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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.
 
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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'''Recent Meeting:''' '''Wednesday June 6, 2018''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
'''Presenter:''' '''Jared Smith''' <br>
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'''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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'''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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*Reasons for this release
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*16 Success Criteria (newly proposed)
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*Where each criteria fits within the existing WCAG 2.0
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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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[[File:JanetCbPhoto96x96b.jpg|frameless|left|class=pr10|alt=Janet Sylvia]]
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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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*'''Login Link''' (Blackboard Collaborate):
 
**[https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/meeting.jnlp?sid=2015068&password=M.25BD656C52F9F0F3541B72025D5D3F WAG Sep 6 Login Link]
 
**Please feel free to check your login access anytime before the live event
 
*'''Accessibility'''
 
**Closed captioning provided in both live and recorded session
 
**[https://www.accessibilityonline.org/Accessibility/ Accessibility Guide for Blackboard Collaborate]
 
*'''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
 
  
  

Latest revision as of 15:07, 8 August 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.

 
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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