Learn the key elements to successful and efficient development of accessible education software products. From strategic decisions about technology and standards, to tactical methods of user-centered design and testing, gain insights into how a vision of inclusion can drive better results faster.
User-centered design and standards-aligned technologies can streamline new product development for accessible software in education. Yet many software companies struggle to provide solutions that meet the needs of students and faculty with disabilities. In large part, this is due to the adaptive approach that has been taken to \\\\\\\"adding on\\\\\\\" accessibility features. Greater awareness and simple changes in the existing product development lifecycle can make a significant difference in the quality, effectiveness, and cost of accessible software, especially if taken into account at the beginning.We will explore the key elements to in planning new product development for accessibility including: user-centered design, personas, standards, content, navigation and interaction, data collection, analytics and testing. Speakers will discuss how this methodology guided the development efforts related to a digital
Accessibility should be part of User-Centered Design
Use the right tools to build - personas, standards and content
Use the right tools to measure - user testing, data collection, analytics
Mr. Kramer has worked in assistive technology, disability, information systems and accessible media for more than 25 years. From 1997-2012 he worked with Disability Services at CU-Boulder, establishing the Assistive Technology Lab, which serves students with disabilities needing specialized access. He is founder and coordinator for the Accessing Higher Ground Conference: Accessible Media, Web & Technology, and teaches courses on Universal Design at CU-Boulder.
Steve is an experienced software executive and entrepreneur with a passion for product and platform development, product management, technology, architecture and user experience. With over 28 years of exerperience, Scott has built successful new businesses, products and teams solving high value problems.Most recently Steve served as Vice President of Product Management and User Experience Design for ExactTarget, a global provider of on-demand email marketing and interactive marketing solutions. Steve was a co-founder of three