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The accessibility MVP

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 8:30 am Central
  • Location: JBWS 265 24

In agile terms, the MVP or minimum viable product has just enough features to allow a product to be deployed or released, and no more. It's a great starting point for further iteration, customer feedback, and learning. Often when we approach accessibility, it's seen as an all-or-nothing thing—which makes taking it on seem more expensive and overwhelming than it needs to be. In this course, Devon introduces the idea of creating a minimum viable product for accessibility, focusing on keyboard, images, and forms. Tackling the most important aspects of accessibility first is a great way to make serious headway to creating a site or app that works for everyone.

You'll learn:

  • Why it's powerful to start with keyboards, images, and forms in testing
  • How a focus on KIF as a beginning benefits a wide range of users
  • Quick and easy ways to test for each area
  • How to bring actionable methods back to your organization

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Mobile accessibility: lessons from the field

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 2:15 pm Central
  • Location: JBWS 268

In this juicy, technical workshop, Devon gets down to business with mobile accessibility. Drawing from lessons learned from recent client projects, she takes developers through some common trouble areas and easy ways to fix them. You'll walk away with a clear understanding about how accessibility impacts real customers using mobile devices. You'll be able to identify common mobile accessibility barriers—and you'll have strategies and code examples to remove barriers and create a great user experience for all. Prerequisites for this session include having some level of experience with testing, some familiarity with mobile accessibility, and an affinity for cold, hard code.

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Accessibility build: the full day workshop

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 8:30 am Central
  • Location: JBWS 264

Elle's day-long workshop is structured in a series of short, focused sessions designed to leave business managers and product owners with tools that you can confidently put to work right away. We'll open the day with a series of exercises to get to know you and your organization's context better. Then, you'll work to craft an accessibility strategy that's right for your team, collaborating with Simply Accessible experts and others who share common interests and goals. Using rubrics and tools to help illuminate your organizational risks and opportunities, you'll create a plan that makes sense for your current stage of the development cycle and the team you've got in place.

You'll learn:

  • How to analyze the overarching accessibility landscape of your organization
  • How to address various stakeholder needs, including users with disabilities, internal accessibility advocates, product managers, designers, and developers
  • The interdependent roles in the big picture of digital accessibility. (You'll explore one of those roles in depth.)
  • How to identify strategies, tools, and techniques specific to your role—and practice applying them
  • How to set accessibility goals and measure success

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