When you have multiple internal and external websites and applications within your organization, you need a formal program for ensuring accessibility compliance. The following actions will help you create – and maintain – a solid accessibility program.
Establish Governance for the Accessibility Program
Develop accessibility policy
Document that clearly states approach to accessibility.
Develop accessibility standards
Easy-to-understand guidelines based on WGAC standards.
Identify and prioritize platforms
Enterprise platforms, prioritized by criticality to end users and business
Educate the Enterprise about Accessibility
Outline change targets
People who promote, support, or implement accessibility standards.
Appoint an accessibility champion
Person who ensures compliance and educates teams.
Increase awareness and education
Scope: accessibility awareness, standards, common issues & fixes.
Correct (or Prevent) Accessibility Issues
Embed accessibility into processes
Add accessibility to standard design and development processes.
Conduct accessibility audits
Regularly review target platforms to identify issues & corrective actions.
Document accessibility actions
Maintain documentation about remediation decisions.