RGD Accessibility in Design Webinar: Designers' Accessibility Toolkit

Presented by Monica Ackermann. Moderated by Magued Hanna RGD.


Date: Thursday, May 20th at 1pm EST


This webinar will feature a presentation, followed by a panel discussion!


Discover how Scotiabank transformed the business need for a new mobile app into an opportunity to build a design-led culture of accessibility and inclusion in digital banking. The session will focus on Scotiabank’s journey to foster a culture of accessibility across digital product design. The presentation will dig into the strategic building blocks of a digital accessibility program and the role of designers in translating accessibility theory (and WCAG) into practice. 


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About Magued Hanna RGD

Magued is a creative leader with over 20 years of strategic, management, and hands-on expertise across media and industries–from fintech and real estate to high tech and automotive. As one of only a handful of UX Master certified professionals in Canada,
he has a deep understanding of UX for web and mobile, as well as a passion for accessibility. He also knows what it takes to grow a successful design team from the ground up–and how to foster collaboration, innovation, and excellence in cross-functional teams.

About Monica Ackermann
Monica is the Director of Enterprise Accessibility at Scotiabank. She and her team ensure that accessible design and development are at the foundation of digital banking. Monica has a passion for creating accessible digital spaces and for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society. She is a Professional Engineer and has Master’s Degree in Critical Disability Studies from York University. Advocating for the rights of people with disabilities is at the core of her career and she has opportunities to do this work with ARCH Disability Law Centre in Canada and with Disability Rights Promotion International in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

Hugo led the design of digital experiences for Scotiabank at the Caribbean and Central America Digital Factory, with a mandate to transform a fragmented and complex banking experience through simplification and reuse of products, frameworks, and experiences from other regions. He now leads the design of authenticated web experiences with a focus on the modernization of our banking platform. An industrial designer by trade, Hugo has experience within a variety of industries, including manufacturing, education, advertising, non-profit, telecommunications and banking, having a front-row seat to the rise and transformation of digital-based businesses over the last decade.

Design Director for Scotiabank, Nelson works with and leads a strong group of extremely talented designers to reimagine financial services in retail banking. He’s passionate about delivering products with great design, user experience, and customer and business value.

Pricing: RGD Members: FREE

Non-Members: One webinar - $45; 3 webinars - $115


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