I recently participated in an accessibility event with the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing and the Special Hope Foundation, which promotes the establishment of comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities.
The Center for Body Computing has a rich history of creating technology that helps people with disabilities. Their goal was to bring together a diverse set of people and organizations to discuss possible projects that would influence the healthcare industry to create accessible, digital solutions.
I was invited to participate and contribute my expertise about accessible digital product design. IBM has made accessibility an integral function of its IBM Design Thinking and IBM Design Language,and has embedded accessibility into its training sessions for new designers. By placing accessibility at the forefront of the design and development process, IBM is delivering better user experiences for people with disabilities and the growing aging population.