AT12-WEB18 - Evaluating Web Accessibility: Developing a Program with Real AT Users
WEBINAR CODE: AT12-WEB18
WEBINAR TITLE: Evaluating Web Accessibility: Developing a Program with Real AT Users
PRESENTER(S): Janet Jendron, Program Coordinator, South Carolina Assistive Technology Program
DATE: Thursday, June 21, 2012
TIME: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
REGISTRATION FEE: $49
OVERVIEW: There is no substitute for the use of real, live people evaluating web pages for accessibility and usability! South Carolina has developed and implemented a program, training AT users (and some non-users) to evaluate state agency web sites. We’ll address: training methods, report formats/content, approaches for effective communication with state agency administrators/IT personnel, funding, identifying/training testers, testing tools, program adaptations made along the way, past and future strategies for maximizing the program’s impact, future plans and possibilities, and how components of the program could be replicated by other organizations and in other arenas.
STRAND: Policy - Policy and Implementation
AUDIENCE: Advocates, AT Specialists, Consumers/Individuals with Disabilities, Disability Services, Educators, Family Members, General Interest, Instructional Technologists, IT, Media Specialists, OTs, PTs, SLPs, Professional Development/Training, Rehab Therapists, Social Workers, Visual Impairment Specialists, Vocational Rehabilitation, Wed Designers
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe strategies for training web users (with and without AT) to evaluate web pages for accessibility and usability.
- Describe effective ways to communicate accessibility challenges to state agency administrators and IT personnel.
- Describe elements of a meaningful accessibility report to web designers and state agency administrators.
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES: Janet Jendron, Web Accessibility Workgroup Chair, SC Assistive Technology Advisory Committee, administers a Web Testers Program, using people who use assistive technology (and some who don’t) to evaluate agency web pages for accessibility and usability. She facilitates reporting and presentation and consultation with agencies about evaluation results and possible accessibility solutions. She also manages the SC Assistive Technology Program's equipment reuse program, is the web administrator and does public relations for SCATP. She is experienced in non-profit administration in several arenas.