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Free Webinars from the Bureau of Internet Accessibility

December 7, 2022 from 1:00 to 1:30 EST

Why website accessibility is critical and the methods involved to maintain compliance.

Your site may be accessible now or you may be in the middle of an accessibility project, but have you ever wondered how your website will remain accessible in the months and years to come?  Learn how to make it easy!

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2020 – 2021 series of 12 digital accessibility webinars

CommonLook is a global leader in electronic document accessibility, providing software products and professional services that have innovated and achieved best-in-class remediation results for 20 years.

The accessibility of digital documents, like PDFs, is a critical aspect of digital accessibility compliance.

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The Bureau of Internet Accessibility is proud to partner with the experts at CommonLook to bring you this exciting digital accessibility webinar series, split into two tracks: Choose general accessibility overview webinars, advanced technical webinars, or both.

Overview Series

What Is Digital Content and Why Does It Need to Be ADA/AODA Compliant?

November 3, 2020


  • Overview of Accessibility Compliance Requirements
  • What is Digital Content (HTML, PDFs, video, email, text, images, PPTs, Web Applications?
  • Overview of what is required for each type of content

Hosted by: Kim Testa (BoIA), Chad Zaire (CommonLook) and Elizabeth Small (US Department of Labor)


Introduction to Digital Inclusion

November 10, 2020

Illustrated webinar design showing multiple digital icons surrounding person wearing a headset using a laptop with an accessibility symbol on it.

  • What's the issue?
  • How are certain groups affected?
  • How do people use the web?
  • What is assistive technology?
  • What are the guidelines and standards?
  • What are the legal implications?

Hosted by: Kim Testa from BoIA

Digital Accessibility Laws and How They are Applicable

November 17, 2020

Illustrated webinar design showing legal concepts, like scales of justice and a gavel, on digital devices.

  • What are the legal implication - the specific laws?
  • Who is required to comply?
  • Who is at risk?
  • What are the costs of defending a lawsuit?
  • What should organizations do to prevent?
  • What should organizations do when you receive a demand letter?

Hosted by: Kim Testa (BoIA) and Jim Rockney (Reed Smith)

Advanced Series

What Regulations Apply to Digital Accessibility?

October 29, 2020

Illustrated webinar design showing digital compliance logos, such as W3C and 508.

  • Web Content Accessibility Standards (W3C and ISO)
  • Government Regulations on Digital Accessibility

Hosted by: Dave Herr (CommonLook)

Digital Testing Techniques for WCAG Compliance

November 12, 2020

Illustrated webinar design showing digital tools and devices, with WCAG on the main laptop.

  • Screen readers vs. Adobe PDF for native text to speech
  • What is OCR?
  • Website accessibility testing
  • PDF accessibility testing

Hosted by: Dave Herr (CommonLook)

Coding for Accessibility and the User Experience

December 3, 2020

Illustrated webinar design showing concept of behind-the-scenes website icons, like Styling, HTML, and PDF.

  • What is coding for an accessible user experience (UX)?
  • How to think accessibility — get native
  • Accessibility coding practices
  • Accessible implementation examples

Hosted by: Garry Harstad (BoIA)

Future webinar details and dates coming soon!

Not sure where to start?

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