Digital Accessibility & Inclusive Design, a talk by Kristin Patterson
// Talk Description //
In 2018, Domino's reported revenues of $3.43b with profit of $619.5m. They're still fighting a landmark federal case forcing a $38k expense to make their website and app satisfy a minimal standard for digital accessibility.
According to a 2018 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. had a disability in 2016. The international governing body for defining disabilities in relation to digital resources -- apps and websites -- has a more-encompassing definition of disabilities, so the disabled population needing more consideration is much greater than 1 in 4.
Why is digital accessibility not one of the first priorities when we begin to build our digital products? While the optimal approach is nebulous and specific to your end users' population, the foundation for digital accessibility is actually simple thanks in part to entities like W3C and WCAG.
Come learn about inclusive design and digital accessibility -- its history and a simple formula to lay your foundational approach informed by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals and WCAG -- and leave with new tools to build digital products which will reach and serve more people than before.
// About the Speaker //
Kristin is currently serving as Product Manager at Alto, a burgeoning Dallas startup, after working as an Experience Strategist as Bottle Rocket. She launched her UX/UI career at AT&T where she also enjoyed branching out into Design Thinking with certifications in IBM's methodology designed for scalability and IDEO's approach curated for creative leadership. She enjoys yoga and painting in her downtime.
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// About the Event //
Come enjoy dinner on us, experience Capital Factory's premiere co-working space in the heart of Dallas. The event will last two hours, after the talk feel free to stick around and network, ask questions, learn, and connect with other people in the industry.
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// About our Sponsor //
Thank you to Capital Factory +The DEC for sponsoring event space in 2019 for Women Who Code. Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. They meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. Learn more at: https://www.capitalfactory.com/