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Accessible Systems: Shipping Software that Enables

Date & Time
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 11:20 AM PST  
Platinum 7-8  
Say "goodbye" to audit, remediate, and repeat. Your users deserve better. In this session, we'll discuss how we've stopped thinking about accessibility in this reactive way at REI and how you, too, can start building a better system to deliver software to your users. An "accessible system" that ships inclusive software by default. We'll demonstrate how we are using systems thinking to reframe the accessibility conversation at our company — from something extra our developers do to a model that enables every product team member to contribute. The result? Accessibility isn't something different to prioritize, but rather how we do our existing jobs more inclusively.  
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Retail & Wholesale
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Shipping accessible software doesn't have to be complicated. This session will introduce the systems thinking approach to thinking about accessibility, spreading accountability, and actions across the whole product team.  
Primary Topic
Leadership & Strategy  
Secondary Topics
  • Design
  • Development
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Web
Session Type
General Track  


  • Cooper Hollmaier
    Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

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