Website Accessibility – ADA Guidelines and Compliance – Is Your Company Ready?

Event Description:

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is scheduled to provide rules regarding accessibility of private companies’ web content under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) sometime during fiscal year 2018, but that hasn’t stopped demand letters and lawsuits in several states against business in different industries demanding that online content be accessible to those who are sight, hearing or physically impaired. While definitive regulation is not yet in place, the DOJ has largely adopted the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Type II Level AA created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as de facto web accessibility standards, and has mandated that businesses conform to them in recent settlements.

This session will provide you with an understanding of the following:

  • DOJ expected regulation
  • Alphabet Soup: Section 508, W3C WCAG Type II Level A, AA, AAA… What does it all mean?
  • Tools for identifying web content accessibility weaknesses
  • Beyond the Website: Legal, Operational, and Strategic considerations for meeting and maintaining compliance
  • What to do if you receive a demand letter or lawsuit from an attorney

Date:

  • Wednesday, March 8
  • Registration and Check-In 2:00PM – 2:30PM
  • Featured Presentation 2:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Networking 4:30PM - 5:00PM

Speaker Biography:

Our featured presenter is Pedro Pinto, from Wipfli, LLC. Pedro has more than 18 years of technology experience and banking experience related to IT Regulatory Compliance and Examinations, IT Risk Assessments, Social Engineering, and Safeguarding Data. Pedro has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Computer Information Systems from Northern Michigan University and a Masters in Bank Technology from University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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