Check out our upcoming and on-demand webinars plus other related resources.
Check out our upcoming and on-demand webinars plus other related resources.
Learn about CVAA accessibility requirements for video games, see case studies of accessible games and their core features, plus get tips for inclusive game design.
People are no longer accessing applications exclusively through their PC and mobile devices. They’re simultaneously taking advantage of a host of other “smart” or “connected” devices such as smart-TV’s, digital media players, gaming consoles, virtual assistants, IOT home devices and more. But what accessibility standards apply when you’re designing for “smart” or “connected” devices? Chief Accessibility Officer Jonathan Avila has the answer!
On-Demand Webinar Original Presentation Date: September 22, 2020 Purchasing products and building partnerships? Ensuring accessibility of your solutions starts with validating your vendor’s accessibility. Vendor.
On-Demand Webinar Original Presentation Date: September 17, 2020 The American Bankers Association strives to integrate diversity and inclusion and remove barriers to equitable access–values that.
If you’re new to digital accessibility, looking for some guidance on how to get started, or you’re struggling to figure out what it all means, this webinar is for you.
Learn about limitations in the current WCAG guidelines and goals, direction, and tentative timelines for future guidelines.
On-Demand Webinar Original Presentation Date: August 20, 2020 In this “ask me anything” style webinar, Chief Experience Officer Derek Featherstone answers audience questions on a.
Learn what Financial Sector orgs are doing in 2020 to make their websites, mobile apps, and other digital systems accessible to users with disabilities.
A live Q&A for digital accessibility in the Healthcare industry, Level Access Chief Accessibility Officer Jon Avila answers questions from the audience.
Original Presentation Date: July 28, 2020 Adobe Acrobat has a number of accessibility features that can be very complicated. Most users only need the basics..
Devon Persing and Scott Vinkle from the accessibility team at Shopify join us to chat about the challenges when implementing accessibility across a large organization.
Learn what to do if you receive a complaint that your website isn’t ADA compliant, plus steps you can take now to avoid getting one in the first place.
Learn how to create an accessibility conformance report using the for various product types using the VPAT 2 plus best practices for updating your VPAT annually.
Level Access Founder & CEO Tim Springer shares hard data and insights on digital accessibility trends, new developments, and key projections for the year ahead.
Learn about current trends in mobile usage, accessibility requirements for mobile content, common issues and their impact on users with disabilities, and testing and development strategies and best practices for mobile apps and mobile web content.
Derek chats with design systems and user experience advocate, speaker, author and consultant Jina Ann, sharing stories and valuable insights from decades of work with design systems and accessibility.
Special guest Geri Coady – self described color-obsessed illustrator and designer, and the author of Pocket Guide to Color Accessibility, and Color Accessibility Workflows – joins Chief Experience Officer Derek Featherstone to chat about how design can be beautiful AND accessible, and best practices for choosing an accessible color palette.
This post shares Q&A from the Banking for Good: FirstBank’s Organizational Approach to Digital Accessibility webinar. FirstBank’s Software Delivery Manager Melissa Alamo joined Matt Wolfson,.
Self-service tablets and kiosks can be found in just about every industry, from self-check-in at the doctor’s office to self-checkout at the grocery store. Due to COVID-19, more organizations are exploring self-service options to help their customers and employees maintain physical distance whenever possible.
Get an overview of the types of assistive technologies (AT) used by people with disabilities on mobile devices, and isee live demonstrations of them in use.
An overview of WCAG 2.1 success criteria for mobile & touchscreen devices and strategies for testing against the requirements.
Level Access CEO Tim Springer discusses how COVID-19 and the resulting reliance on web and mobile services has added new challenges for many, and simple steps every org can take to support people of all ages and abilities.
Level Access and 3Play Media share the results from two nationwide studies on the current online accessibility landscape with a focus on content. This webinar is perfect for content and video creators, marketers, and educators.
Derek and special guest Ethan Marcotte explore the benefits of responsive web design for people with disabilities and some of the biggest areas in RWD where accessibility can slip through the cracks.
In Webinar #3 of the Making Communications Accessible for Remote Audiences Series, we discussed best practices for ensuring your PowerPoint, Word, and PDF documents are.
Derek and special guest Monica Ackermann, Director of Global Digital Accessibility at Scotiabank, discuss AODA requirements for websites, training, compliance reporting, and related deadlines.
Learn from FirstBank’s experiences and get practical guidance on developing and implementing a plan that works for your organization.
This post shares Q&A from our March 11, 2020 webinar with Seyfarth Shaw LLP Partner Kristina Launey and Level Access CEO Tim Springer. You can.
Original Presentation Date: March 12, 2020 The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has created useful materials to help interpret the new WCAG 2.1 success criteria, but.
We got a lot of great questions in last week’s webinar – Unpacking Commonly Misunderstood WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria – presented by Chief Accessibility Officer.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP Partner Kristina Launey and Level Access CEO Tim Springer discuss recent legal developments and court decisions, and steps to take to minimize legal risk and protect your organization.
There are lots of opinions about digital accessibility but not as many facts. This webinar dives into the actual data around legal attention and enforcement, changing attitudes toward technology regulation, the nature of work, and the maturing market.
UPDATE: You can now find the recorded presentations and other resources at www.levelaccess.com/digital-accessibility-best-practice-trends-series-on-demand Level Access will no longer be attending the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference..
Derek sits down with Val Head, Senior Design Advocate at Adobe and author of Designing Interface Animation, to chat about the latest trends in web animation and best practices for accessibility.
Original Presentation Date: January 16, 2020 Healthcare providers need to comply with several accessibility laws including Section 1557, ADA Title III, Section 504, and sometimes.
Learn how a value-based approach to accessibility can help organizations of all sizes in creating a lean, cost-effective practice of user-centered design, development, and project management. We’ll review case studies from some of Level Access’ clients in the financial industry, both large and small, and how they gained immediate benefits by integrating these accessibility techniques into their existing processes.
Learn more about the ways airlines can harness the immense value of accessibility into measurable return on investment, and the three most important considerations for airlines when it comes to digital accessibility in 2019.
As the demand for accessible technology grows, so does the demand for product manufacturers and vendors to formally document their product’s or service’s conformance with accessibility standards.
Using smartphones to perform basic activities of daily living like banking, shopping, or scheduling appointments is no longer just a convenience—it’s become the norm. And the ability to use these features is often even more valuable to people with disabilities, removing real world barriers to the products & services they need.
Three experts come together to share their combined experience in the trenches working with clients through development, training, and roll-out of user-experience-driven design systems. They share valuable lessons learned along the way–and innovative ideas for moving forward–to ensure that the right systems are in place to build technology that’s accessible to everyone.
Chief Experience Officer Derek Featherstone covers real-world examples of how to make accessibility live in your automation tools, style guides, pattern libraries, and design systems, ready to create a more accessible and inclusive web.
Original Presentation Date: June 25, 2019 Web accessibility lawsuits reached an all-time high in 2018, with over 2,250 filed cases. Now, more than ever, it’s.
WCAG 2.1. Mobile Accessibility expert Kara VanRoekel walks through everything you need to know about the new guidelines (including when you should be implementing them).
Where does the world of digital accessibility stand? What trends are sweeping the marketplace? Which laws and regulations are new or changing soon? And how does it all relate to your organization?
Original Presentation Date: Thursday, June 20th Are you unsure about the whys and hows of building a digital accessibility program at your organization? Learn why.
Original Presentation Date: June 13, 2019 Establishing an enterprise-wide accessibility program for a large and diverse company can be a challenging task. In this webinar,.
Original Presentation Date: June 5, 2019 Do you find accessibility testing for mobile to be difficult compared to testing websites? You’re not alone. There are different.
Learn strategies and best practices for building accessibility into your organization’s Design Ops.
Original Presentation Date: May 16, 2019 How—and when—do the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other accessibility laws apply to websites, mobile apps, and other.
Learn how thoughtful design can alleviate some of the potential anxiety experienced by users on the web. Topics cover the spectrum of anxiety disorders and common challenges associated on the web, WCAG 2.1 criteria and other guidelines that support these users, and simple design solutions to mitigate anxiety-causing situations
If you weren’t able to attend the 2019 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference (or maybe you were, but had to miss some of our sessions) now you’ll be able to enjoy the same talks by industry experts from the comfort of your own desk.
Original Presentation Date: April 1, 2019 In this webinar for the banking and financial services industries, CEO Tim Springer discusses: Why financial institutions should pay.
Original Presentation Date: March 19, 2019 UPDATE: The 2020 State of Digital Accessibility Report is available now! In the first webinar of this 2-part series, Level Access.
UPDATE: The 2020 State of Digital Accessibility Report is available now! Original Presentation Date: February 26th, 2019 Level Access CEO Tim Springer shares key digital accessibility market trends.
On-Demand Webinar Original Presentation Date: February 5, 2019 In this webinar specifically for organizations that sell products and services to the government, Level Access Chief.
Original Presentation Date: December 20, 2018 Marketing teams produce content for web and mobile apps on a daily basis, but often overlook accessibility in the process..
Original Presentation Date: November 13, 2018 Are you a vendor who sells to the U.S. Federal Government, state & local governments, or educational institutions, and must.
Thank you to everyone who attended my webinar/writing workshop last week, Quick Tips for Writing Meaningful Alt Text (Even If You’re Not a Writer). It was a.
Original Presentation Date: October 25, 2018 Alternative text is a key part of making a website accessible to people who are blind or low vision. Without.
Chief Accessibility Officer Jonathan Avila and Manager of Accessibility Services and UX expert Kara VanRoekel hosted a well-attended webinar last week, “WCAG 2.1: What You.
Original Presentation Date: September 27, 2018 In this on-demand webinar for online retailers, Elle Waters shares: Principles of accessibility and inclusive design that create usability.
Level Access CEO and Founder Tim Springer and Chief Accessibility Officer Jonathan Avila hosted our popular 2018 Digital Accessibility Trends – Fall Update webinar earlier this month. There were.
E-Commerce Times published a great article this week from our Chief Experience Officer Derek Featherstone on the importance of inclusive design for online retailers. In the.
Original Presentation Date: September 19, 2018 The WCAG 2.1 standards were released this summer and have made several new (or updated) recommendations for digital accessibility best.
Original Presentation Date: May 31, 2018 Mobile apps have revolutionized retail and dining, presenting customers with more options—and more ways to shop and place their orders—than.
Mobile apps are everywhere. The explosion of smartphones and tablets over the past decade have made apps an increasingly important way for businesses to connect.
Original Presentation Date: May 17, 2018 If you’re a buyer or a technology purchasing decision maker in your organization, this is one on-demand webinar you won’t want.
In our recent post – 10 Essential Questions to Include in Every RFP to Ensure Accessibility – you got our handy cut-and-paste list of questions to.
Original Presentation Date: April 12, 2018 We know you have lots of questions about Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act and how it affects your.
We’re having a webinar with Kristina Launey, an attorney with Seyfarth Shaw who specializes in cases dealing with accessibility. Now’s your chance to ask her.
Original Presentation Date: March 27, 2018 Digital accessibility lawsuits reached an all-time high in 2017 and legal experts predict the trend will continue in 2018. What.
Original Presentation Date: March 8, 2018 The last six months have brought a dramatic increase in litigation against financial institutions. With new actions against banks and.
Original Presentation Date: February 27, 2018 Most retail and dining establishments understand that physical spaces need to conform to specific design requirements for accessibility under the.
Original Presentation Date: February 20, 2018 Section 508 standards are federal acquisition requirements that apply to information and communications technology (ICT) that is used, developed, procured,.
Level Access hosted an ‘encore’ of our popular webinar, Navigating VPAT® 2.0: A Guide for Vendors yesterday; the original session took place on October 4, 2017,.
On-Demand Webinar Series This eight-part series covers core PDF accessibility concepts in convenient 30-minute sessions. All webinars in the series are available on-demand and include.
Original Presentation Date: November 30, 2017 If you’re a vendor who sells products or services to the U.S. Federal Government – or to certain U.S. State.
Original Presentation Date: November 28, 2017 People say, “Knowledge is power.” The good news is that you don’t need to know everything about digital accessibility to.
Original Presentation Date: November 7, 2017 DevOps/Agile naturally demand more and more Accessibility tests be fully automatic, and through the power of Machine Learning, we are.
This four-part series covers core InDesign accessibility concepts in convenient 30-minute sessions. All webinars in the series are available on-demand and include the recorded webinars,.
This three-part series covers core Microsoft Word accessibility concepts in convenient 30-minute sessions. All webinars in the series are available on-demand and include the recorded.
Original Presentation: July 13, 2017 Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) is one of the hottest topics in technology right now. One of the challenges.
Yesterday we presented the second webinar in the Microsoft Word Accessibility Basics series on best practices for Page Structure. As promised, we captured the many.
Webinar #1 in the Microsoft Word Accessibility Basics series covered non-text elements. There were so many questions during the webinar that we unfortunately did not.
Original Presentation Date: June 13, 2017 Travelers with disabilities come across many barriers when planning, booking, and taking a trip, whether for business or pleasure..
Last week’s presentation in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for page structure. Training Director Eric Lyons presented the webinar and has provided.