Designing for accessibility: how your design decisions impact people with disabilities

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Glass 486 – Jones Reception and Meeting Room
Categories: Beginner, Content

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This is a fun, session where participation is necessary!

The session will be a quick review of how people with disabilities use Assistive Technologies, and then spend the bulk of our time voting on which design pattern is more accessible between two choices. Even if attendees know tons about accessibility, they’ll take away at least one new nugget of information.

Learning objectives

  • Attendees will better understand how a person with a disability experiences different design patterns and what can be a hurdle
  • Attendees will be able to make better day-to-day choices with design patterns that support accessibility


November Champion

Manager of Online Accessibility Program, Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC

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November Champion has been working in accessibility for over a decade. She currently manages a team working to ensure that everyone at Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC considers people with disabilities while creating digital content and platforms, from initial design to testing with the assistive technologies that people use to make their digital experiences whole. Accessibility and equal access is not just a career for her, but also a passion. November is on the board of directors for Starkloff Disability Institute, a non-profit dedicated to making people with disabilities ready for the workplace, and making workplaces welcoming to those with disabilities. She’s also a trained audio describer, and works with MindsEye to bring audio description to people with visual impairments at local cultural events.