Panel: “Design for inclusion is good design on any terms!”

January 3, 2018

“When we get design right, it’s meaningful and useful for everyone.” – Don Norman

Implementing design principles to make things more accessible is tough. It involves more than just creating discreet things like buttons. Then a key question for us is how will our designs work across people, their devices and environments, if we’re not spending time with them and understanding their experience? Come with your questions and join a discussion with a panel of human-centered design thinkers and makers. You’ll leave with a reframed perspective on design for ‘inclusion and disability’ and inspired ideas to bake into your digital products and services.

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A’nita Evans is a creative that works in user research, UX, UI and user testing. She brings a strong passion, real experience, and advocacy for accessible design to her design process and thinking. When A’nita’s not designing for others or analyzing game design, she’s in the kitchen cooking, using her camera and lifting designers’ thinking about accessible design.

Arthur Murphy’s work in information architecture is informed by his expertise in issues of accessibility. Arthur has lots to share from working in academia (Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology), industry (IBM and SunTrust), and government (a member of the committee that drafted the U.S. Section 508 Standards and a peer review panelist for the National Science Foundation’s SBIR grant program to fund innovative technology to assist people with disabilities).

David Sloan is the UX Research Lead with The Paciello Group, working with clients in the higher education, publishing, finance, healthcare and technology sectors on accessibility strategy and research engagements. Outside of TPG, he’s active in various W3C accessibility initiatives, including the Research Questions Task Force and the Accessible Online Learning Community Group.

Lisa McMichael is constantly cultivating her knowledge of human-centered design and ‘stalking’ like-minded design strategists and makers. She’s the chief instigator and moderator of this discussion. You can find her ramblings at and other places online.

Nicole Green works on a variety of digital products, including responsive web and mobile apps. Starting out with design and front-end development, she brings the panel an interesting perspective having worked within the Government complying with Section 508 to now consulting with clients about web and mobile accessibility programs.