The Web is an increasingly important resource in many aspects of life: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and more. It is essential that the Web be accessible to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with diverse abilities.
The Web offers the possibility of unprecedented access to information and interaction for many people with disabilities. The accessibility barriers to print, audio, and visual media can be much more easily overcome through web technologies.
There is also a strong business case for accessibility. Accessibility overlaps with other best practices such as mobile web design, device independence, usability, design for older users, and search engine optimization. Accessible websites can have better search results, reduced maintenance costs, increased audience reach, and demonstrate corporate social responsibility.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND
There are many reasons why employers need to ensure their website and mobile applications are compliant with various web accessibility laws in the United States. Aside from wanting to avoid potential fines and lawsuits, it’s possible that your business is missing out on leads because they can’t use your site.
When websites and web tools are properly designed and coded, people with disabilities can use them. However, currently many sites and tools are developed with accessibility barriers that make them difficult or impossible for some people to use.
Making the web accessible benefits individuals, businesses, and society. International web standards define what is needed for accessibility and organizations can assess their website through web accessibility evaluation tool.
What is Web Accessibility?Inaccessible websites as the next disability law litigation hot spotWebsite compliance with various Federal laws: Americans with Disabilities Act (Title III), The Rehabilitation Act (Sections 504 & 508), Telecommunications Act of 1996 (Section 255), Air Carrier Access Act of 1986, and the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA)What does web accessibility look like?Why is WCAG compliance so important?Use of web accessibility evaluation toolWhy accessibility is important for individuals, businesses, and society Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
Participants in this webinar will become familiar with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and will gain an understanding of what is web accessibility.
Additionally, participants will learn the importance of website accessibility and WCAG compliance. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to evaluate their organization’s websites accessibility and thereby ensure that their organization’s website is in compliance for accessibility.
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