Monitoring Your Organization’s Accessibility Effort

Scheduled at 9:15am in Cotton Creek II on Thursday, November 21.

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Speaker(s)

  • Justin Stockton, Senior Accessibility Analyst, The Paciello Group

Session Details

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

Summary

Knowing where to begin your accessibility effort and how to monitor its ongoing efforts can be confusing without tooling that fits into your existing workflows. This technical demo of ARC will walk you through the various methods it can integrate into your teams and organization.

Abstract

Ensuring that digital content produced across all departments conforms with accessibility guidelines is a sizeable challenge for organizations of all sizes. Oftentimes teams working in isolation create content independently, sometimes in opposition to other departments. The end result is a fragmented, ineffective, and sometimes nonexistent collective accessibility effort.

The first step in managing accessibility risks across an institution is implementing a monitoring service that captures a snapshot of the organization’s current state of digital accessibility. Through this monitoring strategy, stakeholders can identify trends throughout their organization and determine how to correct issues immediately and minimize future accessibility missteps. An integrated digital helpdesk functionality offers guidance while documenting how remediation efforts are minimizing the accessibility risks to an organization.

Keypoints

  1. Highlight ARC as an easy-to-use tool for scanning and monitoring accessibility across one or more sites
  2. Review methods for analyzing test results to identify trends and accessibility best practices.
  3. Understanding ARC's APIs and how they can fit into any workflow

Disability Areas

Vision

Topic Areas

Information Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Justin Stockton

Justin has been working as a developer focused on building accessible websites since 2001. Over the years his pragmatic approach to building applications led him to Agile and Scrum as a way of eliminating the long nights that often came from waterfall projects. He has been employed in both Domestic and International product management and sales management capacities for leading manufacturers in the adaptive technology industry serving the needs of global markets. For 12 years, he successfully ran his own company which focused on providing business development consulting, website remediation, training, and reselling services to institutions and individuals in need of customized adaptive technology solutions and digital accessibility guidance. He currently serves as Director of Channel Sales and Strategic partnerships for The Paciello Group, an organization committed to ensuring that electronic desktop and mobile content as well as content developed for kiosks conform with today’s accessibility guidelines.