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Implementing Accessibility in Real-World Product Development

By Cecile Jouve

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Session type

Focus Talk


Fri, 20 Oct 2023


Main stage

About this session

In an ideal world, after raising awareness, accessibility becomes obvious to every organization. Management understands its importance, teams are trained, and the appropriate tools are readily available.

However, the reality often paints a different picture. Conflicting priorities, time constraints, and resistance to change can pose challenges in incorporating accessibility into the product development process.

Join Cecile for a compelling talk that goes beyond theoretical ideals and delves into the real-world journey of implementing accessibility in a company building a new suite of products. She will share her experience in gradually introducing accessibility by leveraging the conception phase within her UX team. Additionally, Cecile will discuss how adopting a progressive approach with development teams helped minimize initial resistance and achieve significant advancements in accessibility.

Let's bridge the gap between idealistic aspirations and practical realities to create inclusive and accessible products together.

About Cecile

Cecile Jouve

Cecile Jouve

VP of UX at SMG

Cecile is a seasoned UX expert with over 10 years of experience in the field. She is currently serving as VP of UX for a CX company where she is responsible for driving all UX related activities including resources, budgets, processes, strategy.

Cecile is also passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise with others. She regularly teaches UX and Accessibility classes and trainings, both in-person and online, to help aspiring designers master the fundamentals of user-centered design.