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This final activity, brings together all that you have learned in this course. Think of it as a culminating activity, to reinforce your learning. A digital accessibility policy should be written as a guide that management and staff can use, to understand what they need to be doing to meet the organization’s accessibility requirements. The following is a list of potential sections for a policy document. You can start with these, add or remove sections or subsections, provide text for each section explaining the what, how, and/or who the section of the policy applies to, and organize it in a coherent way. • Background • Company commitment • Accessibility committee o Scope and responsibilities o Authority and enforcement o Support • Guidelines and standards o Website development o Web content o Documents and communications o Multimedia o Third-party content • Hiring equity and employment accommodation • Training and awareness • Digital accessibility resources • Procurement • Accessibility auditing and quality assurance • Monitoring and periodic reviews • Reporting • Policy review. The 'Digital Accessibility Policy', in the Course Resources is one possible version you could use. Digital accessibility should not be an afterthought, but rather needs to be part of the business strategy and the daily operations of the business. Disability sensitivity training and a good understanding of accessibility standards and barriers, are key knowledge areas required in different company roles. Choose a reputable auditing service. Web development accessibility guidelines focus on user interaction with a website, whereas web content accessibility guidelines focus more on standards compliance. Several approaches should be used to monitor adherence to accessibility guidelines, including unbiased quality assurance reviews and the use of automated tools. Implementing accessibility includes managing change. Kotter’s Eight-Step Model for Leading Change and Lewin’s Three-Step Model, are two models that can help plan and facilitate the implementation. Resistance by staff may be the most challenging element in implementing change and overcoming the five main reasons people resist change, needs to be part of your change management strategy. To be successful, an effective web accessibility policy should be rooted within the business culture, following the WebAIM eight-step process. A web accessibility policy should include procurement practices, for both IT and non-IT related goods and services. Vendors should be able to verify and validate the accessibility compliance of their products and services. Companies are missing out on a significant talent pool of highly educated and skilled workers, when they exclude people with disabilities in their hiring practices.