Action Step 3: BUILD YOUR INITIATIVE
Achieving an accessible workplace means having an accessibility mindset—and quite often that means establishing an internal, company-wide initiative to help ensure that accessibility remains a priority. PEAT's TechCheck tool walks you through all the areas your accessibility initiative will need to cover.
The resources in this action step can help you create a new accessibility initiative or fine-tune the efforts you already have underway. They cover tips on building a business case for accessible technology, securing leadership buy-in for your initiative, assembling a team, and creating corporate programs and policies.
To enhance your existing accessible technology efforts, or to build an accessible technology initiative, review our tips and resources for employers:
- Accessibility: Making the Business Case for Employers—Learn tips for developing a written business case to help you advocate for an accessible workplace.
- Follow—and Join—the Accessibility Leader—Discover three easy steps for recruiting a colleague to lead your accessible technology effort.
- Accessible Technology: It’s a Team Effort—Explore the benefits of building an accessible technology team and the types of individuals to include in this important group.
- Knowledge is Power: Training Your Staff on Accessible Technology Issues—Find a roadmap and key resources for accessible technology training, from basic disability awareness for all employees to highly specialized technical training for software and application developers.
- Accessible Technology: Setting Goals and Monitoring Progress—Read where and how to establish metrics and timelines to help guide and measure your accessible technology initiative.