Detroit, MI, USA 2017


Detroit, MI, USA

November 9, 2017

Returning for the fourth year, World Usability Day Detroit is a day to gather together to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use. Events will be held around the world to raise awareness about usability.

This year’s theme for World Usability Day is Inclusion through user experience.

If you’re creating products or services for others to use, World Usability Day, Detroit is for you!

Or if you want to learn how we can work together to make products and services usable to everyone, we’d love for you to attend.


Usable usability: Inclusive design for the real world  
Elle Waters, Director of Strategy at Simply Accessible, Inc.

Many times, user research doesn’t account for the needs of people with disabilities. We know that the user experience is more than a series of transactions, but all too often, we limit our understanding of what it means to design for everyone.

How can we move beyond rules and checklists to think about people more holistically?

With hands-on demonstrations and stories from inclusive usability studies, Elle will share best practices and practical recommendations for considering a range of people’s abilities and needs in your design process.

We’re giving away 2 copies of Laura Kalbag’s recently published book Accessibility for Everyone, courtesy of A Book Apart.


Elle Waters is an inclusion activist, taoist, gamer, xenophile, metaverse enthusiast, agile seeker, and social justice rabble rouser.

In her work, she has seen amazing things happen, where inclusive design is the primary driver for change and innovation, all by putting people first.

In her life, she is learning how to embrace constant change and transformation as a path to participating in a kinder world.

Elle Waters is Director of Strategy at Simply Accessible, Inc.


6:30pm to 7:00pm: Welcome, food, refreshments, and networking
7:00pm to 7:15pm: Introductions
7:15pm to 8:10pm: Presentation and interactive activity
8:10pm to 8:30pm: Announcements and networking
8:30pm: Time to leave

We value you, your safety, and your participation ; we expect all Refresh Detroit members to follow our Code of Conduct.


We’re grateful for the support of our sponsors:

  • Vitamin T
  • Quicken Loans, User Experience
  • The Understanding Group
  • User Experience Professionals Association
  • Grand Circus

Shoutout to our partner Tech Toledo for their support.

Grand Circus
1570 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48226
United States

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