The Who, What, When and Where of Accessibility (UAD3)

Web accessibility. OK, now take a breath. Successful web accessibility initiatives need to distribute work around to different part of project teams. One of the challenges that accessibility faces is the perception that it always adds tons of time. And worse yet, that time is spent chasing bugs instead of learning good accessible design techniques. Wouldn't it be great if you could find a way to keep accessibility from slowing you down on project after project? This session will introduce you to the ways that accessibility fits into different project roles on your design team. Integrate accessibility into roles and your team starts to develop and maintain a body of knowledge that creates sustainability and scalability to other projects. Join me to learn how to take the critical step of sharing the right work across the right project team members.

Accessibility Essentials You Can Use Today (TIE4)

All students deserve full access. Many are being left out. End that cycle now with these accessibility essentials. Penn State’s Dutton e-Education Institute embraces accessibility to create a culture of inclusion for all of our online students. We’ve become efficient and effective in developing and maintaining accessible online content, and this session will motivate and equip you to do the same. We'll demonstrate how a screen reader interacts with properly formatted online content to ensure a positive user experience. Creating accessible online content doesn’t need to be overwhelming or daunting; you just need to know where to start. You’ll walk away from this session armed with our top accessibility tips and the knowledge, tools, and resources you’ll need to immediately begin to improve the accessibility of your web pages. LEARNING OUTCOMES: • Acknowledge that the need for widespread accessibility is universal and not limited to individuals who are vision and hearing impaired • Identify and remediate the top accessibility ‘blockers’ in an efficient manner (images, tables, links, math equations, etc.) • Gather information on various methods used to improve accessibility • Understand the function and limitations of a screen reader and how it interacts with online content

S.I.F.T. Through Your Content For Accessibility (UAD9)

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.