Our Digital Accessibility Specialists, Beth Somerfield, CPWA, and Andrew Skinner will be giving a virtual presentation titled, “Accessibility and Usability: Working Together to Make Things Better” at the 11th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) hosted by Digita11y Accessible.
They’ll talk about how successful digital services let people connect with organizations in a confident and efficient way. Digital products and services must be easy for people to understand and make it difficult for them to make errors. When accessibility and usability work hand-in-hand, customers have a better experience.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day raises awareness and celebrates successes in the world of digital accessibility and inclusion for the more than 1 billion people with disabilities. Events and presentations around the world showcase how organizations and individuals can make their digital products, such as a website, useful and usable.
What is digital accessibility?
Digital accessibility is the practice of designing and developing websites, apps, and other products and services so that everyone can easily use them. Someone with a disability must be able to have digital experiences with the same successful outcome as those without disabilities.
Why is accessibility important?
When designing digital products and services oftentimes, accessibility is often an afterthought. This can be a problem. Failure to include accessibility throughout the design process excludes a large part of the population from effectively using your product or service.
Join us in learning more about making accessible digital experiences!
Register for this half-day virtual event featuring industry speakers and experts by visiting Digita11y Accessible’s website. We hope to see you there to share our mission and insight as to how we can make technology accessible and inclusive, while creating a lasting social impact.
For additional reading on accessibility:
- "5 Ways to Increase Customer Satisfaction Through Accessible and Inclusive Experiences"
- "New Executive Order Aims to Make Government Services and Experience Better for the People Who Need Them"