What you need to know to make sure your website is accessible to all
Recorded: April 11, 2017 – “Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web.” So says the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) – Web Accessibility Initiative, the group that publishes the “standards” known as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
In this ninety-minute webinar, we discuss the legal and practical aspects of Accessible Web Design, how to assess your own website, and where to turn to when things are not meeting the requirements.
- What are the laws/rules that pertain to web accessibility.
- How can I tell if my website is accessible to people with disabilities.
- Where do I go for assistance to make my website accessible.
- What resources are available.
This webinar is designed for anyone interested in web accessibility including site administrators and content creators. Knowledge of programming code is not required.
John E. Brandt, Training Coordinator, Maine CITE
With more than 30 years of experience in the fields of education, psychology and technology, John has been working in the web design business since 1994. He started serving as a consultant to Maine CITE in 1999 and developed their first website using the elements of accessible and universal web design. Over the years, John has offered numerous training programs on accessibility, served on numerous committees and consulted with many organizations with a goal of making technology accessible to everyone.
- Use this link to view the archived webinar presentation – Requires Flash
- Use this link to download Speakers Notes –
- Moving from Old Section 508 to WCAG 2.0 AA – comparison of Old Section 508 with Section 508 Refresh – via Github.
- Videos from the presentation:
- WebAIM – Web accessibility resources.
- WebAIM – WAVE – web accessibility assessment tool.