Difference between revisions of "Main Page"

From Web Accessibility Group
Jump to: navigation, search
 
(43 intermediate revisions by 3 users not shown)
Line 12: Line 12:
 
<tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; border-top: none; background: #fafafa; padding: 10px; vertical-align: top;">
 
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; border-top: none; background: #fafafa; padding: 10px; vertical-align: top;">
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.
+
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.  
 +
 
 
</td>
 
</td>
 
<td></td>
 
<td></td>
Line 18: Line 19:
 
<!-- Spotlight -->
 
<!-- Spotlight -->
 
<div style="line-height: 10px;">&nbsp;</div>
 
<div style="line-height: 10px;">&nbsp;</div>
[[File:BPotterWAGsm.jpg|frameless|left|class=pr10|alt=Dr. Beatriz Potter]]
 
  
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.
+
The State ADA Coordinator's Office of Georgia and the Georgia Association of State Facility Administrators (GASFA), are hosting a one-day ADA Conference.
 
+
[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wag/Spotlight Read the Spotlight Full Story]
[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wagback/Spotlight Read the Spotlight Full Story]
+
  
 
[[Spotlight#Nominate_a_Spotlight|Nominate a Spotlight]]
 
[[Spotlight#Nominate_a_Spotlight|Nominate a Spotlight]]
Line 42: Line 41:
 
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; border-top: none; background: #fafafa; padding: 10px; vertical-align: top;">
 
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; border-top: none; background: #fafafa; padding: 10px; vertical-align: top;">
 
<!-- To change the featured video edit the embed video include on the next line -->
 
<!-- To change the featured video edit the embed video include on the next line -->
{{#ev:youtube|nwV3Uizl1Nk|320|right|Featured Training: 10 Tips for Creating Accessible Web Content with WCAG 2.0}}
+
{{#ev:youtube|20SHvU2PKsM|320|right|Featured Resource: Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards}}
  
 
<!-- WAG Monthly Meetings -->
 
<!-- WAG Monthly Meetings -->
 
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.
<br><br>
 
'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday September 6, 2017''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
 
 
<br>
 
<br>
'''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.
 
<br><br>
 
  
[[File:JaredSmith1x1.jpg|frameless|left|class=pr10|alt=Jared Smith]]
+
'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday December 5, 2018''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (ET)'''<br>
'''Presenter:''' '''Jared Smith''' <br>
+
<br>
'''Presenter Bio''': Jared Smith is the '''Associate Director''' of [http://www.webaim.org '''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.
+
'''Topic:''' '''''Writing Effective Alternative Text for Images ''''' <br>
 +
 
 +
'''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'''<br>
 +
'''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 [http://www.accessga.org/event.php?i=101 register for the webinar] using a brief 3 field registration form.
 
<br><br>
 
<br><br>
  
*'''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]
+
*'''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 11:39, 3 December 2018

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

AMAC
512 Means Street NW
Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30318
866-279-2964
wag@amac.gatech.edu