Accessible Future Workshop 4

Location: Jones Room, Woodruff Library


8:30 – 9:00 am

  • Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:15 am

  • Welcome

Session 1: Led by Dr. Tina Herzberg

9:15 – 9:45 am: Lecture

9:45 – 10:15 am

  • Group Activity: Defining Accessibility for oneself. What is your personal definition?

Session 2: Led by Dan Brown, Humanware

10:15 – Noon: Demonstration: Accessible Hardware for Disabled Users

  • Kessler Foundation and National Organization on Disability, “The ADA 20 Years Later: An Executive Summary,” July 2010. Available here

Noon- 12:45 pm: Lunch

Session 3: Led by Dr. George Williams

12:45 – 1:45 pm: Lecture and Discussion

  • George H. Williams, “Disability, Universal Design, and the Digital Humanities,” Debates in Digital Humanities. University of Minnesota Press. Available here

1:45-2 pm: Break

Session 4: Led by Dr. Jennifer Guiliano

2:00 – 2:30 pm: Cognitive Disabilities and the Web

The presentation on cognitive disabilities and the web is available in PDF form. Cognitive Lecture Accessible Future 2:30 – 3:00 pm: Deafness, deafness, and accessibility

The presentation on Deafness, deafness, and accessibility is available in PDF form. Deafness and Accessibility

Session 5: Led by Dr. George Williams and Jeremy Boggs

3:00 – 4:30 pm: Evaluating Web Accessibility

Either use the WAVE web page interface, or download and install the WAVE Toolbar for Firefox.

  • The WAVE Firefox toolbar provides a mechanism for running WAVE accessibility reports directly within Firefox.

(See also “Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools: Overview.”) Please also explore Pa11y, the automated accessibility testing system ( and HTML_Codesniffer: Small Group activity: Evaluation and discussion of a number of online resources, including the following:

Session 6: Led by Jeremy Boggs

4:30 – 5 pm: Integrating accessibility testing into the workflow of projects and workplaces

Day 2

Please note the doors to the library do not open until 9 am. 9:15 – 9:30 am Coffee

Session 7: Led by Jeremy Boggs

9:30 –10:30 am: HTML and CSS Concepts

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Session 8: Led by Jeremy Boggs and James Smith

10:30 –11:30 am: Hands On with HTML and CSS to Address Accessibility Issues 11:30 –11:45 am: Break 12:50 – 1:30: Continuing with HTML and CSS this time talking about responsive design

Session 9: Led by James Smith

1:30 – 2:30 pm: WordPress

Session 10: Led by George Williams and Tina Herzberg

2:30 – 3:15 pm: Encouraging/soliciting feedback from users with accessibility concerns 3:15 – 3:30 pm break

Session 11: Led by Jennifer Guiliano

3:30 – 4 pm: Advocating for Accessibility on your campus by creating an Accessibility Statement