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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

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The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) meets online via Collaborate web conferencing system on the first Wednesday of the month.

Last Meeting: Wednesday June 7, 2017 from 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)

Topic: Accessible Word and PDF Documents

Description: If you want to take a Word document and create an accessible PDF document, there are a few things you’ll need to do in the Word document in order to make this happen. The foundation of any accessible document design is the use of Styles. Heading Styles are used as navigational points in documents so they must have a sequence to them with no Heading levels skipped. Images must have Alt Text, Tables must be optimized for accessibility and list must be used correctly and not broken. These are the basics. When the Word document is converted to tagged PDF, we can see the results of our work in the Tags Tree. “Walking the Tags Tree” is a good way to do three parts of your quality assurance process: the document is tagged, The Tags are correct and the Tags are in a logical reading order. This webinar gives you a high level overview of how all of this works!

Karen McCall

Presenter: Karen McCall, Karlen Communications
Presenter Bio: Karen McCall, M.Ed., (Karlen Communications) is a specialist in digital content accessibility and an advocate for the rights of those of us with disabilities. Her work in the field spans more than 16 years and several publications including the first book written on creating and working with accessible PDF documents. Karen has authored two new books on accessible PDF and accessible document design: Accessible and Usable PDF Documents: Techniques for Document Authors and Styles in Word: A Primer for Accessible Document Design. Karen McCall is a Canadian delegate to the ISO 32000 (PDF Standards) and the ISO 14289 (PDF/UA-Universal Accessibility) committee. She is also a Microsoft Accessibility MVP.

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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


ICT Accessibility MOOC

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Section 508

USG Accessibility Tutorial

WCAG 2.0


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