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Compliance Sheriff at 2019 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

Compliance Sheriff Industry Experts to present at CSUN Assistive Technology Conference this month

Compliance Sheriff, an AppGate business, is excited to have our industry experts, Ken Nakata and Jeff Singleton, present at the CSUN conference this month. CSUN is the premier event of the year for learning about accessibility and the technology that facilitates inclusion for all.

The main conference runs from March 13-15th and features several insightful sessions with Ken and Jeff speaking on the liability laws around accessibility, how to maintain a compliant website and whether certification is necessary. Check out these exciting sessions if you are in Anaheim for this must-attend conference.

Does my site need a certification of logo?

Scheduled at 3:20 PM PST in Elite 12, 1st Floor. Wednesday, March 13

Separating the myths from the reality of site certifications and logos. This session will discuss what is really required for site accessibility compliance certifications and logos, and what they mean. This session will review the following:

  • what is meant by making a claim of accessible conformance per the W3C
  • what role does an automated scanning solution compared to manual evaluations play in assessing a web sites level of accessibility conformance
  • what perceived value does third-party certifications and logos provide

Achieving and Maintaining Web Accessibility

Scheduled at 11:00 AM PST in Orange County 3, 1st Floor. Thursday March 14

Deciding to make your website accessible is an easy decision – knowing how to start and what to do can be a daunting endeavor! Let AppGate's Accessibility Consulting Practice group show you an approach that has proven successful for many organizations.

This presentation is designed to present the steps any organization can take to start the process of bringing their web properties into compliance with the applicable laws and regulations.

Ken Nakata will introduce to the laws concerning website accessibility and some very practical steps that can be taken to reduce web site liability. Attendees will learn about:

  • Developing an effective and useful web accessibility statement
  • The four common issues that lead to inaccessible website litigation
  • How to easily identify these four common issues using automated technology

Jeff Singleton will take the conversation deeper into the technical aspects of establishing the testing approach and developing a plan for the initial web accessibly audit. Attendees will learn:

  • How to kick start their web accessibility program
  • How to balance manual and automated testing in an optimal way
  • What role an automated scanning solution plays in the accessibility testing process

Web Accessibility: A Litigation Perspective

Ken Nakata, Director of Accessibility Consulting Practice, Compliance Sheriff
Nicholas Reiter, Venable LLP
Karel Mazanec, Venable LLP

Scheduled at 1:20 PM PST in Platinum 6, 1st Floor. Thursday March 14

Over the last five years, web accessibility has seen an explosion in volume. By conservative estimates, 2018 is expected to show a marked increase over past years with between 1,200 and 1,300 total lawsuits. While the vast majority of these lawsuits will ultimately settle out of court, we have also seen a large increase in the number of judicial opinions over the last two years. These recent opinions have wrestled with thorny issues such as,

  • Can web accessibility lawsuits be dismissed if the plaintiff cannot demonstrate any realistic intention to be a customer of the defendant?
  • Can a plaintiff sue an organization if it has already settled a web accessibility lawsuit and is currently remediating its website?
  • Are "purely informational" websites fair game for being sued even if it offers no goods or services through the website?

This presentation will cover web accessibility basics, legal defenses and recommendations.

Meet with Compliance Sheriff Experts

Stop by Booth #216 in the CSUN Vendor Hall to meet some of our staff, and learn more about Compliance Sheriff. Compliance Sheriff has a deep history in web accessibility. Ken Nakata, a former Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice who has specialized in accessibility for the last 24 years, along with Jeff Singleton, a 20-year veteran in the field of assistive technology and accessibility testing are happy to help answer your questions and provide guidance for your organization's needs.

Compliance Sheriff's automated testing suite has proven itself to be the most comprehensive, configurable and scalable web compliance scanning tool, incorporating the best practices knowledge of experts who have been with us since the early days.

Our tool enables organizations to incorporate web accessibility testing into their software development model. We are committed to delivering our expertise to any company seeking to expand accessible design throughout their web properties.

Come meet with us to learn how we are investing in Compliance Sheriff to help you meet your web accessibility requirements. Take a look at our new website to learn more about our solutions and product.