Accessibility for Webmasters

Accessibility for Webmasters 101

Presented by:
Doug Flower, Digital Accessibility Specialist, Division of Information Technology
Sara Smith, Digital Strategist and Technologist, University Communications and Marketing

Join the Digital Accessibility Team and UCM’s Web Team to discuss the fundamentals of web accessibility and how Kent State users with disabilities experience content on the web. You’ll learn the accessibility policies and legal requirements governing Kent State’s digital presence, see some examples of good (and bad) web accessibility, and sample digital tools that help monitor the accessibility of your www.kent.edu websites. 

NEXT SESSIONS

September 1, 2022; 10:30am - 12:00pm 
Virtual Teams Session, 1.5 BC Hour
Recommended companion course: Accessibility Awareness 101

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December 7, 2022; 3:30pm - 5:00pm (repeat)
Virtual Teams Session, 1.5 BC Hour
Recommended companion course: Accessibility Awareness 101

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Accessibility for Webmasters 201: Toolbox and Audit

Presented by:
Doug Flower, Digital Accessibility Specialist, Division of Information Technology

In this workshop, we’ll use Siteimprove’s Quality Assurance and Accessibility modules to quickly identify, prioritize and fix issues on your website, teach you to audit and remediate your content more effectively, and explore Siteimprove’s built-in reporting tools to help you keep track of the progress you make and share that information with the people who need it.

Next Session 

October 18, 2022; 3:30pm - 5:00pm 
Virtual Teams Session, 1.5 BC Hour
(required prerequisite: Accessibility for Webmasters 101)
 

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Accessibility for Webmasters 202: Strategy

Presented by:
Alison Haynes, Digital Accessibility Compliance Coordinator, Division of Information Technology

In this workshop, we’ll review the important concepts learned throughout the 101 and 201 courses and see how they fit into creating a long term and sustainable web accessibility strategy for your department or divisional website. We’ll teach you how to explain your new accessibility strategy to others, help you leverage the strengths of teammates for greater accessibility, and show you how to be an advocate for digital accessibility in areas beyond web development.

next session 

November 29, 2022; 10:30am - 12:00pm 
Virtual Teams Session, 1.5 BC Hour
Prerequisite: Accessibility for Webmasters 101, Accessibility for Webmasters 201: Toolbox and Auditing
 

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