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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:''' '''Wednesday September 6, 2017''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday December 6, 2017''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
 
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'''Topic:''' '''Web Accessibility Lipstick on a Usability Pig''' <br><br>
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'''Topic:''' '''''IAAP Overview: Building an International Community of Accessibility Professionals''''' <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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[[File:JaredSmith1x1.jpg|frameless|left|class=pr10|alt=Jared Smith]]
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'''Description''': This session will discuss how you and your school can use the wealth of resources, education, certification, collaboration tools, network of accessibility professionals, and more to advance the skills of your accessibility professionals. These programs are available through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) to disability service offices and individuals working on accessibility initiatives in higher education.
'''Presenter:''' '''Jared Smith''' <br>
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You may be looking to achieve greater digital accessibility to support your internal and external audiences with disabilities, stand out from other colleges/universities, or achieve greater accessibility compliance and reduce risk.<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.
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IAAP can be a valuable resource for individuals and organizations already focused on accessibility or who are just starting to build their skills and strategies and are looking to achieve a more effective accessibility roadmap that serves the needs of the school, their students, employees, and community.<br>
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*Understand how IAAP provides accessibility professional development opportunities for individuals.
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*Understand the IAAP Certification Program to date and plans for new certifications in 2018/2019.
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*Understand the IAAP programs that support organizational accessibility development.
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'''Presenter:''' '''Samantha Evans, M.B.A.''', [http://www.amacusg.org/ AMAC Accessibility Solutions]<br>
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'''Presenter Bio''': Samantha (Sam) Evans is an Account Manager with AMAC Accessibility Solutions. She is responsible for cultivating and maintaining current AMAC client relationships, outreach to potential clients, and management of the IAAP certification process. [http://www.amacusg.org/bio.php?id=273 Sam Evans Bio]
 
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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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'''Login Information''':
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*'''Login Link''' (Blackboard Collaborate)
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**[https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/meeting.jnlp?sid=2015068&password=M.25BD656C52F9F0F3541B72025D5D3F WAG Dec 6 Login Link]
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**''Please feel free to check your login access anytime before the live even''t
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*'''Accessibility'''
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**Closed captioning provided in both live and recorded session
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**[https://www.accessibilityonline.org/Accessibility/ Accessibility Guide for Blackboard Collaborate]
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*'''Technical Support''' is available 24/7 and 365 days a year. Phone numbers provided below.
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**U.S. and North America, Toll Free: 1 (877) 382-2293
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**U.K. Toll Free: (0800) 051-7248
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**Ireland:  800 64 4528
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**Australia, Toll Free: 1 (800) 26-7338
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**International, Non Toll Free: 1 (606) 274-2370
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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 10:05, 6 December 2017

About Web Accessibility Group (WAG) Spotlight

The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) began at UGA in 2011 and transitioned to Georgia Tech's AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center in 2015. Its purpose is to bring together individuals in higher education attempting to navigate the complex Section 508 standards and 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.

 
Dr. Beatriz Potter

Dr. Beatriz Potter, a faculty member in the Modern and Classical (MCL) Languages Department at Valdosta State University (VSU) has been a leader in addressing accessibility issues in online courses and instructional materials.

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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 December 6, 2017 from 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)

Topic: IAAP Overview: Building an International Community of Accessibility Professionals

Description: This session will discuss how you and your school can use the wealth of resources, education, certification, collaboration tools, network of accessibility professionals, and more to advance the skills of your accessibility professionals. These programs are available through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) to disability service offices and individuals working on accessibility initiatives in higher education. You may be looking to achieve greater digital accessibility to support your internal and external audiences with disabilities, stand out from other colleges/universities, or achieve greater accessibility compliance and reduce risk.

IAAP can be a valuable resource for individuals and organizations already focused on accessibility or who are just starting to build their skills and strategies and are looking to achieve a more effective accessibility roadmap that serves the needs of the school, their students, employees, and community.

Keypoints

  • Understand how IAAP provides accessibility professional development opportunities for individuals.
  • Understand the IAAP Certification Program to date and plans for new certifications in 2018/2019.
  • Understand the IAAP programs that support organizational accessibility development.


Sam Evans

Presenter: Samantha Evans, M.B.A., AMAC Accessibility Solutions
Presenter Bio: Samantha (Sam) Evans is an Account Manager with AMAC Accessibility Solutions. She is responsible for cultivating and maintaining current AMAC client relationships, outreach to potential clients, and management of the IAAP certification process. Sam Evans Bio

Login Information:

  • Login Link (Blackboard Collaborate)
  • Accessibility
  • Technical Support is available 24/7 and 365 days a year. Phone numbers provided below.
    • U.S. and North America, Toll Free: 1 (877) 382-2293
    • U.K. Toll Free: (0800) 051-7248
    • Ireland: 800 64 4528
    • Australia, Toll Free: 1 (800) 26-7338
    • International, Non Toll Free: 1 (606) 274-2370


  • 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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