Website Hot Issues: The Next Disability Law Litigation Hotspot

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    Speaker: Diane L. Dee


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    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 50685
    Level: Intermediate

OVERVIEW

The Web is an increasingly important resource in many aspects of life: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and more. It is essential that the Web be accessible to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with diverse abilities.

The Web offers the possibility of unprecedented access to information and interaction for many people with disabilities. The accessibility barriers to print, audio, and visual media can be much more easily overcome through web technologies.

There is also a strong business case for accessibility. Accessibility overlaps with other best practices such as mobile web design, device independence, usability, design for older users, and search engine optimization. Accessible websites can have better search results, reduced maintenance costs, increased audience reach, and demonstrate corporate social responsibility.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND

There are many reasons why employers need to ensure their website and mobile applications are compliant with various web accessibility laws in the United States. Aside from wanting to avoid potential fines and lawsuits, it’s possible that your business is missing out on leads because they can’t use your site.

When websites and web tools are properly designed and coded, people with disabilities can use them. However, currently many sites and tools are developed with accessibility barriers that make them difficult or impossible for some people to use.

Making the web accessible benefits individuals, businesses, and society. International web standards define what is needed for accessibility and organizations can assess their website through web accessibility evaluation tool.

AREAS COVERED

  • What is Web Accessibility?
  • Inaccessible websites as the next disability law litigation hot spot
  • Website compliance with various Federal laws: Americans with Disabilities Act (Title III), The Rehabilitation Act (Sections 504 & 508), Telecommunications Act of 1996 (Section 255), Air Carrier Access Act of 1986, and the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA)
  • What does web accessibility look like?
  • Why is WCAG compliance so important?
  • Use of web accessibility evaluation tool
  • Why accessibility is important for individuals, businesses, and society 
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants in this webinar will become familiar with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and will gain an understanding of what is web accessibility.

Additionally, participants will learn the importance of website accessibility and WCAG compliance. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to evaluate their organization’s websites accessibility and thereby ensure that their organization’s website is in compliance for accessibility.

WHO WILL BENEFIT

  • IT Professionals
  • Senior Leadership
  • HR Professionals
  • Compliance Professionals

SPEAKER

Years of Experience: 25+ years

Areas of Expertise: Human Resources

Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, LLC has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena.  Diane’s background includes experience in Human Resources consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting and pro bono environments.  Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting, LLC in early 2016.   Under Diane’s leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area.  Additionally, Diane conducts webinars on a wide-variety of HR topics for various compliance training firms across the country.  

Diane holds a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP and HRPM® certification.

Diane is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management.  Additionally, Diane performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.

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