Date & Time

Monday, February 19, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST

Description

With digital development, tackling accessibility issues should be viewed as bug-fixing rather than a secondary feature request. This presentation, delivered by Mike Gifford, Senior Strategist at CivicActions, highlights Drupal's approach to addressing digital accessibility and sustainability. Drawing from Drupal's extensive experience, this guide sheds light on crucial elements that have propelled Drupal to prioritize accessibility, such as strong leadership commitment. The presentation highlights how open source promotes leveraging existing best practices and resources, thereby saving time and effort in implementing accessibility improvements. Mike Gifford encourages developers to embark on their accessibility journey, regardless of their project's current state and emphasizes the need for continual progress. By learning from Drupal's journey, developers can contribute to a more inclusive and accessible digital landscape, benefiting both current and future generations.

After the session is over, we’ll continue the conversation on our #accessibility Slack channel. All HighEdWeb members are welcome to join the HighEdWeb Slack Workspace.

Track
Community Group
Type
discussion
Delivery
online
Timezone
(UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

How to attend an online discussion

  1. Register to join the community group (if you haven't already). Registration is free.
  2. Select the Join Discussion button to open the session.
  3. Log in with your Swoogo event login.
  4. When the session begins, you'll be sent to a Google Meeting link for the discussion.

How to watch on demand

After the live discussion completes, we'll edit the video and post it here. This process can take up to two weeks.

  1. Register to join the community group (if you haven't already). Registration is free.
  2. Select the Join Discussion button to open the session.
  3. Log in with your Swoogo event login.
  4. Play the video.