Why should I attend the Digital Accessibility Legal Summit?
Unique content unavailable elsewhere
This event marks the first time that experts from the accessibility and legal fields have been brought together specifically to discuss and present on digital accessibility. This unique lineup brings together experts from both the plaintiff and defendant side of the legal landscape. No other conference event is providing comparable content on this hot-topic issue.
Best practices compiled together
What should you do to respond to legal issues? Finding good advice can feel like a daunting task. This event brings together the collected advice of experts into one cohesive day of presentations, providing you with guidance and resources that you can use in your organizational accessibility program.
Meet fellow practitioners, and make new connections. The networking lunch event will be organized by topic, allowing you to find the right sources of collaboration and help for your business. Set yourself up for follow-up meetings that help you meet your organization’s goals.
Handling risk: a new and unique training opportunity
The optional one day course, “Organizational Risk Assessments and Risk Mitigation Tools”, addresses a primary need in large organizations today. Effectively responding to legal inquiries requires effective preparation and prioritization with risk ranking. Learn what others have done to create successful programs, along with tools and techniques that you can put into practice.
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our knowledge with the field!
(additional resources shared by our speakers)
· Chris M. Law ·
The Accessibility Switchboard is a project of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute with support from the Maryland Department of Disabilities. Developed by NFB and Chris Law of Accessibility Track, with help and support from the Community of Practice member organizations. The objective of the project is to generate new, freely available resources—guides, and other articles—for readers who want to bring about changes to their situation, and changes to the organizations they work in.
Articles of note:
The ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium has become the premier event for professionals and practitioners in the testing of digital content for effective use by people with disabilities. The event features peer reviewed papers and a diverse range of workshops providing training for digital content developers and testers. In the fall of 2019, the 4th annual symposium will take place.
Do you have developers and testers who are looking to improve their skills? Concurrent with the Legal Summit, three “ICT Accessibility Testing Spring Bootcamp Courses” are being offered by top accessibility testing experts. The courses also take place at the Sheraton, Anaheim, March 11-12, 2019:
- Accessibility Testing 101
- Accessibility Testing 201
- Mobile Website Accessibility Testing
· Kristina Launey ·
Kristina Launey is co-editor of Seyfarth Shaw’s very popular, very useful ADA Title III blog.
· Dan Goldstein ·
Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy is a book by Jonathan Lazar, Daniel F. Goldstein, & Anne Taylor. The book covers US and international laws, regulation, and standards, as well as guidance for compliance monitoring and organizational culture change.
In 2018, Dan was invited to present the opening keynote speech at the prestigious CSUN Assistive Technology Conference.
· Lainey Feingold ·
Lainey is a frequent speaker on legal matters relating to digital accessibility, e.g.:
- "A Lawyer Goes into an Accessibility Testing Conference… (not a joke!)"(Keynote speech at the 3rd Annual ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium, November 2018.
(Note: Symposium introductory remarks by Chris Law for the first 21 minutes; Jump ahead to 21:20 for the start of Lainey's speech.)
Lainey Feingold’s book is Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits. This book came about through her work “to resolve technology and information access claims of the blind community” without resorting to lawsuits. “… it is a dispute resolution method built on the collaborative notion that if parties seek common ground, instead of digging their heels into legal arguments, solutions to even complex problems can emerge.”
· Jack McElaney ·
Jack McElaney is the editor of “Accessibility in the News”, a weekly online publication linking to weekly news events, along with resources, training events and conferences. Subscribe to Accessibility in the News at the MicroAssist website.
· Jared Smith ·
WebAIM maintains a page of articles on digital accessibility, which includes overviews of relevant laws in the US and around the World.
In addition, WebAIM’s page of Resources includes tools, simulations, and videos introducing digital accessibility concepts.