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ProductTank Hamburg celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

BY Tobias Freudenreich on June 1, 2022

On May 19, 2022, ProductTank Hamburg celebrated Global Accessibility Awareness Day with a hybrid event on the important topic of accessibility. The goal was to make the event itself as accessible as possible. For those who did not have the opportunity to be there live, we hereby publish the transcript along with the recording of the event. […] Read more »

Making your product more accessible

BY Peter Bricknell on May 19, 2022

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. But why should Product Managers care about accessibility? In this post, we’ll tell you a quick story and the tips learned… […] Read more »

Product innovation is on the edge by Dave Dame

BY Jon Horvath on August 9, 2021

In this #mtpcon Digital Americas keynote, Dave Dame, Director of Accessibility at Microsoft, discusses the benefits of prioritising product inclusivity, encouraging cognitive diversity, and redefining the status quo in order to create futureproof products that are usable by all. Watch the talk in full or read on for the overview. Mind the Product members can also […] Read more »

Building Accessible Products - Jonathan Hassell on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on February 17, 2021

Accessibility is one of those things that we all know we should do, but are rarely confident that we’ve done it well.  To get over that hump, we talked with Prof Jonathan Hassell about how and when to embed and test for accessibility (or a11y!), when you can skip it, and how to convince stakeholders […] Read more »

Making Hard Product Decisions for All the Right Reasons

BY Louron Pratt on February 15, 2021

As product managers, it’s our job to think responsibly as we design and build products for our users. In this ProductTank Dublin talk, two speakers, Gibson Biddle and Kevin Devine, touch on this topic in different ways. Gibson Biddle talks us through some ‘wicked hard’ decisions and reveals the steps you should take to ensure […] Read more »

Being Effective and Efficient in Product: Learnings from the #mtpcon Session Speakers

BY Imogen Schels on August 19, 2020 for Prioritised Members

At #mtpcon Digital 2020, we enjoyed 18 Breakout Session talks, across three days, from some of the best product people around. We’ve now released them all and in this final selection, discover how to be more effective and efficient in your role. Check out the videos to watch sessions with Bruce McCarthy, Jonathan Hassell, Amber […] Read more »

Creating an Accessible Website for Europe’s Oldest Eye Hospital Charity: a Case Study

BY Imogen Schels on May 6, 2020

Working with a committed and hands-on client, plus a unique group of more than 200 testers, the team at design agency William Joseph created a new site for Moorfields Eye Charity where accessibility was key – and they delivered just in the nick of time. Here, the agency’s UX and Content Strategy Manager Nicola O’Connor and Senior Designer […] Read more »

Digital Accessibility - a guide for product managers

BY Imogen Schels on May 5, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In light of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) (21 May 2020) and, at a time where digital products are very much in the spotlight, we’re digging deep into digital accessibility to better understand how we, as product managers, can improve our digital products. In brief Digital accessibility is about making sure a product can be […] Read more »

Improving the Accessibility of the iTaxi Mobile App: a Case Study

BY Katarzyna Malecka on January 3, 2020

The accessibility of digital content is often an afterthought, but every user deserves to have convenient access to services. This is how we’ve adapted our iTaxi ride-hailing app for the visually impaired and blind. Overview iTaxi is a platform that connects users and licensed cab drivers (like FreeNow, Lyft, Uber, or Bolt) in major cities […] Read more »

Useful Web Accessibility Checks and Tools

BY Imogen Schels on January 1, 2020

You will find a wide range of free, accessibility tools online. These include everything from colour contrast checkers and readability tools to open-source screen readers. For example, you can make some quick checks using the WAVE web accessibility evaluation tool (input a URL and the tool will immediately highlight errors) while the Gunning Fog Index can be […] Read more »