How To Design Accessible Experiences
Accessible design experiences aren’t just good to have—they’re a moral imperative. Based on estimates from a World Health Organization report on disabilities, without accessible design, you would exclude about 15% of the world’s total population; that’s equal to over 1 billion people!
In many countries today, the push for accessible design is growing, with some regions imposing penalties on products that do not prioritize accessibility. But around the world and across industries, accessible design is still not practiced widely enough—or even understood widely enough.
To truly create accessible experiences, you need a design strategy which ensures that accessibility has a prominent place in every stage of your design process. To help you get started, in this Master Class webinar, Reginé Gilbert will show you:
- How to prepare a strategy for inclusion and accessibility
- How to create an accessible style guide
- How to conduct co-design and participatory design
- How designing with people with disabilities benefits your products
- How to communicate accessibility features through prototypes and wireframes
- How to establish an understanding of accessibility for design systems
Besides being the right thing to do for humankind at large, accessible design brings benefits for all users. Features primarily designed to help users with disabilities can also help non-disabled users in many different contexts of use; for example, video captions that help users with hearing difficulties can also help those who need to watch the video without audio.
When you design for users of varied abilities, you can maximize the impact of great design and create a more equal future. You’ll also grow your skill-set and learn to meet the demands of changing legislation and expectations for the design world. So register for this Master Class webinar and acquire these all-important skills—even if you cannot attend it live, register to get a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards!
Reginé Gilbert is a user experience designer, educator, and author with over ten years of working in the technology arena. She believes in making the world a more inclusive and accessible place.
She has a Bachelor's degree in Communication, where she focused on Intercultural and Organizational Communication. She also has a Master's degree in Marketing.
Reginé is a Certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute, a Certified Scrum Master, and a Certified Accessibility Professional.
Her work includes integrating inclusive design practices across every aspect of training and mentoring in corporations. She is an advocate for the creation of inclusive and accessible experiences. Over the past couple of years, Regine has been a collaborator for Adobe's Inclusive Design education program.
Reginé is a Visiting Industry Assistant Professor at New York University and a Design Consultant for large and small brands. She is a Keynote speaker and bestselling author of Inclusive Design for a Digital World, Designing with Accessibility in Mind, published by Apress.
Some of the companies Reginé has had the pleasure of working for include Disney, JP Morgan, Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, Ralph Lauren, Columbia University, and Vitamin Shoppe.
Don’t miss another UX Master Classes
Discover upcoming UX Master Classes and get design tips when you sign up for our weekly newsletter!
Get A Certificate of Participation
You’ll get a certificate after every Master Class Webinar you attend. Use your Master Class Certificate to showcase that you got advice and insights from design masters through our webinar series.
Prove to managers and clients that you're committed to continuously upskilling yourself.
Organized by the Interaction Design Foundation
Get advice and insights from design masters through our webinar series. Learn more about how we are revolutionizing design education worldwide
Frequently Asked Questions
Why aren’t the Master Class webinars free of cost for members?
While the Master Class webinars aren’t free, they are open to both members and non-members of Interaction Design Foundation. While non-members pay $50 per webinar, members pay only $5. We charge this nominal fee to cover a few costs associated with producing the webinars, including:
The cost of using Zoom as our webinar partner. Zoom is one of the most reliable webinar hosting platforms, but it’s also one of the most expensive. We chose quality over affordability to bring you a better viewing experience, and the nominal fee we charge helps us cover these costs, without making the webinars expensive.
Along with the cost of Zoom, we also cover webinar costs associated with servers, payment gateways and code maintenance. In fact, 40 cents off every dollar in a transaction goes towards just the payment gateway alone!
Charging this small fee goes a long way in helping us cover these costs and enables us to continue to bring you high-quality content with the best experts.
Will the Master Class webinar be recorded?
What happens if I can't attend a Master Class webinar live?
I’m a member, but when I try to register for the Master Class webinar, I’m being charged the non-member price. How can I get the discounted price for members?
If you use another email address, our system will not recognize you as a member. As long as you’re using the correct email address as a member, you will receive the special member price.
I just signed up for a Master Class webinar—what's next?
This email is sent from email@example.com so if you can’t locate it in your inbox, please check your Spam folder. If you still cannot locate this email, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you out!
I signed up for a Master Class webinar which aired recently, but I cannot find the recording in my email inbox. What can I do?
In case you have not received it, please search your Spam for an email from email@example.com received on the date of the webinar in question. If you still cannot locate it, please send an email to this very same email address and we will help you!
I missed registering for some of the Master Class webinars hosted in previous months. How can I get access to them now?
I’m a member, but I cannot see all the Master Classes I purchased on my profile. How can I find the ones that are missing?
After each Master Class broadcast, our video editors painstakingly edit, improve and enhance the quality of these recordings to give you a better experience—but this process takes time, and that’s why there’s sometimes a delay in making them available within your profile.
Until recent Master Class recordings appear in your profile, you can always playback any of the Master Classes you’ve purchased using the Zoom recording links you received after the broadcast. Can’t find these recording links? Then please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.