Archive for the ‘Web Accessibility’ Category

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2014

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014, marked the return of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, with an ever-growing list of fun & informative events in 11 countries.

The Los Angeles event was held at the Yahoo campus in Santa Monica, 7-10 pm. Main speakers were Sommer Panage from the Twitter Mobile team, WordPress accessibility champion Joseph O’Connor, & Karen Chiu from Yahoo. DCP Coordinator Patrick Burke joined in a follow-up panel discussion.

Location:
2400 Broadway Ave, Bldg D, 1st floor., Santa Monica, CA
(Parking entrance at 2401 Colorado)
Meetup event link)

The Paciello Group consulting company led Inclusive Design 24 (ID24) a 24-hour marathon of accessibility webinars, covering Drupal, Javascript, social media vs. motor impairments, & 21 more… Archives of presentations are promised soon.

You can also follow the whole sweep of the day’s activities.

Making Websites Work for Everyone: Web Accessibility at UCLA

Friday, September 27th, 2013

On October 10 we marked the launch of the new UC Accessibility Policy and celebrated Disability History Week.

In this introductory presentation we covered some history of adaptive technology, discussed the existing
web accessibility landscape, and demoed the AMP testing tool,
available free to developers at UCLA. We also showed eight Quick Tests
that can help meet specific WCAG 2.0 AA checkpoints.

Thanks to all those who attended. You can download the
"Making Websites Work for Everyone" Powerpoint slides.

DCP on Mobile & Web Accessibility

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The DCP team presented on the topics of mobile and web accessibility at MMWCon, September 11, 2013.

We gave an overview of the current state of mobile access, then demonstrated the AMP software and our UCLA Quick Tests for identifying specific accessibility problems. Followed by a great discussion with a lively audience.

Details are contained in our MMWCon Accessibility slides.

UCLA Quick Tests for Accessibility at UCCSC

Thursday, September 26th, 2013




DCP unveiled our Quick Tests for web accessibility at the 2013 UC Computing Services Confernce (UCCSC) at UC Irvine on August 5. The tests are an attempt to perform “human judgment” tests for many of the WCAG 2.0 AA checkpoints. The tests are meant to be fast, repeatable, verifiable, and applicable to large amounts of content.

You may view the Quick Test Powerpoint slides.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

To help mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, DCP demoed the AMP accessibility testing software (from SSB Bart Group) to UCLA web developers. AMP is now easily available to Staff via single sign-on. We also gave an intro to what accessibility is, and the role programmers can play in improving it.

  • Location: 5628 Math Science (Visualization Portal; UCLA campus)
  • Date: May 9
  • Time: 10:30-11:30 AM

UC Berkeley’s event was broadcast via the Berkeley UStream feed from noon-2PM Thursday (The loop will continue, until replaced by the next event.)

The main event in the Los Angeles area took place in Santa Monica, with headline speaker Molly Holzschlag. Free registration and follow-up info is via the Meetup event page.

Events for the day were truly worldwide, and you can get an overview on the Global Accessibility Awareness Day site.