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Outing: Designing for and Teaching Accessibility

  • General Assembly HQ 902 Broadway, 4th Floor New York, NY, 10010 United States (map)

To raise awareness and provide specific examples of ways to incorporate principles of accessibility into professional practice and design education, Design Incubation and AIGA/New York is inviting a group of scholars, practitioners and industry leaders to discuss accessible digital design and its relevance to the New York design community. A morning panel discussion will provide a venue for experts to share their knowledge and an optional afternoon workshop will promote understanding of basic accessibility issues, concepts and best practices.

Following the panel, 

Bo Campbell, an Accessibility Design Lead for IBM, will conduct a workshop on accessible design while focusing on disability as a design challenge. Participants will explore how and when to apply accessibility in the design and development process and will use empathy exercises to understand why accessibly is important for users with differing cognitive and physical abilities. Campbell will also discuss IBM’s inclusive design framework and will describe some of the training methodologies taught to new employees at the company. Through a series of exercises, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to apply the ideas and methodologies presented during the workshop to specific educational and/or practice-based design scenarios.

All are welcome, but this workshop will be most useful for designers and educators who less familiar with best practices around accessible design and want to learn more about how to practice and/or teach inclusive design.


9:45AM-10:00AM Attendee check-in
10:00AM-12:00PM Panel Discussion
1:00PM-4:00PM Workshop (limited space)