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During her tenure as Principal Director of Inclusive Design, Kat Holmes helped Microsoft develop the inclusive design methodology that’s now become a core corporate tenet. After leaving the tech behemoth in the spring of 2017, Holmes started drafting Mismatch, the book that’s quickly becoming the primer on inclusive design. “Writing the book forced me to contend with the fact that inclusion happens in many different ways,” she says. “So many people were talking about inclusion through the lens of gender and race, and I had spent most of my time focused on disability.”
“Accessibility is the foundation of any inclusive design solution. It transcends every kind of diversity. If your company hasn’t started making progress toward accessibility, then you haven’t earned the right to talk about inclusion.”
—KAT HOLMES, DESIGNER, AUTHOR, AND UX DESIGN DIRECTOR AT GOOGLE
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