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Re: information for non-profits/Susan


From: Glenda
Date: Sep 27, 2004 1:45PM

Thanks Susan,

I'll take a look and get back to you, if needed.


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From: design11 [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 12:10 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] information for non-profits


http://www.techsoup.org, especially for non-profits had offered an
accessibility forum about 2 years ago (though all still valid despite
the age) and will be offering another one in January (I'm the forum
leader for the upcoming one). They have an article originally written
for librarians on how to develop and plan their accessibility that would
probably be real helpful to you, though it doesn't talk about
contracts. I do small sites for non-profits and I point them to this
article before we start our discussions just so they know why talking
accessibility with me and training thiner volunteer web people on it is
so important.


After they read this article, I point them to this one and then we
discuss a written assessment that they write (with my help) and it is
appended to the contract.


By having the client work themselves on their ADA assessment (with help
of course) and making it part of the contract both sides feel
comfortable with their final outcome.

Hope this will be some help to you. If any of this is what you're
looking for, I'd be happy to discuss the format of the assessment
documents/contract addendum.

Susan Grossman

glenda wrote:

> Hi,
> I am developing a mini-course "Web Accessibility: What is This All
> About?", initially targeted to decision makers of non-profits. The
> third ( and final ) lesson is "How can my organization implement a Web
> accessibility plan?" I have summarized and massaged the process
> outlined in Chapter 11 of Constructing Accessible Web Sites, and will
> use http://www.w3.org/WAI/impl/Overview.html as a recommended reading.
> However, my next section is regarding non-profits that farm out their
> web development / maintenance to an external source, ie a web design
> company, the pimpled face kid down the street or the Executive
> Director's nephew looking for a class project. Remember, non-profits
> generally have little or no money.
> How can such organizations implement a Web accessibility plan when the
> site is done externally? And when the individual negotiating the
> contract [assuming there is one ] has no knowledge of HTML, Web
> Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0,etc etc etc? Can anyone here
> offer sample contract clauses and such? Any suitable readings online?
> Looking forward to hearing from someone here who can provide some
> suggestions.
> Cheers,
> Glenda

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