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

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Shifting Accessibility Lefter

Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 1:20 PM PDT  
Grand GH  
A massive amount of work has been done over the years to shift digital accessibility from an engineering afterthought to better planning in the design stages. However, there are lots of gaps remaining in other directions and areas to truly achieve full digital accessibility. It's time to move past the focus and responsibility being strictly on engineers. Not only do we need to do more in Product roles, but we also need to expand into hiring, onboarding, and HR, as well as expect more out of browser vendors and assistive technology providers. Some areas to be discussed are job postings, inclusive interviews, accessible onboarding, HR policies that accommodate for people with disabilities, as well discussing the idea of encouraging browsers and assistive technology vendors to continue supporting global standards. This presentation is geared towards senior accessibility leaders, DEI, and HR professionals, or anyone genuinely looking to continue moving digital accessibility past the designer-to-engineer handoff.  
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Finance & Banking
  • Employment & Human Resources
  • Administration & Business Support
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
It's time to shift accessibility past the designer-to-engineer handoff & expand further left, up, down, & right into other areas. This discussion is for Accessibility/DEI leaders, or anyone looking to move digital accessibility to higher levels.  
Primary Topic
Leadership & Strategy  
Secondary Topics
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Employment & Workplace
Session Type
General Track  


  • Gerard Cohen

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