Kim Hodges - Following universal design principles to improve accessibility
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In episode 41 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Kim Hodges, Director of Digital Accessibility at the University of South Carolina. Kim has a fascinating origin story that led him to accessibility, which he tells us in the full episode. He has over fourteen years of personal and professional experience making digital environments more functional for individuals with disabilities.

During our chat, Kim shares exactly what led him to a career in digital accessibility, the biggest mistakes and most common misconceptions of accessibility, and the best strategy to follow when starting a new project to ensure your product is functional for individuals with disabilities. Kimโ€™s interview is packed with things to consider, from an accessibility standpoint, as you approach your next project.

During our interview with Kim, you will learn:
๐Ÿ‘‰ How Kim discovered his passion for accessibility
๐Ÿ”ฅ Getting involved and learning more about accessibility
๐Ÿšจ Biggest digital accessibility mistakes
๐ŸŽฏ Most common accessibility misconceptions
๐Ÿ‘ Accessibility strategy to follow when starting a new project

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