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Digital Accessibility: Guidelines, Resources, and Best Practices

Dates: September 29, 2022

Meets: Th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Registration Fee: $139.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.


Class meets virtually at 11 am - 12:30 pm Eastern Time.

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There has never been a greater need for digital accessibility than now when many in-person experiences are now offered in an online environment. Not only is providing an accessible platform and content the right thing to do, it is also an expectation for those interacting with the public, and a requirement for some entities, such as federally funded programs and services. For HR professionals, digital accessibility is important for recruitment, retention, training, and to meet legal requirements. This workshop will introduce participants to digital accessibility guidelines and requirements, resources for assessing and creating accessible content, and best practices for removing barriers to access for people with disabilities.

Learning objectives:

·         Define digital accessibility and the four associated principles.

·         Discuss why digital accessibility is essential to create a culture of inclusivity for diverse users and best practices for creating digital content that can be used by all.

·         Review Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, for federally funded entities.

·         Identify resources available to assist with meeting accessibility guidelines including, but not limited to, Web Accessibility Initiative, Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool and Web Accessibility in Mind

·         Understand common barriers to access of digital content for people with disabilities and learn to reduce or eliminate these barriers when using applications such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Word or Zoom Video Conferencing.

About your instructor...Dr. Kimberly Tanner served 20+ years in the field of disability services in higher education. She received her Ed.D. in Adult and Career Education at Valdosta State University in 2008. She completed her B.S. in Marine Affairs and her M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies: College Student Personnel at the University of Rhode Island in 1993 and 1996, respectively. She has been trained as a Diversity Trainer through the National Multicultural Institute and as a University System of Georgia Campus Mediator and Conflict Coach through the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Kimberly is an instructor of Adult and Career Education at VSU and owner of Tanner Training Group, LLC. Kimberly also works as a Local Coordinator for the Council on International Educational Exchange. Kimberly lives in Naylor, Georgia with her husband, Douglas Tanner, son, Ryan, and a Boston Terrier named Brady.


Fee: $139.00


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