"Accessibility Integration in a Global Customer Website
- Scotiabank.com - A Success Story"

presention by

Pina D'Intino, Monica Ackermann & George Zamfir

at

The Accessibility Conference in Guelph

There are two presentations in this series and in both presentations we highlight the most important lessons we learned, best practices that worked for us and the challenges we faced and how to overcome them. However, they do complement each other:

Description

The redesign of scotiabank.com presented an ideal opportunity to integrate accessibility standards and truly embed accessibility into the project plan.


There are two presentations in this series and in both presentations we highlight the most important lessons we learned, best practices that worked and the challenges we faced and how to overcome them. However, they do complement each other:

You'll learn how we gained participation from various stakeholders, shared best practices and built accessibility skills throughout the team.

The accessibility team at Scotia was engaged from the very beginning and collaborated with many stakeholders and as a result took the opportunity to build an accessible framework from day 1 by injecting the accessibility requirements and best practices throughout the entire Software Development Lifecycle Cycle (SDLC).

Objectives

The redesign of a large, national website is a complex undertaking. It is also an opportunity to do accessibility right from the beginning. The objective of the session is to share lessons learned and practical tips about how to successfully integrate accessibility into a large project. This included:

Some of the questions we answered:

We hope to provide insight into policy, planning, technical solutions and best practices that hopefully will be of great benefit and use to the accessibility community.