5th European eAccessibility Forum
Benefits and costs of e-accessibility

28/03/2011, 9:00 - 18:00
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - 30 Avenue Corentin Cariou 75019 - Paris, France

 
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Fine-tuning expert interventions in a Web project

Olivier Nourry (Paris, France)
Micropole
ONOURRY (at) micropole.com

Jean-Pierre Villain (France)
Qelios
jpvillain (at) yahoo.fr

Speaker's information


photo Olivier Nourry

Olivier Nourry is a Project Manager and Consultant on complex web applications, and Web Accessibility Manager, for the Micropole-Univers Group. At his instance, Micropole-Univers have developed an expertise around Web accessibility, injected in their clients’ projects, while aiming constantly at efficiency and pragmatism.

Micropole-Univers’ commitment towards accessibility is materialized by a strong financial and technical partnership with Braillenet.

 
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Accessibility Expert at Qelios

 

Summary


Warning : The short papers of this conference have been prepared by BrailleNet who accept any responsibility for them. But presentation materials provided for download (full-papers or slides) have been provided by the authors themselves.

E-accessibility is almost as old as the Web itself. Its complexity grew simultaneously. At the same time, pressure concerning Web accessibility, be it legal, marketing and from medias, has increased. Web content producers can no longer ignore such a question or consider it as futile. In some cases, accessibility is a key-objective of a Web project.

As a result, e-accessibility competences follow this trend towards more complexity and more criticality.

But market inertia is important. A potentially colossal demand has still not concretized itself, partly because of an insufficient awareness about accessibility. Supply is mainly carried by service providers who, in general, react to the demand and do not stir it. Training offers are scarce and hardly keep track of the Web evolution, which make knowledge processing even more difficult.

Experts rarity and vast diversity of needs lead to new optimization strategies. Maintaining an acceptable level of involvement in a project, while keeping accessibility objectives, implies several fundamental objectives: an understanding of the stakes, a definition of the accessibility expert role as an accelerator and a precise management of its interventions. These conditions are necessary to reduce the costs of e-Accessibility.

Experts intervention in e-Accessibility is a key factor of success for each web project with an accessibility goal. However, it is important to find the right proportions of expertise, at the right time, in order to make the intervention efficient and economically acceptable.

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