Writing accessible web content should be a priority for everyone. During a morning session on day one of the HighEdWeb 2022 Annual Conference, Sean Barnhill and Sofia Perez from Missouri State University College of Business provided a helpful overview of how to create more accessible content. This session focused on readability, and I’m going to […]
Derek Jackson will open the HighEdWeb 2022 Accessibility Summit with a keynote, “The Forest Through the Accessibility Tree.” Link caught up with Jackson — a Digital Accessibility Developer with Digital Accessibility Services at Harvard University — about the focus of his presentation and how technical details can help us understand the larger accessibility picture. Why […]
The HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit is coming up soon – this Thursday, July 28. This all-day event is packed with presentations, quick poster sessions and even a trivia competition. Our incredible sponsors, Dubbot (platinum), Equalize Digital (platinum), Localist (gold), Monsido (gold) and Terminalfour (gold) make this day possible, so please make sure to stop in and […]
Every year, the Higher Education Web Professionals Association hosts multiple events that rely on higher education professionals to serve as presenters. The presentations can range from brief sessions to posters to workshops. Carrie Harris Phillips offers a few benefits of presenting at one of these events. 1. Fulfill a resolution You vowed to try something […]
Why attend the Accessibility Summit? The HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit 2021 is coming to a computer near you on July 20, 2021! This one-day, online event is completely focused on advancing digital accessibility in higher education. So, why should you attend the Summit? Read what the event committee chairs have to say about this exciting conference! […]
The HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit 2021 is an online event focused on the critical topic of digital accessibility in higher education. Whether you are new to the topic of accessibility or an experienced advocate in the field, join us online July 20, 2021, for a full day of learning and networking. As higher ed web professionals […]
The HighEdWeb Community Groups continue on Zoom. And you’re invited!
HighEdWeb is hosting online community group discussions with some of your favorite presenters to discuss a variety of topics.
According to AmyJune Hineline from Kanopi Studios, “diversity” and “inclusion” aren’t the same, but they’re often lumped together as one idea. Diversity, she explained, is about representation; the array of differences in humans. Inclusion, however, is a conversation deepened by diversity. Diversity is when you count the people, inclusion is when the people count. Many of […]
Whether you are new to accessibility or a seasoned evangelist, join us for the 2020 Accessibility Summit in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 27, 2020.
Presented by Erika Forsack from Virginia Commonwealth University. Many of us know that web content has laws and regulations regarding accessibility. Social media does not. There are no officially adopted guidelines, and people can’t edit the code on social media to meet accessibility needs like they can on their website. How does someone with healing […]
About halfway through “‘Can You Do It In The Dark?’ Making Your Social Media Accessible” — by Justin Romack, assistive technology coordinator with the Department of Disability Services at Texas A&M University, and Chris D’Orso, associate director of undergraduate admissions at the College at Brockport — Chris asked the room: “How many of of you think […]
“If you do not have communication with the folks that are going to be involved in this process….your project has the possibility of falling apart,” Sassone said.
Where does accessibility live on your campus? If Rob Carr had it his way, accessibility would touch every end of campus. His presentation gave a high-level overview of this notion—and he touched upon how roles and processes can be tweaked to account for accessibility. Accessibility shouldn’t be relegated to one team, and especially not to […]