Making Your Website More Accessible & Inclusive

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Thank you to Lisa Mayo, a member of Friends of Blackwater and a Web Accessibility Analyst and Certified Trusted Tester for presenting the January 19th webinar, Making Your Website More Accessible & Inclusive.

According to the CDC, about one in four American adults has some type of disability. Some of these disabilities can affect the way someone uses the web. If you want to help folks with disabilities utilize your website, this webinar provides information on evaluating and testing your website, and helpful tools.

Here are the links to the recording and other materials.

Thank you to all that attended and remember these materials will be stored in the Resource Center on this website.

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Spotlight on Fort Niobrara NWR

Last month, Mark Lindvall shared this amazing video when he was at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge during their bison roundup. Thank you, Mark!

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge is located in north central Nebraska and encompasses also 20,000 acres. The Refuge was once a frontier military fort and was established in 1912 as a “preserve and breeding ground for native birds”. Later, the Refuge’s purpose was expanded to include the conservation of bison and elk herds, like those that once roamed the Great Plains.

At Fort Niobrara NWR you will see a unique blend of topography, soils, and rock formations. The Niobrara River flows across the Refuge for 9 miles, cutting deep canyons into the limestone rocks along the river.

You can drive the 3 ½ mile auto tour route near the Visitor Center to see bison, prairie dogs, elk, many different birds and historical points of interest. There is a scenic overlook just off the highway that runs by the Refuge. Also, a nature trail descends stairs down to the base of Fort Falls and continues to the Niobrara River.

Definitely put Fort Niobrara on your list of Refuges to visit!

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NWRA’s Quarterly Call on Legislative & Policy Issues

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Thank you to all that attended NWRA’s Refuge Friends Quarterly Call. As promised, below are links to the recording and other materials from and mentioned during the webinar.

If you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to Caroline Garrett Brouwer, Vice-President of Government Affairs for the National Wildlife Refuge Association.

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Making Your Website More Accessible & Inclusive

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Webinar on Wednesday, January 19th at 2:00 pm eastern

According to the CDC, about one in four American adults has some type of disability. Some of these disabilities can affect vision, motor skills, and cognitive function – limitations that can fundamentally change the way someone uses the web.

This webinar will help you reach more supporters by increasing the accessibility of your website and broaden the reach of your online content and make it more inclusive for everyone.

Lisa Mayo; Friends of Blackwater NWR board member, Senior Web Accessibility Analyst and Certified Trusted Tester, will discuss:

  • Evaluating the accessibility of your website using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) checklist, which is used by the federal government to determine accessibility.
  • Testing the accessibility of elements of your website like: page title, keyboard accessibility, page magnification, descriptive link text, link styling, and alternative text.
  • Using helpful tools such as a WCAG checklist, free automated auditing programs, and guidance for social media and multimedia accessibility.
  • How Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 might impact U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s ability to link to Friends’ websites.

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Start Improving Your Cybersecurity To Safeguard Your Mission

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The FBI reported a 69% increase in cybercrime in 2020. And the focus of cybercriminals has shifted to small and medium businesses, including nonprofits because they tend to have fewer resources available to implement safeguards and user training. Your small nonprofit can no longer hide behind a “we’re too small” defense.

Cybersecurity is an important component of the Duty of Care you have as a nonprofit to protect your assets and the information of those who support you. This webinar will update your current understanding of the cyber landscape and walk you through essential steps to begin securing your organization’s digital and electronic assets.

Inventory and planning tools will be included to help you with the process of establishing a plan and improving your organization’s defenses right away.

Presenter: Linda Kilgore, CORFA Board member, NTEN Certified Nonprofit Technology Professional, Retired Senior IT Analyst for the State of Oregon

Recording and supporting materials

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