Accessibility responsibilities for Product Owners

As a product owner, you should ensure that accessibility is considered early and throughout the project. You should also understand how accessibility belongs to every member of your team and be able to generally speak to stakeholders on how your product works to people with disabilities.


Own your product’s accessibility

Own your product’s accessibility

  • Product owners are responsible for upholding TELUS standards and understanding the value of creating an accessible product
  • Accessible products are better products. Following accessible web standards ensures that product is robust and future proof to changes in technology
  • Accessible products help people with disabilities (PwDs). By providing inclusive solutions for PwDs you provide solutions that benefit everyone

Team member responsibilities: 

  • Content creators use plain language, create alt text, and content structure
  • Visual designers add states and visual elements that help with vision and cognition
  • Interaction designers and user experience designers plan the interactions for our end-to-end accessible users experiences
  • Developers understand inclusive design coding standards, including semantic HTML and identifying context changes programmatically
  • Testers validate the end-to-end accessibility of the product through automated and manual testing

Encourage your team to understand their roles and to become accessibility champions. Not all teams fit exactly into our accessibility roles breakdown. Assign the accessibility tasks as it works for your team to make sure all accessibility work functions are complete.

  • Product owners are responsible for upholding TELUS standards and understanding the value of creating an accessible product
  • Accessible products are better products. Following accessible web standards ensures that product is robust and future proof to changes in technology
  • Accessible products help people with disabilities (PwDs). By providing inclusive solutions for PwDs you provide solutions that benefit everyone

Team member responsibilities: 

  • Content creators use plain language, create alt text, and content structure
  • Visual designers add states and visual elements that help with vision and cognition
  • Interaction designers and user experience designers plan the interactions for our end-to-end accessible users experiences
  • Developers understand inclusive design coding standards, including semantic HTML and identifying context changes programmatically
  • Testers validate the end-to-end accessibility of the product through automated and manual testing

Encourage your team to understand their roles and to become accessibility champions. Not all teams fit exactly into our accessibility roles breakdown. Assign the accessibility tasks as it works for your team to make sure all accessibility work functions are complete.


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