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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. WAG works closely with AMAC's AccessGA project.

Adele Frank

Adelle Frank, Web Developer Manager Senior at the Georgia Institute of Technology Institute Communications, is committed to web accessibility.

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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 every month.

Kara Zirkle

Next Meeting: Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)

Topic: Accessible Online Courses: Challenges and Solutions, with an Overview of George Mason University's Assistive Technology Initiative

Presenter: Kara Zirkle, IT Accessibility Coordinator, Assistive Technology Initiative, George Mason University

Session Description:
In this session Kara will discuss Inclusive Technology Assessment Strategies for Higher Education. Topics include integrating accessibility into the online course development process, development of an accessibility checklist and course evaluation documents. Kara will also discuss building an Accessibility Initiative, as evidenced by GMU's successful program by this title.

Presenter Bio: Ms. Zirkle has over 15 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities. Kara has worked at George Mason University (GMU) as the IT Accessibility Coordinator for over 8 years. She works to ensure that Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance of electronic and information technology (E&IT) is accessible to faculty, staff, students and public both with and without disabilities.

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


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