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Accessibility, Usability, and Inclusion - what’s the difference?

A 30 minute webinar with Eric Harris, Head of Research at The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers and Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet.

In this recorded webinar you’ll explore the differences and overlaps between accessibility, usability, and inclusive design. You’ll also get advice on how to tackle each area in your digital projects. As well as discovering how best to gather feedback from your disabled audiences.

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About this webinar

Inclusive digital design isn’t a new concept, it’s been around for over 30 years. But there’s still a lot of online content produced that isn’t accessible for disabled consumers.

Inclusive design is a process which aims to make products and services usable for as many people as possible. It's made possible by including people of all abilities at the heart of the design process. Usability is defined as the quality of interaction with a product or service. This looks at efficiency, effectiveness and overall satisfaction. Accessibility concentrates on how usable a product or service is for people with different interaction needs.

By looking at the definitions of inclusive design, usability, and accessibility you can start to understand how they overlap and compliment each other.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to work on each one of these areas in your digital projects.

Watch now on demand, and …

  • Explore the differences and similarities between accessibility, usability, and inclusion
  • Gain expert advice on how to work these into your digital projects
  • Learn how to gather feedback from your disabled consumers

This session will benefit…

Anyone looking to optimize their online presence, or delve into best practice for building truly inclusive marketing and digital experiences. More specifically - website owners, digital leaders, marketing communications professionals, corporate social responsibility leads and IT specialists.

Hear from the experts

Eric Harris, Research Institute for Disabled Consumers

Head of Research

Before joining RIDC in 2014, Eric worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Sussex for 13 years on UK government and EU funded projects. These focused on participatory design and user experience with older and disabled people. He set up olderview.com, which collects older people’s experiences and views of using technology. Eric has an MSC in Robotics and over 40 peer-reviewed publications.

Robin Christopherson, AbilityNet

Head of Digital Inclusion

After studying engineering at Cambridge University, Robin worked as an IT instructor for the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) before becoming a founding member of UK tech charity AbilityNet. Now globally acclaimed as leading experts in their field, AbilityNet specialize in advising individuals on adaptive and assistive technology, delivering workplace and DSA (Higher Education) assessments, and helping clients design attractive websites, software and apps that are easy to use by all.

You’ll also receive

By registering for the webinar, you'll also have access to some great resources to help you create accessible, usable, and inclusive online content.