Are You WCAG 2.0 Compliant? Designing For Accessible And Inclusive Learning Environments
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Be proactive, not reactive! In this hands-on workshop, we will explore helpful techniques and tools to add to your accessibility toolkit in order to become compliant and inclusive. Take a deeper dive into the principles and guidelines of the WCAG 2.0 to ultimately benefit all students and avoid potential lawsuits.
The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price. Participate in any two 1/2 day OLC pre-conference workshops (Tuesday, April 17) and save $75 on the combined cost.
As the amount of offerings moving online continues to grow, it is crucial that accessibility for all students be a focal point of the course design process. Various accessibility initiatives are restructuring and becoming more stringent in order to preserve equitable access for people of all abilities. It’s crucial for higher education to stay abreast of these changes in legislation in order to avoid becoming vulnerable to potential lawsuits.
This workshop will focus on the importance of designing with accessibility in mind. This means being proactive and implementing accessibility measures from the beginning, instead of waiting for that accommodation letter from the Disability Services office and attempting to retrofit your course (often within a short period of time). Most of the accessibility components are simple to understand and implement once the designer is aware of the tools and techniques available to them.
During this hands-on workshop, we will take a deeper dive into some of the most important accessibility guidelines that course instructors and instructional designers need to consider when creating Web pages or online courses. These tips will benefit students of all abilities and will also help you move towards meeting the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. We will also explore other resources for helping you create accessible documents, incorporate closed captioning and transcription, as well as accessibility evaluation tools to add to your accessibility toolkit.
***This workshop is BYOD (Bring your own device)***