We are holding a virtual office hour from 11am to noon (MST) every month, on a second Tuesday each month on Zoom at https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/9266501042. Sessions are open to all CU Boulder faculty, staff and students, as well as everyone on all the CU system campuses. Each session includes a discussion topic presented by our staff and then continues with open discussion. For further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there - come and stay for the whole hour or come for just a short while.
- March and April - not held to allow for the preparation for the A to Y Accessibility Workshop
- May 12 - TBD based on workshop feedback on topics
Past sessions: 2020
- February 11 - The AUL testing process
A discussion of the testing process from scripting to testing to reporting. Experience a test in action as we demonstrate the process using the new Buff Portal as an example.
Open discussion on the future of accessibility testing. What are you looking for when you have accessibility concerns about your website and applications? How can the AUL best meet your needs? …and any other questions you might have for us.
If you were unable to attend, please review the recording of the open house (opens a Google drive folder).
- January 28, 11am-12pm - Forum for the campus digital accessibility group members
- January 14 - Digital Accessibility Office tactical plan for 2020
Past sessions: 2019
- December 31 - no session, campus closing early before holidays
- December 17 - 2019 in review
- December 3 - What we learned at AHG 2019
- November 19 - no session, most staff is out at Accessing Higher Ground conference
- November 5 - Bad website demos with various assistive technology (system-wide session)
- October 22 - Halloween session: What are we afraid of?
- October 8 - News from the 4th Accessibility Testing Symposium (Mike Williamson)
- September 24 - Current affairs: most interesting news or projects from each DAO member
- September 10 - PowerPoint accessibility
- August 27 - Start of the semester checklist for faculty: is there room for similar approaches for staff and developers? (session 50)
- August 13 - Forks in the road: Early choices in our accessibility program
- Presenters Dan Jones, Larry Levine, and John Meister will discuss some early decisions made in the digital accessibility program and how they influenced the development of the program and our approach to accessibility.
- July 30 - Managing risk and accessibility clauses in the procurement workflow (Mike Williamson)
- July 16 - Three core services of our program: procurement support, OIT project support, OIT service manager support
- June 18, July 2 - canceled (SRS retreat and holidays)
- June 4 - The bottomless pit of IT accessibility (Amelia Dickerson)
- May 21 - Comparing the findings from the Access and participation in higher education report to our own research finding (Kevin Darcy)
- May 7 - What we learned from meeting with SUNY accessibility team
- April 23 - Preview of system-level accessibility work coming this Summer
- April 9 - Who we are: taking stock of the digital accessibility program 5 years in
- March 26 - Prioritizing accessibility work: exploring the relationship of effort and user impact for accessibility practices
- March 12 - The almost finished draft of the new digital accessibility standards (led by Amelia Dickerson)
- February 26 - Open discussion
- February 12 - Live PDF remediation demo with Mike Williamson
- January 29 - Syllabus clinic preview (April 2019)
- January 15 - The teams and committees in the accessibility space - what do they do and what can you learn from them?
- January 1 - no session, holiday break
Past sessions: 2018
- December 18 - What we learned at AHG 2018
- November 20 - STEAM entry-level courses: the full scope and cost of work to make them accessible and universally designed.
- November 6 - Remembering UDAC: Early history of UDL and a11y work at CU Boulder
- October 23 - Overview of the AUL quick review process, AUL's collaboration with OIT Development Team, and future collaboration efforts (Esha Mehta and Mike Williamson).
- October 9 - Organizational change in digital accessibility: what does it mean for our campus?
- September 25 - Implementing Universal Design for Learning - Comparing the approaches at University of Denver and CU Boulder (Anna Reid)
- September 11 - A technology issue or a social justice issue? Results from our research program (Kevin Darcy)
- August 28 - From test results to documentation and demo videos: Canvas Accessibility (Laura Hamrick and Anna Reid)
- August 14 - Thoughts from two conferences with 5 letter names: AHEAD and COLTT
- July 31 - Open discussion: what do we want our required accessibility training to look like?
- July 17 - A Very Open House: inviting all universities to ask CU Boulder how we work on accessibility
- July 3 - From Princeton to Georgetown: A survey of web accessibility initiatives at 20 top-ranked US universities
- June 19 - Self-study resources: how to teach yourself digital accessibility
- June 5 - "Anniversary" 20th session: Where do we want to be in 2020? (led by Dan Jones)
- May 22 - no session
- May 8 - Accessible graphs and data: ideas from the Academic Technology Design Team
- April 24 - The fine art of testing - the skills required to perform accessibility testing (Paula Vaughan and Mike Williamson)
- April 10 - How to handle focus when writing applications (Derek Riemer)
- March 27 - Assistive technology (AT) software at CU Boulder: Availability and support (Mike Williamson)
- March 13 - AUL Forum: is digital accessibility work exceptional? (and three other incendiary questions)
- February 27 - Working with ARIA regions (presented by Derek Riemer)
- February 13 - Communicating test results: Anatomy of AUL reports
- January 30 - Finishing up: A series of decisions: Watching a screen reader user buy milk online and Looking ahead: Events and conferences in 2018
- January 16 - A series of decisions: Watching a screen reader user buy milk online 2/3 done, continuing on January 30 (Presented by Amelia Dickerson)
Past sessions: 2017
- December 19 - 10th "anniversary" Open House: Looking back at 2017, looking forward to 2018
- December 5 - What we learned at AHG 2017
- November 21 - Awareness of states: communicating change in content as it happens
- November 7 - Testing for accessibility throughout the development process
- October 31 - Reinventing the wheel: Special training session (Part 2)
- October 24 - Reinventing the wheel: Breaking design conventions (Part 1)
- October 10 - Lessons from key academic journals on digital accessibility
- September 26 - What is the relationship between accessibility, usability, and universal design?
- September 12 - Automated accessibility testing tools
- August 29 - The future of WCAG: from 2.0 to 2.1