Jeff Kline is a strategic accessibility consultant and author of “Strategic IT Accessibility: Enabling the Organization – 2nd Edition“.
His client base includes public and private sector organizations.
Maturity Model Task Force
He is an invited expert for the W3C maturity Model Task Force and a recognized subject matter expert in key areas of IT accessibility that include policy, rulemaking, process integration, procurement tools, organizational maturity, and risk mitigation.
Texas Department of Information Resources
He served as Program Director of Statewide Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) Accessibility at the Texas Department of Information Resources and consults on IT accessibility policy matters for international standards bodies, federal agencies, NGOs, and accessibility certification bodies.
“A good organization wide IT accessibility policy and governance system is the cornerstone a robust and mature accessibility program. By definition, it drives higher levels of compliance to accessibility standards, promotes continuous improvement in the organization’s accessibility posture, and ensures continuity of effort independent of individuals who may or may not be there in the future.”Jeff Kline
Prior to his government position in, Mr. Kline managed IBM’s Worldwide Accessibility Consulting and Business Transformation initiatives and held key management positions in research and product development during his 26-year IBM career including industrial design, operating system UI development, and system usability.