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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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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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[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.  
 
[http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wag/Spotlight Read the Spotlight Full Story]
 
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday October 3, 2018''' from '''01:00pm-02:00pm (ET)'''<br>
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''Wednesday, August 7, 2019''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (ET)'''<br>
 
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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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'''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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'''Description''': Designing an interactive online experience with multimedia content relies on several components to ensure accessibility. In this webinar, you will learn how to evaluate the most essential accessibility components for multimedia, as referenced in the W3C Web Content (WCAG) and User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG). User needs vary widely so the level of customization afforded by the user agent (e.g., browser, standalone player, or app) should match those user needs, preferences, and expectations. Such needs may include an adjustable playback rate, customizable appearance of captions, or focus indicators. Knowing your audience will inform your decision-making as you select which media player or platform to use.
  
'''Presenter''': '''Shadi Abou-Zahra'''<br>
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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.
'''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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'''Presenter''': '''Jesus Pulido, Captioned Media Coordinator, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation'''<br>
  
'''Registration''': Please [http://accessga.org/event.php?i=99 | register for the webinar] using a brief 3 field registration form.
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'''Presenter Bio''': As a valued member of the Captioned & Described Media Services unit at the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) at Georgia Tech, Jesus Pulido coordinates captioned media and transcription projects with student workers and staff. His expertise allows him to evaluate instructional web content for accessibility, and remediate when needed.
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'''Registration''': Please [http://accessga.org/event.php?i=107 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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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.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 11:00am-12:00pm (ET)

Topic: Evaluating the Accessibility of Multimedia Players

Description: Designing an interactive online experience with multimedia content relies on several components to ensure accessibility. In this webinar, you will learn how to evaluate the most essential accessibility components for multimedia, as referenced in the W3C Web Content (WCAG) and User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG). User needs vary widely so the level of customization afforded by the user agent (e.g., browser, standalone player, or app) should match those user needs, preferences, and expectations. Such needs may include an adjustable playback rate, customizable appearance of captions, or focus indicators. Knowing your audience will inform your decision-making as you select which media player or platform to use.

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: Jesus Pulido, Captioned Media Coordinator, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

Presenter Bio: As a valued member of the Captioned & Described Media Services unit at the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) at Georgia Tech, Jesus Pulido coordinates captioned media and transcription projects with student workers and staff. His expertise allows him to evaluate instructional web content for accessibility, and remediate when needed.

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

Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation
512 Means Street NW
Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30318
866-279-2964
wag@amac.gatech.edu