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.
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.