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Introduction to Web Accessibility
In this 90-minute webinar you'll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States and how to begin to evaluate your own library's site for potential issues. We'll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid.
Topics for this webinar include:
What accessibility means in a web context, and how it differs from web usability
Legal issues surrounding web accessibility and how these can affect libraries
National and international standards commonly used for accessibility evaluations, and which to use, when
An introduction to automated validators and what they can and cannot do
Actual code examples for both good and bad implementations of some common HTML elements
Know what website accessibility is and why it matters, including from a legal standpoint
Learn of the two main standards used for website accessibility and when to apply them
Understand how automated validators work and what they can and cannot do
Learn several code examples, both good and bad, for increasing accessibility
Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and a W3C-certified front-end web developer. She has been doing web development and design for more than twenty years in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She specializes in developing with Drupal. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She’s written three books about social media and content marketing, specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both these and technology-related topics. As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.