Instructional Technology Workshops

Accessibility 100: Introduction to Accessibility

Level: Beginner

Interested in learning the basics of what accessibility is and why it is important?

This workshop will define what accessibility is, and explore guidelines for building and analyzing accessible products. This workshop will provide information on the variety of disabilities and the technologies that users with disabilities interact with to reduce barriers they may find in accessing information. This workshop will also provide examples of the benefits of designing accessible products and showcase mainstream innovation that inclusive design has led to.

Topics discussed:
  • Overview of accessibility and usability.
  • Criteria for measuring usability and guidelines for building accessible products.
  • Overview of main types of disabilities and the technologies that support these disabilities.
  • Benefits, value and innovations regarding accessible products.