CIO offers streaming presentations on web accessibility

UI staff, faculty, and students who want to learn more about web accessibility can join a series of streaming video presentations arranged by the university’s Chief Information Office.

The presentations will be delivered live from the Accessing Higher Ground conference sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder, Nov. 14-18. The conference focuses on accessible media, universal design, and assistive technology that help people with disabilities use information resources.

Presentations include:

Tuesday, Nov. 15

  • Nuts and Bolts of Captioning Digital Multimedia—2:30-5:30 p.m., Minnesota Room (347), IMU

Wednesday, Nov. 16

  • Integrating Accessibility Into the Design of Online Learning Management Systems: Theories and Practice—9-10 a.m., Room 2523 UCC
  • Accessible Digital Textbooks in the Mobile Learning Environment—10:15-11:15 a.m., Room 2523 UCC
  • Evaluating Web Content Accessibility: Using WAVE to Facilitate Human Evaluation—12-1:30 p.m., Room 2520, UCC
  • Accessibility Testing in the Real World—3:15-5:30, Room 2523 UCC

Thursday, Nov. 17

  • PDF Accessibility with Adobe Tools—9-10 a.m., 2520 UCC
  • Web Accessibility: 30 Tips in 60 Minutes—12:15-1:15 p.m., Room 2520 UCC
  • Accessibility for the Modern Web: HTML5 and ARIA—3:15-4:15 p.m., Room 2520 UCC
  • Accessible From Design and Development—4:30-5:30 p.m., Room 2520 UCC

Friday, Nov. 18

  • Accessibility Beyond Compliance—9-10 a.m., Room 2523 UCC

The university’s web accessibility policy sets targets for making all public web resources to available to people with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive abilities. Learn more at itaccessibility.uiowa.edu.

For additional information on the Accessing Higher Ground conference presentations, go to itaccessibility.uiowa.edu/AHG2011.

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