Designing Accessible Digital Communications: A Hands-On Workshop

Nov 10, 2022, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Event Description

At Princeton we deliver a great deal of information electronically. We use websites, emails, and other on-line formats to share information and transfer knowledge. This Is especially challenging when the audience includes individuals whose processing is affected by sensory, cognitive, or motor disabilities. The way we structure content must support people with a wide variety of processing styles and capabilities. It must engage people who do not have disabilities as well as those who do.

In this hands-on workshop we will explore models of information processing and how, through design, you can facilitate the transfer of information into meaningful, usable, knowledge. We will discuss a model of cognitive processing that includes attention, sensation, perception, and cognition. We will explore how people acquire new knowledge. With these psychological processes as a base, we will consider a five-step, user-centric approach that will strengthen your ability to scope and develop content. You will learn techniques and tools that facilitate meaningful communication, establishing engagement, setting tone, and validating the results through usability testing.

This session will be of interest to anyone who creates content for the web and for stakeholders who want to guide and influence content prepared by others in their organizations.

Workshop Leader:

Charles B. Kreitzberg, PhD

Charlie is Princeton's Senior User Experience Advisor, a thought leader, author, and speaker. He founded and led pioneering UX consultancy Cognetics Corporation for 25 years. He continues to serve as an expert witness, is founding editor of UXPA’s User Experience Magazine, and has served on the Boards of the User Experience Professional's Association, the Society for Information Management, the Computer Science Advisory Board for the College of New Jersey, and the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland. He holds an MS in Computer Science and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology.

This is a virtual class. The link is available when you register in the Employee Learn Center.