UMU course: designing for digital accessibility

UMU: designing for digital accessibility on Wednesday, July 6 from 9am to 12:30pm

Designing for accessibility means making sure your digital products are accessible to users with impairments in ability, be they permanent or temporary. But digital experiences that are accessibly or inclusively designed are better for all users – not just those with impairments. This course will familiarize you with the key concepts around digital accessibility.

After attending this course, you will understand why accessibility matters, be familiar with terms and definitions and have a preliminary understanding of how accessibility plays in to the design and production process.

Key topics include:

  • Why accessibility is important
  • Accessibility terms and definitions
  • Common digital barriers
  • How and why to use the guidelines: WCAG 2.0
  • Incorporating accessibility into your design process

This course is perfect for:

  • Digital designers expanding their skillset
  • Digital developers who want to better understand accessibility
  • Digital team members or product owners tasked with incorporating accessibility into their products

This UMU course assumes little or no understanding of user experience principles and practices. There are no prerequisites and beginners are welcome!


 

Introducing UMU: user experience design training inspired by practice.

Digital interactions are an integral part of our workplaces and daily lives. Regardless of your industry or role, you can benefit from a better understanding of user experience, or UX. UX design is the practice of creating pleasurable, productive and rewarding interactions through digital channels such as websites, apps, kiosks, software and wearable devices. Today, implementing a good user experience also means expanding beyond the digital and into other service touchpoints like printed material, interactive telephone systems, and in-person exchanges.

Usability Matters has provided user experience research, strategy and design services to hundreds of organizations across dozens of industry verticals. Our 15 years of expertise in the field positions us to deliver targeted training, informed and inspired by real-world practice. We invite you to join our active designers in one or more UMU courses, or to contact us to arrange custom corporate training, tailored to your team and your specific needs!