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A big THANK YOU to Fran Osborne for her detailed notes!
 
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*Inquire into the broader term "Accessibility" and what it means to different interest groups.
 
*Inquire into the broader term "Accessibility" and what it means to different interest groups.

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Agile software development and accessibility - How might we improve feedback on accessibility to software companies?

A big THANK YOU to Fran Osborne for her detailed notes!

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. Finding out how to communicate.
  • Database clearinghouse for people to report accessibility issues. (Companies may find it safer to report issues.)
  • A "good housekeeping" seal of approval
  • Seek out developers at accessibility conferences.
  • "Yelp" for accessibility ratings.
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