Primer: Designer's a11y Responsibility

A presentation at #a11yTO Conference in in Toronto, ON, Canada by Hala Anwar

Accessibility has traditionally only factored in the last stages of the Product Development Life Cycle: if the developer decides to build responsibly, if the QA team catches an issue, or in the worst case scenario: if the company is sued by a customer after launch. However, accessibility and inclusive thinking really starts long before the first wireframe is sketched out or a single line of code is ever written. In this talk, I shared practical tips on how designers & content strategists can start capturing the 'subjective' aspects of accessibility in designs to take the guessing out of our developer and QA friends' work.


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