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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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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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The State ADA Coordinator's Office of Georgia and the Georgia Association of State Facility Administrators (GASFA), are hosting a one-day ADA Conference.
 
[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wag/Spotlight Read the Spotlight Full Story]
 
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'''Recent Meeting:''' '''Wednesday June 6, 2018''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)'''<br>
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday February 6, 2019''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (ET)'''<br>
 
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'''Topic:''' '''''WCAG 2.1 - Discussion''''' <br>
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'''Topic:''' '''''Tools & Tips for Accessibility Testing ''''' <br>
  
'''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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'''Description''': In this webinar we will address the importance of combining manual and automated testing tools when evaluating the accessibility of digital content, with an emphasis on specific strategies and techniques. An overview of assistive technology solutions used by people with disabilities will be covered, along with the tools used for testing. An overview of several free code inspection tools, as well as a list of available resources, will also be provided.
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*16 Success Criteria (newly proposed)
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This webinar is provided by AccessGA and WAG, initiatives of the Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation at Georgia Tech. AMAC Accessibility and CATEA, the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, are now the Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation (CIDI), a research, service, and education center within the College of Design at Georgia Tech.
  
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'''Presenter''': '''John Rempel and Rayianna Daniels'''<br>
'''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''': John Rempel has been employed in the area of disability training and accessibility testing for more than 20 years, with certifications and extensive experience as an AT Specialist, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, O & M Specialist and IAAP's CPACC. As a QA Accessibility Analyst with CIDI, John oversees a number of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility initiatives, including the AccessGA initiative.
'''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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Rayianna Daniels has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, along with a background in web accessibility training, web development, and IT support. At CIDI her duties include performing web accessibility evaluations and providing training on a variety of applications and assistive technology solutions to Higher Ed institutions across the country.
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'''Registration''': Please [http://www.accessga.org/event.php?i=103 Register] using a brief 3 field registration form.
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For individuals using screen readers to access this webinar, we encourage you to visit [https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Administrator/Accessibility Blackboard’s Accessibility] page for additional setup and shortcut key commands.
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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 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 February 6, 2019 from 11:00am-12:00pm (ET)

Topic: Tools & Tips for Accessibility Testing

Description: In this webinar we will address the importance of combining manual and automated testing tools when evaluating the accessibility of digital content, with an emphasis on specific strategies and techniques. An overview of assistive technology solutions used by people with disabilities will be covered, along with the tools used for testing. An overview of several free code inspection tools, as well as a list of available resources, will also be provided.

This webinar is provided by AccessGA and WAG, initiatives of the Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation at Georgia Tech. AMAC Accessibility and CATEA, the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, are now the Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation (CIDI), a research, service, and education center within the College of Design at Georgia Tech.

Presenter: John Rempel and Rayianna Daniels
Presenter Bio: John Rempel has been employed in the area of disability training and accessibility testing for more than 20 years, with certifications and extensive experience as an AT Specialist, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, O & M Specialist and IAAP's CPACC. As a QA Accessibility Analyst with CIDI, John oversees a number of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility initiatives, including the AccessGA initiative.

Rayianna Daniels has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, along with a background in web accessibility training, web development, and IT support. At CIDI her duties include performing web accessibility evaluations and providing training on a variety of applications and assistive technology solutions to Higher Ed institutions across the country.

Registration: Please Register using a brief 3 field registration form.
For individuals using screen readers to access this webinar, we encourage you to visit Blackboard’s Accessibility page for additional setup and shortcut key commands.

  • 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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