Recipe for Rapid Web Accessibility and Continued Success!

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 9:15am in Cotton Creek II on Wednesday November, 15.

#9089

Speaker(s)

  • Ken Nakata, Senior Accessibility Consultant, HiSoftware
  • Ken Nakata, Director of Accessibility Consulting Practice, Cryptzone

Session Details

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

Summary

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.

Abstract

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

Keypoints

  1. Learn what you can do right now to make rapid progress toward accessibility
  2. Learn how to establish an effective and streamlined approach to a compliant website
  3. Learn how to integrate accessibility into the web-content design and development lifecycle

Disability Areas

Topic Areas

Information Technology, Legal, Other, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Ken Nakata

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.

Ken Nakata

Ken Nakata is the one of the most well-known attorneys in the area of IT accessibility and is the Director of Cryptzone’s Accessibility Consulting Practice (ACP). His work focuses on Web and software accessibility from both a legal and technical perspective. Nakata’s ACP team helps organizations manage the change towards accessibility in all aspects, providing consulting services aimed at shaping their accessibility policies and practices, and evaluating the overall state of their Web properties leveraging the company’s accessibility solutions. Nakata worked for twelve years as a Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. He has argued on behalf of the United States government many times before the federal courts and has helped shape the government’s policies for the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Nakata also worked as Director of Accessibility and Government Compliance at BayFirst Solutions, a Washington, DC consulting firm.

Handout(s)