Accessibility Program Management

Accessibility Program Management

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Technical level: Beginner

Duration: 1 hour (estimate)

IAAP CAECs: 1.00 (This class counts toward renewal of IAAP certification)

Course Synopsis:

Incorporating accessibility into the product life cycle in a sustainable way, including business and design requirements, leadership roles and responsibilities, providing training, hiring accessibility talent, design vs. remediation projects, maintaining an accessible code library, working with third-party vendors, and assessing legal risk.

Course Topics: Accessibility Program Management

  • Sustainable Accessibility Programs
    • Accessibility Is Not About Checking a Box
  • Jobs, Roles, and Responsibilities
    • Directors and Program Managers
      • Checklist for Directors and Program Managers
    • Designers: User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Graphic Design
      • Checklist for Designers
    • Web Developers
      • Checklist for Developers
    • Quality Assurance: Automated and Manual Testing
      • Checklist for Quality Assurance
  • Finding and Hiring Accessibility Talent
    • Accessibility Certifications
    • Sample Job Descriptions
  • Managing Urgent Remediation Projects
    • Define the Scope
    • Manage Legal Risk and PR Implications
    • Train the People Involved
    • Set up a Structure for Accountability
    • Deploy Fixes and Debrief
  • Building a Library of Accessible Components and Design Patterns
    • Page Structure
    • Navigation Menus
    • Form Validation
    • Custom Widgets
  • Building a Library of Accessibility Test Cases
    • Standard Test Cases
    • Protocols for Ensuring Test Cases Are Complete and Accurate
    • Sample Test Case
  • Assessing the Legal Risk