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Web Accessibility Workshop at the Kennedy Center's LEAD Conference!

From: Swanson, Jessica L. <JLSwanson@Kennedy-Center.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:26:00 +0000
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There's still time to register for this full-day workshop on web accessibility!  Registration is only $80 - don't miss out on this incredible value!

Join us on August 17 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, KY to learn the skills you need to bring web content to more people.  To register, visit www.kennedy-center.org/accessibility/education/lead/conference.html

Web Accessibility for IT Professionals
Presented by Sharron Rush, Executive Director of Knowbility

A Pre-Conference Workshop at the Kennedy Center's Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference Wednesday, August 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
At the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville, KY

Registration fee: $80 per person

The power of the web is in how we are all able to inform and to be informed by others.  The potential for unrestricted information exchange is what makes the Internet transformational.  Can you envision people working, learning, or socializing today without access to online resources?  For people with disabilities however, vast regions of the web are still inaccessible, and this fact undermines the very nature of the Internet not just for them, but for all of us.  Legislative mandates and recent court decisions increasingly support the civil rights view of equal access to information technology.  Smart businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations are jumping on the accessibility bandwagon - and finding unexpected benefits.

Take this workshop to learn the basics of accessible design - the who, what, why and how.  It is Accessibility 101, the survey course that defines the accessibility landscape and gives you resources for a later, deeper dive.  Here's what we have planned:

Section 1.
Disability issues / Laying a foundation
Overview of web accessibility US and International Law Relating to web accessibility Standards - what are they, how do they relate, how to develop internet policies, procedures based on legal mandates

Section 2.
Concepts in web accessibility
Who are your users Experience the Problem - Demonstration and/or use of assistive technology

Section 3.
 Accessibility for electronic documents [How-To session]
Word processing, spreadsheet and presentation documents Adobe PDF documents Google docs

Lunch - boxed lunches will be provided for workshop registrants.

Section 4.
Correct Mark-up / Semantic, structured HTML
The Art of ALT - alternatives to graphic content Accessible HTML Structures (Tables, Forms, Navigation)

Section 5:
Progressive Enhancement

Section 6:
Testing and Validation

Section 7:
Integrating accessibility into the workflow
Wrap up with resources for further study.

Most of the costs have been underwritten by sponsor participation.  This is a great value, take advantage and register today.

About Knowbility: www.knowbility.org
About Sharron Rush: www.knowbility.org/v/staff-detail/Sharron-Rush/3d/

For more information about this workshop and to register:
Web: www.kennedy-center.org/accessibility/education/lead/conference.html
Email: access@kennedy-center.org
Phone: (202) 416-8727 (voice/relay)

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