Role-Based Accessibility in Government: Everyone's Responsibility

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 (Rescheduled from October 24)
Presenter:

Angela Hooker, GSA

On-Demand Webinar  

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Description   

Many agencies still struggle to produce accessible works. Some organizations and government agencies still rely on one person to handle all responsibility for implementing accessibility. Project managers still wait until a project is complete to have the accessibility specialist test for accessibility. Unfortunately, these common practices often result in products many people can't use.  

During this webinar, you will learn how to influence your agency's approach to accessibility—how to apply accessibility requirements to each person's role within a project team. You'll also find out what specific guidelines, tools, and training resources all team members can use to implement accessibility in their work. 

What You'll Learn  

  • Common problems to avoid when implementing accessibility
  • Methods to share the responsibility for accessibility in your team/organization
  • Specific guidelines and tools each team member can use
  • Tips for working with people who don't understand their responsibilities under Section 508 

About the Presenter 

Angela M. Hooker is a senior accessibility specialist for Cascades Technologies, Inc., where she manages inclusive design programs for government clients. As a self-proclaimed "Web contortionist," Angela's brought her Web management, editorial, and content management expertise to government agencies, including the General Services Administration and the Library of Congress, for more than 15 years. Angela has helped create accessible solutions for websites, software, social media applications, video, blogs, and more.  

In addition to inclusive design, Angela is an advocate of Web standards and plain language. Angela contributes articles on accessibility to HowTo.gov, and speaks on accessibility and inclusive design, plain language, and Web standards. 

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