Accessibility experts Ted Gies and Jay Nemchik discussed the business significance of VPATs, and their best practices for handling requests.

Over the years, Elsevier has responded to hundreds of customer requests for Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs). In this webinar, accessibility experts Ted Gies and Jay Nemchik discussed the business significance of VPATs, and their best practices for handling requests.
Original Recording Date: September 21, 2017


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Ather Shariff

Ted Gies leads the web accessibility initiative at Elsevier and parent company RELX. He co-authored the company accessibility policies and developed several learning tools on disability and assistive technology. Ted draws from 18 years in user experience, where he led design and user studies in fields such as geology, health sciences, and academic and corporate research.  

jay nemchik

Jay Nemchik is a web accessibility specialist who works closely with developers to achieve compliance throughout the development process and evaluates Elsevier products (both websites and applications) for accessibility compliance using both Section 508 guidelines (completion of VPATs) and W3C WCAG 2.0 international standards.