Accessibility 101

UAD9 Usability, Accessibility and Design

Location: 101B, Wisconsin Center

TUESDAY, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

In the higher education web design environment, accessibility is paramount. The web team at Tarrant County College endeavored to greatly improve their accessibility by conducting extensive research, and by meeting with disabled users to experience firsthand how they access web content. In this session, Stephen will discuss their testing and research processes, the results, and best practices garnered from this initiative. Learn about a diverse collection of techniques and quick fixes that you can implement on your website immediately. Find out how to improve accessibility in your existing site, how to guide decisions in a redesign, and most importantly, how to guarantee equality of access for all students on your campus.

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Presenters

Stephen Fornal
Web Developer, Tarrant County College

Stephen Fornal is a web developer at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas. TCC is one of the largest colleges in the U.S., with nearly sixty thousand students at five campuses in the county area. Fornal specializes in front-end design and development, working alongside the coordinator of web design to ensure that the TCC web site is usable and accessible, as well as pretty. He comes from an educational background, having spent seven years as a high school computer science teacher before working at the college as a developer.

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