Accessible Design

How accessible are your company’s website and web materials to people with visual, physical, and other disabilities? Overlook this question, and you risk excluding vast groups of consumers who want to engage with your brand. Read our insights on accessible design principles and best practices.

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All I Want For Christmas Is An Accessibility Expert

Gina Bhawalkar 1 day ago
Twenty-seven percent of design teams plan to hire accessibility experts in the next 12 months. Learn what success in the role requires.
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Adopt Inclusive Design Practices That Put Users First This Holiday Season

Senem Guler Biyikli November 22, 2022
Incorporate inclusive design this holiday season by prioritizing digital accessibility, using inclusive language, and showing that you care.

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Diversity And Inclusion Matter In The Digital Context

Dan Bieler November 14, 2022
A lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in digital teams poses some unique challenges: biased AI, harmful or inaccessible digital products and experiences, and challenges with recruiting and retaining digital talent. Learn how to tackle these challenges.
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Five Months Worth Of Takes On The Digital Accessibility Space

Gina Bhawalkar October 6, 2022
Much has happened within a short span of time that signals the growing importance of creating experiences that are accessible to all.
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Why You Must Assess Experiences For Inclusion — And How

AJ Joplin September 19, 2022
You want to create inclusive experiences for your customers. You have a diverse and inclusive design team and practice inclusive design. But once you create the experiences you wanted, how do you know if you succeeded in making them truly inclusive?
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Assessing The US Youth Smartwatch Market: Is There Room For An Independent Brand?

Julie Ask July 8, 2022
Children's smartwatch brand Xplora plans to move into the US market - one of many recent additions to a crowded market. This blog explores important lessons that brands should consider when developing a smartwatch and entering a crowded market.
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022: What’s Changed In Our Four Years Covering This Space

Senem Guler Biyikli May 19, 2022
On Global Accessibility Awareness Day this year, learn what’s changed in digital accessibility over the past four years. Read more.

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The Business Case For Inclusive Design

What It Means May 12, 2022
Why has inclusive design become so important? On this episode of What It Means, Principal Analyst Gina Bhawalkar and UX Researcher Senem Biyikli delve into the multi-faceted benefits of inclusive design.
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Bot Management Vendors Show Progress On Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

Sandy Carielli April 25, 2022
As previous Forrester research has shown, gender bias remains an urgent concern in cybersecurity, and issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion go far beyond gender. In the bot management world, where end users historically struggled with CAPTCHAs and other challenges that didn’t always support visual and physical impairments, having diverse voices in the room can […]
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Get Help With Digital Accessibility: Tips For Selecting An Accessibility Partner

Gina Bhawalkar April 21, 2022
Over the last two years, digital accessibility quickly became a business priority. Forrester has seen a significant increase in inquiries related to accessibility, and more companies are hiring accessibility specialists — an encouraging signal that companies are making investments in this space. This increase is partly driven by the pandemic, which elevated the importance of […]
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Design Leaders Reveal How To Build Inclusive And Diverse Design Teams — And Why That Matters

Senem Guler Biyikli March 28, 2022
Does your organization want to create inclusive experiences for your customers? Are you following an inclusive design process? If the answer to both questions is “yes,” great! But if you’re like most companies we speak with, you’re missing an essential component for creating inclusive experiences: an inclusive and diverse design team. Having such a team […]
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Great Solutions Compete For The Best Mobile Innovation For Accessibility And Inclusion Award

Karine Cardona-Smits January 28, 2022
I have been part of the Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO) jury for several years and have each year discovered inspirational competitors. This year, I judged one of the Tech4Good categories, and I found it particularly difficult to come to a final ranking. The three finalists illustrate perfectly how technology can be a powerful driver for […]
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CX Predictions 2022: The Year Of The Grand Pivot

Judy Weader October 27, 2021

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Predictions 2022: This Is A Year To Be Bold

Sharyn Leaver October 26, 2021

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Words Matter: Inclusive Experiences Start With Inclusive Language

Gina Bhawalkar September 13, 2021
Are you creating inclusive experiences for your customers? Many companies aren’t. For example, here’s a sampling of what we heard when we evaluated typical approaches to collecting personal information from consumers: “There is no open box to identify yourself. Ticking ‘other’ is alienating; therefore, if I didn’t identify as male or female, I wouldn’t feel […]
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You Need A Design System — Here’s Why

Gina Bhawalkar August 2, 2021
Our research shows that the best organizations use a design system to streamline and scale experience design (XD). Learn the benefits of a design system.

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How New Digital Analytics Funding Will Improve Design

Andrew Hogan May 26, 2021
Digital analytics will become a more powerful force in design, as recent consolidation in the interface experience analytics technology space indicates. Learn more.
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What’s Wrong With Quick-Fix Products For Digital Accessibility

Gina Bhawalkar May 4, 2021
Update 4/21/22:  For more recent guidance on this category of vendors please see my blog post Get Help With Digital Accessibility: Tips For Selecting An Accessibility Partner. Let’s get straight to the point: There’s no quick fix for making your digital experiences accessible. That’s true even if your approach to accessibility is narrowly focused on […]
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Digital Accessibility Enters The Spotlight As A Business Priority

Gina Bhawalkar April 9, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, in many cases making digital the only channel through which customers could interact with brands, Forrester saw a significant uptick in inquiries related to accessibility, mostly from companies getting serious about accessibility for the first time. The pandemic served as a wake-up call not just about the importance of digital […]
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