Navigating the Venn Diagram of Video Accessibility Laws

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 11:15am in Waverly on Wednesday, November 14.

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Speaker(s)

  • Elisa Edelberg, Content Marketing Specialist, 3PlayMedia

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)

Elisa Edelberg

Elisa Edelberg is a Content Marketing Specialist at 3Play Media. She creates and produces educational content related to all things web and video accessibility. You can find her blogs, white papers and webinars online or see her present live at accessibility-focused conferences around the country. Her passion for making the world a more accessible and equal place is what inspires her to continue working on projects such as Faces Behind the Screen, which showcases the experiences of those who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and low vision. Outside of the office you may find Elisa begging to pet strangers’ dogs on the Boston Common or puzzling over a DIY home improvement project.

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