This one-hour, free accessibility video was created for #a11y advocates, designers, and anyone interested in learning more. In this video attendees will learn the skills needed to ensure digital sites and services meet both Section 508 compliance and the needs of a real-world diverse audience.
Mad*Pow has a deep and broad experience with inclusive accessible design and is able to share our understanding and passion of the subject with in-house teams so that they can execute thoughtful, legally-compliant accessible design going forward. Our designers, technologists, strategists and content creators are all trained in accessibility and committed to helping clients achieve accessible and inclusive results for end users.
Why Do You Need Accessibility?
Design and content teams have nearly universally embraced user experience, which is wonderful news for their audiences! Unfortunately, too many still lack the knowledge or ability to create accessible, inclusive designs. That means the final experiences are great for some people, but not all.
In industries like healthcare, there are legal requirements that teams may not even know about until they’re presented with a complaint or lawsuit! Standards and guidelines exist, but they can be complicated and long-winded.
This video is valuable for any UX designer, content strategist, or UX writer.
By the end of the video, you will
- Understand the various levels of accessibility
- Recognize how to use technology to lower health access barriers
- Gain a working knowledge of the legal and regulatory frameworks that define and enforce digital accessibility
Marli Mesibov is the VP of Content Strategy at Mad*Pow, where she helps organizations better communicate with their target audiences. She is a frequent conference speaker, a former editor of the UX publication UX Booth, and was voted one of MindTouch’s Top 25 Content Strategist Influencers in 2016.
James Christie is an Experience Director at Mad*Pow, where he brings user research and interaction design to bear on difficult problems in healthcare and financial services. With 15 years designing and implementing accessible websites and software, he leads Mad*Pow’s accessible design practice. An experienced conference speaker and workshop leader, he also runs the web’s premier (and only) free remote UX ethics conference, SustainableUX.