Accessible Technology for All

Our mission is to promote full and unrestricted participation in business and society by persons with disabilities through the use of electronic information technology that is universally accessible.

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Developing and Implementing an Accessibility Strategy: One Organization's Lessons (So Far)

January 15th, 2015. 1.00pm to 2.30pm Central Time

Ohio State is one of the country's largest universities. Though it has a central IT office, there are at least 20 IT "shops" of varying sizes on campus, each serving a constituency with unique needs, goals, and expectations. At this point, a number of prominent law suits, both at universities and at private companies, have made it entirely clear that accessibility must be a part of an overall approach to IT. We have all long known that accessibility is the "right thing to do," but the strong advocacy of prominent civil rights groups has made it entirely clear that we cannot just say accessibility is a noble goal. Rather it must be in place, on the ground, part of an organization's basic approach to information and communications technologies at all levels.

Speaker:

Ken Petri, Director, Web Accessibility Center, Ohio State University

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Accessible IT Makes Good Business Sense

  • Smart companies understand that many of their customers and employees have evident and hidden sensory, learning, and physical impairments.
  • Ensuring that employees, customers and consumers can participate equally in society promotes independence and empowerment.
  • Providing employees with appropriate technology enhances productivity, improves morale and increases loyalty
  • Removing barriers that prevent consumers from accessing products and services, through the use of accessible or assistive technology, ensures higher sales and increased revenue.

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We serve all areas in the United States including U.S. territories.

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  • Provide information, problem solving assistance, and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Accessible Information Technology.
  • Conduct outreach and region-wide dissemination of newsletters and materials to the business community.

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