What's New, WCAG 2.0, and Current Issues - Shawn Henry, Web Accessibility Initiative

The RNIB Web Access Team will be host to Shawn Henry, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), and author of “Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design” who will be presenting on What’s New, WCAG 2.0, and Current Issues.

In this session Shawn will highlight recent developments in accessibility guidelines for Web sites, Web applications, evaluation tools, authoring tools, and browsers. Learn how these impact your Web projects now and how they provide flexibility for the future.

Shawn will answer your questions about Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG), and the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA). She’ll talk about how WAI develops accessibility guidelines through the W3C process, upcoming milestones for 2.0 versions, and how you can contribute to W3C’s work.

She’ll also touch on the relationship between accessibility and usability, the role of accessibility standards, and designing positive user experiences for people with disabilities.

Date:Tuesday June 5th Time: 6.45 so we can start at 7pm Venue: Department of Electronics, Communications and Software Engineering, Westminster University, New Cavendish Street campus Getting there: The campus is a short walk from Goodge Street tube – map of the venue

If you have any questions ahead of time then email us at wac@rnib.org.uk

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