Previous Educational Resources - Spring 2022
Educational Resources from previous months can be found here! If you didn't get around to checking out everything we offered one month or simply want to review it again, previous months' resources will be kept here.
Spring 2022: Accessibility
As UXers, it is our duty - our moral imperative - to keep the needs of ALL users front and center while designing, researching, and managing. The past 5 years or so has been a time of great, positive change in the realm of accessible design. The resources below should help you think about accessibility as more than just an abstract concept regardless of where you are in your journey.
An Event Apart 2019: Inclusive by Design by Derek Featherstone
Derek Featherstone, who is now the head of inclusion and accessible design at Salesforce, wrote this article to summarize a 2019 presentation he gave. There's a mix of written and watchable content here.
Inclusive Design by Alita Joyce
Inclusive design describes methodologies to create products that understand and enable people of all backgrounds and abilities. It may address accessibility, age, economic situation, geographic location, language, race, and more.
Introduction to Web Accessibility by WebAIM
Most of us can hardly conceive of life without the internet. Some have argued that no other single invention has been more revolutionary since Gutenberg's printing press in the 1400s. The world can be at your fingertips at the click of a mouse—if you can use a mouse... and see the screen... and hear the audio.
Designing for Web Accessibility by w3.org
This page introduces some basic considerations to help you get started making your user interface design and visual design more accessible to people with disabilities. These tips are good practice to help you meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) requirements. Follow the links to the related WCAG requirements, detailed background in the “Understanding” document, guidance from Tutorials, user stories, and more.
Inclusive design is a welcome mat
Why accessible design is for everyone | Stefanie Reid | TEDxLondonWomen
The 7 Principles of Universal Design
Conducting Accessibility User Research: What's Really Needed? featuring Michelle Williams, PhD
The Accidental Ally
Website Accessibility and the ADA