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Digital Accessibility Videos Summer Watch List
Author: Jill Wolters
- Associated Services:Digital Accessibility Program
Brush up on your website and general digital accessibility knowledge over the summer. Learn at your own pace from a wide variety of free video recordings from the campus level, systemwide level, our partners Kanopi and Siteimprove, and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)
UCSF GAAD Event 2022
Check out the afternoon of recordings, slide decks, and resources brought to you by your UCSF digital allies. See the June 2 post on the UCSF IDEA Teams channel.
University of California GAAD Webinar 2022
The UC Electronic Accessibility Committee hosted the second systemwide webinar for Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 19, 2022. Recording: Accessibility Demystified: A Global Accessibility Awareness Day Webinar.
University of California GAAD Webinar 2021
The UC Electronic Accessibility Committee hosted the first systemwide webinar for Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 20, 2021. See the "Accessibility is for Everyone!" page with the original announcement, recording, resources, quick reference guide and webinar Q&A. Although this recording is from last year, the content is still relevant.
Kanopi and UCSF
We often partner with Kanopi Studios for webinar series on website accessibility and related tips for content editors and designers. Check out their extensive playlists on YouTube.
Siteimprove Training Academy
Our partner Siteimprove offers 48 total courses on digital accessibility for websites, the virtual classroom, accessible PowerPoint decks and more. Siteimprove is free for use to anyone with a UCSF email address.
Courses are self-paced and can be completed at whichever time works best for you – each course is estimated to take about an hour depending on individual learning preferences.
It takes less than 2 minutes to log in to Siteimprove. Skip ahead to the 40:07 timestamp in this hour-long video about Siteimprove for a demo of a UCSF user accessing the training academy in less than 2 minutes.
Siteimprove Accessibility Education Community Webinars
Access the Siteimprove Accessibility Education Community Archive of monthly webinars. No login required.
The most popular webinar is Browsing the Web with a Screen Reader. If you are new to assistive technology and don't know what a screen reader is, this webinar is for you. (If you only have 5 minutes to learn about screen readers, check out the 5-minute screen reader demo video on our UCSF IT website.)
The May 2022 Siteimprove webinar hosted by Keith Bundy, Siteimprove Accessibility Community Consultant, covered the upcoming release of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Version 2.2. This version is set to be completed and published by September. Each of the proposed updates and their impact were reviewed. If you were unable to attend Keith's May session, or would like to revisit the information covered, you can review the slides from the webinar available for download. If you want to read deeper into the specifics of the WCAG 2.2 updates, visit the W3C page for the updates.
Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is proud to announce a 20-part Video Series covering a variety of topics on digital access in education, including how people with disabilities use technology, applicable Federal regulations, and identifying and remediating barriers to access.
Whether you are in the educational field or not, these videos have wide ranging coverage for those who want to know: What makes technology accessible for individuals with disabilities? And how can I make my site or platform more accessible?
For more information on digital accessibility, please contact Jill Wolters, UCSF Web Standards Program Manager and your local Siteimprove administrator at [email protected] or join us for monthly Digital Accessibility Office Hours. The next one is July 27th.
Team Lead: John Kealy