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Introduction to Web Accessibility
A Project Enable Webinar Hosted by Infopeople
Start Time: Pacific - 12:00 PM, Mountain - 1:00 PM, Central - 2:00 PM, Eastern - 3:00 PM
Presenter: Laura Solomon
Are you concerned that your library's website isn't meeting accessibility standards? If not, you should be--lawsuits concerning website accessibility failures are increasing, and libraries do not have immunity. In this 90-minute webinar presented by Laura Solomon, you'll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States, and how to begin to evaluate your own library's site for potential issues. We'll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid.
Topics for this webinar include: what accessibility means in a web context, and how it differs from web usability; legal issues surrounding web accessibility and how these can affect libraries; national and international standards commonly used for accessibility evaluations, and which to use, when; an introduction to automated validators and what they can and cannot do; actual code examples for both good and bad implementations of some common HTML elements .
This Zoom webinar will include plenty of opportunity for Q&A and interactive discussion with the audience.
Note: The Zoom meeting room limits registration to 100 people.
At the end of this webinar, participants will:
- Know what website accessibility is and why it matters, including from a legal standpoint.
- Learn of the two main standards used for website accessibility and when to apply them.
- Understand how automated validators work and what they can and cannot do.
- Learn several code examples, both good and bad, for increasing accessibility.
This webinar will be of interest to: library workers of all types at all levels of their organizations interested in web accessibility.
Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button on this page. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.
To check your system's compatibility with Zoom and/or download software for your computer/tablet/smartphone, see this page.
This webinar is made possible by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Lifelong Learning Continuing Education grant and Infopeople, the Califa training arm, in collaboration with Syracuse University and Project ENABLE.
- Speaker's slides
- pdf (Full slide) [30mb]
- Resources: pdf [160kb]