March 20, 2024

A Review of Various Notable ADA-Related Settlement Agreements and Conciliations by Federal Enforcement Agencies
Presented by Great Lakes ADA Center

Description: This session will review key facts, issues, and resolutions of notable settlement agreements and conciliations posted publicly by the Federal agencies that enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related anti-discrimination laws. We will review notable cases to extract some of the less obvious policies or themes embedded in targeted enforcement efforts. Discussions will include exploration of possible reasons why civil rights offices target certain segments of our economy but not others. We will also isolate some key take-aways that should be duly noted by those of us who peruse these outcomes to provide technical assistance, advocate, or simply appreciate why a Federal agency ultimately takes court action against a particular business, government entity, a landlord, or even a solo legal or medical practice. This webinar aims to point out the importance of appreciating the stated and unstated themes behind these secondary examples of compliance and enforcement. While they may not be as important as actual court decisions, these Federal enforcement efforts represent the backbone of ADA compliance across the country.


How to Find and Fix the Top 3 Accessibility Issues
Presented by Deque

Description: When your organization is just getting started with accessibility, it can be very difficult to know where to start. For organizations with an established accessibility program, there are still prioritization challenges. - Should you prioritize the issues that occur the most? - Should you prioritize issues that have the most impact on your users? - Should you focus on fixing the issues that can be found and fixed with automated tooling to make the best use of your development resources? To all those very important questions, we say yes. If you’re not an expert, you probably let out a deep sigh. Don’t worry, in this webinar, we break down the top 3 accessibility issues based on commonality, impact, and what can be easily found and fixed with the use of automated tools. We focus on the following three categories of issues:

  1. Name, Role, Value (WCAG Success Criteria 4.1.2 - Missing role, state, or text for components)
  2. Info and Relationships (WCAG Success Criteria 1.3.1 - conveying information, structure, and relationships)
  3. Keyboard (WCAG Success Criteria 2.1.1 - all content operable through keyboard)