Web Accessibility Policies and Perspectives: An Essential Briefing for Leadership

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Course Description

Compliance with the current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is both a business imperative and the right thing to do. More so than ever before, organizations that lack a sense of urgency to ensure that their online assets are accessible to people with disabilities, are at risk for legal action.

This high-level digital accessibility briefing provides essential information needed to mitigate risk and ensure ADA compliance. Tailored for individuals responsible for web accessibility compliance, covered topics include current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, essential components of an organizational accessibility policy, and required information to develop and maintain a website that is accessible to people of all abilities.

Learning Objectives

  • Insight into ways people with disabilities access the web, as well as common barriers encountered
  • The business case for web accessibility
  • An understanding of the current legal landscape for digital accessibility
  • Best practices concerning the implementation of accessibility guidelines throughout the development process 
  • Requirements for an organizational accessibility policy

Recognizing Disabilities - Understanding the range of disabilities that affect digital experiences.

Disabilities and Devices - The scope of digital experience extends to many devices.

Motivation - Why you should care about accessibility.

Don't Reinvent the Wheel - It's about development perspective. Your website design already allows for accessible practices.

What is WCAG 2.1? - Introduction to the criterion and understanding how to use available resources.

Planning for Accessibility - Mapping WCAG 2.1 guidelines to your current practices.

Testing - Identifying conformance terminology and requirements.

Managing Accessibility - Requirements beyond coding and site building.