Webinar: VPATs 101 - what are they, when to use them, and how they can guide your accessibility practice

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A live webinar on Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) and next steps for digital accessibility

Some organizations start their accessibility journey with a VPAT, but then get lost in what they should do next. Digital products and properties impact people with disabilities. VPATs can be used to improve a product's accessibility and make it more usable by all.

While a VPAT is an important step for your business and customers, it is just one step on the journey to being accessible. Being accessible has many benefits - it prevents legal risk with expensive lawsuits and complaints on the rise, it increases your bottom line by opening your business to people with disabilities (24% of U.S. Citizens), and because it’s the right thing to do.

In this webinar, our presenters discuss:

  • What is a VPAT and when you need it
  • What a VPAT tells you about your product or digital property
  • What you should do with your VPAT
  • What other steps you should take to continue your accessibility journey 

About the Presenters

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Heidi Kelly-Gibson - Customer Success Manager at Deque

Heidi joined Deque in 2018, bringing with her two decades of experience in project management, customer success, and service. Most recently she is focused on her customer’s accessibility journeys and supporting them through the development and execution of their accessibility programs. Heidi is an avid blood donor, loves being the mother of three great young adults, and is seldom without her faithful furry companions: her beloved English Bulldog, Louie, and her sweet Labradoodle Rottweiler Mix, Luna.

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Will Creedle - Senior Accessibility Manager at Deque

Will Creedle is a CPACC-certified Sr. Accessibility Consultant with Deque. He has been working in digital media since 1999 and in accessibility for almost 10 years. Working at Deque is kind of his dream job.

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