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Re: Accessibility for Project Managers - your thoughts?


From: Shawn Henry
Date: Sep 23, 2013 5:06PM

Julius Charles Serrano wrote:
> 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?

Hi Julius & all,

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has several resources specifically for project managers, including:
* Implementation Plan for Web Accessibility <http://www.w3.org/WAI/impl/>;
* Improving the Accessibility of Your Website <http://www.w3.org/WAI/impl/improving>;
* Involving Users in Web Projects for Better, Easier Accessibility <http://www.w3.org/WAI/users/involving>;

WAI will soon start revising some of these resources to provide updated guidance for project managers, which we plan to complete within the next year. As always, we'd love help! If you might be interested in contributing to that through a WAI Working Group, let's chat.

Chagnon | PubCom wrote:
> Thanks. This thread is a keeper!

Is anyone interested in *sharing your wisdom, experience, tips, etc.* in a format that's a easier to bookmark than e-mail threads? To get going on that now, we started a *Managing Accessibility wiki page* on WAI-Engage at:
Anyone can read it, and anyone can sign up to edit it. (Instructions at <http://www.w3.org/community/wai-engage/wiki/About_WAI-Engage>;)

Wyant, Jay (MNIT) wrote:
> My request is based on the reality that 99.5% of the project managers out there don't attend CSUN or accessibility webinars. We need tools to raise their awareness and point them in the right direction.

The wiki page is an opportunity to share guidance beyond an accessibility mailing list. It'd be great if folks would contribute to it. :)


Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/