Doing Accessibility Right the First Time -- or Maybe the Second

UAD3 Usability, Accessibility and Design

Location: 101B, Wisconsin Center

MONDAY, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Sometimes it takes a horrible event (like a disastrous website launch) to get all the resources in place to finally do things right. Hear how Grinnell College royally messed up, but then took the opportunity to rebuild an accessible site from the ground up. Whether you have a "pretty accessible" site or are starting from scratch, learn how to get internal buy-in (without manufacturing a disaster), secure internal and external resources, and manage the project from start to finish.

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Sarah Anderson
Director of Interactive Communications, Grinnell College

Sarah Anderson is director of interactive communications at Grinnell College. Prior to entering the world of higher ed, she managed communications and public relations for a non-profit organization that provides services to children with disabilities. She has a B.A. from Grinnell College, an M.A. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College, and an M.P.A. from Drake University.

Donna Dralus
Online Media and Web Coordinator, Grinnell College

Donna Dralus is an online media and web coordinator with Grinnell College. She has more than twenty years experience with Internet and web technologies, including front and back end design and implementation. She has a passion for creating tools that work well for everyone, with a focus on user experience and accessibility. She’s worked in higher education for almost 15 years, and has experience with government, healthcare, and private industry.