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NOW ONLINE – DA Webinar: Intro to Digital Accessibility – embedding accessibility in your design process

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Ensuring your designs are accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities and access needs may feel a little daunting. But paying attention to accessibility is well worth it in the end when you know that it makes your design work better and more useful to everyone. In this session we will introduce digital accessibility and give you five things to specifically consider when you are designing for people with access needs.

We will also provide notes about the five key tips:

  1. Colour contrast – why and how
  2. Using colour to convey information
  3. Font – size, type, alignment
  4. Headings and visual hierarchy
  5. Proximity and white space


Who is the webinar for?

  • Digital designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Website and Product Designers
  • UX Designers
  • CX designers
  • Studio Managers
  • Account Managers
  • Design and Creative Directors
  • Studio Managers and Owners
  • Product Owners and Managers
  • Anyone with an interest in digital inclusion


11.30-11.50 – intro to digital accessibility
11.50-12.20 – colour contrast, using colour and fonts
12.20-12.30 – tea/wee break
12.30-12.50 – Headings, proximity
12.50-1.00 – questions


This workshop will help you:

  • Explain who benefits from accessible design and how
  • Understand why it matters from a legal, moral and business point of view
  • Understand and identify ten top accessibility issues
  • Apply the basic principles of accessibility
  • Find resources to help build your knowledge
  • Build the business case to prioritise accessibility efforts



Dr Chandra Harrison, Managing Director of Access Advisors 

Chandra is the Managing Director of a digital accessibility consultancy that works across NZ. She has 20+ years’ experience in UX, usability and accessibility in NZ working for a variety of government agencies, financial institutions, and NGOs; the US working for Siemens; and the UK working for the likes of Qualcomm, Vodafone and the BBC. Chandra returned home to NZ six years ago bringing a passion for helping people understand and implement digital accessibility and usability. Access Advisors’ mission is to support businesses to incorporate accessibility awareness throughout discovery, design, development and delivery.



September 22
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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