12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This webinar will explore the importance of designing for web accessibility in online user experiences. With AODA laws and regulations pushing this issue to the forefront of web design; we as UX designers need to think beyond the legislation and consider the basic needs and accessibility of our users in general. Designs can and should be accessible to all regardless of whether the user has a disability.
In this webinar, attendees will learn the basics of accessible design, best practices and guidelines for UX designers to follow when designing for the web, and will gain an understanding of what the AODA, WCAG 2.0 and accessibility standards are.
You Will Learn
You Will Learn:
- What the accessible web means
- Who benefits from web accessibility
- What AODA for the web and WCAG 2.0 standards are and their meaning for user experience designers (includes legal implications)
- Accessible UX principles and guidelines
- A breakdown of what the different WCAG 2.0 levels are and how to meet them from a UX / Design point of view (note: Code and web development will be touched upon but the focus will be on information architecture, design, and user experience POV)
- Examples of elements that meet requirements and those that fail
You Will Benefit From:
- Best practices and methods of designing for the accessible web
- How to ensure your project meets AODA standards for the web
- How to ensure your project is in compliance with WCAG 2.0
- Tips and tools that project teams can implement during the life of a project, such as:
- Code validators
- Colour contrast tools
- Online resources
Who Should Attend
- Marketing Practitioners
- Information Architects
- User Experience Designers
Director of Experience Design
Andrea brings more than eight years of information architecture and user experience design knowledge to her role as Director of Experience Design with Delvinia. She is adept in designing websites, mobile sites and apps, selector tools and logic, and assisting in the development of digital strategies and social media strategies.
Andrea has contributed to several award-winning projects for clients like Manulife Financial, SickKids, Scotiabank, RBC Royal Bank and the Richard Ivey School of Business.
In addition to her client work, Andrea manages the user experience for Delvinia’s AskingCanadians online research community, played an integral role in developing the strategy and user experience design for Methodify (Delvinia’s new research automation platform), and leads all of Delvinia’s internal team education and teambuilding workshops.
With an undergraduate degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in library and information sciences, Andrea brings her interest in what people do and why they do it to the digital sphere. She recognizes that while you might want your users to act in a certain way, it doesn’t mean they actually will. To create meaningful customer experiences, Andrea places herself in the users’ shoes by looking at each experience from their perspective.