The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops the international standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and much more. In this workshop, you can share your perspectives and learn about exciting new work through WAI.
July 23, 2020 · 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM CT
- WCAG 2.2 and the next generation of accessibility guidelines (previously referred to as “Silver”)
- real-time communications (RTC), virtual or immersive environments (VR, XR), pronunciation, and personalization
- improving accessibility to people with cognitive and learning disabilities
- encouraging authoring tools (like CMSs) to be more accessible with a new accessibility report tool and authoring tools list in development
- supporting better accessibility evaluation
We’ll also go over free online resources that are ready now for you to use and customize, including resources for:
- evaluating accessibility
- teaching and advocating
- planning and managing accessibility
- developing, designing, and writing content
- understanding accessibility standards
There will be time throughout the workshop to ask questions and share input on WAI work and resources. And you’ll learn how you can get involved with accessibility efforts through W3C WAI.
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tickets to this event will cost only $30.
- Know how to find and use free online WAI resources for developers, designers, content authors, project managers, policy makers, advocates, trainers, and others.
- Get up-to-date on WAI work on WCAG 2.2, conformance, evaluation, emerging technologies, cognitive accessibility, and the next generation of accessibility guidelines.
- Share your perspectives and know how to further contribute to WAI work.
Who should attend?
- Project managers, developers, designers, content authors, policy makers, advocates, trainers, and others.
- From people who are new to accessibility, to accessibility experts.
W3C WAI Staff members from Europe, Canada, U.S., and China
- Judy Brewer, Director of Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)/MIT
- Shawn Lawton Henry, Accessibility Education and Outreach Coordinator, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)/MIT
- Shadi Abou-Zahra, Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)/ERCIM
- Michael Cooper, Web Accessibility Specialist, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)/MIT
- Joshue O Connor, Emerging Web Technology Specialist, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)/ERCIM
- Hidde de Vries, Accessibility Specialist Web Developer, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)/ERCIM
- Steve Lee, Cognitive Accessibility Specialist, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)/ERCIM
- Daniel Montalvo, Web Accessibility Specialist, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)/ERCIM
- Ruoxi (“Roy”) Ran, Web Accessibility Engineer, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)/Beihang University
Once registered, an order confirmation arrives in your email. A few moments later after you have registered, the person assigned the ticket receives an event details email that includes, among other things:
- A calendar invite to add the event to your calendar
- Shortly before the conference, a unique link to join the event on the day of the conference
Also, as the event draws near, ticket holders will receive email reminders, so they don’t miss a thing!
On the day of the online event, enjoy and learn! Don’t worry if you can’t make it at the scheduled time. In one to two weeks after the event, you will be notified that recordings have been posted so you can review and share with your team.