Events & collaboration
Thursday May 21 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! The purpose of the day is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities.
Access Technology Center Open House, 1pm-4pm MGH 064
Drop by to learn about the ATC, meet the staff, and help celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day! The ATC provides accessibility consultations and demonstrates a wide variety of hardware, software, and furniture for users with disabilities. Here are other events and activities:
- Web Council, 9:00-10:20am, Odegaard 220
- Website Accessibility Tune-Up, 11:30am – 1pm, UW Tower 4th floor café
- Can’t Attend Any Of These Events? You can still participate by taking the #NoMouse challenge! Try your department or unit’s website without a mouse, using the keyboard alone. For more information see nomouse.org.
AccessibleWeb@U is a community of UW web designers, developers, and other interested individuals who discuss and share ideas on accessible web design through their online discussion list and through monthly meetings. Meetings are typically held in Allen Library Auditorium the 4th Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise announced on the email list.
- The email address for the group is email@example.com. You can add or remove yourself from this list via the AccessibleWeb list info page.
- The AccessWebU Blog includes notes from recent meetings.
- A complete collection of email discussions are available in the AccessibleWeb List Archives.
In the video IT Accessibility: What Campus Leaders Have to Say (featured on the Accessible Technology at the UW home page), UW President Michael Young says:
Accessibility requires effort on the part of everyone in the higher education community – faculty, staff, technology vendors. If we all do our part, our institutions can provide everyone with an equal opportunity to participate. And we all benefit from the perspectives of a diverse group.
If you are a member of the UW Community, you play an important role in our efforts to assure our university is accessible. The UW has an active accessible technology community with many opportunities to get involved and engaged. We look forward to collaborating with you!