University Marketing & Communications

June 17, 2013

Mobile panel & screen readers: June 2013 Web Council

By Mindy Messenger
There will be no cats, but plenty of learning at this week's Web Council.

There will be no cats, but plenty of other good stuff at this week’s Web Council.SuziJane via Flickr

When: Thursday, June 20, 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: Allen Library Auditorium (Room 181L)
Who: UW employees who work with the Web, whether developers or content creators

Trumba update

Migration to the new Trumba calendar is imminent! Gregory Koester will give us the lowdown on the project’s status and answer your questions.

Mobile Web

To go native or not? Accessing Web content from a mobile device is not a trend, it’s a way of life. But knowing that doesn’t answer the common question, “Should we build a mobile app or a mobile website for our users?” Enter David Morton, Charlon Palacay and Dane Odekirk, who will participate in a panel discussion on the wild, wild world of mobile for the Web.

Screen reader demo

Do you know how a blind user “sees” and interacts with your Web page? Hint: It involves “super-fast synthesized speech.” If you’ve not yet encountered a screen reader in real life, you won’t want to miss this demonstration by Terry Thompson and Dan Comden.

DrupalCon recap

Hear the highlights of DrupalCon Portland 2013 from Andy Hieb, Joel Walter, Heather Wozniak, Terry Thompson and Mark Squire.