051: Accessible Design = Better Design with Derek Featherstone

User Defenders – UX Design & Personal Growth

By Jason Ogle

051: Accessible Design = Better Design with Derek Featherstone

Monday, 23 April

Derek Featherstone teaches us how designing for people with disabilities is really just better design for everybody. He shows us how people with disabilities aren’t different from us, they just use different tools to accomplish the same things. He encourages us to apply empathy to grow our skills in learning how to design for accessibility. He also reveals how taking small steps to incorporate something new into our design process could change everything.

Origin Story (5:53) What Were Your “Aha” Moments? (12:02) Why Do We Tend to Forget About Disabled Users? (17:15) Tools Disabled Folks Use to Navigate (20:47) Accessibility, Greater Than Aesthetics (31:37) Has Designing for Accessibility Ever Made Things Worse for Majority of “Able” Users? (36:14) Story of Biggest Triumph in Designing for Inclusivity + Accessibility (42:36) What’s a Roadmap for Learning this Stuff? (44:56) Contact Info (47:35)

Check out the detailed show notes and Eli Jorgensen’s astonishing superhero artwork at userdefenders.com/051

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