Free Accessibility Webinar: A11yFirst Project or Accessible Authoring

first_imgA11yFirst Project or Accessible AuthoringFunded by the University of Illinois Library Innovation fund, the goal of the A11yFirst project is to provide a rich-text authoring environment using the CKEditor that supports accessibility by default. Using A11yFirst, website authors will be able to write content in a content management system like WordPress or Drupal, without having to know about current accessibility standards or the technology that makes their content accessible.For the webinar, EASI will host Dr. Jon Gunderson, one of the two A11yFirst project leaders at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Gundersen will discuss the project, progress of the plugins, and demo how A11yFirst works. The free webinar will be held April 26, 2018 at 2:00pm Eastern Time. Register online by submitting your name and email address.SummaryI’ve attended dozens of EASI accessibility webinars over the past eight years, they’re always worthwhile. I always walk away with new techniques to implement and resources to reference. Personally, I’m excited to learn more about A11yFirst and when it might be available commercially. I plan to attend the webinar, hope you’ll join me! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWebinar: Evaluating Organizational Readiness for AccessibilityI get asked these questions all the time at our Refresh Detroit and Metro Detroit WordPress meetup groups: We know our organization needs to improve web accessibility. Where do we start? How do we get a strategy in place? How do we make sure it’s successful? Those aren’t uncommon questions…In “Accessibility”Top Takeaways from Zoom Accessibility WebinarLast week I attended the Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI) webinar on Zoom Accessibility, which included staff from the University of Washington (UW) and Zoom, a video conferencing service. From my past experiences, I knew the majority of video conference services/applications weren’t accessible. So when I heard about…In “Accessibility”Webinar: Digital Accessibility Support – A Guide to Trustworthy Free Online ResourcesImagine you’re a web designer, developer, digital marketer, project manager, or educator ready to learn more about web accessibility. You’ve heard of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) from the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). But you’re overwhelmed by the amount of information available:…In “Accessibility” If you’re a web writer or author that uses visual editors to create content for the web, you’ll want to attend the Equal Access to Software & Information (EASI) free webinar, A11yFirst Project or Accessible Authoring, on April 26, 2018. The webinar is helpful to anyone who:Publishes content on the webIs non-technical and knows little about web accessibilityWants to learn how to create accessible content that everyone can uselast_img

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