Presented at 11:15am in Cotton Creek I on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.#29456
- Casey Pearson, Events Specialist, 3Play Media
- Length of Session: 1-hr
- Format: Lecture
- Expertise Level: Beginner
- Type of session: General Conference
With multiple accessibility laws in the US, as well as dozens of lawsuits and DOJ/OCR inquiries related to inaccessible IT, it can be extremely difficult to navigate the legal requirements for video accessibility at your organization. This session will create a venn diagram of video a11y laws to help you navigate your obligations.
With multiple accessibility laws in the US, as well as dozens of lawsuits and DOJ/OCR inquiries related to inaccessible IT, it can be extremely difficult to navigate the legal requirements for video accessibility at your organization. In a research study with Oregon State University, 79% of institutions reported that they believe they are only partially meeting legal requirements for captioning.
Most organizations are left with a slew of questions: What about when the laws overlap? If you’re exempt from one accessibility law, does it mean you’re exempt from all laws? How do lawsuits impact requirements? And if you’re complying with one law’s requirements, is that enough to comply with all accessibility laws?
Not necessarily! In this session, we’ll visualize the overlap between federal accessibility laws, state laws, organization-specific laws, WCAG, and the growing number of lawsuits and inquiries into video accessibility in an effort to help organizations navigate their requirements.
- Overview of US accessibility laws and lawsuits
- Visualize the overlap between laws and how each organization type fits into the map
- Why video accessibility is important
Administrative/Campus Policy, Legal, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access
Casey is the Events Specialist for 3Play Media. She is the primary contact for AHG. The speaker for this proposal is Lily Bond.
- AHG 2019_ Navigating the Accessibility Law Venn Diagram (pptx)
- AHG 2019_ Navigating the Accessibility Law Venn Diagram