Accessibility of Things

Session Evaluation

Class description

The movement into the digital world has provided the public and private sectors with opportunities to disseminate information and services with the proverbial click of a button. Nowhere is this more visible than in the dissemination of content through web-based technology, document-based delivery, E-Learning modules, mobile apps and now through highly connected Internet of Things devices. Accessible digital content is no longer a luxury but a key necessity in an individual’s professional and personal lives.

In this interactive session, we will explore basic accessibility concepts that universally apply across web pages, Microsoft Word documents, PDF documents and E-Learning and learn how these assets are perceived on various devices. The intent of this session is to provide a foundation of understanding about accessibility that can be leverage as your organization builds, procures and interacts with today’s tools. While not required, we encourage you to bring your own device such as an iPhone, iPad, or Android device for the hands-on exercises.

Course Outline:

Common Constructs Break-down
• Navigation Elements
• Content Elements
• Assistive Technology (AT) Perception
• WCAG Application
• Breaking Down a Web Page
• Exercise

Round 1: Web Page vs. Documents
• Common Structures
• Navigation Elements
• Content Elements
• PDF, Word Commonalities
• Assistive Technology (AT) Perception
• Selecting the Right Experience
• Exercise

Round 2: Desktop vs. Mobile
• Common Structures
• Navigation Elements
• Content Elements
• Platform Assistive Technologies (AT) Perception
• Desktop
• Tablet
• Mobile
• Bring Your Own Device Exercise

Round 3: The Internet of Things
• Need for Structured Content
• Accessibility and The Internet of Things

Speaker

Hiram Kuykendall

Date

May 17th, 2017

Time

2.15 pm-5:30 pm

Class level

Beginner

Class type

Lecture

Track

Content

Prerequisites

The movement into the digital world has provided the public and private sectors with opportunities to disseminate information and services with the proverbial click of a button. Nowhere is this more visible than in the dissemination of content through web-based technology, document-based delivery, E-Learning modules, mobile apps and now through highly connected Internet of Things devices. Accessible digital content is no longer a luxury but a key necessity in an individual’s professional and personal lives.

In this interactive session, we will explore basic accessibility concepts that universally apply across web pages, Microsoft Word documents, PDF documents and E-Learning and learn how these assets are perceived on various devices. The intent of this session is to provide a foundation of understanding about accessibility that can be leverage as your organization builds, procures and interacts with today’s tools. While not required, we encourage you to bring your own device such as an iPhone, iPad, or Android device for the hands-on exercises.

Audience: Anyone New to Accessibility Theory – Content Creators (Web, Word, PDF, Mobile) – Content Managers – Content Publishers

Take Aways

  • Application of WCAG
  • Basic Accessibility Constructs
  • Application of Common Accessibility Principles Across Web, Word, PDF, E-Learning
  • Application of Accessibility to the Internet of Things

Location

Room TH 211

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