Cryptzone to Present Web ABCD— Accessibility Begins at Concept Design at #AHG15
Next week, join me and Cryptzone’s Jeff Singleton at the 18th Annual Accessing Higher Ground as we present Web ABCD— Accessibility Begins at Concept Design on Thursday, November 19 at 8:00 am MT.
Fixing accessibility errors late in the development phase or after a Web design is finalized is frustrating. For the website owner, changes are costly and recommendations may affect the overall look of a site or may include subtle changes to its functionality. For developers, it means making last minute changes or learning new accessibility principles just to get a product ready to ship. Worse yet, it’s estimated that correcting errors late in the development cycle can cost 1000 times as much as during the early design phase. A better approach is to start much earlier in the process, well before a single line of code is written. If considered during the early wireframe stage, simple fixes can be implemented to dramatically improve accessibility for end users. This presentation will leverage work our team has done in implementing accessibility at the early wireframe stage. It will include mockups of actual wireframes and demonstrate how to spot potential accessibility issues early.
Accessing Higher Ground, held November 16, 2014 – November 20, 2014 in Colorado, is focused on the implementation and benefits of Accessible Media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting. Other topic areas cover legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance. The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources are a particular focus of the event.
While at Accessing Higher Ground, we will also showcase Cryptzone’s solutions for Web accessibility so that organizations can automatically audit and monitor for Web accessibility, privacy, brand integrity and site quality. If you’re using SharePoint be sure to talk to us about our solutions for making the SharePoint framework accessible.
For more information visit 18th Annual Accessing Higher Ground.