Increase your userbase by a factor of four: the compelling business case for Inclusive Design

schedule Jul 30th 02:30 - 03:00 PM place EN102 L100

We've all heard that digital Accessibility is the right thing to do. We probably all know it's a legal requirement. But does it really make business sense to put in the effort to become compliant? In this presentation Rick will explore and challenge some of the common justifications for avoiding the requirement - and look at how we can in fact make a very compelling case for building products with Inclusive Design and Accessibility in mind.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • What is Accessibility and Inclusive Design?
  • Is delivering an accessible product really hard?
  • Should accessibility always be a priority?
  • Lets examine the business case

Learning Outcome

Attendees will leave this presentation with a greater understanding of the impact digital accessibility and inclusive design will have on the their businesses, and we'll look at how to address some common misconceptions about the cost vs benefit.

Target Audience

Product Managers, Business Analysts, Designers, Developers - we should all know this!

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