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Re: Accessibility for Project Managers - your thoughts?


From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: Sep 23, 2013 5:22PM

Greetings, all:

This discussion has been a timely and valuable one for me.

Stand-alone Checklists, without preparatory background training, make
me nervous. I wonder if other fields look for checklists/quick fixes
as often as some do in the accessibility field. This is more of a
rhetorical question and isn't meant to spark debate -- not at all!
But I wonder whether a project manager who was working with a team of
Agile programmers would expect to be given a checklist, and that
would be good enough.

At any rate, in an effort to add something, aside from idle
ponderings, to the discussion, I'm wondering whether anyone has read
this book, and whether it might have tips for project managers in it.

Strategic IT Accessibility: Enabling the Organization

Please note that I haven't read it, and I have no affiliation with
Mr. Kline, so I'm not mentioning it in an effort to encourage
everyone to rush out and buy the book.

But it is the main accessibility-related resource I've heard of (in
recent years, anyway) that talks specifically about strategy. If I've
missed something else, I'd be glad to know of it.

I look forward to further discussions on this subject, and I hope
some of you (as I aim to do), will find time to help Denis with the
Accessibility Responsibility Breakdown. That document would be *so*
helpful in my world.