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Presentation: User Experience & Accessibility

How do the principles of user experience apply to accessibility? How do they differ? User Experience is a competitive business advantage. It allows designers today to identify the needs of our users across their customer journey, helping us create content they find valuable and relevant in context.

Accessibility is not a new concept. More than a legal requirement, it is the right thing to do for your users, ethically and for good business reasons as well. Accessibility is often misunderstood and in the complex world of web site development, seen as another hurdle. This presentation will be examining some of the major trends in UX today and how accessible they may be for the user.

Presented by Gerard Dolan RGD

Gerard is the Director of User Experience at MacLaren McCann. He has been bringing clarity to complex design challenges in the area of UX strategy for over a decade, having a multi-disciplined background that ranges from branding to UI design and information architecture. At MacLaren McCann, he oversees work for all Canadian clients including GM Canada, MasterCard and BayerCorp Science. He’s an active voice in the UX community, engaging in conversations about topics he enjoys or doesn’t understand via Twitter and his UX podcast