Accessible Future Workshop 5
Both days of this workshop will take place in the same location: Rolfe Hall, Center for Digital Humanities Learning Lab, Room 2118. The closest parking structure to this location is Parking Structure 5, 302 Charles E. Young Drive, North 90095. This is a pay by space garage.
8:30 – 9:00 am
- Registration and Coffee/Continental Breakfast 9:00 – 9:15 am
Session 1: Led by Dr. Tina Herzberg
9:15 – 9:45 am: Lecture
- Philip M. Ferguson, Emily Nusbaum, “Disability Studies: What Is It?”, Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (2012) Vol. 37, No. 2, 70-80.
- Jonathan Lazar, Paul Jaeger, “Reducing Barriers to Online Access for People with Disabilities,,” Issues in Science and Technology(Winter 2011), 69-82. 9:45 – 10:15 am
Group Activity: Defining Accessibility for oneself. What is your personal definition?
Session 2: Demonstrations of Accessibility Hardware for Disabled Users led by Clay Jeffcoat
10:15 – 11 am: Demonstration: Accessible Hardware for Disabled Users
Kessler Foundation and National Organization on Disability, “The ADA 20 Years Later: An Executive Summary,” July 2010.
Session 3: Led by Dr. George Williams
11- noon: Lecture and Discussion
- George H. Williams, “Disability, Universal Design, and the Digital Humanities,” Debates in Digital Humanities. University of Minnesota Press.
Sara Hendren, “All Technology is Assistive.” Noon- 12:45 pm: Lunch
12:45 – 1:30 pm: Cognitive Disabilities and the Web
- Suggested reading: “Evaluating Cognitive Web Accessibility,” Web Accessibility InitativeWebAIM http://webaim.org/articles/cognitive/cognitive_too_little/
- The presentation slide deck on cognitive disabilities and the web is available in PDF form.Cognitive Lecture Accessible Future 1:30-1:45 pm Break 1:45-2:30 pm: Deafness, deafness, and accessibility
- “Deafness and the User Experience,” by Lisa Herrodhttp://alistapart.com/article/deafnessandtheuserexperience
The presentation slide deck on Deafness, deafness, and accessibility is available in PDF form.Deafness and Accessibility
Session 5: Led by Dr. George Williams and Jeremy Boggs
2:30 – 4:00 pm Evaluating Web Accessibility
- “How People with Disabilities Use the Web,” Web Accessibility Initiative.
- “Considering the User Perspective: A Summary of Design Issues,” Web Accessibility InitiativeWebAIM
- Browser add ons to simulate color blindness types, e.g. https://addons.mozilla.org/eN-US/firefox/addon/colorblind-design/
- Google Chrome Accessibility Tools:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/accessibility-developer-t/fpkknkljclfencbdbgkenhalefipecmb?hl=en 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 (http://pa11y.org/) and HTML_Codesniffer: http://squizlabs.github.io/HTML_CodeSniffer/ Small Group activity: Evaluation and discussion of a number of online resources, including the following:
- The Shakespeare Quartos Archive
- The William Blake Archive
- The Bracero History Archive
- Cornell University Library: Making of America
- Visualizing Emancipation
- Deaf Studies Digital Journal
- Nineteenth-Century Disability: A Digital Reader
Session 6: Led by Jeremy Boggs
4-4:30 pm: Integrating accessibility testing into the workflow of projects and workplaces View the session information: http://clioweb.github.io/accessiblefuture/
Workshop Location: Rolfe Hall, Center for Digital Humanities Learning Lab, Room 2118. 9:15-9:30 am Coffee
Session 7: Led by Jeremy Boggs
9:30-10:30 am: HTML and CSS Concepts
- Peterson, “Accessibility in HTML5”
- HTML5 Accessibility
Session 8: Led by Jeremy Boggs and James Smith
10:30-Noon am: Hands On with HTML and CSS to Address Accessibility Issues and Responsive Design Noon- 12:45 pm: Lunch
Session 9: Led by James Smith
12:45-1:30 pm: WordPress
- WordPress Codex Accessibility
- WordPress Accessibility Plugin
W3C Accessibility Standards 1:30-1:45 pm: Break
Session 10: Led by Jeremy Boggs
1:45-2:45 pm: Working with Omeka
- W3C Accessibility Standards
Session 10: Led by George Williams and Tina Herzberg
2:45-3:30 pm: Encouraging/soliciting feedback from users with accessibility concerns
3:30- 4 pm: Advocating for Accessibility on your campus by creating an Accessibility Statement