SharePoint for All!

SharePoint for All!

Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Length: 1.5 hours
Speaker(s):
Jennie Delisi, Accessibility Analyst, Office of Accessibility, State of MN
Target Audience: Accessibility professionals; SharePoint site owners, content creators and contributors.
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

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Overview: 

SharePoint has changed a lot over the last year, including an option for using "Modern Pages." The presenter will discuss answers to questions such as:

  • What are the best practices in designing SharePoint sites that are usable by all employees?
  • What are common issues that prevent employees from using SharePoint, or using it well?
  • How do I know what type of page I am looking at: modern, classic, on premises?
  • How do I set up a new page using the most accessible modern stuff?
  • Why would I choose to use modern pages and libraries over classic when I have a choice?
  • How can I test the accessibility of my SharePoint site?
Everyone has a role in SharePoint accessibility including those that set up the site, contribute content, and collaborate on documents. Learn what you can do to make your SharePoint site more accessible.

Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to determine (with assistance of their IT team) which version of SharePoint they have, for the purpose of understanding how this impacts the accessibility of their site.
  • Participants will be able to identify 5 types of digital elements present in their SharePoint sites that should be tested for accessibility.
  • Participants will be able to list 3 different accessibility tests that can be run on SharePoint content to assess the accessibility of digital content.

Speaker Bio:

Jennie Delisi is the Accessibility Analyst in the State of Minnesota's Office of Accessibility and is an invited expert on the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force of the W3C. Jennie has over 20 years of experience working with and for people with disabilities, including positions as a Neurologic Music Therapist and an Assistive Technology Specialist. She is a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA), speaks locally and nationally about digital accessibility, and is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals' Competencies Development and Recommendation Committee. Her goal: more inclusive digital experiences for all, and helping you learn your next step to make this happen.


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