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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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[[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.
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The State ADA Coordinator's Office of Georgia and the Georgia Association of State Facility Administrators (GASFA), are hosting a one-day ADA Conference.
 
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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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{{#ev:youtube|nwV3Uizl1Nk|320|right|Featured Training: 10 Tips for Creating Accessible Web Content with WCAG 2.0}}
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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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'''Recent Meeting:''' '''Wednesday October 4, 2017''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
 
 
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'''Topic:''' '''''Creating a Compliance Plan: A Case Study''''' <br><br>
 
'''Description:''' This session will describe one institution’s journey toward 508 compliance. It begins with initial awareness of 508, and traces the process of creating a team that involved people in multiple roles. In addition to lessons learned, the presenter will share a number of helpful resources and strategies.
 
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday October 3, 2018''' from '''01:00pm-02:00pm (ET)'''<br>
'''Presenter:''' '''Dr. Linda Gilbert''', [http://www.amacusg.org/ AMAC] <br>
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'''Presenter Bio''': Linda Gilbert is an Accessibility Specialist at AMAC, working with the WAG initiative. She holds a PhD in Instructional Technology. Her prior work includes coordinating an institutional 508 Committee and teaching compliance workshops. [http://amacusg.org/bio.php?id=321 Read More about Dr. Linda Gilbert]
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'''Topic:''' '''''Exploring the New WCAG 2.1 and Other Resources from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) ''''' <br>
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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 Oct 4 Login Link]
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**Please feel free to check your login access anytime before the live event
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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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'''Description''': Learn how to leverage the latest W3C WCAG 2.1 standard published on June 5th, 2018, and other freely available resources from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Find the right resources for you, whether you are a techie developer, a project manager, or simply wanting to learn and promote digital accessibility throughout your organization. If you are new to digital accessibility, or if you have some experience and wish to learn more, this presentation will outline a number of resources that will assist you and your organization to achieve your accessibility goals.
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'''Presenter''': '''Shadi Abou-Zahra'''<br>
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'''Presenter Bio''': Shadi Abou-Zahra works with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) as the Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist. He coordinates accessibility priorities in the W3C Strategy team, as well as international promotion, coordination, and harmonization of web accessibility standards. Shadi maintains WAI liaisons with key stakeholders including disability, research, and standards organizations. He also coordinates WAI outreach in Europe, accessibility evaluation techniques, and European-funded projects on accessibility.
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This webinar is being hosted by AMAC at Georgia Tech through its AccessGA Initiative and Web Accessibility Group (WAG).
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'''Registration''': Please [http://accessga.org/event.php?i=99 | register for the webinar] using a brief 3 field registration form.
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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]
 
*'''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]

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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.

 

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 October 3, 2018 from 01:00pm-02:00pm (ET)

Topic: Exploring the New WCAG 2.1 and Other Resources from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Description: Learn how to leverage the latest W3C WCAG 2.1 standard published on June 5th, 2018, and other freely available resources from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Find the right resources for you, whether you are a techie developer, a project manager, or simply wanting to learn and promote digital accessibility throughout your organization. If you are new to digital accessibility, or if you have some experience and wish to learn more, this presentation will outline a number of resources that will assist you and your organization to achieve your accessibility goals.

Presenter: Shadi Abou-Zahra
Presenter Bio: Shadi Abou-Zahra works with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) as the Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist. He coordinates accessibility priorities in the W3C Strategy team, as well as international promotion, coordination, and harmonization of web accessibility standards. Shadi maintains WAI liaisons with key stakeholders including disability, research, and standards organizations. He also coordinates WAI outreach in Europe, accessibility evaluation techniques, and European-funded projects on accessibility.

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

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