Sunday, October 9, 2022, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM CDT
Digital Accessibility is a topic that is becoming more and more important each year in higher education. With more opportunities available online from the pandemic we face an even larger amount of work to ensure that our digital content is accessible and stays accessible which can be extremely overwhelming regardless of your experience with accessibility.
In this workshop we will be learning about and using various software that will help us evaluate our websites for accessibility compliance. We will be taking the software and applying it to a sample site that will be provided and has various accessibility issues to correct. Throughout the workshop we will work to make our sample website fully compliant to WCAG Standards. We will use the evaluation tools discussed to create a list of Accessibility issues that need to be addressed and then prioritize the list of issues to work towards full WCAG compliance.
Throughout the workshop we will have time for each person to share their own experiences, questions, and thoughts on remediating their sample site into an accessible site from the ground up. Through these discussions and our time together in the workshop each participant will leave feeling more empowered to go back to their universities and not only help spread the knowledge they have learned from this workshop but also be a champion for accessibility on the ground for everyone.
Things you will Need for this Workshop:
• The ability to install browser Extensions on your computer
- Wave Evaluation Tool – Allow Access to file URLS setting turned on
- On screen Color Picker extension
- Eye Dropper (recommended)
- Axe DevTools – Web Accessibility Testing
• Have access Web Aims Color Contrast Checker
• A Code Editor for HTML, CSS, and JS that you can use
- Sublime Text (recommended), Notepad++, Brackets, BBEdit, Atom, HTML Validator
• OS: MacOs, Windows (PC), Linux
• Know how to identify and prioritize accessibility issues
• Know how to use accessibility tools to identify and remediate accessibility issues
• Know how to resolve accessibility issues through code and best practices
• Become more confident in your ability to resolve accessibility issues as they arise and/or as they are discovered in current and future projects
• Become empowered to be able to identify issues during the development process