Accessibility offers the Ultimate User Experience

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Accessibility offers the Ultimate User Experience

December 3, 2021 | Written by: Alexandra Grossi

Categorized: Inclusive Design

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The IBM Accessibility Design Kit is available on Sketch and will soon be available on Figma.

Today is International Persons with Disabilities Day, which provides an opportunity to further reflect on IBM’s contributions to accessibility and inclusivity when it comes to the ever-evolving world of technology and design.

I am the Lead UX Designer for IBM Accessibility. I am an inclusive design advocate. I also happen to be a profoundly deaf, bilateral cochlear implant wearer.

This year, my team and I have been devising tools to educate and enable tech team designers so that they can make their work more accessible while also easily applying best practices. One such tool is an Accessibility Design Kit that works with IBM’s current design tools (available on Sketch, coming soon to Figma). With this tool, we offer task lists with bite-sized guidance, as well as annotation assets that allow designers [...]

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