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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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[[File:BPotterWAGsm.jpg|frameless|left|class=pr10|alt=Dr. Beatriz Potter]]
  
== About WAG ==
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Dr. Beatriz Potter, a faculty member in the Modern and Classical (MCL) Languages Department at [https://www.valdosta.edu/ Valdosta State University (VSU)] has been a leader in addressing accessibility issues in online courses and instructional materials.
The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) began at UGA in 2011 and transitioned to Georgia Tech's [http://www.amacusg.org/ AMAC] Accessibility 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. WAG works closely with AMAC's [http://accessga.org/ AccessGA] project.
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== WAG Listserv ==
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[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wag/Spotlight Read the Spotlight Full Story]
All are welcome to join the WAG Listserv. (Link forthcoming)
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== WAG Monthly Meetings ==
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[[Spotlight#Nominate_a_Spotlight|Nominate a Spotlight]]
WAG meets online via Collaborate (web conferencing solution) on the first Wednesday of every month from 11:00am - 12:00pm EST.Please join the WAG Listserv to receive the login link directly. All meetings are closed captioned. [http://www.adaconferences.org/Accessibility/ Collaborate accessibility features]
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'''Date''': Wednesday February 3, 2016 <br>
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'''Time''': 11:00am - 12:00pm (EST) <br>
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'''Topic''': [http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria WAI-ARIA]: Intro to Accessible Dynamic Web Content <br>
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'''Presenter''': Janet Sylvia, Web Accessibility Group (WAG) Leader <br>
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'''Guest Speakers''': Adelle Frank, (Web Developer Manager, Senior at Georgia Tech); and Casey Gordon (Web Developer at UGA FACS) and other WAG Members share their experiences implementing basic ARIA. <br>
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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:''' '''Wednesday December 6, 2017''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
 
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'''Description''': Join us for this introduction to Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA), a suite of attributes used to create accessible content when HTML source-code alone is insufficient. We will discuss core components of ARIA for creating accessible navigation, forms, widgets, and other dynamic content. WAG members who have implemented basic ARIA will share their experiences.
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'''''Note'':''' Section 508 allows for “equivalent facilitation” of web-based content. By incorporating ARIA attributes, you are complying with Section 508 by providing “substantially equivalent or greater access to and use of (your website) for people with disabilities.
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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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*Recordings from previous WAG Meetings are available on the [[Monthly_Meetings|Monthly Meetings]] page.
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*[[Monthly_Meetings#Request_a_Meeting_Topic|Request a Meeting Topic]]
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[[Monthly_Meetings#10_Tips_for_Applying_WCAG_2.0_to_Mobile_Websites|10 Tips for Applying WCAG 2.0 to Mobile Sites]]
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[[Handouts_and_Recordings#Online_Courses|Accessibility Considerations for D2L Courses]]
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[[Monthly_Meetings#Accessible_Knowledge:_the_Opportunities_and_Challenges_of_MOOCS|Accessible Knowledge: the Opportunities and Challenges of MOOCS]]
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[[Monthly_Meetings#Technology_Opening_the_Door_to_Education_for_First_Nations_People_in_Australia|Technology Opening the Doors to Education for First Nations Peoples in Australia]]
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[[Monthly_Meetings#The_Changing_Legal_Landscape_of_Video_in_Higher_Education|The Changing Legal Landscape of Video in Higher Education]]
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[http://www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/ GAAD]
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[https://www.edx.org/course/information-communication-technology-ict-gtx-ict100x ICT Accessibility MOOC]
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[http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/communications-and-it/about-the-section-508-standards Section 508]
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AMAC<br />
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512 Means Street NW<br />
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Latest revision as of 12:46, 10 November 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.

Read the Spotlight Full Story

Nominate a Spotlight

 
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 December 6, 2017 from 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)

Topic: To be Announced




  • 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

AMAC
512 Means Street NW
Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30318
866-279-2964
wag@amac.gatech.edu