Accessibility in Organizations and Planning

Handouts Media

Scheduled at 9:00am in Westminster I on Tuesday, November 14 (2017).



  • Rob Carr, Oklahoma State University

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 3-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Intermediate
  • Type of session: Pre-conference


This interactive workshop will examine how accessibility fits into the roles of those that influence design and content creation before moving to the project planning level. Once we start looking at projects, we'll examine ways to integrate accessibility into planning documentation and testing early in the process.


The biggest challenge to making our digital environment more accessible to people with disabilities is often an organizational one. Making sure that the right people have the right skills and the right tools to keep accessibility in the mix is key to removing barriers to our web space. We will look at the roles of people that influence design and development; design documentation and artifacts; and, finally, tools and techniques that you can use to test products during design and implementation as well as after rollout. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own documentation and stories before and during the workshop (anonymously, if desired) so that we can all work with real-life material and situations.


  1. Gain insight into how technology accessibility fits into roles that influence design.
  2. Integrate accessibility into project planning processes and documentation, such as wireframes and mock-ups.
  3. Use free tools and techniques to test to be sure that accessibility you planned is making its way into a site.

Disability Areas

Topic Areas

Administrative/Campus Policy, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Rob Carr

Rob Carr is the Accessibility Coordinator for Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Oklahoma's Assistive Technology Act Program, housed at Oklahoma State University. Rob works with higher education institutions and state agencies in Oklahoma to promote inclusion through technology by making technology accessibility a part of the day to day operations of organizations. He provides training and consultation to all levels of institutions and agencies, speaking at local and national conferences on the topic and spearheads ABLE Tech's web and technology accessibility efforts.