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Accessibility advocacy july a11y to

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Advocacy is an important element that pushes companies to think about digital accessibility as more than just a barrier to launch. Unfortunately, many feel they don’t have the power within their current roles to make an impact. This talk will go over some ideas and suggestions to help empower anyone to be an accessibility advocate, no matter what role you’re in.

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Accessibility advocacy july a11y to

  1. 1. Accessibility Advocacy Janis Yee www.janisyee.ca
  2. 2. I am not an expert. Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  3. 3. What is Accessibility Advocacy? Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  4. 4. Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group that aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Wikipedia
  5. 5. Accessibility Advocacy is about doing whatever it takes to give accessibility considerations a seat at the table everywhere. Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  6. 6. Where do you start? Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  7. 7. Progression of Impact 1. You 2. Your Peers 3. Your Team 4. Your Company 5. Your Community Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  8. 8. 1. Start with YOU Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  9. 9. #wethechamps Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  10. 10. Invest in yourself 1. Keep learning 2. Apply your knowledge 3. Grow your proactive mindset Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  11. 11. Who can make accessibility happen? Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  12. 12. It’s not enough to just be the squeaky wheel. You’ve gotta bring your own grease too. Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  13. 13. 2. Your PEERS Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  14. 14. Things you can do 1. Host lunch and learns 2. Setup posters everywhere (even in bathroom stalls) 3. Answer questions in Slack Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  15. 15. Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  16. 16. Dos and donts on designing for accessibility Posters https://accessibility.blog.gov.u k/2016/09/02/dos-and-donts-o n-designing-for-accessibility/
  17. 17. 3. Your TEAM Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  18. 18. Challenges within Teams 1. Poor psychological safety 2. Lack of budget, time, or dedicated resources 3. Misconceptions about scope Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  19. 19. 4. Your COMPANY Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  20. 20. Challenges with Companies 1. No corporate awareness 2. Lack of executive support 3. Lack of education program 4. Silos by function Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  21. 21. The Accessibility Maturity Model in a nutshell Beginning No executive mandate, policies, or budget Transition Some Executive support, no clear strategy Goal Full executive support and thought leadership Adapted and simplified from Neil Milliken’s model
  22. 22. Basic Strategies 1. Identify maturity level 2. Map out influencers 3. Identify gaps and plan 4. Gather executive support Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  23. 23. 5. Your COMMUNITY Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  24. 24. Things you can do 1. Attend events 2. Share what you know Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  25. 25. Who can make accessibility happen? Janis Yee, a11yTO July 2019
  26. 26. Thank you!
  27. 27. Questions? Comments? Discussion?

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