Making Your Website ADA Compliant

Taking measures to ensure your business’ website is accessible can help your organization retain & gain consumers, meet ADA and other compliance mandates while also doing good. In this webinar, Bruce Howell, accessibility services manager for The Carroll Center for the Blind will provide an overview on accessibility, outline regulations, guidelines and technologies and outline clear action steps your organization can take to optimize web accessibility. This webinar event is available for free to members and nonmembers of the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber as part of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion series.

What You'll Learn

  • What Digital Accessibility is
  • Who benefits from accessibility
  • Five factors that affect web accessibility
  • Rules and regulations that address web accessibility
  • All about the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (“WCAG”)

About the Presenter

Bruce Howell, Accessibility Services Manager

Bruce Howell joined the staff at The Carroll Center for the Blind in July of 2012. He is a graduate of Colgate University and previously enjoyed a long career in Retail Banking, followed by time in Job Development for persons with disabilities. In his current role with the Carroll Center, Bruce has primary responsibility for business development and digital accessibility services and product management. He works with clients to help them to identify and articulate their product and digital accessibility challenges and assigns Carroll Center resources to best meet those client needs. This work has included numerous projects supporting recruitment and logistical support for academic and health industry researchers. Bruce is also a proficient user of some of the Assistive Technologies used to perform the testing and evaluation work on client products, websites, mobile applications, and other types of digital content. He was recently Chair of the Rehabilitation Council at the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind and served as a member of his hometown’s Commission on Disability for many years.

Event Details

When: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Time: 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. EDT

Where: Online (Zoom)

Cost: FREE