Common Accessibility Mistakes for Education

Class description

Every student needs access to technology in the classroom. Web tools and content management systems must provide accessible solutions for students with disabilities. While Google Sites has made improvements for creating accessible content, there are many barriers that exist for students with disabilities.

In this session, we will discuss common accessibility mistakes that directly affect students in higher education settings. This session will cover accessibility best practices, barriers within Google Sites, and possible work arounds for creating accessible websites in Google Sites.

The best practices portion of this session will address best practices mapped to WCAG 2.0 standards.  The identification of barriers portion will cover issues within Google Sites and case studies from institutions of higher learning.  Lastly, the work arounds section will cover possible implementation techniques for meeting WCAG 2.0 A and AA standards within Google Sites.

Participants will gain a clear understanding of the accessibility limitations that exist within Google Sites and why it is important to carefully consider choosing content management systems with regards to accessibility.

Speaker

Erica Zelmanowicz

Date

May 17th, 2017

Time

8:30 am-10:00 am

Class level

Beginner

Class type

Lecture

Track

Content

Prerequisites

None

Take Aways

  • Understanding of best practices for accessibility
  • Understanding and identifying accessibility barriers as they exist in Google Sites
  • Identifying possible workarounds (if any) for creating web content for students in higher education

Location

Room TH 303: SSB Bart Room