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The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) meets online via Collaborate web conferencing system on the first Wednesday of every month.
 
The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) meets online via Collaborate web conferencing system on the first Wednesday of every month.
  
'''Recent Meeting: Wednesday May 4, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT''')<br>
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'''Next Meeting: Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT''')<br>
  
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'''''Topic: Social Media, Accessibility and Disability Inclusion'''''<br>
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'''''Topic: Challenges and Solutions for Accessible Online Courses, with an Overview of [http://ati.gmu.edu/ George Mason University's Assistive Technology Initiative]'''''<br>
'''Presenter: Debra Ruh, [http://ruhglobal.com/ Ruh Global Communications]'''<br>
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'''Presenter: Kara Zirkle, IT Accessibility Coordinator, Assistive Technology Initiative, George Mason University'''<br>
 
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'''Presenter Bio:''' Debra Ruh is a Global Disability Inclusion Strategist. Her expertise includes United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503, 504 and 508), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She is a seasoned entrepreneur founding three firms including Ruh Global Communications, TecAccess, and Strategic Performance Solutions. She is a published author of [http://www.amazon.com/Find-Voice-using-Social-Media/dp/1484807510 Finding Your Voice by Using Social Media] and co-founder of [http://www.axschat.com/ AXSChat], a Twitter chat about accessibility and disability inclusion
 
 
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This session will provide strategies to assure that your Social Media message is accessible and relevant to the community of persons with disabilities. Social Media provides a huge opportunity for our community including recruiting, employment, advocacy, education and human rights advancements. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are 1 in 7 people in the world who have a disability. Social Media is a conduit that can strengthen and empower the voices of persons with disabilities. However Social Media must be accessible from both a design issue but also a bandwidth and digital divide perspective. This session will show ways that we can use Social Media to empower persons with disabilities, find our voices and address accessibility so everyone can participate.
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In this session Kara will discuss Inclusive Technology Assessment Strategies for Higher Education. Topics include integrating accessibility into the online course development process, development of an accessibility checklist and course evaluation documents. Kara will also discuss building an Accessibility Initiative, as evidenced by GMU's successful program by this title.
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'''Presenter Bio:''' Ms. Zirkle has over 15 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities. Kara has worked at George Mason University (GMU) as the IT Accessibility Coordinator for over 8  years. She works to ensure that Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance of electronic and information technology (E&IT) is accessible to faculty, staff, students and public both with and without disabilities.
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*To receive the login link for this and future WAG meetings, please join the WAG listserv by emailing [mailto:wag@amac.gatech.edu wag@amac.gatech.edu]
 
*To receive the login link for this and future WAG meetings, please join the WAG listserv by emailing [mailto:wag@amac.gatech.edu wag@amac.gatech.edu]

Revision as of 17:21, 11 May 2016

About Web Accessibility Group (WAG) Spotlight

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. WAG works closely with AMAC's AccessGA project.

 
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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 every month.

Next Meeting: Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)

Kara Zirkle

Topic: Challenges and Solutions for Accessible Online Courses, with an Overview of George Mason University's Assistive Technology Initiative
Presenter: Kara Zirkle, IT Accessibility Coordinator, Assistive Technology Initiative, George Mason University



Session Description:
In this session Kara will discuss Inclusive Technology Assessment Strategies for Higher Education. Topics include integrating accessibility into the online course development process, development of an accessibility checklist and course evaluation documents. Kara will also discuss building an Accessibility Initiative, as evidenced by GMU's successful program by this title.

Presenter Bio: Ms. Zirkle has over 15 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities. Kara has worked at George Mason University (GMU) as the IT Accessibility Coordinator for over 8 years. She works to ensure that Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance of electronic and information technology (E&IT) is accessible to faculty, staff, students and public both with and without disabilities.



 
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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WCAG 2.0

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