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    • 26 Jul 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Motivate Design, 111 John Street, #450, New York, NY, 10038

    Accessible designs enable users from all backgrounds to easily and efficiently complete a task in a wide-variety of contexts, from physical to digital spaces. Join Svetlana Kouznetsova and Sarah Horton on Tuesday, July 26 at Motivate Design to learn how two trailblazing designers have developed best practices for designing websites and experiences that work for everyone.




    Meet our Speakers

    Svetlana Kouznetsova

    Sveta Kousnetsova

    Why Accessibility is Universal Design: Perspective from a Deaf Professional
    People with disabilities make the largest minority in the world comprising a market the size of China, but their needs are sadly the most misunderstood and ignored. They have a lot to offer to the world, but they often face discrimination and are excluded in education, employment, and many other areas of their lives. Accessibility is an important part of any project and not to be used as an afterthought. It's often not implemented at all. Also, it’s everyone’s responsibility to make their products and services accessible regardless of the industry or the job title. Accessibility and user experience are overlapped and interconnected fields which benefit everyone and not just those with disabilities - including businesses who can improve their bottom lines due to having more happy and loyal customers. Sveta will dispel common myths about disabilities, share her personal experiences as a deaf professional, and discuss accessibility examples that benefit everyone.

    Get to know Sveta
    Svetlana Kouznetsova (Sveta) is a NYC-based user experience and accessibility consultant helping businesses make their products user-friendly. Sveta also provides consultation and training to businesses about quality communication access to audio, video, events.  She is an experienced public speaker and author of a book, Sound Is Not Enough: Captioning as Universal Design.

    Connect with Sveta on Twitter: @svknyc and @audio_a11y 



    Sarah Horton

    Sarah Horton

    Accessibility as a Driver for UX
    We all know first-hand that good user experiences lead to loyalty behaviors, like repurchase and recommending. We all have products we love because they are so enjoyable to use. Yet user research and usability are often secondary concerns to other attributes. Security and privacy, for example, are widely held as crucial to software and online services, in part due to their accompanying legal obligations. Can accessibility, with its legal imperatives, provide a driver for closer attention to user experience? In this session, we will explore how the policies and laws that compel creation of accessible products can help us prioritize user experience activities.

    Get to know Sarah
    Sarah is currently UX Strategy Lead with The Paciello Group. She started her career in interaction design in 1991 at the Yale Center for Advanced Instructional Media, creating award-winning interactive instructional software. She was also an instructional technologist at Dartmouth College for 11 years before becoming director of web strategy and design. More recently, Sarah was Web Strategy Project Lead at Harvard University, responsible for strategy and user experience design for the Harvard Web Publishing Initiative.




    Summer Reading List

      

    Copies of Sound is not Enough, written by Svetalana Kouznetsova, and A Web for Everyone, written by Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery, will be available for purchase at the event. 




    Hosted by

    Motivate Design
    111 John Street, #450
    (between Cliff & Pearl Streets, Lower Manhattan)
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    Tickets

    $10   Annual Members
    $20
      General Public
    $25   Event Admission ($10) + Annual Membership ($15)
    $5   Students

    Free with admission: snacks, refreshments, networking opportunities, intelligent discussions, not-so-intelligent discussions, enlightenment, and inspiration.




    Agenda

    Tuesday, July 26

    6:00-6:50PM   Networking & Refreshments
    6:50-7:00PM   Opening Announcements
    7:00-8:00PM   Presentations and Q&A
    8:00-8:45PM   More Networking & Refreshments
     


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Past events

28 Jun 2016 Making UX Count: Increasing the impact of user research and design to create great products
24 May 2016 The UX Careers Handbook: Finding Success in your UX Career
19 Apr 2016 Journey of UX Leaders
23 Feb 2016 NASDAQ//FULLSTACK
26 Jan 2016 Validating Product Ideas with Tomer Sharon: Finding answers to your burning questions
20 Jan 2016 WEBINAR Information Session for Mentees (2016 Mentorship Program)
20 Jan 2016 WEBINAR Information Session for Mentors (2016 Mentorship Program)
12 Nov 2015 World Usability Day 2015: Innovation in Civic Design
29 Sep 2015 Almost Everything I’ve Learned From 5 Years of Lean UX
18 Aug 2015 Crafting Insights: UX Research at Etsy
28 Jul 2015 Designing a Better You
09 Jun 2015 The UX Strategy Blueprint, with Jim Kalbach
05 May 2015 Résumé Speed Dating - Let Your Resume Speak for You
07 Apr 2015 Why Isn't Innovation Happening
24 Feb 2015 WEBINAR 2015 Mentorship Program Information Session for Mentors
24 Feb 2015 WEBINAR 2015 Mentorship Program Information Session for Mentees
17 Feb 2015 Turning UX Managers into UX Leaders
13 Nov 2014 World Usability Day 2014: Engagement
25 Oct 2014 Measuring the User Experience: A Workshop on Usability Metrics
26 Aug 2014 The Evolution of User Research and Usability Testing: A Forty-Year Perspective
22 Jul 2014 Scaling UX: Why Context Matters When it Comes to the Methods We Choose
27 May 2014 Validating Product Ideas with Quick and Simple Experiments
22 Apr 2014 A Journey of Design Transformation
25 Mar 2014 Bringing Together User Experience and Web Analytics
25 Feb 2014 5 Star User Experience: What Going Out to Eat Teaches Us About UX Design
28 Jan 2014 UX Skills Only Get You So Far: GET OUT THERE TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER! with Cory Lebson
14 Nov 2013 World Usability Day 2013 — Healthcare: Collaborating for Better Systems
15 Oct 2013 Realizing Empathy: The Empathy Workshop by Seung Chan Lim
17 Sep 2013 Getting to Know the "Newly Mobile Senior Set"
23 Jul 2013 Fasten Your Seatbelts: The Challenges of Providing In-Flight Streaming Media and Wi-­Fi to Smart Devices
25 Jun 2013 “How To Succeed In Mobile When You Are Really Trying”
16 Apr 2013 The Art of Effective Narrative, With Senongo Akpem
19 Mar 2013 Redefining CEOs: When UX Starts At The Top
19 Feb 2013 Speed Dating For Your Résumé
08 Nov 2012 World Usability Day 2012: The Usability of Financial Systems ~ Sponsored By Bloomberg
23 Oct 2012 Democracy Is A Design Problem: How Changes In Design Change The Outcome Of Elections...With Dana Chisnell
20 Oct 2012 Saturday Workshop: Speed Dating For Your Résumé
18 Sep 2012 Party of One: Surviving The Corporate Jungle As A Solo UX Practitioner, with Whitney Hess
21 Aug 2012 The User Experience of TV: A New Frontier for Usability Professionals
17 Jul 2012 It’s A Great Time To Be A Designer, With Jared Spool
19 Jun 2012 Beyond Captions: Universal Access, Universal Appeal, with Svetlana Kouznetsova
22 May 2012 The Personalized Data Revolution: Leveraging Data to Create Evocative and Meaningful User Experiences
30 Apr 2012 Affordances Demystified
31 Mar 2012 Measuring the User Experience: A Workshop on Usability Metrics
20 Mar 2012 If Life Gives You Limes, Make Mojitos: Dealing With Difficult UX Research Stakeholders
22 Feb 2012 The Airline Passenger Experience Continuum, with Jonathan Norris
24 Jan 2012 Become a Presentation Superstar! With Stephen Gates
10 Nov 2011 NYC World Usability Day, Sponsored by Bloomberg
12 Oct 2011 An Evening With Luke Wroblewski
20 Sep 2011 "Whaddaya Mean, I'm Not Qualified?" A Discussion On Roles and Experience In The User Experience Industry
11 Jul 2011 Mobile & UX: Inside The Eye of the Perfect Storm, with Jared Spool
14 Jun 2011 How To Make Your Website As Addictive As World Of Warcraft, with Noah Schaffer
17 May 2011 Case Study: UX Designer Re-Invents Video Content Management System That Enables Employees To Go Home At a Reasonable Hour
18 Apr 2011 Andrew DeVigal on Multimedia Storytelling For The NYTimes.com
29 Mar 2011 WEBINAR How To Break Into The UX Business, From A Researcher's Perspective, with Leslie Chacon
15 Mar 2011 How Starwood Builds Emotional Connections and Brand Loyalty Online, With Stephen Gates
19 Feb 2011 Saturday Workshop: An Intro To Eye-Tracking Technology, with Leslie Chacon
15 Feb 2011 A Discussion On The Future Of Financial Services For The Retail Customer, With Ted Booth
18 Jan 2011 Lean UX: Getting Out Of The Deliverables Business, With Jeff Gothelf
11 Nov 2010 World Usability Day 2010, Sponsored By Bloomberg
19 Oct 2010 GameFraming: Using Games to Design More Fun into Everything, with Douglas Van Duyne
14 Sep 2010 It’s A Story-Rich World: Storytelling For UX, With Whitney Quesenbery
24 Aug 2010 EXPO: Google Discovers a Better Way to Share Research
29 Jun 2010 Getting Into Your Audience’s Head With Remote Usability Research
15 Jun 2010 Usable iPad Apps: HUGE Insights and a Case Study
05 Jun 2010 Working With Design Patterns: A Workshop Presented by IxDA & NYCUPA
18 May 2010 Quince: A Deep Dive Into The Process of Building a Pattern Library
20 Apr 2010 Design Isn’t The Problem: Why Online Products Fail
27 Mar 2010 Usability Knowledge-Sharing Camp
16 Mar 2010 A Different Kind of Research: Gaining Strategic Insights Through "Listening Labs"
27 Feb 2010 Measuring the User Experience: A Workshop on Usability Metrics
19 Jan 2010 Revealing Design Treasures from The Amazon
12 Nov 2009 World Usability Day 2009: Designing for a Sustainable World
20 Oct 2009 Put Down That iPhone! A Discussion About the State of Mobile Services
15 Sep 2009 The Razorfish Transformation of Billboard.com
16 Jun 2009 The ROI of Usability: How to Demonstrate the Value of User-Centered Design Within Your Organization
19 May 2009 Difficult Conversations in Creative Environments
21 Apr 2009 Understanding Social Media, Accelerating Social Participation
17 Feb 2009 Designing Outcomes for Usability: The Future of User Experience & Analytics
27 Jan 2009 Telling Interactive Stories: The New York Times and the Online News Experience
28 Oct 2008 Usability of the Obama & McCain Sites: A Research Study with Undecided Voters
16 Sep 2008 Magic and Mental Models: Using Illusion to Simplify Designs
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