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No Excuses: Ten Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Accessibility

No Excuses: Ten Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Accessibility

“We don't have time to add that.” “I don't know how to do that.” “Our audience won't need that feature.” “We're going to charge extra for that development.”

There are too many excuses for overlooking accessibility and inclusive design and I'm tired of hearing them. If you have ever used one of these excuses (or have never heard of accessibility and inclusive design), then it's time to revise your design process. Let's start by looking at things you can start doing differently today. In this session, I’ll cover ten simple steps you can take to improve accessibility in your content, along with some tools to help you recruit and teach others to join you in this effort and create new standards. No excuses!

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briandusablon

July 09, 2021
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  1. No Excuses Ten Things You Can Do Right Now To

    Improve Accessibility
  2. “We don't have time to add that.”

  3. “We don’t have anyone like that in our company.”

  4. “We're going to have to charge extra for that development.”

  5. “Accessibility is solved at the design stage.”

  6. “If disabled people were truly heard, an explosion of knowledge

    of the human body and psyche would take place.”
  7. “How many opportunities do we have to dramatically improve people’s

    lives just by doing our job a little better?”
  8. Caring Kindness Empathy Compassion

  9. 1) Build this into your design practice.

  10. 2) Define your standards.

  11. 3) Be inclusive.

  12. 4) Get help.

  13. 5) Prototype and test early.

  14. 6) Improve your content.

  15. 7) Look outside our industry.

  16. 8) Push the vendors.

  17. 9) Be an advocate.

  18. 10) Open communication channels.

  19. Accessibility is an outcome of good design. Be better designers.

  20. Resources http://learningninjas.com/accessibility https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20 brian@learningninjas.com