April 15, 2013

SEO & accessibility: April 2013 Web Council

By Chris Heiland
Code Camp Thumbs Up!

Katherine Turner

Come to Web Council to hear more about the Code Camp planning process.

When: Thursday, April 18, 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: Odegaard 220
Who: UW employees who work in the Web, whether developers or content creators

We’re very excited about this week’s Web Council lineup. We’ll have special guest Ian Lurie teach us practical ways to increase our search visibility (go SEO!), plus we’ll learn about improving site accessibility using SiteImprove:

Search Engine Visibility
As a university we have a wealth of knowledge, world-renowned experts and public awareness at our fingertips. But we don’t always leverage these resources, especially on the Web. Special guest Ian Lurie, CEO of local internet marketing company Portent, will discuss how we can best use our unique resources to increase search engine visibility.

SiteImprove & Accessibility
You’ve probably heard about a great tool that many of us use called SiteImprove that finds spelling errors and broken links on our websites. Did you know it also checks your site’s accessibility? Learn more from Gina Hills and Terrill Thompson, the UW’s IT accessibility specialist.

Mobile Minute
A new feature starting this month! We’ll give a quick update of all things mobile web at the UW.

Code Camp
Get a short summary of what happened and how it went. Learn about our early expectations, insight into the ways we kept everything cheap and the overall success of the event. We’ll also give you a sneak peak at some early survey numbers and take-aways from attendees.

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