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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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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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'''Next Meeting:''' '''December 7, 2016''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (ET)'''<br><br>
 
'''Topic:''' '''Procurement of Accessible ICTs: Challenges, Solutions and the Georgia Tech Best Practices Procurement Model''' <br><br>
 
'''Description:''' Procurement of accessible Information and Communication Technologies requires a basic understanding of what’s required of procurement professionals and why.  This session will cover the challenges, solutions, tips and tools for procuring accessible ICTS and will feature Georgia Tech best practices model for this process. <br><br>
 
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*[[File:JoyKniskern2Sm1x1.jpg|frameless|left|class=pr10|alt=Joy Kniskern]] '''Joy Kniskern, M.Ed., CRC''', Special Projects Strategist at [http://www.amacusg.org AMAC Accessibility Solutions], has over thirty-five years of experience in launching and operating federal and state grant programs focusing on increasing access to and acquisition of assistive and accessible technologies.  For the last three years, she has supported AMAC’s initiatives in addressing ICT accessibility issues, including procurement of accessible ICTs, within state government and USG institutions. She obtained an M.Ed. at Georgia State University and a BA from Vanderbilt University.
 
 
*[[File:JamesLogan4Sm1x1.jpg|frameless|left|class=pr10|alt=James Logan]] '''James Logan, Ph.D., MBA,''' Manager of Quality Assurance, [http://www.gatech.edu Georgia Institute of Technology], directs quality and development for web-based issues, errors, and test cases. Over the last few years, he has helped drive Georgia’ Tech’s initiative to create a streamline, university-wide system that supports the procurement of accessible Information and Communication Technologies for faculty and staff.  Dr. Logan obtained his Ph.D. from Nova University and his MBA from Rivier College.
 
  
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'''Reminder: WAG will not meet in February.''' <br><br>
  
*'''Login Link''' [https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/meeting.jnlp?sid=2015068&password=M.25BD656C52F9F0F3541B72025D5D3F WAG Login Link WAG Dec 7, 2016 (Collaborate)]
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday March 7, 2017''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
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*[http://www.adaconferences.org/Accessibility/ Collaborate Accessibility Guide]<br>
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*'''Tech Support''' is available 24/7 and 365 days a year by calling:<br>
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**U.S. and North America, Toll Free: 1 (877) 382-2293
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**U.K. Toll Free: (0800) 051-7248
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**Ireland:  800 64 4528
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**Australia, Toll Free: 1 (800) 26-7338
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**International, Non Toll Free: 1 (606) 274-2370
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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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*'''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]
  
 
*Recordings from previous WAG Meetings are available on the [[Monthly_Meetings|Monthly Meetings]] page.
 
*Recordings from previous WAG Meetings are available on the [[Monthly_Meetings|Monthly Meetings]] page.

Latest revision as of 08:51, 12 February 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.

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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.

Reminder: WAG will not meet in February.

Next Meeting: Wednesday March 7, 2017 from 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)

Topic: To be announced

Description: Forthcoming





  • 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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