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Accessibility Authoring Tools to Achieve Compliance More Quickly

| Proposal No: 1583

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Speaker(s)

  • Tom Smith, VP Sales and Business Development, Ephox
  • Michael Fromin, Director of Client Services, Ephox

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

In this session, we’ll talk about the different ways companies have streamlined the accessible web content production process, including compliance with Section 508 and W3C’s Guidelines, using authoring tools that create and check content while you type – prior to publishing.

Abstract

Ensuring your web content is accessible and compliant is a time consuming process. In most organizations, web compliance is not checked for until after content is already published, therefore wasting time and duplicating effort. In this session, we’ll talk about the different ways companies have streamlined the accessible web content production process, including compliance with Section 508 and W3C’s Guidelines, using authoring tools that create and check content while you type – prior to publishing.

Kepoints

  1. How to automate accessibility compliance during web content editing not after
  2. How to increase web author productivity and improve online accessibility
  3. How companies have implemented as-you-type accessibility checking

Speaker Bio(s)

Tom Smith

As VP Sales & Business Development, Tom Mith is responsible for Ephox’s worldwide sales and partner activities. Prior to Ephox, Tom was a strategic consultant with Global Apperture and his own Providence Place Ventures. During his career Tom has been the leader of a $140M IBM Global Services team with 250 staff, a managing director for the private equity group at Silicon Valley Bank and the executive in charge of the IBM Venture Capital Group for almost 6 years. Tom is adept at opening new markets and has extensive background in building partnerships between high-tech companies and multi-national corporations. And, just in case, Tom also has a top-secret security clearance.

Michael Fromin

Michael is the Director of Client Services a 23-year industry veteran with a career spanning software and services at start-ups to the Fortune 500. At Ephox he manages our technical pre-sales, technical support, and professional services activities for customers, partners, and prospects of Ephox. Prior to Ephox, Michael was the practice director of Portal, Collaboration and Web Content Management at Ascendant Technology. Ascendant is IBM Lotus’ largest business partner in Portal and Web Content Management technologies. Prior to Ascendant, he worked in software and services at Process Stream Technology, dotLogix, ICI Acrylics, Sara Lee and Waste Management.

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