Ken Nakata

Ken Nakata, JD, CIPP/US is the one of the most well-known attorneys in the area of IT accessibility and is the Director of Cryptzone’s Accessibility Consulting Practice (ACP). Nakata’s work focuses on Web and software accessibility from both a legal and technical perspective. Nakata’s ACP team helps organizations manage the change towards accessibility in all aspects, providing consulting services aimed at shaping their accessibility policies and practices, and evaluating the overall state of their Web properties leveraging Cryptzone’s accessibility solutions. He is also a board member for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP),of which Cryptzone is a founding member.

Nakata worked for twelve years as a Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. He has argued on behalf of the United States government many times before the federal courts and has helped shape the government’s policies for the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Nakata also worked as Director of Accessibility and Government Compliance at BayFirst Solutions, a Washington, DC consulting firm.

In 2000, Attorney General Janet Reno presented Nakata with the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Information Technology. In addition to practicing law, Nakata is active in software and web-based technologies, including Java, JavaScript, SQL, and ColdFusion. In July 2001, he was certified by Sun Microsystems as a programmer for the Java 2 Platform. Nakata is a frequent speaker on both law and technology and is equally adept at conducting one-on-one workshops with programmers and developers as well as explaining law and policy to large audiences. He holds a Bachelors of Art degree in mathematics from John Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and is admitted to the bars of New York, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Washington.

Top 10 Most Common Web Accessibility Mistakes

September 2, 2015 |

The importance of Web accessibility standards has been recognized around the world. Making sure your company is compliant with the latest standards can help you gain valuable market share and avoid the risk of costly litigation, settlements and loss of... Read More


Understanding the Structure of WCAG 2.0

January 14, 2015 |

Since the WCAG 2.0 standard was published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in December 2008, it has since become the de facto guideline for basing global Web accessibility standards. This is for good reason – WCAG 2.0 substantially... Read More


Examining Florida’s New FIPA Law for Data Breaches

July 22, 2014 |

In light of several recent massive customer data breaches, states have expanded their state information security laws to include different notification requirements.  Earlier this month, Florida enacted the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (“FIPA”), which replaced earlier version of... Read More


EU Parliament Passes Broad Web Accessibility Law

March 13, 2014 |

At the end of last month, the European Union Parliament passed a broad Web accessibility law.   The EU Commission had recommended that only public sector websites that fell within one of twelve categories of specific social services be made accessible. ... Read More