UGA Web Accessibility Group
The Web Accessibility Group (WAG) at UGA began in May 2011. Our goal is to share and discuss strategies, techniques and resources for meeting Section 508 compliance as it pertains to websites and web content. We also seek to inform others throughout the University System of Georgia about relevant training seminars on web accessibility and provide information about the forthcoming Section 508 Refresh (an update of the existing Section 508 standards originally published in 1998). Our group is open to individuals at institutions throughout the University System of Georgia.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 requires that web-based information and data be equally accessible to individuals with and without disabilities. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has determined that institutions under the Board of Regents fall within the scope of Section 508. Web designers and web content providers must ensure 508-compliance of their content prior to making it available via the worldwide web.
Please visit our Resources page for assistance in complying with Section 508. All are welcome to join the WAG listserv to post questions and learn about upcoming training opportunities on Section 508 compliance.
Everyone is invited to join the WAG listserv.
Listserv archives are available for those who join. Past discussion topics include: YouTube Video Compliance, Section 508 Refresh, FCC Internet Captioning Rules (TV over IP), NFB and Penn State Resolve Accessibility Complaints, Accessible PDFs, free online webinar announcements, accessibility tips and more!
Membership includes personnel from the University System of Georgia and beyond, including: Armstrong Atlantic State University, Athens Technical College, Bainbridge State College, Berry College, California State University, Clayton State University, College of Coastal Georgia, Columbus State University, Darton State College, East Georgia State College, Fort Valley State University, Georgia Gwinnett College, Georgia Highlands College, Georgia Perimeter College, Georgia Regents University, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, Gordon State College, Kennesaw State University, New Jersey, South Georgia College, University of Alabama, University of California, University of Alabama, University of California, University of Georgia, University of North Georgia, University of West Georgia, Valdosta State University and the University System of Georgia.'
The UGA Web Accessibility Group (WAG) meets the first Wednesday of every month (online via Collaborate web conferencing solution).
Please join the WAG listserv to receive the login link.
Our Next Meeting
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 10:00-11:30am - broadcast via Collaborate. Information about accessibility features of the Collaborate technology are available from Blackboard Collaborate Assistive Technology.
Technology Opening the Doors to Education for First Nations Students in Australia
Sharon Kerr, CEO, Global Access Project and Macquarie University, Sydney Australia