Web Accessibility 101 with Accessible University 3.0

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 10:30am in Westminster II on Monday, November 14 (2016).

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Speaker(s)

  • Terrill Thompson, Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 5-6 hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Not provided
  • 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 at the University of Washington, where his work is supported in part by AccessComputing, a project funded by the National Science Foundation to increase the participation of people with disabilities.

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