• Pyramid with 5 levels of DAMM Maturity

    In my previous posts in the Digital Accessibility Maturity Model (DAMM) Series I introduced DAMM, its ten core dimensions, and the 5 levels of maturity each dimension can be measured against.  This post will discuss in more detail DAMM Dimension #1 – Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) – including the related Aspects and Artifacts, …Read more

  • The Digital Accessibility Maturity Model – Maturity Levels

    Posted by Sheri Byrne-Haber on June 24, 2015

    Pyramid with 5 levels of DAMM Maturity

    In my last post in the Digital Accessibility Maturity Model (DAMM) Series I shared a brief introduction to each of the ten core DAMM dimensions.  In this post I’ll define each of the 5 levels of maturity that a dimension can be rated at. DAMM Maturity Levels Capability Maturity Models were used as the basis for …Read more

  • W3C logo

    Disabilities do not change, technology changes.  This observation, shared by Gregg Vanderheiden, Ph.D, captures the crux of the issue facing those who work on the web accessibility guidelines committees and was the heart of the discussion by the “W3C-WAI: New Horizons for 2020” panel at this month’s M-Enabling Summit.  What is the best way to …Read more

  • The Digital Accessibility Maturity Model: Core Dimensions

    Posted by Sheri Byrne-Haber on June 22, 2015

    Pyramid with 5 levels of DAMM Maturity

    In my first two posts in the Digital Accessibility Maturity Model (DAMM) Series I gave an overview of DAMM and shared why a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) based model was used for DAMM. In this post I’ll provide a brief introduction to each of the ten core DAMM dimensions. The DAMM Dimensions The Digital Accessibility Maturity …Read more

  • The Digital Accessibility Maturity Model: CMM-Based Modeling

    Posted by Sheri Byrne-Haber on June 19, 2015

    Pyramid with 5 levels of DAMM Maturity

    In my previous post in the Digital Accessibility Maturity Model (DAMM) Series I provided an introduction to DAMM and maturity models in general.  In this post, I’ll share why a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) based Model was chosen for DAMM. In addition to the accessibility-related components of DAMM, implementing CMM model process improvement adds values …Read more

  • The Digital Accessibility Maturity Model: Introduction to DAMM

    Posted by Sheri Byrne-Haber on June 17, 2015

    Pyramid with 5 levels of DAMM Maturity

    This is the first in a series of  posts on the Digital Accessibility Maturity Model (DAMM).  At a high level, these blogs will cover an introduction to DAMM and its terminology, and detailed reviews of the 10 DAMM dimensions, the 3 DAMM-HR dimensions, DAMM audits, and how ratings are assigned Introduction Digital accessibility is a …Read more

  • Microsoft Edge Logo

    As the launch date for Windows 10 comes closer, so does the release of a new web browser. Previously code named Spartan, this new browser has officially been branded by Microsoft as Edge. Part of what this entails is the deprecation of Internet Explorer. As a bit of history, Internet Explorer (IE) was developed and …Read more

  • Key on a keyboard labeled "Access"

    In my last Accessibility Policy Series post I discussed the accessibility plans that must be created during the Accessibility Implementation phase.  In this last post in the series blog I will discuss at a high level a method to measure the maturity level of your organization after the accessibility policies have been implemented. Digital Accessibility …Read more

  • Accessibility Policy Series #6: Phase 4 – Implementation

    Posted by Sheri Byrne-Haber on June 15, 2015

    Key on a keyboard labeled "Access"

    In my last Accessibility Policy Series post I discussed policies that must be created during the Accessibility Standards phase.  In this post I’ll look in more detail at the types of Accessibility Plans that must be built during the last part of accessibility policy/plan establishment, the Accessibility Implementation Phase.  These Plans rely on data established …Read more

  • Key on a keyboard labeled "Access"

    In my last post in the Accessibility Policy Series, I discussed  the accessibility plans that must be created during the Accessibility Operationalization phase.  In this post I’ll discuss the types of Accessibility Plans and Guides that must be built during the third phase of accessibility policy/plan establishment, the Accessibility Policy Standards Phase.  These plans rely …Read more

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