This Is Why We Must Have Nice Things: Content, UX, and People With Disabilities

A session at University of Illinois Web Conference

Friday 7th April, 2017

9:45am to 10:45am (CST)

You're fabulous. Why? Because you want to write digital content that motivates, engages, teaches, and benefits your users. But do you know how people who have cognitive impairments or low-language proficiency respond to average, everyday content?

Join Angela for a revealing session as she shares the results of usability testing with people who have cognitive disabilities or low-language proficiency. You'll learn how to use plain language and accessibility principles to create an inclusive and engaging experience. Plus, she'll share tips for testing content with people with disabilities.

In this session, you'll learn and see: examples of how people with cognitive impairments or low-language proficiency might perceive your content; resources for creating accessible content while being mindful of all people who might read, access, or interact with your content; and tips for testing your content with your intended audience, including people with disabilities.

About the speaker

This person is speaking at this event.
Angela Hooker

Web contortionist (TM) | accessibility | inclusive design | UX | ♫ tunes | randomness | my tweets are my opinions *only* | RT or likes don't imply agreement bio from Twitter

Sign in to add slides, notes or videos to this session

Tell your friends!


Time 9:45am10:45am CST

Date Fri 7th April 2017

Short URL


Official event site


View the schedule


See something wrong?

Report an issue with this session