Design systems are a popular way for teams to flavor their design and development workflow. However, an often-missing ingredient in many design systems is a focus on accessibility best practices — especially when component libraries are involved. In this talk, we’ll take a look at how you can mix some commonly-used components with the ingredients of accessibility. Pair this with best practices guidance in your documentation, and you’ll have the recipe for a delectably inclusive design system.
About the speaker
Kathleen McMahon (she/her) is a fullstack engineer with a design background. In other words, She really enjoys the front of the frontend, digging into new technologies, and talking about accessibility, React component libraries, design systems, and inclusive documentation. She is also a Color Module Specification Editor for the W3C Design Tokens Community Group. When not coding, designing, or speaking about things, Kathleen is the best Lanterne Rouge cyclocrosser you’ll ever meet.