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Accessible Design with Cat Noone

Taught by Cat Noone
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A Two-Part Crash Course

The best time to start building more accessible products was yesterday. The second best time is now. Accessibility is a by-product and we ensure our work is accessible when it doesn't exclude based on abilities, or gender, or socioeconomic background (and more). We can no longer skirt by as designers by deeming disability an edge case.

In this Accessible Design crash course, you’ll walk away with a completely different framework for thinking about your day-to-day role as a designer, and learn the fundamentals needed to ensure you’re designing products, services, and technology that's beneficial for anyone who comes into contact with it.

You'll Learn

  • History and foundations of digital accessibility
  • The role of inclusion in design
  • Stages of accessibility
  • How to consider accessibility from the very beginning of your projects
  • Baking accessible design into your day-to-day workflow
  • How to talk a11y to stakeholders and execs

Session One: Ethics: where it all broke and how to fix it.

Designers, accessibility is a crucial component of your work. It’s also one that all creative practitioners have a responsibility to consider—whether to satisfy legal requirements, provide your clients and their customers the best level of value, or simply to serve the greatest possible audience you can.

The good news is that understanding and implementing important elements of accessibility isn’t as difficult, expensive, or time-consuming as you might think. In this session, Cat will introduce you to the world of accessibility, from its history and the importance our role plays in moving the needle forward, to a comprehensive understanding of how Designers can enable customers to access the work we produce. Cat will conclude the session with an interactive question-and-answer session, and set a take-home assignment for attendees to work on during the week, building on what they just learnt. There may also be a guest speaker at this session!

Session Two: The day-to-day of accessibility and how to make it mainstream.

In session two of this Accessible Design crash course you’ll not only receive Cat’s actionable design insights, but you’ll also learn that crafting accessible interfaces doesn't mean sacrificing visual aesthetics—after leaving this Dribbble crash course you’ll be more confident in letting accessibility inform your creative process.

Cat and some members of the Stark team will review some student’s assignments and cover multiple iterations you can make on your design. You’ll learn what accessibility looks like in various industries and take a deeper look at the role design plays in making products accessible. During the second session, Cat and some members of the Stark team will examine and critique student projects, interspersed with lots of interactive question-and-answer. Plus, you will gain access to material that you can keep and use in your portfolio.

You'll Receive:

  • Two in-depth, interactive sessions
  • Live Q&A with Cat in each session
  • Access to an exclusive community group of classmates from around the globe
  • Take-home assignments designed for feedback in Session Two
  • Live feedback on your projects and advice from Cat
  • Curated templates and PDFs of course content
  • Live-recorded session access for up to 2-weeks post-session

Cat Noone is the product designer, co-founder, and CEO of Stark, a startup that makes software worldwide to be more accessible to everyone. By integrating with the tools design, engineering, and PM teams already use, they help teams build compliant software products more efficiently. The focus of her work is on bringing to life products and technology that enable everyone to gain access to the latest innovations worldwide.

If she isn't working or spending time with family, Cat likes to write, read, travel, and rock climb. She has been featured in FastCompany, Communication Arts, TechCrunch, Mic., Net Mag, Offscreen, and The Next Web; and her work is used by Adobe, Disney, Pfizer, Microsoft, Nike, and many more organizations.

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Dribbble Workshops are live, limited-seat virtual sessions that let you learn valuable lessons directly from leading designers within the creative community. With a range of sessions spanning a diverse range of design disciplines—from logo design to lettering to systems design—Dribbble Workshops offer up opportunities for nearly every creative to build up important skills from the best in the biz.

Class sizes for Dribbble Workshops are kept small so you have the chance to engage, ask questions, and participate in these hands-on sessions. Since our workshop sessions are virtual, and concentrated into just a few hours, you can walk away with a laundry-list of new design insights and inspiration—all without needing to take extra time off of work or be away from the office.

Attending a Dribbble Workshop is easy—once you reserve your ticket through Dribbble, we’ll be in touch with a confirmation receipt and unique attendance URL that will allow you to access the event at its advertised date and time.

Dribbble Workshops take place over Zoom, one of the leading video conferencing platforms available. This means we can reliably connect you with your workshop host and fellow attendees—no matter where they are located across the globe. For instructions on how to use Zoom on your preferred device, be sure to check out their online setup guide.

Our Dribbble Workshop sessions with Cat Noone takes place on September 8, 2021 and September 15, 2021. Both sessions begin at 9:00AM (PDT).

As a heads-up, please take note that all workshop session times are in Pacific Daylight Time, so plan accordingly!

Tickets for this workshop are on sale until September 6 — but you’ll want to act fast, since seats are limited. Don’t miss out, designers!

Nope, you don’t need a Dribbble account to attend a workshop, but we still encourage you to join our creative community. We’d love to have you join our platform—it’s free!

Dribbble Workshops are live and in living color. You’ll be sitting in the same virtual room as your instructor—meaning you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and network with fellow creative attendees.

So you want to attend a Dribbble Workshop, but you don’t know how to ask your manager? Here are a few talking points to get your boss on board!

  • You’ll get inspired and re-energized

    Dribbble Workshops offer small class sizes with some of the most recognized design legends, industry leaders, and inspiring up-and-comers. You’ll come away from a Dribbble Workshop with tangible takeaways and feeling challenged and inspired to do your best work.

  • You’ll make meaningful connections in an intimate setting

    Dribbble Workshops are small on purpose. We want to offer an atmosphere ideal for purposeful conversations and lasting relationships with your favorite designers and other like-minded creatives.

  • You’ll bring back new ideas, best practices, and other valuable takeaways

    We all need to get re-inspired and challenged in order to grow as designers. You’ll be equipped to share the valuable lessons you learn at a Dribbble Workshop with your team!

  • An awesome, jam-packed creative time—in just a few hours

    Since Dribbble Workshops take place over the course of a quick few hours, they don’t require extended time away from the office—or for you to even leave home. They’re a perfect, socially-distanced way to learn important new skills and make rewarding creative connections.

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