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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.

 

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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 December 5, 2018 from 11:00am-12:00pm (ET)

Topic: Writing Effective Alternative Text for Images

Description: Writing alt text can sometimes be a complex and subjective experience. This webinar will walk you through the process of deciding when and how to apply descriptive (alt) text to images in documents and online content. How much information is too much, and what kinds of details should be included to provide access to photographs, charts, infographics, and diagrams? We’ll provide templates you can refer to when needing to describe an image. You will be learning the best practices for crafting meaningful and concise alt text so your documents and websites are accessible to everyone.

Presenter: Valerie Morrison
Presenter Bio: Valerie Morrison is the AMAC E-Text Manager and has been working at AMAC Accessibility for the past 6 years. She and her team work on converting college textbooks and course materials into accessible, digital file formats for students who have print related disabilities. Before working at AMAC, Valerie earned her doctorate in English Literature from the University of Georgia, so writing image description is the perfect fit for her at AMAC.

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.

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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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