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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.
  
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday July 6, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm''' (EDT)<br>
'''Recent Meeting:''' Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)<br><br>
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'''Topic''': '''''Web Accessibility: The Benefits and Challenges of Automated and Manual Testing'''''<br><br>
'''Topic''': Accessible Online Courses: Challenges and Solutions, with an Overview of [http://ati.gmu.edu/ George Mason University's Assistive Technology Initiative]<br><br>
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'''Presenter''': Kara Zirkle, IT Accessibility Coordinator, Assistive Technology Initiative, George Mason University<br><br>
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'''Session Description:'''<br>  
 
'''Session Description:'''<br>  
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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Many Higher Ed institutions are seeking an effective and efficient methodology in the arena of automated and user accessibility testing. The ongoing challenge throughout colleges and universities is a lack of experience and resources related to how individuals with disabilities access electronic and web-based information using assistive technology. Kare Romanski and John Rempel from [http://www.amacusg.org AMAC] at Georgia Tech will be addressing specific methodologies, tools and resources related to web accessibility compliance and testing. These include free and licensed alternatives.  
 
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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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'''Kare Romanski''' is a nationally recognized expert in the field of accessibility, and leads AMAC’s compliance and training initiatives. She has dedicated her career to overcoming obstacles and breaking down barriers by expanding the breadth of accessibility for all users and devices. [http://www.amacusg.org/bio.php?id=247 Read more about Kare]
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'''John Rempel''' is a certified AT Specialist, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, and Orientation & Mobility Specialist for individuals with vision loss. He manages the AccessGA initiative and provides quality control for AMAC’s training materials and online assistive technology offerings. [http://www.amacusg.org/bio.php?id=177 Read more about John]
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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 08:21, 7 June 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.

 
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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 July 6, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)
Topic: Web Accessibility: The Benefits and Challenges of Automated and Manual Testing

Session Description:
Many Higher Ed institutions are seeking an effective and efficient methodology in the arena of automated and user accessibility testing. The ongoing challenge throughout colleges and universities is a lack of experience and resources related to how individuals with disabilities access electronic and web-based information using assistive technology. Kare Romanski and John Rempel from AMAC at Georgia Tech will be addressing specific methodologies, tools and resources related to web accessibility compliance and testing. These include free and licensed alternatives.

Presenters:

Kare Romanski

Kare Romanski is a nationally recognized expert in the field of accessibility, and leads AMAC’s compliance and training initiatives. She has dedicated her career to overcoming obstacles and breaking down barriers by expanding the breadth of accessibility for all users and devices. Read more about Kare

John Rempel

John Rempel is a certified AT Specialist, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, and Orientation & Mobility Specialist for individuals with vision loss. He manages the AccessGA initiative and provides quality control for AMAC’s training materials and online assistive technology offerings. Read more about John



 
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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