Accessible patterns from the ground up


Digital accessibility can be difficult or frustrating to a lot of people, but it doesn’t have to be. By making small changes to your everyday workflow, you can have a huge impact on making the digital world more inclusive - without crushing your creativity or sacrificing your sanity!

In this talk, we will walk through the process of creating an accessible pattern from design to development, while focusing on accessibility best practices at each step. We will start with a wireframe/sketch, a process that into a design, translate the design into code, and finally, retest for accessibility. We will also talk about the different kinds of patterns out in the wild and which are the most accessible to the widest range of users.

The audience will leave the talk with a deeper understanding of accessibility best practices and will have takeaway action items to help them start building their own accessible patterns!

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a deeper understanding of accessibility best practices
  • Obtain tools, tips, and tricks that attendees can take back to their company/org/community
  • Understand the process of building inclusive patterns - from design, to development, to testing...and beyond

Target Audience

  • Front-end developers
  • Designers
  • UX/UI
  • Anyone wanting to know more about inclusive design and development


  • Awareness of WCAG and general accessibility guidelines
  • Basic understanding of styles guides, pattern design and/or development
  • Empathy for others and the ability/desire to build that into every website or app they work on


User Experience, Accessibility, & Design


front-end development
ui design

Experience Level


When & Where

Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 - 18:15 to 19:00
Hopin Sessions

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