with your WCET colleagues and experts, both virtually and in-person.
Online Accessibility: Seeing the Forest AND the Trees
Web accessibility continues to be in the news and those in higher education are increasingly required to respond. Accessibility is often challenging in higher education because it involves both system-level commitment and commitment of individual faculty and staff to change how they create online content. This webinar will demystify and simplify information on both ends of this spectrum.
At the level of the forest, Cyndi Rowland, Director of WebAIM at the National Center on Disability and Access to Education at Utah State University, will preview the freely available GOALS Web Accessibility Benchmarking and Planning Tool. Cyndi will highlight how the tool can be used for institutions to engage in self-study and quality improvement on this important issue.
At the level of the trees, Norman Coombs will provide information from his recently published book "Making Online Teaching Accessible" (Jossey-Bass 2010) and show webinar participants the ease with which accessibility can be attained by faculty and staff using tools they already know and possess.
Register today for the WCET webcast, "Online Accessibility: Seeing the Forest AND the Trees" on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. The free webcast will run for 75 minutes. Space is limited to 140 participants and priority will be given to current WCET members who register prior to August 12. If you are a non-member, you are welcome to register and we will confirm your spot after August 12.
You will be sent the webcast information and link on August 15.
2:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM CDT / Noon MDT / 11:00 AM PDT / 10:00 AM ADT / 8:00 AM HST.
Megan Raymond, Moderator
Manager, Programs and Events,