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Re: Accessibility for Project Managers - your thoughts?


From: Karl Groves
Date: Sep 19, 2013 6:54AM


It really depends on your project management methodology. Henny's article
is an excellent one: Understand your requirements, make accessibility part
of requirements, make sure the requirements are met, etc.. Its sort of
"Project Management 101", so to speak, right? This is exactly the sort of
thing you'd find in the PMBOK guide and isn't really unique to

If anything, that should really be the takeaway: accessibility isn't
unique. I remember one time I was training a bunch of developers in an
Agile shop. One team's Scrumaster said "Just put it in the Definition of
Done and it'll get done". He was right. Accessibility isn't any
different than any other requirement. In an Agile environment whatever is
in the DOD is what must be met before you can call a story "Done".

The same goes for Waterfall, RUP, or whatever other methodology is in
place. As long as the requirements are understood, a good PM will make it

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM, Julius Charles Serrano <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hello, everyone.
> I'd like to know your thoughts on web accessibility as it relates to the
> job of a project manager.
> I believe that in addition to the designers and developers, project
> managers have an important role in integrating and implementing
> accessibility in a website or a web application.
> I have found some truly excellent articles on this topic:
> Accessibility for Project Managers (by Henny Swan)
> http://www.spotlessinteractive.com/articles/accessibility/accessibility-for-project-managers.php
> Project management - WCAG 2.0 - An introductory guide for Web developers
> http://www.gaates.org/aICwebdev/s4y5.php
> In addition to these, may I ask if you have any idea or pragmatic
> approach that is helpful in terms of web accessibility from a project
> management point of view?
> Thank you very much.
> Julius
> > > >


Karl Groves
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