Systems Alliance, a software development firm and systems integrator providing high-value IT and business consulting services, today announced it will host a webinar entitled Web Accessibility Compliance: Understand, Assess and Make Your Site Accessible, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET on Thursday, June 23, 2011.
Though both industry (W3C) and government (Section 508) guidelines for Web accessibility are readily available, widespread compliance is lagging. For example, in a May 19, 2011 press release, the National Federation of the Blind highlights a study published in the journal Government Information Quarterly, which found that of 100 Web sites operated by federal government agencies, over 90 percent did not comply with Section 508 guidelines.
Beyond the federal agency websites noted in the fore-mentioned report, in automated compliance tests conducted by Systems Alliance on dozens of websites for leading colleges, medical centers, associations and corporations, none have been compliant with either Section 508 or WCAG guidelines. The agenda for Accessibility Compliance: Understand, Assess and Make Your Site Accessible, has been developed to help Web, marketing, communications and compliance professionals address this widespread challenge.
During the complimentary June 23 webinar, Jasmine Tobias, CUA and Web consultant with Systems Alliance will lead an interactive discussion on the following high-level topics:
- Current and proposed accessibility legislation and its impact on your organization
- The challenges people with disabilities face when visiting your website
- Implementing best practices to effectively manage and prevent compliance issues
- Automating and enforcing regulatory guidelines and standards to stay ahead of compliance challenges before they become an issue
- Accessibility Compliance: Understand, Assess and Make Your Site Accessible
- 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET
- Thursday, June 23, 2011
- Online registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/342693377
- There is no cost to attend
- Check for webinar updates and follow along on Twitter using #1webforall