October 9, 2015
When people think about access and the workforce, most people tend to think about elevators, ramps and handrails. In the last decade, society has become dependent on digital offerings and technologies, especially within offices throughout Corporate America. However, all too often a significant number of the office environments lack the mandated structural supports that serve as those virtual elevators, ramps and handrails that ensure all people have the ability to pursue the career of their choice. By removing these structural barriers, employment opportunities for the disabled community can be opened dramatically. This webinar will provide information about the need to build the programmatic codings into the architectural structures of websites, software programs and digital offerings at the onset of development. Doing so will serve to positively impact the employability of people with disabilities that include sensory loss, mobility impairments or learning challenges that prohibit someone from processing print or using a keyboard, mouse or even turning pages in a book, collectively referred to as being print disabled. Advocating for, and enforcing adherence to the laws protecting virtual access will undoubtedly allow these people to compete equally for positions alongside their nondisabled peers. So, is your virtual work environment ADA compliant?