How Denver Built a Citywide Web Accessibility Strategy

Presented by

Karen Pellegrin, Citywide Digital Accessibility Coordinator at City & County of Denver

About this talk

Whether you’re rebuilding your whole website or just addressing basic accessibility issues on your current site, making sure it meets and continuously maintains accessibility standards can be incredibly challenging and daunting, especially when getting it wrong can mean costly fines, penalties, or lawsuits. Listen as Karen Pellegrin, Citywide Digital Accessibility Coordinator at City & County of Denver, shares the story of how the Denvergov web team took a multi-faceted approach to tackling digital accessibility through robust research, content audits, standards and guidelines, training programs, and pushing user experience efforts as much as possible, all while leveraging every available resource. In this conversational session, learn from Karen’s experience guiding a large organization to meet the challenges of ensuring equitable and transparent information for all residents. Karen’s story and approach are so relatable that they can greatly help others on this digital accessibility journey. Deepen your understanding of why accessibility is so important and learn how to make it a reality!

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