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Language-Light UX Workshop



Students, Academics

Please note this event is now fully booked.

Discover how to design and test successful digital experiences for users with communication needs

You will work with users with aphasia, a language impairment*, to learn about the challenges they face in accessing digital technology.  You will be introduced to nine design guidelines for creating digital experiences for people with aphasia and then apply these as you undertake an expert accessibility review.  You will discover how to run user tests with users with aphasia and reflect on the outcomes. You will gain expertise that can be taken forward into your future UX and A11y practice, enabling users from a range of backgrounds to access your digital content.


1:30pm - Registration
2:00pm - Introduction
2:10pm - Expert panel: “What is aphasia and how does it affect my use of technology?"
2:40pm - Language-light UX principles
3:00pm - Expert accessibility review
3:45pm - Refreshments
4:00pm - User-testing for people with aphasia
4:20pm - Demo
4:45pm - Feedback and wrap-up
5:00pm - Close

This specialist workshop is aimed at UX designers of apps, websites and software, as well as researchers in the field. It will be delivered by a team of expert users (people who have aphasia), UX researchers, and speech and language therapy (SLT) researchers.

Speakers include:  Ben Goldstein, Ian Davey, Lynn Scarth and Colin Green (expert users); Stephanie Wilson (UX); Abi Roper (SLT).

Funded by the Centre for HCI Design at City, University of London.

*Aphasia is a language difficulty that affects one third of people who have had a stroke. People with aphasia experience newly acquired difficulties with speaking, understanding speech, reading and writing.  Their intellect remains intact, however interactions with technology can be greatly affected.  An estimated 350,000 people are living with aphasia in the UK and around 2 million in the USA.

Tickets cost £10, please book by clicking through to our Eventbrite page.

The workshop is taking place in room R201, Franklin Building, 124 Goswell Road.

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When & where

1.30pm - 5.00pmFriday 14th July 2017

Franklin Building Franklin Building City, University of London 124 Goswell Road London EC1V 7DP United Kingdom

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+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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