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Global Accessibility Awareness Day at WSU

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About the event

May 16, 2024, is the 13th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)!

WSU GAAD Presentation

We will offer four presentations on alternative text for images, accessible social media, web accessibility testing, ADA Regulations, policies, and digital accessibility. Each presentation will provide a period of questions and answers at the end.

What is GAAD?

From GAAD: The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.

ADA Regulations, Policies, and Digital Accessibility

Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

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You Will Learn

  • The policies and regulations that guide digital accessibility at WSU
  • Disabilities and assistive technologies
  • The guidelines, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA and Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust (P.O.U.R)
  • Digital accessibility and digital content and technology

Alternative Text for Images

Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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You Will Learn How to

  • Determine an image’s function and purpose
  • Use a decision tree for an image’s alternative text
  • Write alternative text for an image
  • Tips for writing alternative text

Creating Accessible Social Media Posts

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

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You Will Learn How to

Create an accessible social media post when using:

  • images
  • emojis
  • hashtags
  • videos & captions

Web Accessibility Testing with the Core Concept Check Sheet and WAVE Tool

Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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You Will Learn How to