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Re: How to create a web accessibility and ADA compliance department for a Higher Ed institution?


From: Bevi Chagnon | PubCom
Date: Apr 15, 2011 10:15AM

My first thoughts...

Testing and reviewing media files is extremely time-consuming so as you
determine the number of people and skills required to get the job done,
allow for adequate time to do the work. It's always longer than we think!

Automation of this process is tough: so many checkpoints and standards must
be tested by a human being rather than computer software.

And then there's the education time: getting back to those who create files
that fail, explaining what needs to be remediated, and often hand-holding
them through the process.

Also define whether the office will check only website files at this time,
or will it be tasked with reviewing all files, including Word, PDFs, Excel,
PowerPoint, and all the other files used by your institution.

— Bevi Chagnon
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