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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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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 May 2, 2018''' 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:''' ''Basics of Accessible MS Office Documents (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)'' <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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'''Description''': This webinar will cover beginning steps for creating accessible MS Office documents. This session will cover basic steps for creating accessible documents, presentations and spreadsheets. Common questions will be answered, including:<br><br>
'''Presenter:''' '''Jared Smith''' <br>
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Word: How do you modify the default Styles to ensure they are accessible?<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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Word: How do you use the Navigation Pane to check for proper structure and hierarchy?<br>
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PowerPoint: Which slide designs and layouts are accessible? Which are not?<br>
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PowerPoint: How do you use Pattern Fill to avoid color-coding for charts and graphs?<br>
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Excel: What information should always be placed in cell A1 of your spreadsheets?<br>
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Excel: How do you Format Plot Area to ensure line graphs are accessible? <br><br>
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These questions (and more) will be answered during this training. Screen shots and step-by-step instructions will be provided to help ensure your Word, PowerPoint and Excel files are accessible for all. <br>
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'''Presenter''': Janet Sylvia, Coordinator Web Accessibility Group (WAG) and Accessibility Specialist with AMAC
 
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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 08:59, 25 April 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.

 
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.

Reminder: WAG will not meet in April.

Next Meeting: Wednesday May 2, 2018 from 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)

Topic: Basics of Accessible MS Office Documents (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Description: This webinar will cover beginning steps for creating accessible MS Office documents. This session will cover basic steps for creating accessible documents, presentations and spreadsheets. Common questions will be answered, including:

Word: How do you modify the default Styles to ensure they are accessible?
Word: How do you use the Navigation Pane to check for proper structure and hierarchy?
PowerPoint: Which slide designs and layouts are accessible? Which are not?
PowerPoint: How do you use Pattern Fill to avoid color-coding for charts and graphs?
Excel: What information should always be placed in cell A1 of your spreadsheets?
Excel: How do you Format Plot Area to ensure line graphs are accessible?

These questions (and more) will be answered during this training. Screen shots and step-by-step instructions will be provided to help ensure your Word, PowerPoint and Excel files are accessible for all.

Presenter: Janet Sylvia, Coordinator Web Accessibility Group (WAG) and Accessibility Specialist with AMAC


  • 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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