Digital Inclusion

UX vs. Accessibility - A Visual and Non-visual Perspective

Eileen Becker-Rendano & Jason Cortes

Accessibility is often segmented off, but a solid accessible strategy touches many areas of the website lifecycle. In fact, it is one of the cornerstones of a good user experience. In this discussion, you will hear from two accessibility experts in pursuit of true Universal Design – bringing both a visual and a non-visual perspective.

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User Trust - The Critical Metric

Paul Grenier

Everything we do, as product teams, will either earn, keep, or undermine trust. From unit testing to marketing, it all affects trust. The trust between teams and team members, employees and managers, companies and customers will play a part in your success.

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Leveraging Accessibility and Usability to Serve Truly Diverse Audiences

Tearyne Almendariz & Kat Shaw

In discussions about accessibility and diversity, our thoughts tend to jump to ARIA links, screen readers, and people of different ethnicities. While these are key aspects to both topics, this talk will push your thinking to considerations beyond accessibility and diversity basics.

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Digital Inclusion - What? Who? Why?

Panel

According to the WebAIM Million project, the single strongest indicator that a page will have numerous accessibility errors is whether ARIA is present or not. Pages *with* ARIA actually have 65% more issues than those without. So what is going on? It seems by trying to be digitally inclusive and help individuals and groups to access and use information and communication technologies - what we've really done is make it harder. So what can we do about it? Who does digital inclusion effect anyway? And why is it important? Join us for a panel discussion on this complex topic!

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