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Session Summary

An introduction to digital accessibility concepts and approaches, specifying a minimal user interface element for practice. No code or computers needed (nor used).


Learn some fundamentals of accessibility and how it can benefit you (whether future you from aging or you after something else limits your abilities). We’ll review differing abilities, generate (minimal) user stories and personas, discuss best practices for design and development, prototype some ideas (on paper), and discuss where to get help. This isn’t intended to be a deep dive into technologies, but more of an overall primer for those who aren’t sure where to start with accessibility nor how it helps them.

Practical Skills

  • Recognizing the intersection of permanent, temporary, and situational disabilities.