Session Descriptions

Web Accessibility Camp 2019

Understanding Policy

Learn about University Policy 5.12, Web Accessibility Standards, and how it affects you. This policy has been developed as a result of recent resolutions by the University Assemblies and the resulting Web Accessibility Working Group established by President Pollack. This policy is intended to govern new websites, web content, and web applications at Cornell. This policy will help the university’s efforts to achieve compliance with federal law and meet or surpass WCAG 2.0 industry standards.  We’ll be sure to save time for questions around how to handle PDFs, videos, faculty sites and more.

Recommended Testing Plan

If your team is stumped as to how to begin testing for compliance, this session first provides an overview of everyone’s role and a plan for evaluation to get you grounded and motivated. Then we will move on to tests that help you analyze important aspects of your site while applying the methodology we just introduced. After documenting the findings from those tests, we will prioritize issues based on severity and start a remediation plan to ensure maximum efficiency. Additionally, to make sure your site continues to be accessible, we’ll show you how to continuously monitor for new issues and reevaluate past efforts. Please bring your laptop, and come prepared with a website to work on. Note: there will be prerequisites to download and test. Visit this page to ensure you have all you need.

PDF Remediation

If the PDF files on your site require remediation, no worries. We will first take a bird’s-eye view of the three dominant issues to consider: mobility/dexterity, lower vision, and blind/visual impairment. Then we introduce four key aspects to web accessibility you need to keep in mind before moving on to more concrete remediation steps, such as creating titles and accessible forms. We’ll also show you how Siteimprove can help with your PDF remediation, as well as other tips and considerations. Please bring your laptop, and come prepared to work on a PDF with Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Siteimprove Deep Dive

Already an experienced Siteimprove User? Then this session is for you! In our Power Users session, you will learn how to take Siteimprove to the next level by reviewing some advanced features across the Platform.

  • Overview of Policy, and how to configure advanced Policies on your sites
  • Custom report configuration and sending these to your users
  • Advanced settings for adding and removing Pages/PDF documents from the scans
  • Setting up Feedback surveys and other features in the new Usability module
  • Available add-on modules for your websites: Siteimprove Analytics, GDPR, SEO Pro/Enterprise
  • Please bring your laptop, and come prepared with a website to work on.