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The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) began at UGA in 2011 and transitioned to Georgia Tech's AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center in 2015. Its purpose is to bring together individuals in higher education attempting to navigate the complex Section 508 standards and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. WAG currently offers web accessibility information and assistance through a wiki, listserv, and monthly online meetings where expert presenters are invited to share best practices and solutions.

 
Adele Frank

Adelle Frank, Web Developer Manager Senior at the Georgia Institute of Technology Institute Communications, is committed to web accessibility.

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WAG Monthly Meetings
Featured Training: 10 Tips for Creating Accessible Web Content with WCAG 2.0

The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) meets online via Collaborate web conferencing system on the first Wednesday of the month.

Next Meeting: October 5, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm (ET)

Topic: Why We Need A Global Inclusive Education Standard

Description: This session will address the need for equitable access to higher education, where accessible education would be the international norm. A fascinating conversation on globally inclusive education with the Canadian delegate to several ISO committees.

There are three converging events that require us to start thinking about and planning for a global inclusive education standard:

  • 1. More countries are ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  • 2. The UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 include Goal 4 which is Education and Goal 4.5 which identifies inclusive education.
  • 3. We live in a global community with increasingly global educational and employment opportunities.

If we fail to identify a baseline of inclusive education, we fail those of us with disabilities and the global community.

Presenter:
Karen McCall
Karen McCall, M.Ed., (Karlen Communications) is a specialist in digital content accessibility and an advocate for the rights of those of us with disabilities. Her work in the field spans more than 16 years and several publications including the first book written on creating and working with accessible PDF documents. Karen is a Canadian delegate to the ISO 32000 (PDF Standards), ISO 14289 (PDF/UA-Universal Accessibility) committee, as well as the ISO Active Assistive Living committee.


  • Login Link WAG Login Link WAG Oct 5, 2016 (Collaborate)
    • Closed captioning provided for both live and recorded sessions
    • Collaborate Accessibility Guide
    • Tech Support is available 24/7 and 365 days a year by calling:
      • U.S. and North America, Toll Free: 1 (877) 382-2293
      • U.K. Toll Free: (0800) 051-7248
      • Ireland: 800 64 4528
      • Australia, Toll Free: 1 (800) 26-7338
      • International, Non Toll Free: 1 (606) 274-2370


  • To receive the login link for future WAG meetings, please join the WAG listserv by emailing wag@amac.gatech.edu
 
Past Meetings & Resources Quick Links Contact

10 Tips for Applying WCAG 2.0 to Mobile Sites

Accessibility Considerations for D2L Courses

Accessible Knowledge: the Opportunities and Challenges of MOOCS

Captioning Services and Interactive Transcripts

Technology Opening the Doors to Education for First Nations Peoples in Australia

The Changing Legal Landscape of Video in Higher Education

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