Workshop - Designing for Accessibility: Tips for Digital Health Products
This session will cover tips for designing digital health products that are accessible.
1:30 PM - 3:00 PMThu
This session will cover tips for designing digital health products that are accessible. We’ll cover the basics of accessibility philosophy, review Section 508 Compliance standards and discuss tips and considerations for building accessibility into digital health products. We’ll share examples of how we’ve done this for products we’ve developed — like the National Eye Institute’s public-facing website and the My ALS Decision Tool™️. We’ll end with an interactive activity, showing participants what it’s like to navigate a health website with a screen reader and practicing writing alternative (alt) text.
- Explain what accessibility is and why it’s important.
- Describe 3 tips and considerations for enhancing accessibility in digital health products that go beyond Section 508 Compliance.
- Write effective alternative (alt) text for an image on a website.