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Orphan Medical Devices
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Separating services from housing: A SWOT Analysis – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats
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Agile software development and accessibility - How might we improve feedback on accessibility to software companies?
Comments from Group 1
- Inquire into the broader term "Accessibility" and what it means to different interest groups.
- Lack of knowledge and buy in from development. Improve education and outreach to the software development community on Accessibility and best practices.
- Market Accessibility as a worthwhile goal. For example, in federal contracts.
- Federal contracts
- Some federal contracts have
- Are they adequate? Some federal contracts have more "teeth" and that is how things become more shareable. Incentivize contracts.
- Investigate the possibility of open source software with automatic checks, open API and tools for Accessibility
- Investigate open API and tools
Comments from Group 2
- There is a level of frustration around accessibility. (Why does accessibility not have panache? Why left to the last minute? Fed gov. has section 508 but has taken many decades – has no clout – all seen as lacking importance in companies.)
- Frustration with disability community. Need to join together as a united voice.
- Websites who at the last-minute want to make it accessible. Need to have companies more aware of Accessibility towards the beginning of software development.
- Government needs to take a role. Need more clout behind 508. Push for ‘universal design’ websites.
- How to best impress upon government, non-profit.
- Idea for best & worst pools for Most Accessible and Least Accessible site. Center for Accessible Technology has a grant for that. CA Digital Inclusion Project - Awards for innovation.
Comments from Group 3
- Currently no mechanism for feedback on either side.
- Database clearinghouse for people to report accessibility issues.
- A "good housekeeping" seal of approval
- Seek out developers at accessibility conferences.
- "Yelp" for accessibility ratings.