USWDS Monthly Call - May 2023

Real-world accessibility

Thursday, May 18, 2023 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Hosted by and the U.S. Web Design System

View the slides (PowerPoint presentation, 5.4 MB, 23 pages)

Join us as we observe Global Accessibility Awareness Day and talk about the real-world experience of blind users on the web. 

In this session, we’ll:

  • Learn from the real-life experience of blind users of screen readers.
  • Understand the most common frustrations blind users have with their experience of the web.
  • Dig into some of the differences between manual testing and real-world use.
  • Discuss design system goals for including accessibility in future monthly calls.

This event is best suited for: Designers and developers of all levels, leadership


  • Dan Williams - Product Lead, USWDS
  • Amy Cole - Accessibility Specialist, USWDS
  • Eric Yarberry - President & CEO, World Services for the Blind

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This event is part of a monthly series that takes place on the third Thursday of each month. Don’t forget to set a placeholder on your personal calendar for our future events this year.

About the USWDS

The U.S. Web Design System is a toolkit of principles, guidance, and code to help government teams design and build accessible, mobile-friendly websites backed by user research and modern best practices.