Software Accessibility
Play • 34 min

On this episode, Detroit Labs team members Derek Quinn, Katrina Ohlemacher, and Kitty Garrison join Dan and Tobi to discuss accessibility in software, its importance in a “complete” software product, and best practices for planning and implementing digital products that are accessible to all users.


  • Introductions
  • What is accessibility as it relates to software?
  • Why would we want to make our apps/websites accessible?
  • Who are software accessibility features for?
  • Governing laws around software accessibility
  • What types of tools are out there to help build accessible products?
  • Live example of what an app looks like without built-in accessibility features
  • Google and Apple accessibility frameworks
  • Accessible software design naturally leads to a good user experience
  • Accessible software design is a mindset, not a checklist
  • What makes you passionate about software accessibility?
  • Software accessibility training at Detroit Labs
  • It’s never too late to begin implementing software accessibility features
  • Closing remarks


📌  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

📌  Digital accessibility training

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