The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) is housed at Georgia Tech. Its purpose is to bring together individuals in Higher Ed seeking to navigate the complex requirements of state and federal accessibility standards and guidelines. WAG receives funding through the State of Georgia ADA Coordinator's Office under the umbrella of the AccessGA initiative, a statewide partnership supporting state agencies including Higher Ed institutions and technical colleges. WAG offers web accessibility information and assistance through its wiki and listserv. It also provides monthly online webinar offerings, drawing on local, national and international talent and expertise on topics related to digital accessibility.
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WAG Monthly Meetings
Featured Resource: Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards
The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) meets online via Collaborate web conferencing system on the first Wednesday of the month.
Next Meeting:Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 11:00am-12:00pm (ET)
Topic:Evaluating the Accessibility of Multimedia Players
Description: Designing an interactive online experience with multimedia content relies on several components to ensure accessibility. In this webinar, you will learn how to evaluate the most essential accessibility components for multimedia, as referenced in the W3C Web Content (WCAG) and User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG). User needs vary widely so the level of customization afforded by the user agent (e.g., browser, standalone player, or app) should match those user needs, preferences, and expectations. Such needs may include an adjustable playback rate, customizable appearance of captions, or focus indicators. Knowing your audience will inform your decision-making as you select which media player or platform to use.
This webinar is provided by AccessGA and WAG, initiatives of the Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation at Georgia Tech. AMAC Accessibility and CATEA, the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, are now the Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation (CIDI), a research, service, and education center within the College of Design at Georgia Tech.
Presenter: Jesus Pulido, Captioned Media Coordinator, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation
Presenter Bio: As a valued member of the Captioned & Described Media Services unit at the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) at Georgia Tech, Jesus Pulido coordinates captioned media and transcription projects with student workers and staff. His expertise allows him to evaluate instructional web content for accessibility, and remediate when needed.
Registration: Please Register using a brief 3 field registration form.
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