Designer's a11y Responsibility
#a11yTO Conference | Toronto, Ontario | October 16 2018
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.