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Transform your approach to UX by designing digital products that serve more users!

In a world that depends on technology for everything from navigating traffic to buying groceries, prioritizing UX that includes people of all abilities is crucial. Follow along as UX designer and accessibility expert Regine Gilbert walks you through the key principles you need to be aware of as you design for a universal audience.

This 30-minute class is a helpful introduction to key ideas, tools, and best practices for creating inclusive websites and digital products.

Focusing on designing for the real user, Regine shares how inclusive UX can enhance, rather than complicate, your design process. Looking at examples you’ll recognize from daily life, you’ll learn:

Why inclusive UX design benefits everyone
Tools to measure the accessibility of your product
Resources for implementing inclusivity in your designs
Key considerations for user research and testing
Whether you’re a designer or developer looking to expand your reach, or new to the field of UX and curious about best practices, you’ll head into your next project prepared and inspired to create a more inclusive, welcoming experience for all of your users. Let’s begin!

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UX Designer, Educator, Speaker

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Regine Gilbert is a user experience designer, educator, and international public speaker with over 10 years of experience working in the technology arena. She has a strong belief in making the world a more accessible place — one that starts and ends with the user. 

Regine is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, teaching User Experience Design to students in the Integrated Digital Media Program. In addition, she teaches the part-time User Experience Design course at General Assembly

Some of the companies Regine has had the pleasure of working for include Disney, JP Morgan, Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, Ralph Lauren, Columbia University and Vitamin Shoppe.

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Web Design UX Design Creative UI Design Digital Accessibility Accessibility UI/UX Design
Hands-on Class Project
Share an example of an inclusive product!

What products do you use everyday that are inclusive? Pick one — whether it’s a digital product or a physical one, be sure to share why you chose it and what makes it accessible. And if you’re stuck, try using some of the resources below to measure the accessibility of a website you use everyday!

Resources

Find Regine on her website, Twitter, GitHub, and Medium

Regine’s Inclusive Design Resources

Microsoft Inclusive Design Toolkit
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
WebAIM
UserTesting.com
BBC My Web My Way
Neil Milliken Twitter
Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug
WAVE — WebAIM’S accessibility evaluation tool
The Disabled List
Chrome Plugins: Color Contrast Analyzer, Funkify Disability Simulator

Dive Deeper into Inclusive Web Design

Inclusive web design — why our websites should be more accessible
Designing For Accessibility And Inclusion
Inclusive Design: Making The Web Accessible For All

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Prue
Prue
This class exceeded my expectations!
This course was mostly focused on the general concept and guidelines of inclusive UX. Whilst I would’ve loved a longer course that discussed more actionable steps, I think this is a great overview and gives a foundation upon which I can build. It also introduced me to the concepts of temporary and situational abilities, which sounds like an interesting way of getting more buy-in. Found it really engaging overall.
Posted 3 months ago
Pito Santos
Pito Santos
This class exceeded my expectations!
Thks you
Posted 4 months ago
Tiffany Wolfe
Tiffany Wolfe
This class exceeded my expectations!
This is a very valuable class in the process of learning about UI/UX design. I felt like Regine Gilbert was very knowledgeable and able to express that knowledge in a way that encourages others to not only utilize resources that are currently availble but to continue to seek out resources that will become essential for the future.
Posted 10 months ago
Zach Morris
Zach Morris
This class exceeded my expectations!
While this class was short, it was loaded with tips, guidelines, and examples on how to be more inclusive within the products we design! I would recommend this to any designer of any level, and hopefully, we can all make the future a little bit better for ourselves and everyone else!
Posted 11 months ago
Sara González
Sara González
This class exceeded my expectations!
Really interesting and inspiring! all of us we should take care of the accessibility!
Posted 1 year ago
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