Walk Through WAI Resources

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 2:15pm in Standley I Lab on Wednesday November, 15.

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Speaker(s)

  • Sharron Rush, Executive Director, Knowbility

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 2-hr
  • Format: Lab
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Over the past year, the Web Accessibility Initiative of the W3C has developed or updated a number of highly popular resources to support your work in making digital materials accessible. This includes the Web Accessibility Tutorials - Guidance on how to create websites that meet WCAG, Tips for Getting Started with Web Accessibility, Easy Checks, etc. These new and updated resources (an others) will be reviewed during this hands-on session.

Abstract

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is a rich but often overlooked source of guidelines, training materials and testing techniques to help you improve your accessibility knowledge and skills. Web accessibility is no longer an optional “nice to have feature.” Legal mandates and market forces make accessible design a foundational aspect of business, academic and government web sites and applications. If you are looking for resources to support your accessible design practice while maintaining a budget, you will be pleased to learn more about the free resources available from the W3C. Whether your role is administrator, tester, developer or designer, this webinar will help you find and use the resources you can rely on. Join Sharron Rush, author, advocate, and member of the WAI’s Education and Outreach Working Group for 10 years and co-chair for 3. Sharron will take us on a practical tour of WAI resources and help you learn to put them to use.

Keypoints

  1. There are a number of new and updated resources available from WAI, regardless of your role.
  2. How to find and support materials specific to your own role.
  3. WAI materials are easier than ever to use and can be incorporated into a number of different scenarios, including use in class curricula.

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mobility, Vision

Topic Areas

Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Including Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Sharron Rush

Sharron Rush is Co-founder and Executive Director of Knowbility, a nonprofit advocacy and consulting group based in Austin Texas. Starting with the invention of the Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) program in 1998, Sharron has been a pioneer in offering digital accessibility as a way for companies to innovate and increase market share. She is an enthusiastic community builder and serves as co-chair of the Education and Outreach Working Group of the Web Accessibility Initiative of the W3C.

Handout(s)