Don’t Ignore 60 Million People: How to Make Your Content Accessible

Presenters: stidmore-mc

It’s too easy to create inaccessible content—i.e., online content that people with disabilities cannot access. At its worst, inaccessible content can get a company sued. (Just ask the 2000+ organizations who were sued in 2018 for having websites that did not meet accessibility standards.) But the larger threat is in ignoring the approximately 60 million Americans who have some form of disability. 

In this session given by a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competency (CPACC), we’ll explore what accessibility is, why it matters, and how you can follow accessibility guidelines set forth by the U.S. government.

By the end of this talk, you should be able to:

  • Explain why accessibility is important—and what it really means 
  • Understand the different types of disabilities and how they affect web usage
  • Learn about accessibility guidelines, including Section 508 and WCAG, and accessibility levels that are appropriate for your organization
Audience
Experience Level
Beginner
Status
Proposed