Tales of Adventure in the Wild World of Big Business Enterprise Accessibility Round Table

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Tales of Adventure in the Wild World of Big Business

Enterprise Accessibility Round Table

1Where are we going?How do we get there?What lies ahead?What did you experience?Winning the Business CaseDeveloping Policy and ProcessTraining and TestingThe Adventure of a Lifetime!2Winning the Business Case3What kind of company are you?What are your primary business objectives?How good are your relationships?What are your primary risks, prioritized?What does your company consider a game changing move?How does the budget work?Who are the deciders?What are their key measures of success?Winning the Business CaseWhere are we going?4The Accessibility Road Show!The risksThe rewardsThe humanityThe planLet accessibility be the solution to any problem!Work harder than anyone else to find the answers!Be a fixer, a resource, a collaborator!Be a champion for your allies!Be relentlessly positive!Be fearless!Winning the Business CaseHow do we get there?5Look for opportunity in innovationLook for digital governance and standardsEmpower the User ChampionsBuild the business case, adapt, then build againSoon there will be time for pragmatism, for realism, but not yetWinning the Business CaseWhat lies ahead?6Cabbages, oak trees, and applesThe beauty of a pilotSix little characters can be hugeGet in early, adjust oftenLook, I made a Flash movie!Winning the Business CaseWhat did you experience?7Developing Policy and Process8So you have your business case. Now what?a11y buy-in - management, team, etc.Cherry picking your a11y standards.WCAG 2.0, AODA, CDN govt. a11y Standard.ISO/IEC 40500 a game changer?WCAG 2.0 - arid reading.Achieving Conformance Where to Start?Developing Policy and ProcessWhere are we going?9Adopting vs. Adapting.Defining the scope.ACS - Fighting the a11y Checklist SyndromeStakeholder accountability.a11y in the lifecycle.Breaking it down. Really.Developing Policy and ProcessHow do we get there?10Five Stages of Web AccessibilityDenial - PWD aren't my target audience!Anger - This is a barrier to my creativity!Bargaining - Isn't level A enough?!Depression - It's never good enough!Acceptance - We can do this!Developing Policy and ProcessWhat lies ahead?11Bad - a11y as last minute QA.Good - a11y in the early stages.The Power of Planning.Organizational Changes.Cultural Shifts Resistance.Pragmatism Choosing your battles. Baby Steps to Greatness. Developing Policy and ProcessWhat did you experience?12Training and Testing13 From design to disaster; accolades to refunds Redesigned components Field tests to relaunch Goal: kill the competition: Invention, innovation, executionTraining and TestingWhat did you experience?3 Million Hours with Nothing to Show For It14Users. Users. Users. Semper Paratus

Why do you develop your product?n a group of ten users, at least one is likely to have a disabilityA culture for the futureReinvent yourself: fall behind or dieTraining and TestingWhere are we going?15Pesky Little Practical Details

Testing as a core and not a processInclude users with disabilities in all aspects of product creationDesign/conception, and UXDevelopmentUser accepted testing and disability specific testingUnstructured and a/b testingPost-production Feedback is a form of testingIntrospection, the beginning and the endExpect to fall behind and plan to get aheadInvolve allfrom design to testingTactics = self-direction, structured training, building internal and external expertise, social and professional networks, time for personal projectsTraining and TestingHow do we get there?16Shore Up the Core

Are your users satisfied?Can you do better in the next iteration?Are you taking shortcuts?The cost of reinvention >= profitConstant, accelerating changes in fields lead to shorter time for failure without building a foundation in knowledge and continuous rebuildingTraining and TestingWhat lies ahead?17Pratik PatelPatel EZFire@ppatelpratikp1@gmail.com Denis BoudreauDeque Systems@dboudreaudb@deque.com

Elle WatersSimply Accessible@Nethermind elle@simplyaccessible.comQuestions?18