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Accessibility Laws: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business
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Your company’s website is a vital way to keep in touch with your customers, but it can also get your company in trouble if it isn’t designed correctly. Around the country, plaintiff’s lawyers are suing private companies for having websites that are inaccessible to people with disabilities. Civil rights laws like the ADA require that businesses offer people with disabilities with the same access to content and information as everyone else— and failing to do so can result in serious fines and...

7/27/2016
When: July 27, 2016
From 1:00 PM --2:00 PM EST
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Presenter: Ken Nakata
Contact: TJ Jacobs
202-367-1169


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Your company’s website is a vital way to keep in touch with your customers, but it can also get your company in trouble if it isn’t designed correctly.  Around the country, plaintiff’s lawyers are suing private companies for having websites that are inaccessible to people with disabilities.  Civil rights laws like the ADA require that businesses offer people with disabilities with the same access to content and information as everyone else— and failing to do so can result in serious fines and penalties.  This webinar will arm participants with the information they need to avoid liability and prepare for the future.  It will be presented by Ken Nakata, a former Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and who has specialized in accessibility for the last 24 years.

Webinar Material/Outline:

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Webinar Schedule & Fee:

Wednesday, July 27 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
 
Fee: $50.00 for NLBMDA members/ $200 non-members  

About the Instructor:

Ken Nakata, JD, CIPP/US is the one of the most well-known attorneys in the area of IT accessibility and is the Director of Cryptzone’s Accessibility Consulting Practice (ACP). Nakata’s work focuses on Web and software accessibility from both a legal and technical perspective. Nakata’s ACP team helps organizations manage the change towards accessibility in all aspects, providing consulting services aimed at shaping their accessibility policies and practices, and evaluating the overall state of their Web properties leveraging Cryptzone’s accessibility solutions. He is also a board member for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP),of which Cryptzone is a founding member.

Nakata worked for twelve years as a Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. He has argued on behalf of the United States government many times before the federal courts and has helped shape the government’s policies for the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Nakata also worked as Director of Accessibility and Government Compliance at BayFirst Solutions, a Washington, DC consulting firm.

In 2000, Attorney General Janet Reno presented Nakata with the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Information Technology. In addition to practicing law, Nakata is active in software and web-based technologies, including Java, JavaScript, SQL, and ColdFusion. In July 2001, he was certified by Sun Microsystems as a programmer for the Java 2 Platform. Nakata is a frequent speaker on both law and technology and is equally adept at conducting one-on-one workshops with programmers and developers as well as explaining law and policy to large audiences. He holds a Bachelors of Art degree in mathematics from John Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and is admitted to the bars of New York, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Washington.