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Monthly UW Web Accessibility and Usability Meetup
These monthly meetups, formerly known as “Explore with Hadi”, provide an opportunity for UW web developers and designers to discuss accessibility and usability issues in a relaxed, casual setting, and provide friendly feedback on each others’ web projects. We encourage you to bring your accessibility questions or just join us to see what others are working on. Meetings are hosted by Hadi Rangin, a web accessibility specialist with UW-IT Accessible Technology Services. Hadi has a Master’s degree in computer science and is a screen reader user himself, so these meetings are great opportunities to experience how your website might be experienced by someone using assistive technology.
Meetings are typically held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 10:00am – 11:00am. Please contact Hadi Rangin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to attend, and we’ll send you the meeting URL.
Accessible Technology Webinar Series
On the 3rd Thursday of each month, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, we host a webinar on a popular topic related to IT Accessibility. Here’s the schedule of upcoming events in the series:
- Nov 10: Accessible Documents
- Dec 15: Accessibility in Procurement
Video recordings and links to resources are available on the Webinar Series Archives page.
The next webinar in the Accessible Technology Webinar Series, Accessible Documents, is Thursday, November 10th at 3:00pm.
Gaby de Jongh of the IT Accessibility Team will review the principles of accessibility for creating accessible electronic documents and examine best practices for creating accessible Office, InDesign, and PDF documents. She will also cover using built-in accessibility checkers and will review when to use certain formats over others. This is an especially good topic for folks who create electronic documents so please, spread the word!
Webinars are free but require registration. Please register for the November 10 webinar and we’ll send the Zoom link prior to the event.
The webinar schedule will change in 2023. Webinars will generally occur at 1:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, with occasional exceptions. Here’s the schedule of upcoming events in the 2023 series:
- Jan 11: Teaching an Accessible Online Course
- Feb 8: Web Accessibility
- Mar 8: Video Accessibility
- Apr 12: Testing with Screen Readers
- May 10: Accessible Documents
- Jun 7: Accessibility in Procurement
IT Accessibility Liaisons meetings
IT Accessibility Liaisons are people who represent their work unit, large or small, in a tri-campus movement to promote the procurement, development, and use of IT that is accessible to everyone. The growing network of Liaisons meets three times per year for a half-day training, typically in February, May, and November. Details about the next meeting will be posted here once they’re finalized. For more information on becoming a Liaison, see the IT Accessibility Liaisons page.
AccessibleWeb@U is a community of UW web designers, developers, and other interested people who discuss and share ideas on accessible web design through their online discussion list.