When: Thursday, May 15, 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: Odegaard 220
Who: UW employees who work with the Web, whether developers or content creators
Data visualization and decades of lawmaking
Meet Legislative Explorer, an online tool for researchers and students that tracks the progress of every bill and resolution introduced in Congress since 1973. Professor John Wilkerson, doctoral student Nick Stramp and Christian Schmidt from Schema (a design and technology studio) will share how they wrangled a huge set of data and built this interactive tool.
Screen reader demo
Hadi Rangin, a new member of the UW accessibility team, will demo how blind and visually-impaired users interact with our Web pages via screen readers. If you’ve not yet encountered a screen reader in real life, you won’t want to miss this demonstration of “super-fast synthesized speech.”
Choosing the best tool for the job
Web Team developer Jon Swanson will walk through the development and implementation of the revamped UW Today newsletter and show how the team pivoted from one approach to another in order to create the best possible end product.
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