IBM places accessibility at the
forefront of the design and development process so all users have more personal
and adaptive experiences.
By developing a
deeper understanding of how physical and cognitive disabilities affect the use
of a product or service, designers can deliver better human experiences on any
Accessibility and design
Accessibility is an integral function of IBM Design
Thinking and the IBM Design
Language. It is also embedded into IBM Designcamps so
newly-hired designers can be fluent in accessibility principles,
standards and regulations, methodologies, and the newest
Empathy in design
Understanding all users, including people with disabilities, the aging population, or anyone facing a
“situational” disability, helps designers and developers ensure that
each feature has a plan for accessibility.
Inclusion by design
accessibility has been woven into our overall design process.