• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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TAB Mentoring: A Framework to Teach Digital A11y Basics

Date & Time
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 1:20 PM PDT  
Grand JK  

Learning about testing and the basics of digital accessibility can feel overwhelming and time-consuming to Product Design Team members. The topic is multifaceted and covers a broad set of criteria that may be complex to grasp. It is challenging to find time to learn about accessibility. The TAB (Testing and Tips on Accessibility Basics) Mentoring Program was developed at Yahoo to teach and inspire Developers and Designers to learn about digital accessibility in a safe and customized environment using a streamlined mentoring framework.

Digital accessibility mini-topics are chosen together by the mentor and mentee, focusing on the mentee’s specific and current interests, resulting in a more engaging experience. Each topic is defined to be able to fit within a 15-minute bite-sized lesson. Questions and curiosity are encouraged, resulting in an individualized and safe learning experience.

Mentees can share their learnings with teammates, propagating interest in creating and implementing designs in a more accessible way. After mentees “graduate”, they become an “A11y Buddy”, continuing to develop their areas of interest in accessibility and further sharing learnings and basic resources throughout their teams.

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Information & Communications Technology
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
A framework for mentoring developers and designers on digital accessibility basics in a safe and engaging learning environment was created. Graduate Mentees become A11y Buddies, further growing accessibility knowledge and increasing team engagement.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Design
  • Development
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Web
Session Type
General Track  


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