Digital Accessibility Summer Camp: What You Should Know About WCAG 2.1

In April 2024, the U.S. Department of Justice issued an update to the Americans with Disabilities Act requiring public universities to ensure their digital tools, including web and mobile applications, conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The Guidelines are an internationally recognized standard for measuring the accessibility of digital technologies. Originally developed to assess web accessibility, WCAG principles have since been applied to a broad spectrum of technologies and tools including web content, electronic documents, mobile apps, and digital media. Since 2011, WCAG has been the standard for digital accessibility at the University of Iowa.

In this session, we will take a deep dive into the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Participants will understand how the Guidelines are organized, and learn specific techniques for using the Guidelines to ensure accessibility and conformance under the new federal legislation. We will also look closely at two valuable WCAG resources: How to Meet WCAG Quick Reference, a guide to meeting WCAG Guidelines and Success Criteria, and Easy Checks, a testing methodology that anyone can use to check eight key accessibility issues under WCAG.   

Registration is required for this virtual session. Participants will earn the WCAG badge for the 2024 Digital Accessibility Summer Camp.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 10:00am to 11:30am
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact T.M. Weissenberger in advance at 319-384-3323 or itaccessibility@uiowa.edu.