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"Using Data to Drive Compliance” - The first steps towards embedding accessibility

Accessibility can seem like a challenging goal but even the longest journey begins with one step.  This first step for many organisations is commissioning an accessibility audit, or for public bodies, receiving monitoring data from the National Disability Authority.

“Using data to drive compliance” will consider how organisations can make the best use of this data in a planned and systemic way.  Donal Rice, NDA, in conversation with Ron Beenen, Deque Systems, will discuss the fundamentals of setting up a accessibility plan for your organisation, actioning accessibility reviews, remediation and timelines.  They will consider the various roles involved from senior management, to technical and communication staff to external consultants and partners.  It will also provide an overview of what the latest round of conducing conducted by NDA tells us about some of the accessibility challenges of the 225 websites reviewed in Ireland. 


12:00: Welcome and housekeeping – Jakub Christoph, ICS
12:05: Irelands EU WAD monitoring report – what the data tells us
12:15: Fireside chat with Donal Rice and Ron Beenen
12:45: Questions and answers

Speaker Profiles:

Donal J. Rice

Donal is head of monitoring for the EU Web Accessibility Directive at the National Disability Authority.

Ron Beenen

Ron is the Director of Business Development for Europe at Deque. Ron started his career in the internet industry in 1995. From 2004, he has focused purely on digital accessibility. In his career he has provided strategic advice and services to organizations, both in the private and public sector. Ron performed several accessibility research projects commissioned by the Dutch Government, The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights, and disability organizations that were discussed in Dutch parliament and covered in national press. 

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16th Feb (Thu)


Begins at 12:00 and ends at 13:30


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