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Webinar Description

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, discussed:

  • 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.

Webinar Recording and Slides (1-19-22)

Resources Resources

US Fish and Wildlife Service Multimedia Accessibility Guidance

Department of Interior Social Media Accessibility Guidance

WebAIM WCAG Checklist

W3C WCAG Official Guidelines

WAVE accessibility tool
aXe Dev Tool

Color contrast tool

Web Developer toolbar (for viewing image alt text)

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