About Accessibility Track Consulting, LLC

Accessibility leaders helping you and your organization make the World more accessible

Our name, our mantra

Typically, products and services are developed using organizational tracks:

One track is concerned with the design and build, through agile or traditional methods.

Another track conducts quality assurance testing (integrated in agile teams, or through a dedicated testing team).

Accessibility is treated as an entirely separate track. It comes at the end of the build process. It has little impact on the product during the mainstream development and testing cycles. Besides being costly, it’s also ineffective.

We’re here to help you get your own accessibility track integrated into your mainstream development and testing tracks.

What We Do

We’re here to change the World.

  • We drive change at the accessibility-field level by providing freely available information supporting individuals and teams in their need to get started with, and then to improve, their accessibility programs.
  • We also address change at the organizational level by helping you to change your own situation to one in which accessibility is seen as integral, valued as part of your culture, and addressed throughout your organizational units. We provide management and executive coaching services to help you solve your accessibility problems. (We avoid ‘quick fix’ approaches that result in high long-term costs and few substantial changes.)

About Chris M. Law, PhDChris M. Law, PhD

Chris M. Law is the president and owner of Accessibility Track Consulting, LLC.

Bio

Chris’s goal is to help lead developments in the field of organization-wide approaches to accessibility. Chris is the manager, lead author and community of practice chair for the National Federation of the Blind’s Accessibility Switchboard Project, which aims to provide starting point resources for diverse audiences on how to incorporate accessibility across an organization’s activities. Chris is the convener and chair of the annual ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium, an event bringing peer-reviewed conference presentations to the East Coast. Chris is also the Chair of the IAAP (G3ict) Organizational Development Committee, which aims to help organizations with organization-wide strategies and resources.

Chris has over 25 years of experience in the accessibility field. Prior to founding Accessibility Track Consulting, LLC in 2015, Chris has worked on ICT accessibility programs as a contractor at both the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). He has been a university-based researcher at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his PhD work, Chris developed methods for studying business processes and organizational behavior with respect to disability.

Education

  • PhD, Business, RMIT University (Australia), 2010
  • M.Sc., Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), 1997
  • B.Sc., Ergonomics, Loughborough University of Technology (England), 1994

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Organizational behavior, corporate culture, change management
  • ICT Accessibility testing methods and tools (web, mobile, electronic documents, kiosks and ATMs)
  • Policy, management and implementation of testing programs
  • Universal Design, usability and accessibility
  • Accessibility standards and guidelines

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