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HiSoftware to Present Four Sessions on Web Accessibility at the CSUN Conference

March 10, 2014

Experts to Present California State University Case Study and Discuss Mobile Accessibility, Content Testing Tools and Strategies

Nashua, NH – Accessibility experts Ken Nakata and Jeff Singleton will address best practices for accessible Web design at the Center on Disabilities at California State University, Northridge’s 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (known as CSUN). Nakata and Singleton, both of HiSoftware Inc., a provider of compliance and security solutions, will present multiple sessions on Mobile Accessibility, Testing Tools and Strategies at the CSUN conference held March 17 – 22, 2014 in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel.

California State University’s Methodology for Driving Web Accessibility
Web accessibility is not something that can be tacked on at the end of Web design; it must be addressed throughout the development process. On Wednesday, March 19, Cheryl Pruitt, Director, Accessible Technology Initiative California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and Susan Cullen M.S. and Alen Davoudian both from California State University, Northridge, will join Singleton, Senior Accessibility Test Manager at HiSoftware, to present a case study on “California State University’s Methodology for Driving Web Accessibility.”
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Location: Gaslamp B, 2nd Floor, Seaport Tower

How to Test for MWBP and WCAG
Mobile technologies are now ubiquitous and instant access to electronic information is increasingly essential for the workplace and for meaningful participation in our digital society. On Thursday, March 20, Ken Nakata, Director of the Accessibility Consulting Practice at HiSoftware, and Singleton will addresses how developers tasked with mobile accessibility can use automated and manual methods to test for Mobile Web Best Practices (MWBP) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in, “How to Test for MWBP and WCAG.”
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM
Location: Balboa C, 2nd Floor, Seaport Tower

Exposing the Myths of Accessibility Evaluation
Many people today are asked to ensure the accessibility of content within their organization with little to no guidance. As a result, most are at a loss of where to begin and need help and direction. On Thursday, March 20, Singleton offers an interactive demonstration of different monitoring and validation strategies in “Exposing the Myths of Accessibility Evaluation.” The session will expose the common myths and provide guidance on avoiding pitfalls that can derail or slow progress when incorporating accessibility into the content/application creation process.
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 3:10 PM
Location: Balboa C, 2nd Floor, Seaport Tower

Cynthia Says: A Low Cost Tool to an Accessible Website
Checking websites for accessibility can be a daunting and expensive task. Web accessibility evaluations, however, do not always require expensive solutions. On Friday, March 21 Singleton will introduce some of the free solutions available for testing Web accessibility in “Cynthia Says: A Low Cost Tool to an Accessible Website.” This presentation will introduce Cynthia Says and other cost-free tools essential for evaluating Web accessibility.
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM
Location: Balboa A, 2nd Floor, Seaport Tower

For 29 years the Center on Disabilities, through CSUN, has provided an inclusive setting for researchers, practitioners, exhibitors, end users, speakers and other participants to share knowledge and best practices in the field of assistive technology. Known as a forum that showcases cutting edge technology and practical solutions that can be utilized to remove the barriers that prevent the full participation of persons with disabilities in educational, workplace and social settings, the conference is the largest of its kind in the world.

HiSoftware provides Web accessibility solutions to some of the largest US and international government agencies, as well as Global 2000 companies. More information about Web accessibility challenges and technical solutions can be found at:

To discuss any of the sessions or how HiSoftware might help you with your Web accessibility requirements, visit booth 414 on the CSUN exhibition floor.

About HiSoftware

HiSoftware provides end-to-end information security and compliance solutions to help organizations address business process, regulatory and productivity concerns around the secure collaboration of data in content management systems and social environments. HiSoftware solutions add a layer of security at the content level to enforce data and web governance policies and improve collaboration, while minimizing risk on a wide range of digital environments including SharePoint, file shares, enterprise social systems, mobiles, intranets, extranets, public websites and the cloud. HiSoftware is a Microsoft Gold Application Development Partner with over 1,000 customers across a broad range of industries including Global 2000 companies, higher education, and US and international government agencies. Learn more at or follow @HiSoftware on Twitter.