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How to Evaluate Web Pages for Accessibility

Session scheduled at 2:30-3:20 in Room 1 (Johnson)

Attendees will learn techniques and tools for evaluating Web pages for accessibility. We begin by identifying common categories of disabilities and potential barriers the Web presents for each category. We then briefly review the Web accessibility standards (WCAG 2.0 and WAI-ARIA). Presentation will provide an overview of Web accessibility checking software and techniques. The majority of time will be spent learning about and using WAVE Firefox extension, AInspector Firefox extension, WCAG color contrast checker, Juicy Studio Firefox extension and ChromeVox screen reader. Participants will have an opportunity to evaluate Web pages for accessibility using their own computers.

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Presented By

Tonu Mikk

Tonu Mikk works for the Disability Resource Center at the University of Minnesota where he has many roles among which are:

  • Assess and recommend adaptive technology for students, staff and faculty.
  • Administer and and websites.
  • Work with UMN web designers to help them make their websites accessible.
  • Monitor accessibility of U of M websites

He has a BS degree in Animal Science and an MA degree Agricultural Education from the University of Minnesota. He lives with his wife and two children in South Minneapolis.

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