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February Topic: Including people with access needs in user research
Presenter: Dr Chandra Harrison
Summary: Most good UX professionals would hopefully agree that the best designs are based on solid user research. They’d also hopefully agree that the user research should include a representative sample of the population.
So, if at least one quarter of the population in New Zealand has a permanent access need (yes that is right, 24%), then why aren’t we including more people with access needs in user research?
In this session Chandra will discuss
Bio: Dr Chandra Harrison, Managing Director of Access Advisors, Experts in Digital Accessibility.
For 20+ years Chandra has worked with businesses around the world helping them implement accessible and usable solutions. Chandra combines her theoretical knowledge from a PhD in Human Computer Interaction, extensive industry experience and lived experience of chronic health issues and neurodivergence to provide pragmatic solutions that make a difference for all sorts of people. She enjoys supporting people on their accessibility journeys almost as much as she loves doing research, especially with people with disabilities.
Chandra is passionate about making everyday interactions and experiences more accessible, enjoyable, easier and more efficient. She is the Managing Director of Access Advisors, a Christchurch based company which provides research, lived experience voice, reviews, training and consultancy services in digital accessibility.
This meetup will be recorded on Zoom for those who can’t make it in person and will be made available if you’d like to rewatch the presentation at a later date.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 818 9717 7202
5:00pm • Doors open, networking + refreshments (sponsored by Canterbury Tech and AWS)
5:30pm • Presentation starts
6:15pm • More networking
7:00pm • Event close
MadeCurious HQ information:
We have a limited capacity, so please only RSVP if you can definitely make it.