Accessibility work is complex. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re first starting out – especially if you don’t have access to an accessibility specialist on your team or in your organization. In this talk, Devon Persing will go through common misconceptions about digital accessibility work, and introduce ways to think about disability, assistive technology, and a more holistic approach to accessibility. She’ll also outline principles that can help you grow your own accessibility knowledge and practice as a UX writer, designer, developer, or researcher.
The goal of this talk is to break down some common myths about digital accessibility and doing accessibility work, and provide recommendations for making lasting improvements to your products and services.
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
- Disability is complex, and dynamic.
- Assistive technology isn’t just screen readers.
- How to avoid over-engineering solutions.
- Strategies to make accessibility part of your team’s regular workflows.
- How to share the weight of the work across UX roles.
This talk is for anyone who works on (or supports) a UX team building digital services or products.