701 Lean Accessibility: Building Inclusive Design into Your Agile Workflow

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Thursday, May 18

Accessibility has a problem. When people talk about making their digital content accessible to people with disabilities, it sounds cumbersome, expensive, and anything but agile. The list of accessibility compliance requirements is somehow both exhaustive and frustratingly undefined. This creates problems for agile teams in measuring success, and it represents a guaranteed way to kill your project’s velocity.

Accessibility has a brand problem. Just as agile-minded thinking can transform your company’s culture, accessibility integration can actually serve as a catalyst for innovation and continuous improvement within your agile process. Learn how agile and accessibility make excellent partners in building a lean, cost-effective practice of user-centered, value-based design and development. From release planning to story writing, from estimation to testing, you’ll leave equipped with the knowledge of how to successfully incorporate inclusive design at each level and for each role in your digital projects.

Elle Waters

Director of Strategy

Simply Accessible

Elle Waters is the director of strategy at Simply Accessible. Elle evangelizes the growth of universal design as a best practice within large organizations and works on behalf of Simply Accessible with startups and enterprise-level clients to build the foundation needed to integrate accessibility into every facet of corporate culture. She’s worked first-hand with product, design, content, development, testing, and leadership teams to create scalable methods to ensure more inclusive user experiences and digital content. Elle has a passion for all things agile, a fascination with emerging technology, and lifelong excitement over learning.

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