Partners

This page provides basic information about Converge Accessibility for responding to Requests for Proposals and preparing other sales- and marketing-related efforts.

Company Name and Address

Converge Accessibility LLC, 17217 SE 23rd Drive, Vancouver, WA 98683. Tel: 425.306.3123

Biography for Ken Nakata

Ken Nakata is a former Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Justice Department's Disability Rights Section. He developed nationwide ADA policies for the internet, was awarded the Attorney General's Award for Excellence in Information Technology by Attorney General Janet Reno, served as lead counsel for the interagency working group making the Federal government's information technology accessible to people with disabilities (pursuant to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act), and represented the United States many times in litigation in Federal courts.

Ken is a frequent lecturer and he is sought after by major international accessibility conferences separately for his knowledge of law and technology. He has trained teams on the proper coding in HTML for accessibility as well as led continuing legal education (CLE) courses for attorneys on legal defenses in web accessibility cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California's Unruh Act.

Ken is a Founding and former Board Member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and currently serves on the IAAP’s Certification Committee. Ken is admitted to the bars of New York, Washington, and the District of Columbia and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University. He is also certified as a privacy professional with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Principals (CPACP) with the IAAP, and a Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform.

Biography for Jeff Singleton

Jeff Singleton is one of the nation's leading authorities on web accessibility and testing. He is a former member of Microsoft's Accessible Technology Group (ATG) and led the quality assurance team for Windows Narrator. An expert user of most assistive technologies, Jeff has a keen understanding of accessibility standards (such as WCAG and Section 508) as well as the practical impact of accessibility issues on people with disabilities.

Jeff has led important projects with leading companies such as HP and Microsoft. And he has helped government agencies like the Veteran's Health Administration make their technology accessible. For the last several years, NASA has also trusted Jeff to perform accessibility reviews of the technologies (including web sites) used by its grantees.

One of Jeff's strongest talents and passions is educating others about accessibility. For the last twelve years, he has led training sessions at important international accessibility conferences, such as the California State University, Northridge Center on Disabilities CSUN Assistive Technology Conference and the National ADA Symposium. Jeff also holds an ADA Coordinator Title III Business Certificate and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

Rates

  • Jeff Singleton: $200/hour (public sector)
  • Ken Nakata: $350/hour (public sector)
  • Jeff Singleton: $350/hour (private sector)
  • Ken Nakata: $450/hour (private sector)

Rates listed do not include other expenses, which are billed at cost. These rates are current for 2022 and are subject to a 5% annual adjustment.

Other Company Information

  • WA UBI: 604 619 375 (founded June 26, 2020)
  • EIN: 85-1459812
  • DUNS: 118264223
  • NAICS: 541519

Proposal Material

  • How We Ensure Web and Digital Technologies are Accessible. This 4-slide PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of how we test websites and other digital content for accessibility. This presentation can be included in partner presentations for Self-Evaluations and Transition Plans under ADA Title II or Section 504. It includes extensive speaker notes that can be trimmed down as needed but should give presenters a detailed script for confidently presenting with us as a partner.

Sample Audit Reports

The following reports are redacted examples that offer a glimpse of the level of detail that we typically provide in accessibility audit reports.

Services

Expert-level reviews in the following areas:

  • Website accessibility
  • Mobile and desktop application accessibility
  • Document accessibility
  • Title II and Section 504 self-evaluations and compliance reviews
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