Webinar - Strategies & Case Studies for Improving Digital Access on the College & University Campus
August 25, 2011: 10:00 a.m. - 1:35 p.m. (MST)*
*All times in Mountain Standard Time (MST)
A Google or Yahoo search on "campus accessibility policy" reveals that the number of campuses implementing (or at least posting) a system-wide access policy for web pages and digital media seems to be rapidly growing. Is this an effective way to improve accessibility at a university or college? Are there other strategies for increasing the accessibility of a campus' electronic resources? This Webinar will attempt to answer these questions.
Jon Gunderson, whose accessibility survey of university websites was published in the December issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, will talk about the strategies undertaken encourage and insure accessibility by the universities rated most highly for web accessibility. He will also discuss what his own university - the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) - does to address the issue of digital access. Susan Cullen will talk in a similar vein about her own campus - California State U. at Northridge (CSUN) - which rated 2 out of 183 in Jon's survey.
WebAIM will talk about their ongoing grant-funded project to assist institutions in system-wide web accessibility efforts, addressing such issues as:
- Gaining top-level support for institutional web accessibility.
- Creating a campus-wide accessibility committee.
- Benchmarking institutional web accessibility with an eye toward continuous improvement.
- Gaining buy-in from faculty and staff.
- Understanding how web accessibility may tie into regional accreditation.
Agenda for August 25 Webcast
10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. (MST)
|Segment 1: Practices at the Exemplary Universities, Jon Gunderson, UIUC, Sue Cullen, CSUN||
|10:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. (MST)||Question & Answer follow-up with Jon & Sue||15 minutes|
|11:10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. (MST)||Break||20 minutes|
|11:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MST)||
Segment 2: Building Partnerships and Collaborations on Campus, Teresa Haven, Arizona State University
|12:00 p.m. - 12:10 p.m. (MST)||Q & A to Teresa||10 minutes|
|12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Break||20 minutes|
|12:30 - 1:10||Segment 3: WebAIM's Grant-funded Project to Assist Institutions in System-wide Web Accessibility Efforts, Jon Whiting, WebAIM||40 minutes|
|1:10 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.||Q & A to Jon||10 minutes|
|1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Final Q & A to all (if needed)||10 minutes|
|1:30 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. (MST)||Concluding remarks & post-webinar resources||5 minutes|
Note: 1st 10 registrants receive 10% discount at checkout. Accepted forms of payment are check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
|Ticket Type||1st 10 Registrants||All Others||Registration Closes|
|Individual Ticket||$135||$150||August 24, 2011|
|Group Ticket||$351||$390||August 24, 2011|
|Site add-on||$50||$50||August 24, 2011|
|Discount Type¹||Discount Applied||Discount Code||Notes|
|1st 10 Registrants||10%||1st10||Enter this code at the payment screen.²|
|ATHEN member†||10%||ATHEN4SEM||Enter this code at the payment screen if you are an ATHEN member.³|
|2010 AHG Attendee4||10%||AHG4SEM||Enter this code at the payment screen if you attended the 2010 AHG Conference.³||"Captioning in the University Environment Webinar" participant||10% of your previous fee for webinar5||(Use the confirmation code provided from previous registration.)6||Enter this code at the payment screen if you attended the Captioning Webinar.³|
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How Does It Work
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CEU credit of .3 is available for this seminar. An additinal $65 processing fee is required along with the submission of paperwork that documents your completion of the seminar. This paperwork will be posted shortly.