How to design for Web Accessibility

Design for web accessibility_ course
10.00 - 13.30
Impact Hub Athens
Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 00:00

There are over one billion people with disabilities all around the world, or about 15-20% of the population. Because of this number, all those involved in the design of a website, app or platform have a great responsibility. This is not only an ethical issue but it has strong business implications. So where does someone start? How can we design more accessible websites, web apps and platforms so as to deliver a great experience for all?

In this UXProdigy course you will get a solid introduction to web accessibility. 


In this workshop you will learn 
  • How important it is to have an accessible website / app for people with disabilities and older people
  • Understand the business value of web accessibility (have better search engine rankings, extend your market reach and minimize the legal risk etc.)
  • Which are the common barriers that people with disabilities and older people experience during their visit in a website
  • How the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines and other components can hep you in achieving an accessible website / app
  • How to apply basic principles of accessibility during the preparation of web content
  • How to carry out preliminary checks (both easy and advanced) of websites for accessibility and communicate the results


Who will benefit 
  • UX designers / product designers 
  • UI designers 
  • Authors and Copywriters 
  • Product managers and project managers
  • Business owners / Startuppers
Introduction – Learning goals of the workshop
Why web accessibility? The ethical, law and business aspects
Understanding the business value of digital accessibility
Learn how someone with disabilities is using your website / web app
What are the WAI guidelines and how they can help you
Basic principles of web accessibility design and content creation
Practice time – Find out how accessible a website is and apply basic web accessibility fixes on it
Panos Koutsodimitropoulos

Panos Koutsodimitropoulos

Product Designer | Web Accessibility Consultant

Panos is a Senior UX - Digital Product Designer. He has worked in the design industry since 1995. He worked as a graphic designer from 1995 to 2000. Until 2008, he worked as a senior web designer for companies such as Cyberce, Actiglobe, IDEAL Group (IDEAL Systems and IDEAL Electronics - Toshiba). He worked for Greek Yellow Pages as a User Experience Team of One from 2008 until 2015, and then from 2015 to 2019 as a Product Design & Continuous Improvement Supervisor. At all this time, he ran his studio and was hired for user experience design projects from companies such as, Rascal Advertising, Athens Technology Center (ATC). Currently, he works for OPAP as a Senior UX - Product Designer.

Fees Include 
  • Copies of slides, notes and resources

  • Certification of attendance

  • Coffee, tea, cakes & cookies