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Making your website accessible to users with disabilities is important. It’s not just a legal mandate, it’s also the right thing to do. But more people than you’d expect will benefit from an accessible website – even those of us who don’t rely on assistive technologies.

Assistive Technology and the human brain both benefit from cleanly structured and designed content. This workshop will cover basic principles of writing for the web and how they overlap with accessibility standards. You’ll also learn how to start promoting these values at your work, and some tools to check your content against standards.

Slides

Original broadcast September 6, 2017

Biography ~ Chad Haefele
Chad Haefele is the Head of User Experience and Assessment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. His department explores evaluation and improvement of the campus libraries’ web presence and other points of interaction with users. Chad’s blog is at HiddenPeanuts.com and his book, WordPress for Libraries, is available from Rowman & Littlefield.