Quick Tip: Techniques alone can’t sustain accessibility

Web developers and content creators can learn and use accessibility techniques, but that may not sustain accessibility over the long haul because of system level issues. Organizations need to identify that accessibility is desired, and then support it. Supporting it includes placing it into the development and QA process. It includes creating a culture of communication, coordination, and motivation that supports accessibility. It includes hiring new employees who have accessibility skills. It includes a procurement process that nets accessible libraries, widgets, tools, and platforms. It includes providing staff with the training and support to succeed. Finally, it includes testing accessibility outcomes and using the data to improve internal processes.

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