Virtual Event
Thu, May 27th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Event

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AIGA MN is pleased to partner with WeCo to offer a free training on accessibility and visual design.

Many graphic and web designers want to include individuals living with disabilities, in the outcomes of their work, but find it challenging to grasp how to make that happen. Led by Lynn Wehrman, Founder and President of the Minneapolis, mission-based digital consulting company, staffed by digital technologists living with disabilities, WeCo Accessibility Services. Lynn will help attendees understand: 

  1. How users with different disabilities interact with the visual aspects of your designs.
  2. How nonvisual access happens with visual design and why it’s an important part of inclusion.
  3. The impacts of design inaccessibility on the user.Positive next steps you can take to ensure that your designs are accessible and inclusive.
  4. Resources for learning more.

Watch the recording

If you didn’t have a chance to attend our accessibility workshop, you can watch the recording here. 

Contact Leadership

Rich Higgins
Rich Higgins
Vice President
Rich Higgins is the Creative Director at Parallel Retail Group. His background is as diverse as a platypus.

He started his own design studio, Oryx & Moth, doing branding, art direction and design for clients big and small. Meanwhile he was the chair of the Solopreneurs Committee for AIGA MN (2022-2023) and served on the Design Student & Alumni Board at the University of Minnesota (2010-2013). Prior to that he worked at TSG, a design agency in Robbinsdale, for clients including: Target, HealthPartners and Crate & Barrel. He's also had a short stint designing for financial institutions (PNC Bank, Citibank and BBVA Compass). He started out designing and art directing photo shoots for multiple national salon chains throughout the US and Canada. And has had mediocre hairstyles since.

His interests vary widely with the season but he always willing to chat about DIY projects, soccer, LEGO, minimalism, FIRE, AI, technology, saunas, traveling, camping, parenting, etc.