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Ask the Experts: Web Accessibility

Published 10/06/2017

Department of Interior Web Accessibility 101

Published 7/24/2017
Visit DOI Accessibility Page
If you publish web content, engage in social media, or even share files on SharePoint, the updated Section 508 accessibility rules may (probably will!) affect your work. The new 508 can help bring our content to more people than ever, but it's also a bit more difficult to properly accommodate. We'll talk about the changes and how we plan to deal with them.

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Accessibility, New Technology & the Aging Baby Boomers

Published 8/2/2017,

Presented by Catharine McNally, Drupal 4 Gov

Accessibility isn’t just for the blind or deaf. Accessibility is for everyone. Our eyes, ears, and motor function won’t get better with age.
Accessible design improves usability for everyone, and it increases SEO and market size for every website, and that matters more now than ever. With a technologically competent and aging Baby Boomer population, we are expecting previously unseen numbers of users who will demand accessible experiences, and we’re here to help you understand how to create them.
Takeaways:
An updated understanding of what accessibility is and whom it is for Experience websites through a screen-reader on a non-compliant, as well as a compliant website. Walk through a time and budget-saving method for creating closed captions. Learn about the long-term benefits of accessible design to improve web experiences for all users Gain insight into the great opportunities and requirements for voice control Articulate the upcoming / new Section 508 Refresh and how it may impact your work.

The Web Accessibility Basics w/ Marco Zehe

Published 5/19/2016,

Presented by Marco Zehe

Marco Zehe gives an overview of several basic techniques every web author should use to make their sites more inclusive. This is not very technical and covers basic HTML markup that has been in the standards for years, but whose correct use will have a profoundly positive impact on your content.

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