Simon Mateljan

Simon Mateljan Design Manager Atlassian

Baking Accessibility into Your Design System

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Baking Accessibility into Your Design System

Building accessibility into design systems from the beginning is crucial but often seen as too complicated.

Within this session, we'll explore methods with design, tooling, and user research to show how you can build an inclusive design system from the beginning.

Simon Mateljan

Simon is an experienced Design Manager at Atlassian in the Design System team with a focus on accessibility. With two decades in the digital and design landscape, he has crossed industries ranging from finance to insurance and travel, learning the entire way.

Over this time, he has worked and led designers across multiple disciplines in the beautiful design world. He champions inclusivity and accessibility in design and believes technology should be an enabler, not a barrier.

Beyond the pixels and prototypes, he advocates for the power of design communities. Over the years in his hometown of Perth, WA, he is immersed in the vibrant Western Australian design scene as an organiser of UX Camp Australia and Experience Design Perth. More recently he is an organiser behind Friends of Figma Sydney, where all design enthusiasts unite to share their passion and insights.

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