UX & Visual Designers

  • 2 x 3.5 hour sessions via Zoom
  • Laptop required
  • £350 + VAT (offer til end of 2020)
  • Max. 15 students

Introduces accessible design checkpoints in WCAG 2.1 AA and enables designers to know how to apply them creatively in their design work, rather than just learning them in isolation.

A practical workshop where we spend time grappling with what to do in situations where it’s most challenging to achieve the design aesthetic you want and also make websites and mobile apps accessible – how to apply checkpoints to ensure they don’t cause ‘lowest common denominator’ design.

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You will learn how to...

Apply inclusive design in a best-practice way, by:

  • Understanding the range of people that benefit from accessible design
  • An overview of the international standards: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.1
  • A presentation and discussion of the key challenges of accessible UX / UI design
  • In depth review of the WCAG 2.1 checkpoints that impact design including practical accessibility critique and discussion of designs
  • How to apply accessibility requirements creatively in design work to retain a great customer experience
  • Use of accessibility tools and checklist to test your own work

Who is it for?

Suitable for User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI) and Visual Designers, and those who have an interest in inclusive design

Benefits

To you

  • Gaining confidence that you know how to design digital products which are accessible as well as beautiful
  • Understand how to balance accessibility and brand requirements
  • Understand how to document accessibility requirements in your design documentation so that developers code them correctly for accessibility

To your organisation

  • By putting accessibility early in design, it increases your ability to give all users get a good digital experience and reduces the cost of rework and testing
  • Ability to identify potential accessibility problems in design so that they can be fixed before developers code them
  • Knowing where to use personalisation in inclusive design in order to deliver accessibility requirements

Prerequisites

Skills

  • General UX and visual design knowledge

Tech

  • Laptop, and you are welcome to bring along samples of what you are working on

Meet one of our trainersAbout Jon

Jon has over 15 years’ experience in accessibility and usability, working for a wide range of multinational organisations across the mobile, finance and energy sectors. With a background in Psychology and Information systems, Jon is passionate about enabling everyone to use technology effectively in their day-to-day lives. He creates accessibility solutions that are practical, elegant and human centred. Jon explains accessibility in real-world terms that focus on finding the optimal balance be…

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