Legal Compliance in the Digital World

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Presented at 8:00am in Penrose 2 on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.



  • Brenda Nowicki, Account Manager and Video Accessibility Specialist, 3Play Media
  • Michele Landis, Co-Founder & CRO of Accessible360, Allyant (previously Accessible360)

Session Details

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


Exploring legal compliance as it relates to digital (specifically video) accessibility.


Digital technology is one of the fastest-growing industries being targeted by legal suits. In this session, we will review the building blocks of creating accessible digital technologies. From the ground up what steps should be taken to create accessible technology, how to audit current technology for accessibility, and why this all matters from a legal point of view.

With this broader understanding of the legal landscape and digital accessibility, we’ll present concrete ‘first steps’ toward implementing accessibility beginning with online video. Both live and recorded video content is now vital to the way we do business, and inaccessibility makes you susceptible to legal action. Video accessibility services like closed captioning, subtitles, and transcription ensure your content is accessible, searchable, and engaging.


  1. The positive impact on your company when solving for/providing accessible technologies
  2. Understanding the legal requirements of accessible technology to make informed decisions
  3. Learn about the ‘first steps’ toward implementing video accessibility

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Assistive Technology, Captioning/Transcription, Legal, Uncategorized, Web/Media/App Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Brenda Nowicki

Brenda Nowicki is an Account Manager and Video Accessibility Specialist at 3Play Media, the industry's leading provider of video accessibility services. 3Play Media provides premiere live captioning, closed captioning, transcription, translation, and audio description services to make digital video content more accessible, searchable, and engaging. Brenda has been in the accessibility field since 2003 and is passionate about working to create accessible and equitable media products.

Michele Landis

Michele Landis is the Co-Founder & CRO of Accessible360, a technology company founded in Minneapolis MN that grew to be the U.S.'s leading live-user digital accessibility auditing firm.

Allyant is now the new brand that brought together: Accessible360 (A360 as they were known), T-Base Communications of Ottawa Canada, which offers alternate format accessible print communications services including reflowed large print and braille, plus: the global provider of PDF Accessibility: CommonLook into a new family of businesses and together the three divisions of Allyant now offer the most comprehensive group of digital accessibility specialists available. Michele continues in her leadership role as an SVP in Digital.

She is an experienced speaker within programs focused on inclusion, diversity and equitable access to information; spends a lot of time educating companies and business associations on how to set up truly inclusive corporate policies and tackle digital equitable access initiatives. She is an industry thought leader teaching CLE (continuing legal education classes) & sessions for the Society for Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE), speaking across the globe on how to build with inclusive design, allowing everyone to be in the audience together.