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Aug 25, 2021
1h 22m
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Nearly 1 in 5 people in the United States alone who have a disability. In this course, UX Accessibility, you’ll learn to how to make digital products accessible. First, you’ll explore what accessibility is and why it’s so important to implement. Next, you’ll discover how to develop accessible UX. Finally, you’ll learn how to make a page work properly with assistive technology. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of UX Accessibility needed to design any digital product with all end-users in mind.

About the author
About the author

Jeff has over 10 years experience working in video production and product management.

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Course Overview
Accessibility is a massively important topic because it ensures inclusive web and technology access to all individuals. This topic is becoming more important every year to governments and individuals. The current data says that over 15% of the world's population, or 1 billion people, experience some form of disability. Companies are realizing they need to build accessibility planning and auditing into all of their design and development processes in order to truly sell to all users. In this course, we're going to cover the basics of accessibility standards and guidelines and how to design and develop technology so that it's accessible to all. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include accessible visual layouts and design, including content hierarchy and writing; assistive technology, such as screen readers and screen magnification software. We'll demo how to use them and how to optimize your website and application to be compatible. Design and engineering process changes. It doesn't take much to go from not thinking about accessibility at all to designing and planning for it in every sprint. WCAG and legal requirements, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, what it is, and what it means for potential lawsuits and accessibility. By the end of this course, you'll know the history of accessibility, WCAG accessibility standards, the different kinds of assistive technology your users are using, and how to design and develop accessible software that's inclusive to all users. I hope you'll join me on this important journey to learn how to design and build accessible software with the UX Accessibility course, at Pluralsight.