Webinars: HTML5 & Aria for Meeting WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

HTML5 & ARIA for Meeting WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria 

Live Broadcast Held On: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 
Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern (UTC – 5 hours)
Length: 1.5 hours 
Fee: $39 for members; $79 for nonmembers
Speaker: Jon Gunderson, Ph.D (Human Factors), Coordinator of IT Accessibility, University of Illinois

Target Audience: Web Developers, User Interface Designers and Accessibility Testers

Overview: This webinar will show how to use the Accessible Rich Internet Accessibility (ARIA 1.0) technologies and HTML5 to improve page navigation, links and form controls to meet WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA requirements. The webinar will provide coding practices for using headings (H1-H6), ARIA Landmarks and HTML5 Section elements to provide redundant and meaningful navigation, including an open source script for creating a page navigation feature for keyboard-only users. The webinar will show how to use ARIA techniques to provide link context to meet WCAG 2.0 link requirements. New HTML5 form control features and ARIA technologies also make it much easier to provide information on required and invalid form controls and reference error information. The webinar will demonstrate the improved accessibility using assistive technologies. The session will also demonstrate open source tools to help evaluate webpages for the use of the techniques demonstrated in the webinar.

Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize coding practices for using Headings (H1-H6), ARIA Landmarks and HTML5 Section Elements to improve accessible navigation.
  • Use ARIA and HTML5 to improve accessibility of forms and error feedback.  
  • Use ARIA techniques to provide link context.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Gunderson is the Coordinator of Information Technology Accessibility in the Division of Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES) at the University of Illinois. At Illinois, Dr. Gunderson is responsible for computer and IT accessibility issues for students with disabilities. He is also the chair of the OpenAjax Accessibility Task Force and a member of the W3C Protocols and Formats Working Group work on the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA). He has given numerous presentations, workshops and courses related to Web accessibility. He leads the development of the open source Web accessibility evaluation tools Ainspector Sidebar for Firefox and the Illinois Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE 2.0). These tools use the OpenAjax accessibility evaluation library and rule set.


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