W3C

Talks by W3C Speakers (2015)

Many in the W3C community — including staff, chairs, and Member representatives — present W3C work at conferences and other events. Below you will find a list some of the talks. All material is copyright of the author, except where otherwise noted.

January 2015

  • 2015-01-20 (20 JAN)
    Abstract:
    Publishing data in support of academic papers presents challenges to publishers, not least how to establish a sustainable business model. Enrichment, linkage and visualization are the key - and the Web is pretty good at that.
  • 2015-01-22 (22 JAN)

    Accessibility for the Win: Orchestrating Organizational Buy-In

    by Shawn Henry

    ConveyUX

    Seattle, WA, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:

    Imagine an organization where everyone embraces accessibility — where they are committed to making the organization’s website and other ICT accessible to people with disabilities, where they appreciate the additional benefits of accessibility to all users and to the organization, where they approach accessible design as an exciting challenge, where they are proud of their accomplishments in accessibility. In this engaging session you’ll get a vision and practical guidance to help move your organization in that direction.

    You’ll learn how to:

    • Develop a customized business case for your organization.
    • Effectively use the carrots and sticks for motivating accessibility.
    • Orchestrate successful buy-in sessions to raise awareness and enthusiasm.
    • Reach across your organization with tailored top down and bottom up approaches.

    Shawn will challenge the way many people think about accessibility, and encourage a different approach. Be inspired with ideas and equipped with advice to instigate organizational change for accessibility success.

  • 2015-01-22 (22 JAN)

    Easy Checks for Web Accessibility - Get the Gist (No Experience Needed)

    by Shawn Henry

    ConveyUX

    Seattle, WA, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:

    Get the Gist (No Experience Needed

    Have you ever wondered: “Is this web page accessible?” If you can use the Web, you can get a good start at an answer — no expertise required!

    Whereas web accessibility evaluation tools spit out complex results that require knowledge to interpret, the W3C resource “Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility” provides a different approach. It walks you through some basic accessibility evaluation with guidance for understanding what you are checking. Most people can complete these checks in about 10 minutes once they understand them. If you’re new to web accessibility, it will take some time to learn. From the session, you’ll:

    • Learn simple steps for getting started evaluating 12 aspects of web accessibility.
    • Understand some basic accessibility barriers and solutions.
    • Gain confidence in reporting web accessibility problems.

    This session provides a jump start to understanding and using Easy Checks so that you can start to answer: “Is this web page accessible?”.

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