Balancing Accessibility and Aesthetics: with MathWorks


Please join us for an evening of networking and short talks about accessibility and design by our hosts at MathWorks.

There are ever-growing requirements and challenges for visual designers to meet and exceed accessibility standards. In the process, we’re fighting for our designs in the interest of style and beauty. Striking the right balance is critical to success. Come join us for lively discussion, snacks, cold drinks and cool people.

6:00pm Networking +refreshments
7:00pm Presentations and Q&A.
• Overview of Accessibility
• Aesthetics and Accessibility
• How we made product colors accessible
7:30pm Networking +refreshments

AIGA Members: FREE
AIGA Student Member: FREE
Non-Member: $8
Student Non-Member (ID Required): $5
This event is free for MathWorks employees.

The Lakeside campus is on the westbound side of Route 9 just off of Speen Street and Superior Drive. Take a right off of Superior Drive into the campus and stay left to the front of the building. Park in any common spot. Directions on Google maps


Brittany Cormier

Brittany Cormier (Product Visual Designer – User Experience Department, MathWorks) has always had an innate attentiveness to observe interactions and pain points within products. While considering the entire user workflow, her design process includes concentrating on interaction design, discoverability, and accessibility. Design is a journey that Brittany loves sharing with others, whether it’s through attending local design events or organizing meetups with fellow Framingham State alumni.

Vinod Tiwari

Vinod Tiwari (Development University – Accessibility, MathWorks) has over 10 years of experience as a software engineer with a focus on web software design & development and a passion for usable and accessible products. Vinod speaks frequently about the challenges of accessibility and the ever-changing opportunities to get it right.

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart (Creative Director, MathWorks). With over thirty years of experience, Kevin has worked in strategy, messaging, digital design, web products, print, events, video, and everything in between. He came to MathWorks in 2018 after leaving HB Agency, which he founded in 1999 and sold in 2015.



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Graphic by Grace Abe

Venue Accessibility:
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When & Where
Wed, Feb 26, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
MathWorks – Lakeside Campus
1 Lakeside Campus Drive
Natick, MA 01760