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Prioritizing Accessibility in your Digital Strategy

Learn about why accessibility is such an important cornerstone of a digital strategy, and the strides governments can take to meet accessibility standards.

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Walei Sabry

Digital Accessibility Coordinator, NYC
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David Ondich

ADA Program Manager, Austin TX

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Webinar: Prioritizing Accessibility in your Digital Strategy

Learn from an Accessibility expert about how you can make your government more accessible to staff and constituents.

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans have a disability.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 56.7 million people — nearly one in five Americans — have a disability. Since 2011, 150+ local governments in the US have been sued due to website accessibility issues. You can be fined up to $75,000 for your first ADA violation and $150,000 for any subsequent violation.

What can you do to make sure your online presence isn't leaving behind any of your constituents, or breaking any laws? Our panel of Government Accessibility experts will help you navigate the many complexities of becoming compliant.

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What will you learn?

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Our panel was moderated by SeamlessDocs CEO Jonathon Ende, and panelists included government accessibility experts and government employees driving accessibility initiatives on the ground. See below for some topics the webinar addressed:

  • What are ADA, 508, and WCAG regulations and why do they matter
  • What can governments do to prevent ADA lawsuits and fines
  • How will government processes change in response to new accessibility concerns
  • Q&A to address any accessibility-related questions you have

 

 

Meet the Speakers

Walei Sabry

Digital Accessibility Coordinator, NYC

Walei Sabry is the first Digital Accessibility Coordinator in New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication. In this role, Walei tests NYC government websites for accessibility, promotes inclusion within DOITT, trains web developers on making digital content accessible, and submits web accessibility reports to the New York City Council.

David Ondich

ADA Program Manager, Austin TX

David Ondich manages issues related to disability within the City of Austin. As the City's ADA Program Manager, David is responsible for the provision of reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified candidates and workers with disabilities. David educates and trains the workforce and community regarding their rights and responsibilities under the ADA.

Jonathon Ende

CEO and Co-Founder, SeamlessGov
Jonathon founded SeamlessGov in 2012 with the mission to Make Government Beautiful through accessible, streamlined online service. By transforming cumbersome paper-based forms and processes into seamless ADA, 508, WCAG 2.1 compliant online versions, SeamlessGov expands government services to be more widely accessible to all individuals.