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- 1 Everyone can do now
- 2 How EO resources are used
- 3 specific pages for tracking mentions and outreach
- 4 2023 & 2022 Mentions
- 5 2023-2022 EOWG outreach activities
- 6 2019-2021 Mentions of EOWG & other WAI resources
- 7 2019-2021 Outreach Planning
- 8 Misc Notes
- 9 Past Outreach Work
Everyone can do now
- To conference organizers — Encourage conference organizers to send this to all their presenters: Making Events Accessible: Checklist for meetings, conferences, training, and presentations that are remote/virtual, in-person, or hybrid https://www.w3.org/WAI/teach-advocate/accessible-presentations/ Hopefully some "influencers" will follow the link, look around and find other useful info on the site, and spread the word about WAI resources.
- Reply in Slack, Twitter, etc. — Watch for questions and topics where a WAI resource can help, and share a link to the resource. And, if useful, short excerpt from the resource that addresses the question.
- Commenting on blogs, etc. — For new or existing articles, blogs, etc. that cover topics related to WAI resources yet don't mention the WAI resource, add it to the comments &/or otherwise encourage the author to add it.
- Reach out beyond a11y channels to help raise initial awareness of accessibility and WAI resources among people who aren't already in-the-know.
- Tweet, LinkedIn, Slack, etc. — Post succinct teasers with links, e.g., like these tweets from @redcrew
Remember to record what you've done or seen under below.
How EO resources are used
- Video Intro — on W3C home page and Poscasts and Videos page
- Deque training
- Perspectives videos (Keyboard Compatibility and Understandable Content) are used as part of Deque's Fundamentals Accessibility training materials.
- EOWG tutorials (Images, Forms and Page Structure) are used as part of Deque's Fundamentals Accessibility training materials.
- Planning and Managing Web Accessibility is used as part of Deque's Accessibility for Managers training materials.
- Tips for Getting Started is used as part of Deque's Role-Based Accessibility training materials (Designers, Content Creators, Developers).
- Canon Accessibility:
- "To help us understand your difficulty quickly, it would help us if you provide the information advised in ‘Contacting Organisations about Inaccessible Websites’ in your request."
- ... we recommend you visit: ... WAI’s Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customizing your Computer
- Scottish Government
- Make extensive reference to most of the introductory resources: linked in all training materials, linked in accessibility champions information pack, link to specific resources to support a point.
- These resources are also extensively shared across the all other public sector organisations in Scotland.
- Main items shared are perspectives videos, easy checks, tips for getting started, planning, tutorials.
- University of Nebraska
- From email of 19 January, 2022 : "I am an instructional designer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and I'm on a small team that is working to create training for instructors to create more accessible content. We would like to incorporate your well-crafted video examples that show how accessible design benefits a wide range of users."
- The University of Maryland is using the 'Video Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards' in an educational video on IT Accessibility for instructors and students. (2023)
- US Government
- Accessibility Testing for Websites and Software, WCAG Guidance
- ... lots more...
- Taiwanese Government
- Use WCAG-EM Report Tool to report accessibility evaluation findings for upcoming government (web) services, internally.
- Define team roles and role-based knowledge based on ARRM while improving digital resilience for government services.
- Likely to localize Accessibility Statement Generator Tool for public sector websites in Taiwan.
specific pages for tracking mentions and outreach
If related to translations, please record on the "Promoting WAI Translations" page under Record of outreach and mentions section.
If related to W3Cx course, please record in the appropriate section of Promoting W3Cx Intro Course.
If related to ARIA APG, please record in APG tracking.
2023 & 2022 Mentions
Others have mentioned EOWG resources:
- toot: "From the outset, very pleasantly surprised by the W3C @wai website: lots of great resources for evaluating the state of your website before starting work." Gosha 16 Sept 20234
- article: link to Customizable Text video in The top digital accessibility and assistive technology triumphs of 2023, so far, mashable, June 2023
- tweet: "I've used @w3c often over the past eight years and am grateful for the resource and its expanded accessibility resources with @w3c_wai" Erika McDowell 6 June 2023
- tweet: "People who want to make the web accessible need to understand the many different ways that people with disabilities use the web. This W3C resource offers a good introduction to how disabled people navigate the web, and barriers they commonly encounter. Accessibility Awareness 6 June 2023
- lots of tweets from @redcrew!
- Tweet: "I replied with one link. Colors with Good Contrast Thank goodness for these perspective pages from @w3c" - @karlgoldstraw 23 March 2022
- Intopia Webinars:
- Introducing ATAG – 21 July 2022 - came about as a result of some recent ATAG-based reviews Intopia has conducted
- Preparing for WCAG 2.2 – 4 October 2022 - run to raise awareness of the forthcoming WCAG 2.2
- Testing for WCAG 2.2 – 11 July 2023 - run in anticipation of WCAG 2.2 being released shortly
- The value of measuring your accessibility maturity – 5 September 2023 - used the W3C Accessibility Maturity Model for illustration
2023-2022 EOWG outreach activities
EOWG participants have mentioned EOWG resources:
- tweet pointing to EO's media resource, Shawn, 20 Aug 2022, another pointing to captions page, Shawn, 22 Aug 2022
- Slack - reply to question about resources for writers - Shawn, 20 August 2022
> for content (text) only on a11y
* Writing for Web Accessibility Tips https://www.w3.org/WAI/tips/writing/
* Use Clear and Understandable Content https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG2/supplemental/objectives/o3-clear-content/
> all the time-based (audio/video media) criteria would be covered by our content experience department
* Making Audio and Video Media Accessible https://www.w3.org/WAI/media/av/
- Twitter DM, Shawn , 22 August 2022:
Hey Patrick. I have a favor to ask. Would you help raise awareness of W3C WAI accessibility resources? Most of the points you tweet from @A11yAwareness are supported with our educational material. Annotated list at https://w3.org/WAI/resources/and he replied right away:
Our biggest issue is that folks don't even know about those resources. Including links if your tweets would help them know where to go to get more info.
Let me know if you have questions or suggestions. Thanks ~Shawn
... You have perfect timing! I am actually adding more links to the JSON of tips, so there will be a whole lot of stuff from WAI. ...
2019-2021 Mentions of EOWG & other WAI resources
- lots of tweets from @redcrew!
- lots of tweets pointing to Perspectives Videos
- promoted W3C WAI work on Pronunciation in WebAIM list 20 July ~Shawn
- WAI content mentioned during July 28th webinar hosted by Quantum Mob that included Jennifer Chadwick from SiteImprove (fellow EOWG participant) - Improve Your Customer Experience Through Web Accessibility and Inclusion
- tweet reply with list of resources, intro page, course shawn 22 July 2021
- tweeted list of resources for getting started in accessibility (Shawn 30 June 2021) 1/2 , 2/2
- A List/Event Apart "Digest" e-mail June 2021 — "Quick Clicks: Some of our favorite reads from the past few months..." first one is: "The Web Accessibility Initiative offers ideas and resources for Involving Users in Evaluating Web Accessibility."
- Articles, Links, and Tools From Online Together: Spring Summit includes several W3C WAI links: Involving Users in Evaluating Web Accessibility, Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative: Accessibility Fundamentals Overview, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2, Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0, How to Meet WCAG (Quick Reference). Of particular note: "Web Accessibility Perspectives: gives some quick tips on what to think about for particular scenarios".
- Presentation to the Princeton A11y Meetup mentioned both the Business Case Making Audio and Media Accessible (July 8, 2021 Kris Anne)
- Tweeted 2020 My Presentation to TechExeter on WAI site and Coga  (Jan steve Lee)
- Easy Checks tweet:"To begin with Web Accessibility I followed the Easy Checks of @w3c_wai … " — Coralie Collignon
- "L'accessibilité, nécessaire pour certaines personnes, utile à toutes et tous (pour paraphraser le @w3c_wai)." ~ "Accessibility, necessary for some people, useful for all (to paraphrase @w3c_wai)." tweet 25 Nov
- Interview of EOWG Co-chair Sharron Rush by SXSW Creative Director Hugh Forrest October 2020 Mentions Tim Berners Lee and WAI resources.
- What can we learn from the W3C CMS selection process October 2020 — mentions ATAG Report Tool
- Writing my accessibility statement. April 2020 — includes "I quite like the Web Accessibility Initiative’s explanation of why they’re so helpful..."
- Tweet pointing to How to Make Your Presentations Accessible to All
- lots of EO resources mentioned in the Australian Network on Disability GAAD blog post
- kudos: "I think the @w3c_wai did a really nice job with their site redesign. The new site is user friendly and chalk full of tips, tutorials, and reference material. Keep up the great work, it's greatly appreciated! #A11y #InclusiveDesign" @mr_marcsolomon tweet
- Accessibility brown bag at the Library of Congress - 25 + developers, designers, manager, content creator attended. We shared the draft ARRM with the group and discussed how to integrate the framework in our projects. The reaction was very positive. During the discussion as a response to questions, I shared the links to the Perspectives videos and How People with Disabilities use the web. This meeting is new and growing. It was our 2nd meeting. Next meeting is in June. - April 4.
- Tweet directed at developers with a link to a tweet with resources for developers: https://twitter.com/yatil/status/1114102076890648576
- "WCAG 2.1 Quick reference is super neat and easy to navigate! Nice work @w3c_wai ..." Romaric Pascal twitter 6 March
- Moving the Needle on K12 Accessibility. Presentation at SXSWedu. Hands on workshop, intro includes Accessibility principles, components of web accessibility, HPWDUW, more. March 4.
- Digital Accessibility Master Classpresentation at SXSW Interactive. March 9.
- Changing the Culture of Corporate Accessibility Training. Presentation at CSUN 2019. Workshop discussing how to create training within your company. Referencing WAI materials as a starting point.
- "I took the liberty to embed the great introductory video "Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards" on our website: https://www.e-accessibility.ch/#/eaccessibility." - 18 March
- Teaching Accessibility and Inclusive Design in Higher Education Curriculum. Part of this CSUN presentation reviewed "How people with disabilities use the web," "Web Accessibility Perspectives videos," and the business case for digital accessibility as resources for course content. March 13.
- Understanding the User Experience Behind the New WCAG 2.1 Requirements @ CSUN
- Developing Web Accessibility Educational Resources with W3C WAI @ CSUN
- Several links and embedded accessibility intro video in this PracticalEcommerce Article: WCAG 2.1 a Welcome Update to Web Accessibility
- WCAG Overview link in Vox 5 Feb
- Webinar overview of all WAI resources: Shawn/TPG 5 February
- Meetup overview of all WAI resources: Sharron in Austin 5 February
- Company-internal sharing on chats and social networks: Introduction video, business case, WCAG 2.0-2.1 evolution (Stephane – Jan 2019)
- Business Case Twitter mention by Mark Wilcock, retweeted a few times. Business Case tweet (Sharron, 08 February, 2019)
- Jennison Asuncion shared some instructions for 'talk hosts' at Accessibility Camp Bay Area on 9/March including: (Andrew)
"Whether you consider yourself a pro when it comes to leading talks that are inclusive of everyone, I strongly encourage you to review this resource www.w3.org/WAI/training/accessible.php"
- Business Case blogged by Australia Network on Disability in The Business Case for Digital Accessibility on 28 Feb (Andrew)
- Persona quotes for 2.1 SCs — "Digging the persona quotes @w3c_wai added to the WCAG 2.1 Guidelines. Eg:..." — Nina_Amato 23 Jan
2019-2021 Outreach Planning
Dates to consider outreach around:
- May - GAAD (3rd Thursday each May)
- July - U.S. ADA Anniversary 26 July 1990
- November - World Usability Day 12 November 2020
- December - UN IDPD 3 Dec
- Promoting WAI Translations — started 28 March 2019; second wave 25 July 2019; then May 2021 with GAAD
- Promoting W3Cx Intro Course - started 3 December 2019, another push Nov-Dec 2020
- W3C WAI Interactive Update 2020-07July
- Promoting Media Resource - started 10 September 2019
- Promoting WAI Translations - started 28 March 2019; second wave 25 July 2019
- Promoting Business Case - November 2018
- Promoting Accessibility Statement - November 2018
- Promoting Accessibility Principles
- Promoting Quick Ref - Update July 2021: wait until updated again
- Planning and Managing Web Accessibility - planning resource
Rough collection of ideas for now — for specific outreach campaigns, general activities, etc.:
- Update relevant Wikipedia articles to include info & links to WAI website
- Material to support other people's education and outreach - e.g., example presentations [is in current EOWG Charter deliverables]
- Sign languages for intro video & perspectives videos
- Specific outreach around low vision and cognitive issues and WCAG 2.1 - Wayne e-mail Nov 2018
- Demo(s) at TPAC
- ATAG & UAAG
- Videos &/or podcasts introducing topics &/or resources
- Maybe develop short video intros to Quick Ref, [done] Report tool, others
- Overview video - Introduction to WAI Web Site (have source video)
- [done] Evaluation resources
- [doing in 2021] How People with Disabilities Use the Web resource
- other ideas in March 2019 Survey
- 2011 ideas in WAI Outreach Videos
- Contacts for promotion - lists online tech news sites, blogs, disability organizations, reporters, etc. that might contribute to our outreach efforts
- 23 October 2018 EOWG minutes — General agreement for not trying too much right away, instead, small steps. Resolution: EOWG will have outreach on the survey and as a topic at every meeting for at least 5 minutes.
Past Outreach Work
General (old notes)
- Promoting Showcase Videos (Perspective Videos) <-- example of past campaign
- Promoting Laws & Policies List
- Presentation at CSUN 2017 - CSUN2017 Walk through WAI
- Presentation at AHG2016 - Walk through WAI Resources
- Promoting Getting Started Tips
- Promoting Easy Checks
- Promoting Mobile Accessibility
- Promoting Components & ATAG, Outreach for ATAG 2.0
- UT May 2015
- Promoting UAAG
- Promoting Accessibility in Courses & training resource suite
- Outreach for ATAG 2.0 October 2013
- Promoting WCAG as ISO
- Promoting Make Presentations Accessible - February 2012
- Promoting BAD - January 2012 (inactive)
- Promoting Contact Orgs Inaccessible Sites - December 2011
GAAD 2019 tweets
Feel free to put any edits, rewrites, or comments after the draft text below. Feel free to add other ideas, too.
- Wondering what #GAAD and digital #accessibility is all about? See the Introduction to Accessibility at https://www.w3.org/WAI/fundamentals/accessibility-intro/ - #a11y
- Check out this 4-minute Video Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards https://www.w3.org/WAI/videos/standards-and-benefits/ Useful for promoting #GAAD #a11y
- Speaking of videos, our 1-minute Perspectives Videos highlight how accessibility is essential for people with disabilities & useful for all. https://www.w3.org/WAI/perspective-videos/ They demonstrate the impact of #accessibility and benefits for everyone in a variety of situations. #a11y #gaad
- The updated Accessibility Principles page provides intros to making digital content accessible to people with disabilities. It links to standards for websites, apps, browsers, and other tools. And to personas - stories of web users. https://www.w3.org/WAI/fundamentals/accessibility-principles/ - #GAAD #a11y
- User perspectives also introduce the new #accessibility standards in #WCAG 2.1 on the web page: "What’s New in WCAG 2.1" at https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/new-in-21/ - #GAAD #a11y
Have you heard about the new #accessibility standards in #WCAG 2.1 and haven't learned them yet? What’s New in WCAG 2.1 https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/new-in-21/ is the place to start to understand the user perspective. #GAAD #a11y
- It's Global Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD! Do you want to help make it even more global? We're seeking volunteer translators for #WAI #accessibility resources. See https://www.w3.org/WAI/about/translating/ Thanks!- #a11y
- Have you ever wondered how people with disabilities use the web? Take a look at https://www.w3.org/WAI/people-use-web/ a collection of stories of web users, diverse abilities and barriers, and tools and techniques #gaad #a11y