader content for buttons, links, icons, chevrons, and tooltip controls.

Event Details

This is a three-hour workshop. We will have 30 minutes at the beginning and end of the workshop for networking and socializing. We will provide snacks and beverages!

Please note that space is limited for this event. We will actively monitor the waitlist and if interest is high enough, we may explore other nearby locations. 

Biography: Miranda Capra


Miranda is a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility from the IAAP and has a PhD in Human Factors. She has been conducting audits and coaching both designers and developers since 2013, and has moderated a few usability tests with people with visual disabilities. She is currently Director of Inclusive Design and Accessibility at Truist, a bank with 2700+ branches in 16 states. She is a co-author of the corporation’s digital accessibility policy and leads a team that coaches hundreds of designers and developers in accessibility practice and compliance. She has also worked closely with the Truist Design System team to build an accessible foundation for all of the company’s digital platforms. Prior to switching to accessibility full-time, Miranda spent 15 years moderating usability tests.

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