Upcoming Events

Exploring Web Accessibility: Section 508 website compliance and more

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Description: Free interactive webinar focused on government-wide accessible digital communication

The Web Accessibility webinar is an introduction for practitioners on how to create Web sites and applications that are accessible to people with disabilities and compliant with relevant standards. The course covers basic techniques for addressing accessibility errors. Specific emphasis is provided on Adobe applications.
This webinar will provide:
  An overview of accessibility and how it affects Web sites and Web applications.
  Introduction to technical standards and requirements including Section 508 and the WCAG 2.0.
  Insight for fixing common compliance issues such as images, forms, and tables.
  Analysis of common accessibility errors in Web sites and applications.
  Methods for testing for accessibility using automated software tools, assistive technology and manual review techniques.
Webinar Time: 1:30 - 2:30 EST
Instructor: Jonathan Avila, SSB BART Group
As SSB's Chief Accessibility Officer, Jonathan Avila is involved in updating and maintaining SSB's Unified Audit Methodology and best practice library relating to Section 508, WCAG, and other accessibility standards. With an extensive technical and programming background, many years of experience in the accessibility field, and his own personal experience as a person with a visual impairment, Jonathan brings a valuable and unique perspective to access solutions for new and current technologies