Find us at 2014 NAGW National Conference

Take this half day accessibility workshop and roll up your sleeves. Elle and Derek will show you how to roll accessible strategy, policy, content and integration into your everyday approach.

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Make your content accessible

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:00 am
  • Location: Breakout Room 1

Content strategists, writers, and publishers are in a unique position to effectively champion accessibility within their teams and organizations. You are trusted advisors and connect with all the right stakeholders for a project, including the people that will use the product you’re building. You are often the person that connects the big picture with in the trenches hands–on work.

Think of it this way: you can have a brilliant, accessible design that is coded with technical perfection, and if it doesn’t present the right content, at the right time, in the right place, all those other accessibility wins just don’t matter.

This session is filled with practical advice and examples from real projects, this session will provide you with an in–depth look at accessibility requirements for content on the modern web, recognize opportunities for ensuring that your work and that of your teams is as accessible as it can be as you integrate accessibility into your overall process.

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The nuts and bolts of powering a more accessible web

  • Thursday, January 9, 2014, 1:00 am
  • Location: Breakout Room 3

We’re rolling up our sleeves. Be prepared to learn practical, applicable skills in this half–day accessibility program workshop. We will open the day getting to know your organization as we build the business case for accessibility, conducting a series of analysis exercises. We will then work in teams to look at a broad range of scenarios that will identify your key risks, most important priorities, and your accessibility strategy. Next, you will craft an accessibility policy and process that is right for your organization. We will explore the many moving parts required for the effective integration of accessibility into the entire project life cycle.

In this workshop, understand the critical points where accessibility can be integrated, what management techniques are most reliable, and which resources are most effective with various development methodologies to make your organization successful.

You’ll learn:

  • How to successfully negotiate accessibility requirements into your procurement processes.
  • Practical techniques to incorporate accessibility into each stage of a web project lifecycle.
  • Hands–on exercises that will provide tools for immediate use in your organizations.