Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Mobile Accessibility & 508 Compliance for Gov

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Why is it important to focus on accessibility on your website? We'll show you how one highly dynamic and video-rich website was brought to life and then adapted for mobile—all while adhering to Section 508 compliance to meet accessibility needs of its users.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ MakeTheConnection.net aims to reduce stigma and increase awareness of mental health resources and support for Veterans. The website features a video gallery with hundreds of Veterans’ stories, and includes a site-wide filter to deliver the most targeted content relevant to a specific Veteran visiting the website. Explore UI/UX considerations Make the Connection used to create an engaging experience for all of its users, and see what you can do to make sure you’re doing the same.

Presenters

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Jordan Sheckman

Dir of Web Design

Reingold

Jordan Sheckman is a DC area Web designer/developer, originally hailing from South Florida. He has a relentless passion for design and technology, and where they intersect on the Web.

As Director of Web Design for Reingold, Jordan leads a team of designers that services mostly the government and association space. Recent clients include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the NFL. Jordan’s well-versed in developing for cross-browser compatibility and Section 508 compliance. He last spoke in Washington, D.C. at Social Media Week 2013.

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