Transcend Tech: Afterthought – Is It Ever Too Late for Accessibility?

In 2023, a stark fact remains: 96% of the top 1 million website home pages are not accessible. Making digital products truly usable for all – is that still an add-on, a nice-to-have? Or is accessibility itself not accessible? A binary of right and wrong getting in the way of taking things from bad to better. And if accessibility is an afterthought – is it ever truly too late? Join us for an engaging panel discussion exploring the importance of web accessibility and why it’s never too late to improve it. Our expert panellists will share their insights and experiences on the topic and discuss strategies and best practices for making websites more accessible. During this event, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the impact of web accessibility on users with disabilities and understand the benefits of creating a more inclusive online environment. The panellists will also discuss common barriers to web accessibility and provide practical advice for overcoming them. Whether you’re a web developer, designer, content creator, or simply interested in creating more accessible websites, this event is for you. You’ll leave with a greater understanding of why web accessibility is so important, and the tools and knowledge you need to make your own web products and services more accessible. Panellists – Kevin White – Accessibility Development and Operations Lead, W3C – Fiona Brook – Content Designer, Accessibility SME, Accenture – Rashmi Kakde – Senior Design Researcher, Accessibility advocate, Infinity Works, part of Accenture – Simon S Ellis – Accessibility SME, Accenture (TBC) Moderator James Colbeck, Senior Design Consultant – Infinity Works, part of Accenture