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How do you design for cognitive accessibility?: The case for supporting neurodiversity in content

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Neurodiversity is an important part of accessibility, though not often included. One in five users may be on the neurodiverse spectrum, which includes the conditions of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and others. Many are not aware of their unique needs, because neurodiversity is not fully included in accessibility compliance standards.

Diagnosed in adulthood, Amy Grace has seen the mistakes in design and content that exclude users with different cognitive accessibility needs. Neurodiverse audiences often face issues with reading, understanding instructions, distraction, executive functioning, and more.

Come and learn how neurodiverse users experience elements such as workflows, complex information, and task completion. By being mindful of the neurodiverse, you can make your products and applications more accessible to all.

In this session, you will gain:

  • An understanding of the neurodiverse spectrum and cognitive accessibility
  • Examples of common content patterns that challenge neurodiverse users and how to address them
  • Ways to include neurodiversity in user research and testing
  • Tactics to advocate for users across the spectrum
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Amy Grace Wells
Amy Grace Wells

Senior Content Designer, 10up