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Conference Program

ARCHIVED - Web Accessibility
by Kristine Neuber

Do you know if your web sites and online learning management systems are accessible to students, teachers and parents who have disabilities? This session will discuss what web accessibility means and provide information about federal and state accessibility guidelines school systems are required to meet. Examples of common accessibility issues encountered by school district web sites and learning management systems like Blackboard, will be highlighted. Experience what your web site might look like for someone who is blind and relies on a screen reader. Identify areas that may not be accessible to someone who cannot use a standard keyboard or mouse due to a physical disability. Consider components that may not be accessible to users who are deaf or hard of hearing. The presentation will conclude with strategies to use to begin to identify problems with your online resources and design a plan to address them. Free and low cost testing tools, checklists and other resources will be provided.

At the end of each TechKnowledgy webinar, you will be given a link to an evaluation to complete and submit. When this is done, you will receive another link to a certificate of completion, where you can type in your name and then print it out. This certificate can be submitted to your supervisor or administrator who will determine how many recertification points will be given.