Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

CVAA, Section 255, and Other Accessibility Requirements for Telecommunications Manufacturers and Providers

Thursday, August 25th – 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT (Time Zone Converter)

If you are part of an organization that provides audio or video entertainment, advanced communications, or any other telecom product or service, you need to be well-versed in the requirements of the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), Section 255 of the Communications Act, and other accessibility requirements for telecommunications.  In this webinar, we’ll look at:

  • The scope of the CVAA as it pertains to the telecom industry
  • What is required to be compliant with the CVAA, Section 255 and other requirements, including recordkeeping
  • The FCC’s enforcement of CVAA, Section 255 and other requirements
  • How to address the requirements, whether you’re new to accessibility or trying to maintain compliance

Get more details and register for the CVAA for Telecom webinar

 

Section 508 Refresh – Understanding the New Requirements

Thursday, September 8th – 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT  (Time Zone Converter)

An overview of the Section 508 Refresh, including:

  • The expected timeline and application requirements for the Section 508 Refresh
  • Key differences between the current Section 508 requirements and the proposed Refresh requirements 
  • Necessary testing types and techniques to ensure compliance with the proposed requirements

Get more details and register for the Section 508 Refresh webinar


Previously Recorded Webinars

If you have problems accessing any of the listed presentations please contact kim.phillips@ssbbartgroup.com for assistance. 

Topic Areas:

 

Accessibility Basics Series 

Title Slide: Accessibility Basics OverviewAccessibility Basics Series #1: Overview

A high-level overview of core accessibility concepts including challenges faced by various user types, leading assistive technologies, and laws and regulations related to accessibility.  

 

 


Title Slide for Accessibility Basics Series Webinar #2 - Use of Color

Accessibility Basics Series #2: Use of Color

A high-level overview of best practices for accessible use of color, including ensuring color is not used as the sole method of communicating information, selection, or error messages, and ensuring that text and images of text provide sufficient color contrast.

 


Title slide for Accessibility Basics Series Webinar #3Accessibility Basics Series #3: Non-text Elements

A high-level overview of best practices for accessible non-text elements, including providing informative alternative text for meaningful images, text equivalents for complex images, and using text instead of images of text.

 

 


Accessibility Basics Webinar #4 Title Slide

Accessibility Basics Series #4: Page Structure

A high-level overview of best practices for accessible page structure including providing a context sensitive page title, proper heading structure, ensuring the reading order of content is logical, using proper list structure, and setting the language of the document.

 


Title Slide for Accessibility Basics #5 Webinar

Accessibility Basics Series #5: Data Tables

A high-level overview of best practices for accessible data tables using proper data table markup for simple and complex tables to allow users of assistive technology to correctly associate tabular information.

 

 


Title slide for Accessibility Basics Series Webinar - Keyboard Accessibility

Accessibility Basics Series #6: Keyboard Accessibility

A high-level overview of best practices for ensuring that the focus order of interactive elements on the page is meaningful, all actions are keyboard accessible, and keyboard focus is indicated visually.

 

 


Title Slide - Accessibility Basics #7

Accessibility Basics Series #7: Forms

A high-level overview of best practices for ensuring forms are accessible, including ensuring instructive text is placed at the beginning of a form, providing explicit labels for forms, avoiding sensory characteristics in instructions, and providing fieldset and legend for groups of form controls.

 

 


Title Slide - Accessibility Basics Webinar #8

Accessibility Basics Series #8: Focus Control

A high-level overview of accessible best practices for focus control, including avoiding forced focus changes, ensuring revealed content receives focus, and providing programmatic focus to controls. 

 

 


Title Slide - Accessibility Basics #9 Webinar

Accessibility Basics Series #9: ARIA

The Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA) provides accessibility information such as the name, state, role, and value of certain elements. This webinar provides a high-level overview ARIA best practices including using valid ARIA roles, states, and properties, and indicating live regions for dynamic content 

 


Title slide for Accessibility Basics Webinar #10

Accessibility Basics Series #10: Dialogs

An overview of best practices for accessible dialogs including moving focus to open dialog boxes, indicating the beginning and end of dialog boxes, ensuring dialogs can be closed via keyboard, and ensuring calendar components are accessible via keyboard and don’t rely on color or formatting.

 


 

 

Accessibility Law

Title slide for the ADA Demand Letters & Settlements webinarADA Demand Letters & Settlements – Lessons Learned

This presentation looks at the ADA as it currently applies to the internet (legal, enforcement and regulatory status), low to deal with demand letters & litigation, sample settlement language, and lessons we’ve learned along the way to avoid pitfalls and have a successful accessibility program.

 

 


Defending Accessibility Lawsuits Title SlideDefending Digital Accessibility Lawsuits

Key guidance on how organizations can defend against potential litigation, respond to complaints, and implement structure and processes to meet consent decree performance objectives.    

 

 


Section 508 Refresh Webinar Title Slide

Section 508 Refresh: Understanding the New Requirements

Review of the key differences between the current Section 508 requirements and the proposed requirements of the 508 Refresh, the expected timeline, and recommended testing techniques and best practices to ensure compliance.

 

 


 

 

Accessibility Overview Series 

Accessibility Concepts Webinar Title Slide Accessibility Overview Series: Accessibility Concepts

A high-level overview of core accessibility concepts including challenges faced by various user types, leading assistive technologies, and laws and regulations related to accessibility.  

 

 


Business Drivers for Accessibility Webinar Title SlideAccessibility Overview Series: Business Drivers for Accessibility

A high-level overview of key business drivers for accessibility including conformance to the law, avoidance of revenue loss, minimization of legal risk and elimination of employee discrimination.    

 

 


Laws and Standards Webinar Title SlideAccessibility Overview Series: Laws and Standards

An introduction to domestic and international accessibility laws, standards, and regulations related to information technology.    

 

 


Web Accessibility 101 Webinar Title Slide

Accessibility Overview Series: Web Accessibility 101

A great webinar if you’re new to web accessibility, this 30 minute presentation gives a very high level overview of some of the core concepts including non-text elements, page structure, navigation, keyboard access and forms.  

 

 


 

 

Accessibility Policy Series

Introduction to Accessibility Policies Webinar Title SlideAccessibility Policy Series #1: Introduction to Accessibility Policies

A high-level overview of digital accessibility policies, including why they are important, what types of accessibility policies should be developed and what other organizational policies must have accessibility components added in.    

 

 


Accessibility Policy Series Webinar #2 Title SlideAccessibility Policy Series #2: Phase 1 – Policy Development

Review of the core digital accessibility policy documents that should be developed in Phase 1 of a policy development and implementation plan, including the Accessibility Policy, Accessibility Statement, Accessibility Issue Resolution Plan, Gap Analysis, and the Accessibility Compliance Program.  

 


Accessibility Policy Series Webinar #2 Title SlideAccessibility Policy Series #3: Phase 2 – Policy Operationalization

Review of the core digital accessibility policy documents that should be developed for the organization in Phase 2 of the policy development and implementation plan, including the Accessibility Communications Plan and Accessibility Training Plan.    

 

 


Accessibility Policy Series #4 Title Slide

Accessibility Policy Series #4: Phase 3 – Establishing Accessibility Standards

Review of the core digital accessibility policy documents that should be developed for the organization in Phase 3 of the policy development and implementation plan, including the Accessibility Checklist and Accessibility Implementation Guides.  

 

 


Policy Series Webinar #5 Title Slide

Accessibility Policy Series #5: Phase 4 – Accessibility Policy Implementation

Review of the core digital accessibility policy documents that should be developed for the organization in Phase 4 of the policy development and implementation plan, including the Project Management Plan and Workflow Change Report.    

 

 


Policy Series Webinar #6 Title Slide

Accessibility Policy Series #6: The Digital Accessibility Maturity Model

The final webinar in the series looks at the intersection between digital accessibility policies and the Digital Accessibility Maturity Model (DAMM), focusing on the Policy and Standards dimension of DAMM, and where policies must be complete and fully implemented to satisfy DAMM requirements.  

 


 

 

Accessibility Trends

2016 Trends Update Webinar Title Slide2016 Accessibility Trends – Mid-Year Update

In this mid-year update in our popular Accessibility Trends series, CEO Tim Springer shares key digital accessibility trends and developments and discusses the current state and projections for the market, key laws and regulations, and accessibility technologies.

 

 


2016 Accessibility Trends Webinar Title Slide

2016 Digital Accessibility Trends

In this comprehensive look at key digital accessibility trends and developments expected in 2016, CEO Tim Springer discusses the current state and projections for digital accessibility laws and standards, development paradigms and platforms.

 

 


2015 Trends Update Webinar Title Slide

2015 Digital Accessibility Trends UPDATE

This mid-year update to our popular 2015 Digital Accessibility Trends webinar shares key trends and developments in digital accessibility in 2015 to date and projections for future trends and timelines.  

 

 


 

2015 Trends Webinar Title Slide

2015 Digital Accessibility Trends

This presentation from December 2014 provides a comprehensive look at key trends and developments in digital accessibility laws and standards, development paradigms and platforms expected in 2015.  

 

 


 

 

Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA)

Title Slide - Accessibility Basics #9 Webinar

Accessibility Basics Series #9: ARIA

The Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA) provides accessibility information such as the name, state, role, and value of certain elements. This webinar provides a high-level overview ARIA best practices including using valid ARIA roles, states, and properties, and indicating live regions for dynamic content.

 


ARIA Best Practices Webinar Title Slide

ARIA Best Practices

Overview of ARIA, the Document Object Model (DOM) and the Applications Programming Interface (API), ARIA code examples and best practices, and ARIA testing tools.

 

 


ARIA Overview Title Slide

ARIA Overview

An overview of the Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA) specification, ARIA and WCAG, key ARIA features and where ARIA is supported.    

 

 


ARIA Support on Mobile Browsers Title Slide

ARIA Support on Mobile Browsers

A review of the different browsers available on mobile platforms and their level of accessibility with screen readers and ARIA roles, states, and properties.  

 

 

 

FCC Accessible Communications and Video Regulations Series

FCC Overview Webinar Title SlideFCC Accessible Communications Regulations Series #1: Legal Overview and Coverage

An overview of the FCC rules, including those pertaining to the CVAA, Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act and the rules covered by 47 CFR 6, 7 and 14.    

 

 


FCC Implementation Requirements Webinar Title SlideFCC Accessible Communications Regulations Series #2: Implementation Requirements

Defines the requirements present in FCC accessible communications regulations for implementing and developing accessible technology.    

 

 


FCC Recordkeeping Webinar Title SllideFCC Accessible Communications Regulations Series #3: Recordkeeping and Enforcement

A review of the recordkeeping obligations (47 CFR 14.31) of Section 717 of the Communications Act as it relates to organizations that are covered under the CVAA and Section 255 requirements.    

 

 


FCC Product Lifecycle Implementation Webinar Title SlideFCC Accessible Communications Regulations Series #4: Product Lifecycle Implementation

Defines the required steps in a product development lifecycle to ensure conformance with the FCC accessible communications requirements while meeting the recordkeeping obligations of the CVAA.    

 

 


FCC Video Legal Requirements Webinar Title SliideFCC Accessible Video Regulations Series #1: Legal Requirements

Overview of the FCC laws and rules governing video programming for television program creators, content distributors, and video playback and recording devices and software.    

 

 


FCC Video Implementation Overview Webinar Title SlideFCC Accessible Video Regulations Series #2: Implementation Overview

Outlines the required steps in a content and product development lifecycle to ensure conformance with FCC Accessible Video Programming requirements.    

 

 


 

 

 Additional Accessibility Topics

Accessibility for Telecommunications Title SlideAccessibility Requirements for Telecommunications Manufacturers and Service Providers

A look at accessibility requirements specifically affecting telecommunications manufacturers and services providers, including Section 255, Telecommunications Relay Services and text-to-911 requirements.    

 

 


Accessibility Roadmap for Products and Websites Title Slide Accessibility Roadmap for Products and Services

Business drivers for creating an accessibility roadmap, relevant standards and guidelines, key concepts for building accessibility into a website and/or application and how to structure a sustainable accessibility product roadmap.  

 

 


Title Slide for Acrobat XI Accessibility WebinarAcrobat XI Accessibility – Requirements, Implementation & Evaluation

Requirements, implementation, and evaluation techniques for core areas of PDF Accessibility. Key topics include: creating accessible source documents, proper heading structure and reading order, textual alternatives and using accessibility tools in Acrobat.

 


ADA for Retailers Webinar Title SlideADA and Web Accessibility for Retailers 

A look at current ADA requirements for retailers, expected changes and projected timelines for implementation, recent lawsuits and settlements, costs of retrofitting vs. building in accessibility from the start, and a recommended 3-phase approach to mitigating legal risk, enhancing user experience, and monitoring ongoing compliance.

 

 


Developing an Accessibility Training Program Webinar Title SlideDeveloping and Rolling Out a Unified Accessibility Training Program

An overview of successful methods and lessons learned when defining and rolling out a digital accessibility training program in a large organization.  

 

 


DAMM Webinar Title SlideThe Digital Accessibility Maturity Model

An overview the Digital Accessibility Maturity Model (DAMM) – a Capability Maturity Model based framework to help digital accessibility programs measure their development against an objective yardstick.    

 

 


Compliance Monitoring WEbinar Title SlideDigital Accessibility Compliance Monitoring

An overview of compliance monitoring, the benefits and limitations of automated testing, manual and functional testing and compliance testing models.    

 

 


Launching a Successful Program Webinar Title Slide Launching a Successful Digital Accessibility Program

A comprehensive framework for effectively developing and rolling out a digital accessibility program across an organization.    

 

 


Making Valid Compliance Claims Webinar Title Slide Making Valid Compliance Claims – VPATs, GPATs, Conformance Claims and More!

Methods and techniques for developing valid, defensible claims of accessibility compliance in public sector procurements, including VPATs and GPATs.  

 

 


Mobile Accessibility Webinar Title Slide Mobile Accessibility Best Practices and Tools

Review of the types of mobile content that can be tested automatically or in a guided automatic fashion and the types of controls typically tested.  Webinar includes a live demonstration of the AMP for Mobile automated testing engine.