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Different Abilities, Not Disabilities

taught by: Jennifer Holyer

Session Summary:

We all have different abilities to accomplish tasks and sometimes we just need the correct tools to help us achieve our goals.


Attendees will pair up and create a paper prototype of a website of their choice, which they will then share with the class. Class members will critique and offer suggestions to ensure the design is accessible to people with various disabilities, including changes to the visual design (prototype), as well as what needs to happen when the prototype is coded. The teams will then redesign the website to ensure accessibility to users with a range of abilities.

Practical Skills:

  • How to design and develop with accessibility in mind
  • Accessibility drives innovation
  • Accessibility is essential for some and useful for all