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Accessibility Crash Course

James Pozenel
Software Architect
Quicken Loans

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  • ADA Overview
  • Compliance
  • Resources

ADA Overview

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1990

August 6, 1991

Title I
Employment Application Process

 

Title II
Accessibility in the Workplace

 

Title III
Places of Public Accomdation

 

contagious and noncontagious diseases and conditions as orthopedic, visual, speech, and hearing impairments; cerebral palsy, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental retardation, emotional illness, specific learning disabilities, HIV disease (whether symptomatic or asymptomatic), tuberculosis, drug addiction, and alcoholism

ADA Terminology

Essential/Core Functions

 

The functions under which a position or product was created to perform.

ADA Terminology

Reasonable Assistance

 

Changes in policies, practices, and procedures in order to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

ADA Terminology

Readily Achievable

 

Easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense.

ADA Terminology

Alternative Measures

 

If not readily achievable, alternative steps must be taken to make goods and services accessible.

Rehabilitation Act

Section 508

Rulemaking

2020

Final Rule: issued December 13th, 2013

 

Phase 1: All  “Core functions” must be WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA compliant by 

December 12, 2015

 

Phase 2: All remaining pages must be made compliant by December 12, 2016.

Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) 1986

Compliance

Boiling ADA Down

Contrast

The visual presentation of text and images of text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1.

 

Large-scale text and images of large-scale text have a contrast ratio of at least 3:1

Keyboard Access

Your site should be fully usable with a keyboard.

 

There should not be "traps" in your document or controls that prevent the user from escaping them without a mouse.

Programmatic Access

More commonly known as being able to be read by assistive technology like a screen reader.

WCAG 2.0 

Level A and AA

Resources

The More You Know

Conferences

 

Accessibility Summit

Sept 6-7, 2016

http://environmentsforhumans.com/2016/accessibility-summit/

 

Knowability - AccessU

May 17-19, 2017

http://www.knowbility.org/v/john-slatin-accessu/

 

 

http://john.foliot.ca/accessibility-conferences-2016/

Training

 

Knowability - Training Services

http://www.knowbility.org/v/training-services/

 

Deque - Deque University

http://www.deque.com/services/deque-university

 

WebAIM - Web Accessibility Training

http://webaim.org/training/

When: Quarterly; next is Oct 11-12, 2016

Books

 

Maximum Accessibility  

by Sharron Rush and Dr. John Slatin

 

Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance 
by Jim Thatcher

Internet Resources

 

Browser Plug-Ins

Khan Academy - tota11y

Google - Accessibility Developer Tools

Web AIM - WAVE Toolbar

Deque - aXe

 

Websites

http://ada.gov/

https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/glance/
http://webaim.org/

http://www.deque.com/blog/

http://www.adatitleiii.com/

 

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