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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 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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'''Next Meeting:''' '''February 1, 2016''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (ET)'''<br><br>
 
'''Topic:''' '''2016 AMAC Accessibility Symposium for Administrators (Recap)''' <br><br>
 
'''Description:''' First, we will provide a recap of presentations provided at the Symposium. Please visit the Symposium website for a full list of presentations. Also, WAG and TCSG personnel who attended the Symposium will share their experience and impressions of the event, and discuss changes (implemented and in-process) at their organizations as a result of the Symposium.<br><br>
 
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*'''Janet Sylvia, WAG Coordinator'''
 
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**'''Amy Thornton''', Director for Center of Online Learning, Columbus State University
 
**'''Dr. Beatriz Potter''', Faculty, Valdosta State University
 
**'''Kimberly Ellis''', Special Populations/Career Services Coordinator, Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG)
 
**'''Randy Brown''', Web Administrator, Technology Advancement/Support, Chattahoochee Technical College
 
 
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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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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday February 6, 2019''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (ET)'''<br>
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'''Topic:''' '''''Tools & Tips for Accessibility Testing ''''' <br>
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'''Description''': In this webinar we will address the importance of combining manual and automated testing tools when evaluating the accessibility of digital content, with an emphasis on specific strategies and techniques. An overview of assistive technology solutions used by people with disabilities will be covered, along with the tools used for testing. An overview of several free code inspection tools, as well as a list of available resources, will also be provided.
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This webinar is provided by AccessGA and WAG, initiatives of the Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation at Georgia Tech. AMAC Accessibility and CATEA, the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, are now the Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation (CIDI), a research, service, and education center within the College of Design at Georgia Tech.
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'''Presenter''': '''John Rempel and Rayianna Daniels'''<br>
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'''Presenter Bio''': John Rempel has been employed in the area of disability training and accessibility testing for more than 20 years, with certifications and extensive experience as an AT Specialist, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, O & M Specialist and IAAP's CPACC. As a QA Accessibility Analyst with CIDI, John oversees a number of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility initiatives, including the AccessGA initiative.
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Rayianna Daniels has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, along with a background in web accessibility training, web development, and IT support. At CIDI her duties include performing web accessibility evaluations and providing training on a variety of applications and assistive technology solutions to Higher Ed institutions across the country.
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'''Registration''': Please [http://www.accessga.org/event.php?i=103 Register] using a brief 3 field registration form.
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For individuals using screen readers to access this webinar, we encourage you to visit [https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Administrator/Accessibility Blackboard’s Accessibility] page for additional setup and shortcut key commands.
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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 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 February 6, 2019 from 11:00am-12:00pm (ET)

Topic: Tools & Tips for Accessibility Testing

Description: In this webinar we will address the importance of combining manual and automated testing tools when evaluating the accessibility of digital content, with an emphasis on specific strategies and techniques. An overview of assistive technology solutions used by people with disabilities will be covered, along with the tools used for testing. An overview of several free code inspection tools, as well as a list of available resources, will also be provided.

This webinar is provided by AccessGA and WAG, initiatives of the Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation at Georgia Tech. AMAC Accessibility and CATEA, the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, are now the Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation (CIDI), a research, service, and education center within the College of Design at Georgia Tech.

Presenter: John Rempel and Rayianna Daniels
Presenter Bio: John Rempel has been employed in the area of disability training and accessibility testing for more than 20 years, with certifications and extensive experience as an AT Specialist, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, O & M Specialist and IAAP's CPACC. As a QA Accessibility Analyst with CIDI, John oversees a number of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility initiatives, including the AccessGA initiative.

Rayianna Daniels has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, along with a background in web accessibility training, web development, and IT support. At CIDI her duties include performing web accessibility evaluations and providing training on a variety of applications and assistive technology solutions to Higher Ed institutions across the country.

Registration: Please Register using a brief 3 field registration form.
For individuals using screen readers to access this webinar, we encourage you to visit Blackboard’s Accessibility page for additional setup and shortcut key commands.

  • 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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