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21 to 24 May 2024 Lisbon, Portugal

Charlie Triplett

Accessibility Manager at Starbucks

Charlie Triplett is a champion of inclusive UX design and accessible UI engineering.

He helps teams unlock innovation with an approach using accessibility as a design tool (not just another requirement) leading to greater business gains.

He invented and open-sourced, a tool for generating atomic level accessibility acceptance criteria. Meanwhile, they say there's no playbook for accessibility, so Charlie wrote one: The Book on Accessibility is an operational guide for focusing any sized organization on accessibility.

He lives in Seattle, WA where he enjoys hiking, canyoning and a good latte.

Thu 23 May
Room 5

Accessibility as a Design Tool

Beyond Compliance to Innovation

Let's get ready for the European Accessibility Act (EAA) by embracing inclusion as a powerful design tool, not just another requirement.

This workshop will lead participants through the basics of assistive technology, WCAG criteria and how to use these principles in a way that truly speeds up development for your products.

You'll build a foundation for continuing to evolve in your accessibility journey, innovating better solutions for all people.

You won't just come out of this workshop with information, you'll walk out with a mindset you can use in your next product.

In the training, we'll learn:

  • How to dispel myths
  • How assistive technology (like screen readers) work
  • Core design patterns to adopt and which to avoid
  • Where to interpret WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)

In the workshop we'll put the training to use:

  • Design our way through basic and complex interactions
  • Annotate a UI for development
  • Defend our design to stakeholders who don't understand accessibility (yet)

Fri May 24

Innovating with Accessibility

Here's the deal: Average ideas for average people wins the race to be… average. Innovation isn't magic; it's predictable and repeatable if you know where to find it. Treating accessibility as an extreme use case (not an edge case) generates new valuable products — both digital and physical.

We'll see how accessible first design is not just the right approach for innovative UX outcomes— it's the smartest.