Concurrent Sessions | How Accessible Is Your Company? Addressing Website Accessibility and Careers Page Issues to Maximize Response

Is your website’s application portal fully accessible to disabled individuals? If it’s not, you could be subjected to costly legal scrutiny, as the Department of Justice is taking increased notice on this issue, and the U.S. Access Board soon will release new website accessibility standards. Some federal circuit courts of appeal have already ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to e-commerce and websites offering goods and services unconnected to a physical place. This raises the issue of what businesses should do to ensure that their websites—as places of public accommodation—are ADA accessible. Also, if your online application process doesn’t allow everyone, regardless of disability, to apply then you could be missing out on qualified candidates who are right for the positions you’re looking to fill. This session will focus on:

  • How to tell if your website meets or misses the mark concerning your job application and other automated processes
  • 10 common issues with website inaccessibility that could negatively impact recruiting efforts—and how to fix them
  • Examples of the latest assistive technology to consider for correcting deficient automated website features and tools