Policy Driven Adoption for Accessibility (PDAA). Jeff Kline Texas Statewide IT Accessibility Coordinator Jeff .k [email protected] 1. Accessibility is about all of us. People with Disabilities: Statistics.
Policy Driven Adoption for Accessibility (PDAA)
Texas Statewide IT Accessibility Coordinator
People with Disabilities: Statistics
However, disabilities are no longer confined to traditional People with Disabilities
There are IT accessibility laws and regulations in
Most cite accessibility technical standards
Texas statutes and rules
Recent US government reports…
The situation in Europe and the rest of the world isn’t any better…
IT accessibility today is a governance problem
more than a technical one
Touches many areas of an organization in different ways
Organizational Enablement is required to effectively, successfully, and holistically address the complexities IT accessibility within an organization.
The integration of IT accessibility governance into organization policies in a way that enables them to drive themselves to improve accessibility adoption.
How does PDAA implementation help vendors?
Benefits for organizations with fully implemented PDAA
Competitive advantage in public sector or other solicitations
Improved Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Increased market share thru expansion of customer base
Increased brand equity through social responsibility
Improved ability to hire and retain people with disabilities
Risk mitigation if ADA complaints / litigation arises
In ICT accessibility, E for Effort counts!
President’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Strategic Plan for Improving Management of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act – Jan. 2013
ICT vendor accessibility policy criteria:
Form to be included in procurement solicitations with a completed version submitted as part of vendor responses
Assistance for vendor organizations in implementing PDAA
Techcheck – Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) On Line Assessment Tool (in Beta)
Sponsored by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor
W3C – Web Accessibility Initiative:
Planning and Implementing Web Accessibility
State Participant ICT Accessibility Websites (TBD)
British standard BS-8878 Web Accessibility Code of Practice
Accessibility business process integration
Strategic EIR Accessibility: Enabling the Organization
Organizational accessibility enablement and strategy