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Watch Webinar On Demand - Accessibility : Beyond Compliance

For many businesses and organizations, conversations about digital accessibility often begin and end with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). We rely on these agreed-upon standards to guide testing, design, and remediation work. But what are the potential drawbacks of viewing accessibility as a set of success criteria to be satisfied? Does compliance guarantee a good user experience? If not, how can we take a more user-centered approach to produce digital content and services?

In this on-demand webinar, Straive’s Senior Director of Accessibility, Todd Marquis Boutin, Samuel Proulx (Accessibility Evangelist, Fable) and Jennifer Chadwick (Lead Accessibility Strategist, Siteimprove) to discuss the following assertion: “Accessibility means WCAG conformance.” In doing so, they offer an approach to digital accessibility that emphasizes people and process. They consider the practical implications of adopting this approach, and they explore why accessibility is an integral part of good design rather than an add-on.

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Topics covered :

  • Accessible, inclusive, and universal design: Similarities and differences
  • Including people with disabilities in testing, design, and remediation
  • Broad benefits of user-centered, inclusive design
  • Limitations of remediation
  • Automated and manual testing
  • Added-value of going beyond Level AA
  • Insourcing, outsourcing, and vendor selection

This webinar is relevant for digital content producers, production managers, content managers, editors, instructional designers, web designers, web developers, accessibility leads, accessibility auditors, and sourcing specialists.

Speaker Details

Todd Marquis Boutin

Senior Director, Accessibility Straive Lewiston, Maine USA

Todd comes to accessible publishing and eLearning from a background in social services and education. Since 2017, he has overseen the authoring of 2.3 million image descriptions for K-12 and Higher Ed learning products.

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Samuel Proulx

Accessibility Evangelist Fable Toronto, Ontario CA

Samuel Proulx is the Accessibility Evangelist at Fable, a leading accessibility platform powered by people with disabilities.

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Jennifer Chadwick

Lead Accessibility Strategist and Senior Training Consultant Siteimprove Toronto, Ontario CA

Jennifer is a former user experience designer of websites and mobile applications, and her 15-year background in user research and usability solidified her commitment to accessibility and inclusive design.

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