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 Accessibility organizational structure Program costs and funding models Collaborative teams Technical considerations Setting priorities Implementation frameworks and operating plans
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