S.I.F.T. Through Your Content For Accessibility

UAD9 Usability, Accessibility and Design

Location: Ballroom C

TUESDAY, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Accessibility standards, ADA-Compliance, WCAG… all this accessibility talk can get confusing, right? In this session, learn about a new, simplified approach to accessibility: S.I.F.T. Most institutions already “sift” through their content for various reasons, but I will present an easy way to make sure you are “sifting” properly by abiding to the following steps: Structure, Images, Forms, Tables. You will learn how to S.I.F.T. through your content to ensure you have the most thoughtful – and accessible – content possible. I will discuss accessibility benefits and best practices, and I will share a collection of tools to aid in this process.

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Justin Gatewood
Webmaster, Victor Valley College

Justin Gatewood has been online since 1985, a Web professional since 1996, and in higher ed since 2006. Justin worked at a dial-up Internet service provider in the mid-90s, has been published in statewide Web development publications, and has presented at multiple statewide and national conferences on a variety of web development and design topics. Many well known Universities have adopted Justin's approaches after attending his presentations.