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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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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.
 
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[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wag/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.
 
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday September 6, 2017''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
 
 
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'''Topic:''' '''Web Accessibility Lipstick on a Usability Pig''' <br><br>
 
'''Description:''' Web accessibility is, by its nature, generally a technical endeavor, but accessibility techniques alone cannot make something accessible that is not usable first. This session will provide a practical approach to addressing usability and accessibility in harmony to ensure a positive end user experience.
 
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday September 5, 2018''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
'''Presenter:''' '''Jared Smith''', [http://www.webaim.org WebAIM]<br>
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'''Presenter Bio''': Jared Smith is the Associate Director of WebAIM. He is a highly demanded presenter and trainer and has provided web accessibility training to thousands of developers throughout the world. With nearly 20 years experience working in the web design, development, and accessibility field, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that is used to help others create and maintain highly accessible web content.
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'''Topic:''' '''''Best Practices and Tips for Captioning and Accessible Multimedia''''' <br>
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'''Description''': Jesús Pulido of AMAC Accessibility will walk participants through the available options, legal requirements and best practices of captioning and multimedia. You’ll be learning how to tailor audio-visual content, whether it’s embedding a video player into a website or standalone app, in order to meet the needs of a diverse target audience. You will also be learning how it’s possible for these practices to become second-nature and part of your workflow, which adds increased value to all users.
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'''Presenter''': '''Jesús Pulido, Captioned Media Coordinator''' [http://www.amacusg.org/ AMAC Accessibility Solutions].<br>
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'''Presenter Bio''': As a valued member of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing team at AMAC Accessibility, Jesús Pulido coordinates the captioning and described media projects. He oversees script writing, editing, voice talent selection, recording, and final audio mixing of the completed media project. If a video requires captioning, Jesús is also willing and able to provide that service as well.
 
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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.

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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.

 
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.

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

Topic: Best Practices and Tips for Captioning and Accessible Multimedia

Description: Jesús Pulido of AMAC Accessibility will walk participants through the available options, legal requirements and best practices of captioning and multimedia. You’ll be learning how to tailor audio-visual content, whether it’s embedding a video player into a website or standalone app, in order to meet the needs of a diverse target audience. You will also be learning how it’s possible for these practices to become second-nature and part of your workflow, which adds increased value to all users.

Presenter: Jesús Pulido, Captioned Media Coordinator AMAC Accessibility Solutions.
Presenter Bio: As a valued member of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing team at AMAC Accessibility, Jesús Pulido coordinates the captioning and described media projects. He oversees script writing, editing, voice talent selection, recording, and final audio mixing of the completed media project. If a video requires captioning, Jesús is also willing and able to provide that service as well.

  • 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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