31 March - 1 April 2016

Saïd Business School, Oxford, UK

Dealing with (ir)responsibility for accessibility in UX

David Sloan Paciello Group

Session type: Tutorial
Session duration: 45 minutes

Video of session

About this Tutorial

Effectively implementing accessible user experiences requires a shared responsibility for accessibility across and beyond a project team. When responsibility is not evenly distributed, and either accessibility is left to one or two individuals or not considered at all, the result all too often means the user experience for disabled people falls far short of what it could have been.

This talk will explore how you can treat accessibility as a core organisational, project and product quality, by implementing an accessible UX strategy that ensures responsibility for accessibility is a shared concern, where everyone contributes their part. We’ll also look at how to deal with the real world of situations where some stakeholders don’t or can’t meet their accessibility responsibilities.

About the Speaker

David Sloan is User Experience Research Lead for The Paciello Group (TPG), a digital accessibility consultancy. He has spent over 15 years as a researcher, educator and consultant, helping people to create great digital products and services that can be used by as many people as possible, regardless of disability.

He joined TPG in 2013, having previously worked at the University of Dundee’s School of Computing, one of the world’s largest academic research groups investigating accessibility for older and disabled people.

Session Types

Need help planning which sessions to attend? We've provided a breakdown of our various session types below.

Case Study/Experience Report

A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of service design techniques. Case studies and experience reports include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.


Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.


A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker, tutorials usually include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.


An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.

Lightning Talks

Short talks (max 10 minutes) on almost any topic.


The information for this talk hasn't yet been confirmed.