[nfbwatlk] Website accessibility webinar: Making Sure Your Website Doesn't Play Favorites

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Thu Oct 13 20:55:02 UTC 2016

From: Olson, Toby (ESD) [mailto:TOlson2 at ESD.WA.GOV]
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From: Stewart, Irene [mailto:Irene.Stewart at SEATTLE.GOV]
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:26 PM
Subject: [NWUDC] Website accessibility webinar: Making Sure Your Website Doesn't Play Favorites

Friends, I want to let you know about a National Council on Aging webinar that I'm participating in on November 3. You may wish to register-it's free-at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1372854993646133251.

The webinar, Web Accessibility Compliance: Making Sure Your Website Doesn't Play Favorites, features UW accessible technology specialist Terrill Thompson, who presented at a NW Universal Design Council event last spring. If you missed that event, visit Seattle Channel video<http://www.seattlechannel.org/explore-videos?videoid=x64091>. Terrill's presentation helped many people (myself included) understand that many websites, Word docs, PDFs, and e-mail messages are not accessible. I will add the aging services organization perspective to the webinar-what I learned and why I care. A third speaker will provide an overview of the ADA and Affordable Care Act requirements for accessible communications.

Here's the webinar description:

This webinar will focus on web accessibility, especially as it applies to public and private websites serving older adults and their families.

This one-hour briefing is designed especially for aging services and senior care professionals, including: communications directors, webmasters, web content creators, and compliance officers. Topic coverage will include:

*        Current legal requirements and professional standards for website accessibility;

*        Leadership and accountability in making your website and other communications accessible to all;

*        Tips, strategies, and best practices for making your website and other communications accessible to all;

*        Resources available to help you and your communications team.

Our panelists will include:

*        Terrill Thompson, technology accessibility specialist with the University of Washington;

*        Irene Stewart, planner, Aging and Disability Services (Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County), Seattle Human Services Department; and

*        Dennis Kenny, ADA Title II and ACA Section 1557 compliance specialist at IlluminAge Communication Partners.

Registration is free at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1372854993646133251.

~ Irene

Irene Stewart
Coordinator, Northwest Universal Design Council<http://www.environmentsforall.org/>
Planner, Aging and Disability Services<http://www.agingkingcounty.org/>
City of Seattle, Human Services Department<http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/>
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