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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 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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[https://accessibility.digital.gov/ Accessibility for Teams] is a new resource from digital.gov that provides a  ‘quick-start’ guide for embedding accessibility and inclusive design practices into your team’s workflow. Everyone on the team has a role in making online resources accessible and inclusive.  
 
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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 December 6, 2017''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
 
 
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'''Topic:''' '''''IAAP Overview: Building an International Community of Accessibility Professionals''''' <br><br>
 
 
'''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.<br><br>
 
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.
 
*Understand the IAAP Certification Program to date and plans for new certifications in 2018/2019.
 
*Understand the IAAP programs that support organizational accessibility development.
 
 
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Presenters are being lined up for 2020. Check back soon for more information.
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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 clicent 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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*'''Login Link''' (Blackboard Collaborate):
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**[https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/meeting.jnlp?sid=2015068&password=M.25BD656C52F9F0F3541B72025D5D3F WAG Sep 6 Login Link]
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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]
 
*'''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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Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation<br />
 
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Latest revision as of 09:59, 15 November 2019

About Web Accessibility Group (WAG) Spotlight

The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) is housed 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.

 

Accessibility for Teams is a new resource from digital.gov that provides a ‘quick-start’ guide for embedding accessibility and inclusive design practices into your team’s workflow. Everyone on the team has a role in making online resources accessible and inclusive. Read the Spotlight Full Story

 
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.

Presenters are being lined up for 2020. Check back soon for more information.

  • 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

Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation
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