View a discussion with state accessibility CIOs Jeff Kline, Sarah Bourne, and Jay Wyant regarding Policy-Driven Adoption for Accessibility (PDAA). This new approach can help achieve higher levels of accessibility in vendor-provided products and services over the long term.

A live recording of a panel discussion about Policy-Driven Adoption for Accessibility (PDAA), featuring state accessibility CIOs Sarah Bourne, Jeff Kline, and Jay Wyant. PDAA is a new approach to help achieve higher levels of accessibility in vendor-provided products and services. This webinar was originally held on September 17, 2015.

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Jeff Kline is the author of “Strategic IT Accessibility: Enabling the Organization.” He currently serves as Program Director, Statewide Electronic and Information Resources(EIR) at the Texas Department of Information Resources. Prior to his current position in public service, Mr. Kline managed IBM's Worldwide Accessibility Consulting and Business Transformation initiatives and other areas of product development during his 26-year IBM career including industrial design, software development, user interface design/development, and system usability.



Sarah Bourne photoSarah E. Bourne is the Director of IT Accessibility for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where she works on accessibility policy, standards, and guidance for development and procurement for internal and public systems. These efforts started with creating accessibility guidelines in 1998 as the Commonwealth’s first webmaster. She is a co-founder and organizer of the annual Boston Accessibility Conference.



Jay WyantJay Wyant is Minnesota's first Chief Information Accessibility Officer, or CIAO! His role is to work with Minnesota state agencies to develop policies, procedures, and best practices so their operations and services can be accessible.





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