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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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'''Recent Meeting:''' '''Wednesday September 6, 2017''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday October 4, 2017''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
 
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'''Topic:''' '''Web Accessibility Lipstick on a Usability Pig''' <br><br>
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'''Topic:''' '''''Creating a Compliance Plan: A Case Study''''' <br><br>
'''Description:''' Web accessibility is, by its nature, generally a technical endeavor, but accessibility techniques alone cannot make something accessible that is not usable first. This session will provide a practical approach to addressing usability and accessibility in harmony to ensure a positive end user experience.
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'''Description:''' This session will describe one institution’s journey toward 508 compliance. It begins with initial awareness of 508, and traces the process of creating a team that involved people in multiple roles. In addition to lessons learned, the presenter will share a number of helpful resources and strategies.
 
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'''Presenter:''' '''Jared Smith''' <br>
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'''Presenter:''' '''Dr. Linda Gilbert''', [http://www.amacusg.org/ AMAC] <br>
'''Presenter Bio''': Jared Smith is the '''Associate Director''' of [http://www.webaim.org '''WebAIM''']. He is a highly demanded presenter and trainer and has provided web accessibility training to thousands of developers throughout the world. With nearly 20 years experience working in the web design, development, and accessibility field, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that is used to help others create and maintain highly accessible web content.
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'''Presenter Bio''': Linda Gilbert is an Accessibility Specialist at AMAC, working with the WAG initiative. She holds a PhD in Instructional Technology. Her prior work includes coordinating an institutional 508 Committee and teaching compliance workshops. [http://amacusg.org/bio.php?id=321 Read More about Dr. Linda Gilbert]
 
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*'''Login Link''' (Blackboard Collaborate):
 
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**[https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/meeting.jnlp?sid=2015068&password=M.25BD656C52F9F0F3541B72025D5D3F WAG Oct 4 Login Link]
 
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**Please feel free to check your login access anytime before the live event
 
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Revision as of 08:14, 20 September 2017

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.

 
Dr. Beatriz Potter

Dr. Beatriz Potter, a faculty member in the Modern and Classical (MCL) Languages Department at Valdosta State University (VSU) has been a leader in addressing accessibility issues in online courses and instructional materials.

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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 the month.

Next Meeting: Wednesday October 4, 2017 from 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)

Topic: Creating a Compliance Plan: A Case Study

Description: This session will describe one institution’s journey toward 508 compliance. It begins with initial awareness of 508, and traces the process of creating a team that involved people in multiple roles. In addition to lessons learned, the presenter will share a number of helpful resources and strategies.

Linda Gilbert

Presenter: Dr. Linda Gilbert, AMAC
Presenter Bio: Linda Gilbert is an Accessibility Specialist at AMAC, working with the WAG initiative. She holds a PhD in Instructional Technology. Her prior work includes coordinating an institutional 508 Committee and teaching compliance workshops. Read More about Dr. Linda Gilbert

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  • Technical Support is available 24/7 and 365 days a year. Phone numbers provided below.
    • U.S. and North America, Toll Free: 1 (877) 382-2293
    • U.K. Toll Free: (0800) 051-7248
    • Ireland: 800 64 4528
    • Australia, Toll Free: 1 (800) 26-7338
    • International, Non Toll Free: 1 (606) 274-2370


  • 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

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