The Who, What, When and Where of Accessibility

UAD3 Usability, Accessibility and Design

Location: Ballroom C

MONDAY, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Web accessibility. OK, now take a breath. Successful web accessibility initiatives need to distribute work around to different part of project teams. One of the challenges that accessibility faces is the perception that it always adds tons of time. And worse yet, that time is spent chasing bugs instead of learning good accessible design techniques. Wouldn't it be great if you could find a way to keep accessibility from slowing you down on project after project? This session will introduce you to the ways that accessibility fits into different project roles on your design team. Integrate accessibility into roles and your team starts to develop and maintain a body of knowledge that creates sustainability and scalability to other projects. Join me to learn how to take the critical step of sharing the right work across the right project team members.

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Rob Carr
Accessibility Coordinator, Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Oklahoma State University

Rob Carr is the Accessibility Coordinator for Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Oklahoma's Assistive Technology Act Program, housed at Oklahoma State University. Carr helps organizations to embrace inclusion through technology and to stop digital discrimination. He trains and guides state agencies, higher education institutions and the occasional private sector partner to make accessibility efforts into sustainable programs. From high-level topics like accessibility in procurement and building accessibility initiatives to the nuts and bolts of PDF accessibility, Carr makes accessibility something that organizations can fit into their existing operations. Carr also speaks at local and national conferences on various accessibility-related topics and spearheads ABLE Tech's web and technology accessibility efforts.