Mark McCarthy and Jon Gunderson's IT Pro Forum session: W3C ARIA Authoring Practices 1.2 for Developers and Evaluators on June 4 was interesting and informative, so they're going to join us for Explore with Hadi to reprise the presentation and answer your questions. For those who missed it, here's another chance to hear them talk. And for those who did catch it, this is your chance to ask some questions now that you've had a chance to mull over what you learned.
This month Tim Offenstein will answer several questions about accessibility evaluation. How do we make sure our IT products are usable and functional for disabled audiences? Someone has to evaluate the product, ideally at an early stage of the development lifecycle, in order to ensure we're not creating obstacles in what we produce and purchase. How is this done? What process is used to create an Accessibility Report so that we can be reasonably certain our products are inclusive for all audiences?
This month we will look at the new Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC) website currently in development at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). They would like to discuss the redesign of the site and learn about best practices and tools to use for accessibility evaluation.
This month we will look at i-card Programs' Online Photo Submission application currently in development, called myPhotoSubmit. The application will allow incoming freshmen who have never had a University i-card to take their own photo for their i-card and have the card preprinted. Brad Hart will join us to discuss the accessibility of this interface and solicit feedback on it.
We often discuss the importance of considering accessibility early on in the website design and development process. The Gies College of Business is in the early stages of redesigning its website and seeks feedback on the wireframes developed so far. Specifically, the design & development team would like feedback on the following questions:
The Research IT Portal recently launched. Brian Walters of Pixo will join us to discuss how the Pixo team incorporated accessibility considerations into the site’s development workflow.
Luis Rund, project manager from PAQ Interactive, will join us to solicit guidance and answers on implementing accessibility standards on their websites. In particular, they are working on a new Dubson HVAC website, for which they would like feedback.
ATLAS, the IT group for the college of LAS, is in the process of converting all their department sites from static HTML to Drupal 8 using a standard template.
The Office of the Provost launched a new website recently. Todd Mette, Alexis Meza, and Paula Popowski of Creative Services will join us to discuss how they incorporated accessibility into the design and development of the new site.