Navigating the Venn Diagram of Video Accessibility Laws

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 11:15am in Cotton Creek I on Wednesday, November 14.

#17307

Speaker(s)

  • Lily Bond, Director of Marketing, 3Play Media

Session Details

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

Summary

With multiple accessibility laws in the US, as well as dozens of lawsuits and DOJ/OCR inquiries related to inaccessible IT, it can extremely difficult to navigate the legal requirements for video accessibility at your organization. This session will create a venn diagram of video a11y laws to help you navigate your obligations.

Abstract

With multiple accessibility laws in the US, as well as dozens of lawsuits and DOJ/OCR inquiries related to inaccessible IT, it can extremely difficult to navigate the legal requirements for video accessibility at your organization. In a research study with Oregon State University, 79% of institutions reported that they believe they are only partially meeting legal requirements for captioning.

Most organizations are left with a slew of questions: What about when the laws overlap? If you’re exempt from one accessibility law, does it mean you’re exempt from all laws? How do lawsuits impact requirements? And if you’re complying with one law’s requirements, is that enough to comply with all accessibility laws?

Not necessarily! In this session, we’ll visualize the overlap between federal accessibility laws, state laws, organization-specific laws, WCAG, and the growing number of lawsuits and inquiries into video accessibility in an effort to help organizations navigate their requirements.

Keypoints

  1. Overview of US accessibility laws and lawsuits
  2. Visualize the overlap between laws and how each organization type fits into the map
  3. Why video accessibility is important

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Administrative/Campus Policy, Information Technology, Legal, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Lily Bond

Lily Bond is the Director of Marketing at 3Play Media, which provides closed captioning and transcription services to make video accessible, searchable, and more engaging. Lily oversees marketing programs and content and is responsible for promoting 3Play Media's brand as well as the importance of closed captioning. Lily has authored numerous papers and over 100 articles on the topic of closed captioning, accessibility laws, and emerging standards, and often speaks on the subject. She lives in Cambridge, MA and has been at 3Play Media since 2014.

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