As you work to improve digital engagement efforts in your community, inclusiveness has never been more important, especially among marginalized groups like those living with disabilities. Residents living with disabilities in your community deserve your distinct consideration when developing an accessible engagement strategy.
It can be daunting to understand—and incorporate—government-sanctioned ADA design standards, especially when getting it wrong can mean costly fines, penalties, or lawsuits. We’re here to help. In this free session, we’re bringing in Geoff Ames, an ADA accessibility expert, to provide insight on how to develop a compliant engagement strategy for people living with a range of disabilities, including blindness, low-vision, deafness, and limited manual mobility. Geoff is a senior project manager at Meeting the Challenge, Inc., an accessibility compliance consulting subsidiary of CP&Y, Inc., a full-service engineering, architectural, and construction consulting firm. Geoff’s session will cover:
- The requirements of the ADA – regulations, standards, & best practices
- Public notice & other administrative content required on websites
- How to evaluate and identify both physical and operational accessibility barriers to government services and meetings
- The aids and services needed to provide effective, equitable communication for all people