IAP Web Accessibility Workshops

IAP Web Accessibility Workshops

January 10, 1-2pm: Evaluating Web Accessibility
January 17, 1-2pm: Color and Accessibility Standards
January 24, 1-2pm: Making Images and Graphics Accessible: Using Alternative Text
January 31, 1-2pm: Captioning and Transcripts

The Accessibility/Usability Team in Student Disability Services/Student Support and Wellbeing is offering the following topic-based workshops to MIT students, faculty and staff during IAP.  Sign up for one workshop or sign up for all.  Limited to 10 attendees per session.  Bring your laptop!

January 10             Evaluating Web Accessibility

 Not sure if your website meets accessibility guidelines?  We will review simple ways to evaluate your site including using automated checkers like WAVE.

 January 17            Color and Accessibility Standards

Learn about web accessibility standards for color and how you can meet them.  We will discuss color contrast issues and tools for measuring contrast, as well as ways to use color effectively so that all users can access the information.

January 24            Making Images and Graphics Accessible: Using Alternative Text

Visual and graphic information need to have alternative text or “alt text” to make them accessible to users who can’t see them. Learn about different types of images and the corresponding alt text needed for each type.  We will also review how to create good image descriptions.

 January 31            Captioning and Transcripts

To be consistent with best practice, videos must contain captions and audio files like podcasts need to have written transcripts.  Information on captioning tools and outsourcing will be discussed.

Sponsor(s):ATIC Lab
Contact:Kathleen Cahill, 7-143, 617 253-5111, KCAHILL@MIT.EDU

For more information and to sign up, please have a look at our detailed IAP posting: http://student.mit.edu/iap/ns31.html