Web accessibility for students with disabilities is an important topic, and one that is quickly becoming a hot topic for schools due to lawsuits, Office of Civil Right complaints, and soon-to-be-updated ADA requirements. Ensuring all students have access to online school resources is also the right thing to do.
This video will provide an introduction to web accessibility and an overview of how students with disabilities access and use the web. It will also provide basic recommendations for implementation and testing to help your school address web accessibility today.
Webinar attendees will learn:
The importance of web accessibility
How students with disabilities access and use the web, and how web accessibility impacts them
Top tips for implementing basic accessibility techniques
How to conduct a basic web accessibility evaluation
Resources that are available for learning more
Jared Smith is the Associate Director of WebAIM. He is a highly demanded presenter and trainer and has provided web accessibility training to thousands of developers throughout the world. With a degree in Marketing/Business Education, a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology, and over 16 years experience working in the web design, development, and accessibility field, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that is used to help others create and maintain highly accessible web content. Much of his written work, including a broad range of tutorials, articles, and other materials, is featured on the WebAIM site. Jared is active on twitter at @jared_w_smith
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