• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Easy Digital Accessibility: What’s Your +1?

Date & Time
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 4:20 PM PDT  
Platinum 2  

In a perfect world, we practice “shifting left” in digital accessibility, meaning that accessibility is considered from inception through end release. Reality often looks different, though, and accessibility professionals may find themselves brought in partway through or at the end of a project. The result is logging defects, panic, delayed release, and pressure. Overall, development teams can feel blindsided and resentful of the extra work accessibility seems to pose. How can we take a high-pressure high visibility situation and create an environment where everyone feels successful and valued? The +1 practice highlights specific examples of teams’ work in which accessibility is already demonstrated and suggests one additional step to enhance existing work. Each iteration adds one more step until the project is fully accessible. While this can seem time-consuming and even unnecessary, it has long-term impacts because it recognizes effort, breaks accessibility into understandable concepts, and makes success achievable. The outcome is teams that view accessibility positively and proactively incorporate it into future builds.

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  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Insurance
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
How can we add accessibility into high-pressure, high-visibility situations and make it feel achievable? The +1 practice highlights examples of teams’ work in which accessibility is already demonstrated and gives one additional step to enhance work.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Design
  • Development
  • Evaluation & Remediation
  • Leadership & Strategy
Session Type
General Track  


  • Kathryn Weber-Hottleman

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