Date & Time

Tuesday, July 25, 2023, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM CDT


There’s no doubt: website accessibility is critically important. And, the struggle to consistently meet accessibility standards is real. This is especially true within a distributed publishing model, as is common in post-secondary institutions. Regardless of how much work and attention you pay to designing your site to be potentially accessible on the technical side of the equation, meeting basic standards for accessibility within site content is not actually that difficult to achieve for content contributors. By following a few basic principles, almost any content contributor is technically capable of doing their part to make your site accessible… if they know that they should. If they remember. If they have been persuaded to consider it along the way. If they’re not too intimidated to try.

One strategy: use play and humour to get everyone on the same pro-accessibility team. In this talk, I’ll share my experience of advocating concern for accessibility to our distributed web publishing community of 300+ users via our CMS training program with the help of some adorable fuzzy friends.

Intended audience
collaboration/outreach, content strategy, diversity/social justice, promising practices, training/user support
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