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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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[[File:BPotterWAGsm.jpg|frameless|left|class=pr10|alt=Dr. Beatriz Potter]]
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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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We'd like to recognize Janet Sylvia's outstanding contribution as a leader in the higher education accessibility community for the past 15 years, as Janet leaves her role as WAG coordinator.
 
[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wagback/Spotlight Read the Spotlight Full Story]
 
[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wagback/Spotlight Read the Spotlight Full Story]
  
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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:''' '''Wednesday June 6, 2018''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
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'''Topic:''' '''''WCAG 2.1 - Discussion''''' <br>
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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: 
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*16 Success Criteria (newly proposed)
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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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'''Recent Meeting:''' '''Thursday May 18, 2017''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
 
In celebration of [http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/ Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)]<br><br>
 
'''Topic:''' '''Accessibility Challenges and Solutions in Higher Education''' <br><br>
 
'''Description:''' In this webinar we will discuss 10 Challenges and Solutions related to web accessibility implementation in higher education. Topics include: Accessible Textbooks, Administrative Buy-in, Captioning Requirements and Funding, Disability Service Providers, Procured Goods and Services, and more.<br><br>
 
'''Presenter:''' '''Janet Sylvia, WAG Coordinator and Accessibility Specialist at [http://www.amacusg.org/ AMAC]'''<br><br>
 
'''Guest Speakers''': <br>
 
'''J. Denise Johnson-Marshall''', ADA Compliance Coordinator, Georgia Institute of Technology<br>
 
'''Dr. Valora Richardson''', Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Georgia State University<br>
 
'''Joy Kniskern''', Strategic Development Initiatives, AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center
 
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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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*'''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 16:33, 28 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.

 
Janet Sylvia

We'd like to recognize Janet Sylvia's outstanding contribution as a leader in the higher education accessibility community for the past 15 years, as Janet leaves her role as WAG coordinator. 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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