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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) began at [http://www.uga.edu UGA] in 2011 and transitioned to Georgia Tech's [http://www.amacusg.org AMAC Accessibility] in 2015.  Its purpose is to bring together individuals in higher education attempting to navigate the complex requirements of [http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/communications-and-it/about-the-section-508-standards Section 508] and the [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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Adelle Frank, Web Developer Manager Senior at the Georgia Institute of Technology Institute Communications, is committed to web accessibility.
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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.
  
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The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) meets online via Collaborate web conferencing system on the first Wednesday of every month.
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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 July 6, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm''' (EDT)<br>
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'''Recent Meeting:''' '''Wednesday June 6, 2018''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
'''Topic''': '''''Web Accessibility: The Benefits and Challenges of Automated and Manual Testing'''''<br><br>
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'''Topic:''' '''''WCAG 2.1 - Discussion''''' <br>
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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'''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 Romanski]
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'''Description''': WCAG 2.1 is in the final stages and has a planned publication date of June 2018. To assist WAG members in preparing for this upcoming change, the June 6 WAG Meeting will be a discussion of the following topics: 
'''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 Rempel]
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*Reasons for this release
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*16 Success Criteria (newly proposed)
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*Where each criteria fits within the existing WCAG 2.0
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*Conformance level, description and intent of each new criteria
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*The next major change underway for WCAG
  
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'''Presenter''': '''Janet Sylvia, Coordinator Web Accessibility Group (WAG) and Accessibility Specialist with''' [http://www.amacusg.org/ AMAC Accessibility Solutions].<br>
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'''Presenter Bio''': Janet Sylvia has provided accessibility consultation and training for over 15 years. Her areas of expertise include Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 implementation for institutes of higher education. In 2011 she co-founded the Web Accessibility Group (WAG), which transitioned to AMAC in 2015. She is the current WAG Coordinator and Accessibility Specialist at AMAC Accessibility Solutions, which is located at the Georgia Institute of Technology. 
 
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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]
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**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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*'''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]
**Resource Links for this session will be available on our [http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wag/Monthly_Meetings#Social_Media.2C_Accessibility_and_Disability_Inclusion  Monthly Meetings] page
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*Recordings from previous meetings are available on the [[Monthly_Meetings|Monthly Meetings]] page.
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*Recordings from previous WAG Meetings are available on the [[Monthly_Meetings|Monthly Meetings]] page.
 
*[[Monthly_Meetings#Request_a_Meeting_Topic|Request a Meeting Topic]]
 
*[[Monthly_Meetings#Request_a_Meeting_Topic|Request a Meeting Topic]]
  
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[http://www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/ GAAD]
 
[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.usg.edu/siteinfo/accessibility USG Accessibility Tutorial]
  
 
[http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/ WCAG 2.0]
 
[http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/ WCAG 2.0]

Latest revision as of 09:22, 11 June 2018

About Web Accessibility Group (WAG) Spotlight

The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) began at UGA in 2011 and transitioned to Georgia Tech's AMAC Accessibility in 2015. Its purpose is to bring together individuals in higher education attempting to navigate the complex requirements of Section 508 and the 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.

Recent Meeting: Wednesday June 6, 2018 from 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)

Topic: WCAG 2.1 - Discussion

Description: WCAG 2.1 is in the final stages and has a planned publication date of June 2018. To assist WAG members in preparing for this upcoming change, the June 6 WAG Meeting will be a discussion of the following topics:

  • Reasons for this release
  • 16 Success Criteria (newly proposed)
  • Where each criteria fits within the existing WCAG 2.0
  • Conformance level, description and intent of each new criteria
  • The next major change underway for WCAG


Janet Sylvia

Presenter: Janet Sylvia, Coordinator Web Accessibility Group (WAG) and Accessibility Specialist with AMAC Accessibility Solutions.
Presenter Bio: Janet Sylvia has provided accessibility consultation and training for over 15 years. Her areas of expertise include Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 implementation for institutes of higher education. In 2011 she co-founded the Web Accessibility Group (WAG), which transitioned to AMAC in 2015. She is the current WAG Coordinator and Accessibility Specialist at AMAC Accessibility Solutions, which is located at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


  • 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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