Backstage Blog - 2020 -
To close the second day of the main program for IAC20 we’ll welcome Reginé Gilbert.
Reginé is a user experience designer, educator, and international public speaker with over 10 years of experience working in the technology arena. She has a strong belief in making the world a more accessible place—one that starts and ends with the user.
Reginé is Visiting Industry Assistant Professor at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, teaching User Experience Design to students in the Integrated Digital Media Program.
In 2020, Reginé’s first book, ‘Inclusive Design for a Digital World: Designing with Accessibility in Mind (Design Thinking) will be released through Apress publishing.
Here co-chair Noreen Whysel explains why we’re excited to welcome Reginé to the IAC family: “In my first conversation with Reginé Gilbert, discussing her forthcoming book, Inclusive Design for a Digital World: Designing with Accessibility in Mind, she mentioned a simple and perhaps non-obvious way to improve accessibility for end users of digital products. “Stop using <DIV>s for everything.” In fact, I was teaching my students about semantic markup this semester and hadn’t made the connection between the overuse of <DIV>s and poor accessibility. Regine’s work explores ways to improve accessibility from simple markup decisions to AR/VR environments. Because we design for a world where our users sense things differently, Reginé will offer a fresh perspective on making designs inclusive.”