Michael Fromin, Director of Client Services, Ephox Corp
Disability Area: Topic Area:
Length of Session (in hours): 1
Expertise Level: All Levels
Type of session: General Conference
Summary of Session
In this session, we`ll talk about the different ways companies have streamlined web content the web content creation process to keep their content compliant.
Developing web-based applications that meet accessibility guidelines and regulations is fast becoming the mandate. In most organizations, accessibility is an afterthought, not a forethought. Retrofitting accessibility into an application after the fact is a time-consuming and expensive process.
In this session, we’ll talk about an online rich text editor tool that companies have integrated into online learning systems, content management systems, custom web applications, and java swing applications making the application and the output accessible and compliant with Section 508 and W3C’s WCAG Guidelines.
How to automate accessibility compliance during web content editing
How to increase web author productivity and improve online accessibility
How companies have implemented as-you-type accessibility checking
Mr. Kramer has worked in assistive technology, disability, information systems and accessible media for more than 25 years. From 1997-2012 he worked with Disability Services at CU-Boulder, establishing the Assistive Technology Lab, which serves students with disabilities needing specialized access. He is founder and coordinator for the Accessing Higher Ground Conference: Accessible Media, Web & Technology, and teaches courses on Universal Design at CU-Boulder.
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.