Extreme Accessibility

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 2:15pm in Cotton Creek I on Wednesday, November 15.

#10235

Speaker(s)

  • Karl Groves, Extreme Accessibility, Tenon

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

This session provides a roadmap and job aids for Extreme Accessibility including tooling and processes for making Extreme Accessibility an integral part of Quality Processes.

Abstract

There have long been discussions on the accessibility industry surrounding the business case for accessibility. The Education and Outreach Working Group at the Web Accessibility Initiative of the W3C developed a large set of resources on this topic to which I posted a series of blog posts in response. At the time, however, I failed to realize what so many others also continue to overlook: accessibility issues are bugs and should be treated that way. Accessibility is unique in that it exists at the crossroads of technical quality and user experience. During this session, we will provide a roadmap and job aids for Extreme Accessibility including tooling and other processes for making Extreme Accessibility an integral part of a mature, organization-wide approach to quality and Accessible User Experience.

Keypoints

  1. Using existing project management methodologies can help accessibility as well.
  2. Ensuring accessibility requires maturity of processes
  3. Traditional accessibility toolsets are often insufficient for ensuring a compliant end product

Disability Areas

Topic Areas

Information Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Karl Groves

An unstoppable force for change and thought-leader in an industry regarded for saying “No”, I’d rather lead by example in saying “Yes, and here’s how…”. I seek to offer solutions to complex problems relating to universal usability. I have over a decade experience in doing IT consulting for the biggest companies in the world and biggest agencies in the US Government. Widely regarded as a pragmatic solution-finder, my work is cited in nearly a dozen books and used on curricula in Human-Computer Interaction across the globe. I lead by doing, I teach from experience, and I succeed by facilitating others’ success. When others say, “That can’t be done” I show them how. Together we can meet both our goals: your business goals and my goals to lead the way in accessible user experience.

Handout(s)