Webinars: Organizational Change and Accessibility, Overcoming the Resistance
ARCHIVE: Organizational Change and Accessibility, Overcoming the ResistanceLive Broadcast Held On: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Length: 1.5 hours
Fee: $39 for members; $79 for nonmembers
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Speaker: Chris Law, President, Accessibility Track Consulting, LLC
Target Audience: Accessibility consultants and practitioners, Section 508 Coordinators, accessibility program managers.
Skill Level: Advanced
Overview: In recent years, there has been a growing interest in integrating accessibility into product development lifecycles and other organization-wide processes. In stark contrast to the task of solving technical IT accessibility problems, it is a difficult task for many practitioners to overcome the sorts of non-technical 'people problems' during new accessibility initiatives. In our field, there is a very small well of advice on this topic from which to draw at present. Practitioners will inevitably encounter resistance. How can they successfully deal with individual, team, managerial and executive-level opposition? Drawing from personal experience and the experience of consultant colleagues, as well as the literature, and from published methods, this webinar will include practical examples and provide advice for overcoming resistance to accessibility initiatives.
- Inevitable resistance: Planning ahead
- Identifying danger signs, and getting back on track
- Making accessibility a shared responsibility
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