Inclusive design: the product and the process

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Glass 101 – Hutchens Auditorium
Categories: Beginner, Content, Usability

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When we start thinking not only about “accessibility” but also about inclusive design, we increase the diversity of perspectives in the design process. This leads to better products.

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll look at how to incorporate people with disabilities into our design process and dig deep into practical techniques you can use to make your products more inclusive, and ultimately easier to use for everyone.

In this mini-workshop you will:

  • Use inclusive design as a tool for innovation
  • Learn techniques for implementing inclusive design
  • Identify opportunities to integrate people with disabilities into your design process


Level Access

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Derek Featherstone

Chief experience officer, Level Access

@feather LinkedIn

Derek Featherstone is an internationally known speaker, practitioner and authority on accessibility and inclusive design. He has been working on the web since 1999, when he left his career as a high school teacher to start his own web design company.

Derek is now the chief experience officer at Level Access — focused on ensuring that accessibility and inclusion are an integral part of creating outstanding customer experiences. He teaches teams accessibility concepts and skills, and leads hands-on workshops with teams of all sizes. Working with Derek will help you analyze and improve your process, and incorporate accessibility and inclusive design processes into your UX and service design practice and development methodologies.