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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Industrialising accessibility of a fleet of websites

Elie Sloïm (France)
Temesis
elie.sloim (at) temesis.com

Speaker's information


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Mr Elie Sloïm is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Temesis, a 10 year old online quality and accessibility-focused French company. Since 2004, he has led the Opquast (Open Quality Standard) project, which provides a quality checklist for online services and a platform for quality and accessibility- focused web project management. He is an internationally renowned speaker who has addressed for instance the Confoo.ca in Montreal, ParisWeb, Polytechnique Lausanne, CRT Henri Tudor in Luxembourg and various digital accessibility events on Réunion Island. He is involved as a methodology specialist in the writing of various checklists and standards, including the RGAA (French standard for the accessibility of the public sector websites). His Opquast quality best practices checklist booklet has sold more than 10,000 copies over the last two years.

 

Summary


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It happens more and more frequently: public and private organisations do not have to contend with managing the accessibility of a single website but have to deal with tens or even hundreds of them. Each of these websites must be improved and be made compliant. In this case, it is interesting to design and implement innovative and industrial approaches to improve accessibility.

Using the real life example of Agence de la Biomédecine as a business case, it appears that it is possible to improve the overall accessibility of a fleet of heterogeneous sites by pooling the assessment, planning, governance and correction.

Cost determine this new approach in accessibility implementation. Industrialising processes are implied by costs-bénéfits ratio optimization.

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