Web Accessibility 101 with Accessible University 3.0

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 10:30am in Westminster II on Monday November, 14.

#4485

Speaker(s)

  • Terrill Thompson, Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 5-6 hr
  • Format: Lab
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: Pre-conference

Summary

In this session, attendees will explore 18 web accessibility issues using Accessible University 3.0, a demo site designed to be used in web accessibility trainings. This is a fun, interactive way for beginners to learn about web accessibility, and for advanced attendees to pick up ideas, tips and resources that can help in their own trainings.

Abstract

This session will model how to use the Accessible University (AU) 3.0 website, a demonstrate site designed to be used in web accessibility trainings (http://uw.edu/accesscomputing/AU). AU 3.0 includes a "before" and "after" home page. The "before" page includes at least 18 accessibility problems. The "after" page demonstrates solutions to each of those problems. Participants will play a game of "spot the barrier" using the "before" page, and will discuss each of the 18 problems and their solutions. This is a fun, interactive way for beginners to learn about web accessibility, but is also a fun, interactive way for advanced attendees to pick up ideas, tips and resources that can help in their own web accessibility trainings.

Keypoints

  1. Attendees will learn strategies and tools for evaluating web pages.
  2. Attendees will learn about 18 web accessibility problems, and their solutions.
  3. Attendees will pick up ideas for how to effectively deliver web accessibility trainings using the AU website.

Disability Areas

Other

Topic Areas

Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Terrill Thompson

Terrill Thompson is technology accessibility specialist with the University of Washington and DO-IT. Terrill's primary role in this position is to promote information technology (IT) accessibility by developing resources, delivering lectures and workshops, providing consultation to a wide variety of constituents, and conducting research. Terrill has over twenty years experience in the IT accessibility field, and has presented internationally at numerous conferences and consulted widely with local and state government, private industry, and K-12 and postsecondary education entities on IT accessibility issues.

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