Implementing Accessibility Strategically

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Class description

While laws, regulations and standards for making IT accessible have been in effect for over a decade, adoption in both public and private sectors has been painfully slow. One overarching inhibitor to IT accessibility that is rarely identified, even when an organization is relatively committed to make its products and services accessible, is that the organization itself is not enabled for addressing IT accessibility in all its dimensions. When considering the accessibility of ALL of an organization’s IT including external products, services, and its complex internal IT environment, e-learning, etc., a comprehensive, holistic approach needed.

This course will deal with IT Accessibility at a strategic level and will cover a number of topics key to a successful accessibility program:
– Accessibility policy development process
– Accessibility organizational structure
– Program costs and funding models
– Collaborative teams
– Technical considerations
– Setting priorities
– Implementation frameworks and operating plans


Jeff Kline


May 17th, 2017


10:15 am-11:45 am

Class level


Class type



Business Strategy


  • Leadership or responsibility for accessibility at some level.
  • Basic knowledge of how their organization is structured.
  • Ability to influence appropriate staff to invoke change to business and development processes.

Take Aways

  • Understanding of the key elements needed to organize, plan and implement an accessibility program.
  • Understanding of the use of the accessibility Framework as a program management tool to guide an Accessibility program.
  • Knowledge of how to improve Accessibility in Procurement.


Room TH 104

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