Memberships [ 1 ] [+]
Activity Stream [+]
Ideas Contributed [ 8 ] [+]
Should the Federal government enhance the Section 508.gov website into a robust Web Portal by collaborating with the IT industry to centralize expertise to provide education, testing tools, and professional development? What else could this portal provide?
Should government strengthen and build on the Section508.gov site to develop a Web Portal of accessibility resources geared primarily towards core Developers, but with essential resources for the more extended development community? Could the creation of a joint public and private sector central repository of information and online community better support the development community? Would this increase equal access ...more »
Government should support the development of Accessibility Professional Certification programs along with the education needed to support the certification process. This will build a larger pool of skilled accessibility experts and will drive the integration of accessibility training into other general IT development training programs and post-secondary educational programs.
Continuous Improvement Continuous Improvement Exemplary Practices: 1. Methods for ensuring continuous improvement and 2. Accountability mechanisms. Three key methods for ensuring continuous improvement: designate responsible persons/offices, encourage participation by individuals with disabilities and outside experts, and establish measurable objectives and benchmarks. Designate responsibility: Example-Chief Technology ...more »
Infrastructure Infrastructure exemplary practice: 1. Establish infrastructure that supports accessible ICT policies and practices: Four key areas-outsourcing, procurement, training and deployment Outsourcing: Provide outsourcing guidelines to suppliers and business partners, including copies of ICT accessibility guidelines; Ensure that contracts stipulate suppliers will, where relevant, apply ICT accessibility standards ...more »
Policies and Practices
Policies and Practices Exemplary Practices: 1. Written policies that define commitment and identify priorities and goals and 2. Use of specific technical ICT accessibility standards
Sample guidelines that can be adopted: Access Board’s Section 508 and Section 255 guidelines, WCAG 2.0 guidelines developed and maintained by Web Accessibility Initiative/W3C
Self-Assessment Self-Assessment Exemplary Practices: 1.Comprehensive Evaluation of Internal and External Technologies and 2. Priorities and Goals Comprehensive Evaluations: Make a list of all ICT used or offered, including all platforms, devices and applications; Evaluate the accessibility of each item; Can include formal testing of ICT applications with automated accessibility testing tools; Consider the user experience ...more »
Leadership Exemplary Practices: 1. Committed Executive Leadership and 2. Accessibility Leadership Team
Creating an Accessibility Team. Possible members include human resources, ADA compliance/coordination, information and communication technology, including the chief information officer and chief technology accessibility officer, procurement, education and training, finance, marketing, and employee resource groups