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Live: A11y Challenges and UX Problems

taught by: Kate Walser

Session Summary

Want to really fix that accessibility challenge you're facing? Recognize it as the user experience problem it is.


Watch this presentation at the Knowbility Learning Center

Our biggest accessibility challenges are like canaries in the coal mine - a symptom of a bigger, underlying usability problem. Teams can struggle trying to make a component accessible, missing the fact that the issue to really be addressed is a design or usability problem. Identifying these issues and fixing them can have major benefits beyond just achieving accessibility objectives - pleasing a larger portion of your user audience.

Practical Skills

  • Understand how usability is a critical base layer for accessibility
  • Learn common usability challenges that arise in accessibility testing
  • Identify and address the usability-access challenges