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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:''' '''December 7, 2016''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (ET)'''<br><br>
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'''Next Meeting:''' '''February 1, 2016''' from '''11:00am-12:00pm (ET)'''<br><br>
'''Topic:''' '''Procurement of Accessible ICTs: Challenges, Solutions and the Georgia Tech Best Practices Procurement Model''' <br><br>
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'''Topic:''' '''2016 AMAC Accessibility Symposium for Administrators (Recap)''' <br><br>
'''Description:''' Procurement of accessible Information and Communication Technologies requires a basic understanding of what’s required of procurement professionals and why. This session will cover the challenges, solutions, tips and tools for procuring accessible ICTS and will feature Georgia Tech best practices model for this process. <br><br>
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'''Description:''' First, we will provide a recap of presentations provided at the Symposium. Please visit the Symposium website for a full list of presentations. Also, WAG and TCSG personnel who attended the Symposium will share their experience and impressions of the event, and discuss changes (implemented and in-process) at their organizations as a result of the Symposium.<br><br>
 
'''Presenters:'''  
 
'''Presenters:'''  
*[[File:JoyKniskern2Sm1x1.jpg|frameless|left|class=pr10|alt=Joy Kniskern]] '''Joy Kniskern, M.Ed., CRC''', Special Projects Strategist at [http://www.amacusg.org AMAC Accessibility Solutions], has over thirty-five years of experience in launching and operating federal and state grant programs focusing on increasing access to and acquisition of assistive and accessible technologies.  For the last three years, she has supported AMAC’s initiatives in addressing ICT accessibility issues, including procurement of accessible ICTs, within state government and USG institutions. She obtained an M.Ed. at Georgia State University and a BA from Vanderbilt University.
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*'''Janet Sylvia, WAG Coordinator'''
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*Guest Speakers:
*[[File:JamesLogan4Sm1x1.jpg|frameless|left|class=pr10|alt=James Logan]] '''James Logan, Ph.D., MBA,''' Manager of Quality Assurance, [http://www.gatech.edu Georgia Institute of Technology], directs quality and development for web-based issues, errors, and test cases. Over the last few years, he has helped drive Georgia’ Tech’s initiative to create a streamline, university-wide system that supports the procurement of accessible Information and Communication Technologies for faculty and staff.  Dr. Logan obtained his Ph.D. from Nova University and his MBA from Rivier College.
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**'''Amy Thornton''', Director for Center of Online Learning, Columbus State University
 
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**'''Dr. Beatriz Potter''', Faculty, Valdosta State University
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**'''Kimberly Ellis''', Special Populations/Career Services Coordinator, Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG)
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**'''Randy Brown''', Web Administrator, Technology Advancement/Support, Chattahoochee Technical College
 
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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]

Revision as of 13:48, 18 January 2017

About Web Accessibility Group (WAG) Spotlight

The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) began at UGA in 2011 and transitioned to Georgia Tech's AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center in 2015. Its purpose is to bring together individuals in higher education attempting to navigate the complex Section 508 standards and 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.

Next Meeting: February 1, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm (ET)

Topic: 2016 AMAC Accessibility Symposium for Administrators (Recap)

Description: First, we will provide a recap of presentations provided at the Symposium. Please visit the Symposium website for a full list of presentations. Also, WAG and TCSG personnel who attended the Symposium will share their experience and impressions of the event, and discuss changes (implemented and in-process) at their organizations as a result of the Symposium.

Presenters:

  • Janet Sylvia, WAG Coordinator
  • Guest Speakers:
    • Amy Thornton, Director for Center of Online Learning, Columbus State University
    • Dr. Beatriz Potter, Faculty, Valdosta State University
    • Kimberly Ellis, Special Populations/Career Services Coordinator, Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG)
    • Randy Brown, Web Administrator, Technology Advancement/Support, Chattahoochee Technical College


  • 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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