Beyond Accessibility Compliance: Building the Next Generation of Inclusive Products

Chadha, Sukriti



Take a deep look at accessibility as it applies to mobile and wearables. This book covers topics within the accessibility domain that are rarely covered or understood, despite the fact that nearly half of the world's population uses smartphones. Moreover, by 2025, 72% of smartphone users are expected to only use smartphones to access the internet. And yet, accessibility is often an afterthought instead of a core principle of product development. This book changes that.

You will begin by exploring the current landscape and policy frameworks, looking at the software product lifecycle and how to embed inclusion from the start. You'll learn the nuances of mobile accessibility as it applies to mobile devices, wearables, and IoT. From there you'll move onto automated testing, accessibility and inclusion, and the next frontiers of emerging technology including AR and VR. There will be notes at the end of programming examples to help those in orthogonal roles, such as project management, understand the basics and the language to better communicate with their engineering counterparts.

Over 1 billion people in the world live with some form of disability so it's imperative you devise a comprehensive game plan to make your digital products accessible for all. Beyond Accessibility Compliance is your guide to understanding the current landscape of assistive technology and how emerging techniques are changing the way we think about personalization and accessibility.

What You'll Learn

  • See how people with the most common forms of disabilities use digital products
  • Review the basics of the product development lifecycle and how to embed accessibility
  • Explore tangible answers as to how accessibility pertains to unique roles
  • Understand the difference between compliance and usability
  • Make data visualizations accessible for blind users
  • Implement code-level changes to address gaps in accessibility
  • Build a campus programs and course material inclusive for people with disabilities

Who This Book Is For

Current developers, designers, and others building technology products with basic knowledge of front-end development. This book is also suitable for students in computer science, engineering, HCI, and related fields. Sections that are not engineering-specific are applicable to design, user research, communication, and business students who are looking to pursue careers in technology.





- 看看最常見殘疾形式的人如何使用數字產品
- 檢視產品開發生命周期的基礎知識以及如何融入無障礙性
- 探索無障礙性與獨特角色的關聯性的具體答案
- 理解合規性和可用性之間的區別
- 使數據可視化對視障用戶具有無障礙性
- 實施代碼級變更以解決無障礙性差距
- 為殘疾人士建立校園計劃和課程材料的包容性

- 當前的開發人員、設計師和其他具有前端開發基礎知識的技術產品建造者。本書也適合計算機科學、工程、人機交互和相關領域的學生。對於不涉及工程的部分,也適用於設計、用戶研究、溝通和商業學生,他們希望在技術領域追求職業生涯。


Sukriti Chadha is a mobile developer turned product manager who currently works at Spotify. She is the only product manager responsible for accessibility across all platforms. Additionally, she works on scalable mobile infrastructure to enable reliable shipping of Spotify's mobile apps to its over 300 million users globally.

Sukriti started as a mobile developer at Yahoo Finance in 2016. When her father lost vision in one of his eyes due to complications from diabetes, it inspired her to patent, launch and open source technology that allows people with visual impairments to use charts and interpret data using music, haptics, and voice synthesis. She also developed a system for haptic navigation for people with hearing impairments.

Sukriti is an invited expert at W3C with WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), as well as the Mobile Accessibility Task Force, the industry working group that sets the guidelines that are the ISO standard for accessibility and the basis for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Her work has been presented at several conferences including CSUN (the largest annual accessibility conference), A Future Date Conference, Product-Led Festival, Mobile Growth by, and MProduct Con. Her project on automated mobile testing for accessibility also won the Product-Led Alliance award for the most impactful project.

Sukriti is an active member of Teach Access, a collaboration of accessibility experts, industry leaders and academics with companies such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Wal-Mart to further the understanding of inclusion and accessibility among high-school and college students. As part of this initiative, she regularly collaborates with university professors who have expressed a desire to have a book like this as foundation for their design and CS courses.

She has been invited as a judge for innovation awards at CES (Consumer Electronics Show); Remarkable Accelerator, Australia; and Pursuit Hackathon. She also regularly peer reviews academic papers for HCI and accessibility journals including ICETM, Web4All and the 32nd Annual Australian HCI Conference.

Sukriti has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and certificate in Finance from Princeton University. She is also a private pilot and certified yoga instructor.


Sukriti Chadha是一位從事移動應用開發的產品經理,目前在Spotify工作。她是唯一負責跨所有平台的無障礙產品經理。此外,她還致力於可擴展的移動基礎設施,以確保Spotify的移動應用可可靠地提供給全球超過3億用戶使用。

Sukriti於2016年在Yahoo Finance擔任移動應用開發人員。當她的父親因糖尿病併發症導致一眼失明時,這激發了她專利、推出並開源技術的想法,該技術使視覺障礙人士能夠使用音樂、觸覺和語音合成來使用圖表和解讀數據。她還為聽力障礙人士開發了觸覺導航系統。

Sukriti是W3C的受邀專家,參與WCAG(Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)以及Mobile Accessibility Task Force,該工作小組制定了無障礙的指南,這些指南是無障礙的ISO標準和美國殘疾人法案(ADA)的基礎。她的工作在多個會議上發表,包括CSUN(最大的年度無障礙會議)、A Future Date Conference、Product-Led Festival、Mobile Growth by Branch.io和MProduct Con。她關於自動化移動應用無障礙測試的項目還獲得了Product-Led Alliance最具影響力項目的獎項。

Sukriti是Teach Access的活躍成員,Teach Access是一個由無障礙專家、行業領袖和學術界與Google、Microsoft、Facebook和Wal-Mart等公司合作的組織,旨在提高高中和大學生對包容性和無障礙性的理解。作為該倡議的一部分,她經常與表達希望有這樣一本書作為設計和計算機科學課程基礎的大學教授合作。

她曾受邀擔任CES(消費電子展)的創新獎評委;澳大利亞Remarkable Accelerator和Pursuit Hackathon的評委。她還定期為HCI和無障礙性期刊(包括ICETM、Web4All和第32屆澳大利亞HCI年會)進行同行評審。