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The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) began at [http://www.uga.edu UGA] in 2011 and transitioned to Georgia Tech's [http://www.amacusg.org AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center] in 2015. Its purpose is to bring together individuals in higher education attempting to navigate the complex [http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/communications-and-it/about-the-section-508-standards Section 508] standards and [http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/ 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.
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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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[[File:AdelleFrank15x15Web.jpg|frameless|left|class=pr10|alt=Adele Frank]]
 
 
Adelle Frank, Web Developer Manager Senior at the Georgia Institute of Technology Institute Communications, is committed to web accessibility.
 
 
[[Spotlight#Adelle_Frank.2C_Georgia_Institute_of_Technology|Read the Spotlight Full Story]]
 
  
[[Spotlight#Nominate_a_Spotlight|Nominate a Spotlight]]
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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.
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[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wag/Spotlight Read the Spotlight Full Story]
  
 
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{{#ev:youtube|nwV3Uizl1Nk|320|right|Featured Training: 10 Tips for Creating Accessible Web Content with WCAG 2.0}}
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{{#ev:youtube|20SHvU2PKsM|320|right|Featured Resource: Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards}}
  
 
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The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) meets online via Collaborate web conferencing system on the first Wednesday of the month.
 
The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) meets online via Collaborate web conferencing system on the first Wednesday of the month.
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''October 5, 2016''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (ET)'''<br><br>
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'''Topic:''' '''Why We Need A Global Inclusive Education Standard''' <br><br>
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'''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.''<br><br>
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There are three converging events that require us to start thinking about and planning for a global inclusive education standard:<br>
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*1. More countries are ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.<br>
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*2. The UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 include Goal 4 which is Education and Goal 4.5 which identifies inclusive education.<br>
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*3. We live in a global community with increasingly global educational and employment opportunities. <br>
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If we fail to identify a baseline of inclusive education, we fail those of us with disabilities and the global community. <br><br>
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday, August 7, 2019''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (ET)'''<br>
'''Presenter:''' [[File:karenmccallsm1x1.jpg|frameless|left|class=pr10|alt=Karen McCall]] Karen McCall, M.Ed., ([http://www.karlencommunications.com/ 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.
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*'''Login Link''' [https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/meeting.jnlp?sid=2015068&password=M.25BD656C52F9F0F3541B72025D5D3F WAG Login Link WAG Oct 5, 2016 (Collaborate)]
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'''Topic:''' '''''Evaluating the Accessibility of Multimedia Players''''' <br>
**Closed captioning provided for both live and recorded sessions
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**[http://www.adaconferences.org/Accessibility/ Collaborate Accessibility Guide]<br>
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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.
**'''Tech Support''' is available 24/7 and 365 days a year by calling:<br>
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***U.S. and North America, Toll Free: 1 (877) 382-2293
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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.
***U.K. Toll Free: (0800) 051-7248
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***Ireland:  800 64 4528
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'''Presenter''': '''Jesus Pulido, Captioned Media Coordinator, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation'''<br>
***Australia, Toll Free: 1 (800) 26-7338
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***International, Non Toll Free: 1 (606) 274-2370
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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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*To receive the login link for future WAG meetings, please join the WAG listserv by emailing [mailto:wag@amac.gatech.edu wag@amac.gatech.edu]
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*'''To receive the login link for future WAG meetings, please join the WAG listserv by emailing''' [mailto:wag@amac.gatech.edu wag@amac.gatech.edu]
  
 
*Recordings from previous WAG Meetings are available on the [[Monthly_Meetings|Monthly Meetings]] page.
 
*Recordings from previous WAG Meetings are available on the [[Monthly_Meetings|Monthly Meetings]] page.
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[https://www.edx.org/course/information-communication-technology-ict-gtx-ict100x AMAC ICT Accessibility MOOC]
 
  
 
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Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation<br />
 
512 Means Street NW<br />
 
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Latest revision as of 11:15, 22 August 2019

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