Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

Learn about web accessibility standards, techniques, and software to assess accessibility of web pages. We begin by identifying common categories of disabilities and potential barriers the Web presents for each category. We then briefly review the Web accessibility standards (WCAG 2.0 and WAI-ARIA). Presentation will provide an overview of Web accessibility checking software and techniques. Demonstration will include a poorly designed web page and how web accessibility was improved.

Keywords

accessibility

Related Website

http://accessibility.umn.edu/

Audience Focus

Both K-12 and Higher Education

Start Date

7-30-2015 9:30 AM

End Date

7-30-2015 10:30 AM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Tonu Mikk works for the Disability Resource Center at the University of Minnesota where I have many roles among which are:

  • Assess and recommend adaptive technology for students, staff and faculty
  • Administer several websites
  • Monitor accessibility of U of M websites

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Jul 30th, 9:30 AM Jul 30th, 10:30 AM

Web Accessibility Assessment for Everyone

Learn about web accessibility standards, techniques, and software to assess accessibility of web pages. We begin by identifying common categories of disabilities and potential barriers the Web presents for each category. We then briefly review the Web accessibility standards (WCAG 2.0 and WAI-ARIA). Presentation will provide an overview of Web accessibility checking software and techniques. Demonstration will include a poorly designed web page and how web accessibility was improved.

https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/minnesota-elearning-summit/2015/program/50