Session type:

Talk

Presented by:

Roger Attrill

IQVIA

Session time:

29 May 12:30 13:15

Session duration:

45 minutes

About the session

On first impression, the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) looks dry, dull, and a right old chore.

Roger will be sharing what he's learned on his own accessibility journey and wants to persuade you to see past that – to recognize the VPAT as an eye-opening opportunity for an enjoyable and fruitful challenge that carries an exciting opportunity to advocate for improved accessibility in your organisation.

With the right mindset, once you've done an accessibility audit for one product, you'll want to do it for all of them!

Participant takeaways:

  • What are VPATs, and how they differ
  • What you should know before doing an accessibility audit
  • Why the language you use in the VPAT matters
  • Analyzing the VPAT results and understanding what 'good' looks like
  • And most importantly… why completing the VPAT is not the goal here

Themes:

Digital accessibility, Inclusivity and accessibility, UX and product design, Measurability and metrics

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