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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) is housed at AMAC Accessibility at Georgia Tech. Its purpose is to bring together individuals in Higher Ed seeking to navigate the complex requirements of state and federal accessibility standards and guidelines. WAG receives funding through the State of Georgia ADA Coordinator's Office under the umbrella of the AccessGA initiative, a statewide partnership supporting state agencies including Higher Ed institutions and technical colleges. WAG offers web accessibility information and assistance through its wiki and listserv. It also provides monthly online webinar offerings, drawing on local, national and international talent and expertise on topics related to digital 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 State ADA Coordinator's Office of Georgia and the Georgia Association of State Facility Administrators (GASFA), are hosting a one-day ADA Conference.
 
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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:''' '''December 7, 2016''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (ET)'''<br><br>
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'''Topic:''' '''Procurement of Accessible ICTs: Challenges, Solutions and the Georgia Tech Best Practices Procurement Model''' <br><br>
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'''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.
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*[[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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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday December 5, 2018''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (ET)'''<br>
 
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'''Topic:''' '''''Writing Effective Alternative Text for Images ''''' <br>
  
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'''Description''': Writing alt text can sometimes be a complex and subjective experience. This webinar will walk you through the process of deciding when and how to apply descriptive (alt) text to images in documents and online content. How much information is too much, and what kinds of details should be included to provide access to photographs, charts, infographics, and diagrams? We’ll provide templates you can refer to when needing to describe an image. You will be learning the best practices for crafting meaningful and concise alt text so your documents and websites are accessible to everyone.
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'''Presenter''': '''Valerie Morrison'''<br>
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'''Presenter Bio''': Valerie Morrison is the AMAC E-Text Manager and has been working at AMAC Accessibility for the past 6 years. She and her team work on converting college textbooks and course materials into accessible, digital file formats for students who have print related disabilities. Before working at AMAC, Valerie earned her doctorate in English Literature from the University of Georgia, so writing image description is the perfect fit for her at AMAC.
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This webinar is being hosted by AMAC at Georgia Tech through its AccessGA Initiative and Web Accessibility Group (WAG).
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'''Registration''': Please [http://www.accessga.org/event.php?i=101 register for the webinar] using a brief 3 field registration form.
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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.

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About Web Accessibility Group (WAG) Spotlight

The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) is housed at AMAC Accessibility at Georgia Tech. Its purpose is to bring together individuals in Higher Ed seeking to navigate the complex requirements of state and federal accessibility standards and guidelines. WAG receives funding through the State of Georgia ADA Coordinator's Office under the umbrella of the AccessGA initiative, a statewide partnership supporting state agencies including Higher Ed institutions and technical colleges. WAG offers web accessibility information and assistance through its wiki and listserv. It also provides monthly online webinar offerings, drawing on local, national and international talent and expertise on topics related to digital accessibility.

 

The State ADA Coordinator's Office of Georgia and the Georgia Association of State Facility Administrators (GASFA), are hosting a one-day ADA Conference. Read the Spotlight Full Story

Nominate a Spotlight

 
WAG Monthly Meetings
Featured Resource: Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards

The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) meets online via Collaborate web conferencing system on the first Wednesday of the month.

Next Meeting: Wednesday December 5, 2018 from 11:00am-12:00pm (ET)

Topic: Writing Effective Alternative Text for Images

Description: Writing alt text can sometimes be a complex and subjective experience. This webinar will walk you through the process of deciding when and how to apply descriptive (alt) text to images in documents and online content. How much information is too much, and what kinds of details should be included to provide access to photographs, charts, infographics, and diagrams? We’ll provide templates you can refer to when needing to describe an image. You will be learning the best practices for crafting meaningful and concise alt text so your documents and websites are accessible to everyone.

Presenter: Valerie Morrison
Presenter Bio: Valerie Morrison is the AMAC E-Text Manager and has been working at AMAC Accessibility for the past 6 years. She and her team work on converting college textbooks and course materials into accessible, digital file formats for students who have print related disabilities. Before working at AMAC, Valerie earned her doctorate in English Literature from the University of Georgia, so writing image description is the perfect fit for her at AMAC.

This webinar is being hosted by AMAC at Georgia Tech through its AccessGA Initiative and Web Accessibility Group (WAG).

Registration: Please register for the webinar using a brief 3 field registration form.

  • 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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