Making the Web More Accessible For All

Join LGND President Mike Aleo for a short and informative 30-minute webinar on the state of web accessibility, legal risks, what you can do today, and some exclusive polling data for your CSR efforts.

We’ll discuss accessibility, including: problems, solutions, and benefits of making your web properties accessible. If you have zero understanding of accessibility, you’ll learn a lot about the topic. If you are a seasoned accessibility veteran, you’ll learn some new information to take back to your team.

Accessibility means making sure that every person has the opportunity to experience and use the internet to the best of their own abilities. The web was designed to be accessible, and it’s up to all of us to keep that promise. Let’s support an open and empathetic web, because one of the greatest resources we’ve ever had access to shouldn’t just be for those without disabilities.

Topics Covered

  • Why accessibility is important
  • About the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • Legal risks and compliance based on active cases
  • Screen reader voice assistance example (JAWS)
  • Code best practices
  • Testing tools to evaluate your site
  • Polling data on accessibility efforts and public sentiment

About Your Host: Mike Aleo

Mike has been working on the web since 2000. Accessibility has been both a passion and a job for him throughout that time. He has worked for government agencies and the private sector to certify 508 compliance, made web properties more open, continues to design accessible experiences, and advocates on behalf of those who benefit from a more accessible web (hint: it’s all of us).