Research + Accessibility


To align with Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), this event will focus on the intersection between research and accessibility. We'll talk about how to use research to build empathy for users of different abilities, how to account for these users in your research, and how to use those insights to design products and solutions that go beyond the minimum requirements necessary for accessibility conformance.

Looking at the well-known Nielsen Norman Group research report on users with disabilities, we'll hold a "book club" style discussion, moderated by Mikey Ilagan, Accessibility Specialist at Think Company.

Read the report here:

This will be a moderated group discussion, so come prepared with questions, thoughts, and curiosity!

6:00-6:30 - Networking
6:30-8:00 - Discussion
8:00-8:30 - Wrap-up/more networking

Mikey Ilagan is an Accessibility Specialist at Think Company ( He works full-time as part of the Comcast Accessibility Team. He's spent the past decade building digital experiences using a lifetime of passion for technology. Today, he uses a diverse background to work with product teams to ensure Xfinity's offerings are usable and well-designed for customers using assistive technology.

Arcweb Technologies ( is a Philadelphia-based digital design and development firm that creates custom software solutions for leading healthcare and financial services organizations. Our mission: To build products people love.