Demystifying Web Accessibility in Educational Resources
Web accessibility can confuse even the most tech-savvy instructors and administrators. How do you test a program or website for accessibility? What are the implications of not working with an accessible system? What do we even mean when we use the word “accessibility”?
Presenter Jennifer Kolb will explain Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA conformance to demystify the steps schools need to take in order to determine whether their publishers’ materials meet these standards. Join Jennifer as she explains Hawkes Learning’s company-wide initiative of achieving WCAG 2.0 Level AA conformance. Its mission is to reach beyond technical compliance and deliver an easy to use interface that allows students of all abilities to focus on learning course material, not how to use the system.
Take away key facts about web accessibility, including who is affected by web accessibility; how web design works with assistive technologies; and tips on how to ensure a web program is perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust: the four key principles of web accessibility.
Jennifer Kolb, a Hawkes Learning courseware specialist for three years, is passionate about providing students with resources that help them achieve their best academic potential. She enjoys working directly with instructors to have a positive impact on students’ academic success. Jennifer has experience implementing different course structures and redesigns in programs across the country and works directly with Hawkes Learning’s Accessibility Team to provide the best solutions for students.