Creating Accessible Web Content


The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect. - Tim Berners-Lee    Is your site's content usable by the widest possible audience?  A well designed site provides content that is available to all users, including those with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive abilities.This session will provide a brief overview of Web accessibility issues and its importance to high-ed websites. Then we'll chat about methods, tools and resources for creating and testing accessible Web content. Finally, we'll explore some specific techniques that can be applied to Cascade designs to improve site accessibility.

Rick Hill

Rick Hill

Web Administrator
University of California, Davis
www.ucdavis.edu/

Rick oversees all aspects of the UC Davis Web Content Management System (Web CMS) service, including promotion of the service, budget, user account management, system administration and coordination of training. He also provides Web communication support and design through research, analysis and consultation on the use of new electronic technologies and techniques to enhance the campus's communications efforts. He has 30 years of IT experience managing websites, servers, networks and client systems. A long time advocate of Web accessibility and standards, Rick supports the UC Davis campus and UC system-wide efforts to enhance the accessibility of Web content. He lives in the great tomato forests of central California with his wife and three cats. He is a magician, a collector of books, and a Halloween aficionado of sorts.