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Improving the User Experience & Making the Future Web More Accessible EVENTS

Posted: 05:30:55, Monday, Sep 17, 2007   Expiration: 05:30:55, Thursday, Oct 11, 2007  

Two events addressing real-world user experiences of people with different disabilities using the Web and the current state of Web accessibility - how we can each play a role in ensuring that the future Web enables greater participation in society are scheduled in Madison, WI - and are FREE! ... (September 26, 8:30am-noon and October 10, 11:55am-1pm)

'Just Ask' Seminars:

"Accessible UX: Improving the User Experience of People with Disabilities and Seniors on the Web"

Accessibility is about making the Web more usable to more people in more situations. It is vital that the Web is accessible to people with disabilities and seniors, given its increasingly key role in education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and more. The first step for successful accessibility is understanding the basic issues.
This seminar introduces you to real-world user experiences of people with different disabilities using the Web. You'll see accessibility barriers common in many websites, and usability issues for seniors with diminishing abilities due to aging. We'll demo assistive technologies - such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, and alternative input devices - to show what works, what doesn't and how to fix it.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 8:30am-8:55am Registration, 9:00am-12:00 noon
LOCATION: TDS Telecom; 525 Junction Road; Madison, Wisconsin 53711; USA.
Directions and room location will be included in your registration confirmation email.

This seminar is FREE; pre-registration is required:
To register, email register@uiAccess.com with subject: Accessible UX registration and include:
1. Your name, organization, and job role
2. What you would like to get from this seminar
3. Your experience in Web development; for example, on a scale of 1-5 (with 5 being highest), rate your knowledge of HTML, and rate your knowledge of CSS
4. Your knowledge of web accessibility issues; for example, rate your experience with how people with disabilities use the Web, and rate your knowledge of web accessibility guidelines and standards


"Making the Future Web Accessible to People with Disabilities"

is for anyone interested in technology and social issues. This hour-long presentation discusses the current state of Web accessibility and explores how we can each play a role in ensuring that the future Web enables greater participation in society instead of creating additional barriers.
(This presentation has been accepted for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2007 conference, http://gracehopper.org/2007/.)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, October 10, 11:55am-1:00pm
LOCATION: UW-Madison, 3139ABC Computer Science Building, 1210 West Dayton St
This seminar is FREE and no pre-registration is required.

Click here for more information on both events, and the presenters, Shawn Henry and Neal Ewers

-- Alice Anderson

Created: 06:06:29, Monday, Sep 17, 2007 (by Brian R.)
Updated: 07:55:22, Monday, Sep 17, 2007 (by Brian R.)