Scheduled at 9:15am in Cotton Creek II on Wednesday November, 15.#9089
- Ken Nakata, Senior Accessibility Consultant, Cyxtera
- Length of Session: 1-hr
- Format: Lecture
- Expertise Level: Beginner
- Type of session: General Conference
Deciding to make your website accessible is easy - knowing where to start and what to do can be daunting, especially if you’re faced with responding to litigation. Learn the steps any organization can take to bring their web properties into compliance, including four common issues that increase the risk of inaccessible website litigation.
Join Ken Nakata and Jeff Singleton as they present an approach any organization can take to achieve website accessibility compliance. Hear lessons learned from customers who solved real-world web accessibility problems and incorporated accessibility into their web initiatives. Ken will review website accessibility laws, including practical and immediate steps that reduce litigation risk: • Developing a web accessibility statement • Identifying common issues that lead to inaccessible website litigation • How to easily detect these issues using automated technology • The value of extending these strategies into a more complete web accessibility program Jeff will review establishing an approach for your accessibility audit: • How to kick-start a web accessibility program • Balancing manual and automated testing in an optimal way • What to look for when selecting an automated scanning solution • Incorporating accessibility as part of an organization’s content development lifecycle
- Learn what you can do right now to make rapid progress toward accessibility
- Learn how to establish an effective and streamlined approach to a compliant website
- Learn how to integrate accessibility into the web-content design and development lifecycle
Information Technology, Legal, Other, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access
Jeff Singleton has worked in evaluating and supporting software for over two decades. Jeff is the Senior Accessibility Consultant at HiSoftware, the makers of Compliance Sheriff. Jeff is skilled in the use of AT software such as screen readers, assistive input devices and screen magnification for validating and testing projects. Jeff Singleton also has an in depth knowledge of accessibility requirements and guidelines such as Section 508 and the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and how they apply to real world applications.