April RUX Meeting- Accessibility is Not a Checklist

Accessibility is Not a Checklist: A UX Designer’s Guide to Creating Accessible Interfaces

Too often, people approach accessibility only when required to, and simply by looking at a checklist. That approach rarely works, or it does so only at great additional cost.

But accessibility is not a checklist; accessibility happens by considering it from the beginning, understanding industry best practices, and by taking a user-centered design approach. This means knowing how people with various disabilities will interact with products in ways that are successful. So what do user experience professionals need to know and do in order to improve the accessibility of the web and mobile applications that their teams design?

Jimmy Chandler will demonstrate several concepts and methods to improve accessibility that all UX designers can use right away. He will also share stories from people with various disabilities, including how they benefit from accessible products and struggle with inaccessible ones.

This session will include Q&A and take away materials.


Jimmy Chandler, aka @uxprinciples, designed his first accessible website in 2001, and conducted his first usability test that same year. Jimmy is a frequent attendee, volunteer, organizer, and speaker for Accessibility DC, IXDA, UPA, UXCamp, and other accessibility- and UX-related events in the Washington, DC area and nationally.

Jimmy has a B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary and currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife @coolacctngchick (aka Nicole).

Wednesday, April 25, 6-8pm. Networking to begin at 6, presentation to begin at 6:15.

4851 Lake Brook Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060