7 Easy Keys to Accessible AND Interactive

Session Title

7 Easy Keys to Accessible AND Interactive


Kate Walser, CX Insights

Session Type: Presentation

As interaction designers, we often hold the key to whether an application is accessible to people with disabilities. Sure you’ve heard about “alt” tags and table headings. When you design other elements like cues and feedback, workflow and forms, and layout and positioning of elements, some simple ideas can promote accessibility and make for an engaging and easy-to-learn application. That’s especially true in rich Internet application land, where accessibility is a big question mark. Whether you consider yourself an accessibility guru or haven’t thought about it much before, this talk will leave you with 7 key thoughts for promoting accessibility and a great user experience.


For the past 12 years, Kate Walser’s designed products that make sense and engage customers. She’s designed and worked with teams to implement websites and rich Internet applications, all while promoting accessibility. Kate is Principal Consultant and Sr. User Experience Designer at CX Insights, a division of Tritus Technologies. She’s worked at large 6000+ publicly-traded companies and with customers across industry, government, and non-profit organizations, including AXA/Equitable, T. Rowe Price, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and international organizations. Kate’s a member of the US federal Section 508 accessibility refresh advisory committee and VP of the Washington, DC-area UPA chapter. She has a degree in biomedical engineering and an MBA in strategy and international business.