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The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) is housed at AMAC Accessibility 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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The State ADA Coordinator's Office of Georgia and the Georgia Association of State Facility Administrators (GASFA), are hosting a one-day ADA Conference.
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[https://accessibility.digital.gov/ Accessibility for Teams] is a new resource from digital.gov that provides a  ‘quick-start’ guide for embedding accessibility and inclusive design practices into your team’s workflow. Everyone on the team has a role in making online resources accessible and inclusive.  
 
[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wag/Spotlight Read the Spotlight Full Story]
 
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday December 5, 2018''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (ET)'''<br>
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'''Description''': Writing alt text can sometimes be a complex and subjective experience. This webinar will walk you through the process of deciding when and how to apply descriptive (alt) text to images in documents and online content. How much information is too much, and what kinds of details should be included to provide access to photographs, charts, infographics, and diagrams? We’ll provide templates you can refer to when needing to describe an image. You will be learning the best practices for crafting meaningful and concise alt text so your documents and websites are accessible to everyone.
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'''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.
  
'''Presenter''': '''Valerie Morrison'''<br>
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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 Bio''': Valerie Morrison is the AMAC E-Text Manager and has been working at AMAC Accessibility for the past 6 years. She and her team work on converting college textbooks and course materials into accessible, digital file formats for students who have print related disabilities. Before working at AMAC, Valerie earned her doctorate in English Literature from the University of Georgia, so writing image description is the perfect fit for her at AMAC.
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This webinar is being hosted by AMAC at Georgia Tech through its AccessGA Initiative and Web Accessibility Group (WAG).
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'''Presenter''': '''Jesus Pulido, Captioned Media Coordinator, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation'''<br>
  
'''Registration''': Please [http://www.accessga.org/event.php?i=101 register for the webinar] using a brief 3 field registration form.
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'''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.
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'''Registration''': Please [http://accessga.org/event.php?i=107 Register] using a brief 3 field registration form.
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For individuals using screen readers to access this webinar, we encourage you to visit [https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Administrator/Accessibility Blackboard’s Accessibility] page for additional setup and shortcut key commands.
 
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About Web Accessibility Group (WAG) Spotlight

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.

 

Accessibility for Teams is a new resource from digital.gov that provides a ‘quick-start’ guide for embedding accessibility and inclusive design practices into your team’s workflow. Everyone on the team has a role in making online resources accessible and inclusive. Read the Spotlight Full Story

 
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.
For individuals using screen readers to access this webinar, we encourage you to visit Blackboard’s Accessibility page for additional setup and shortcut key commands.

  • 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

GAAD

ICT Accessibility MOOC

Join the WAG listserv

NCDAE

Section 508

USG Accessibility Tutorial

WCAG 2.0

WebAIM

Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation
512 Means Street NW
Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30318
866-279-2964
wag@amac.gatech.edu