Designing Accessible Digital Communications: A Hands-On Workshop

Nov 14, 2023, 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.

To request disability-related accommodations, please contact [email protected] at least one week before the event.