Thursday, August 27, 2015

September WAWG meeting cancelled

Due to the fact that we are hosting a 2-day group viewing of the Accessibility Summit next month (Sept. 8-9), we will consider that our September meeting, and we will not meet as a group next Tuesday (Sept. 1).

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

2015 Web Accessibility Summit


Join us in Ann Arbor for the 6th annual Accessibility Summit, a two-day online conference on web and mobile accessibility, presented by Environments for Humans. Learn about accessibility as it relates to WCAG, PDFs, evaluation tools, and more.


Umich folk and web professionals in the S.E. Michigan area.


The Gallery Room on the first floor of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library at the University of Michigan (directions to the library).


Tuesday and Wednesday, September 8-9, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Attend all day — or only the sessions that you are interested in!


Free, courtesy of the University of Michigan Library and the Office for Institutional Equity. Sign up early to reserve your space. Though the event is free, registration is required in order to plan refreshments and observe the fire code. Do not register at the at the Environments for Humans site to attend this group viewing, unless you wish to pay for a private viewing.

Tentative Speaker Schedule:

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

  • 10:00am: Accessibility  Professional Certification by Glenda Sims, Senior Accessibility Consultant at Deque
  • 11:00am: Future Bliss: Make a Circuit with Me! by Elle Waters, Web Accessibility Evangelist at Simply Accessible
  • Noon: Web Accessibility WAI by Sharron Rush, Executive Director of Knowbility
  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm: Lunch (on your own)
  • 2:00pm The Heart and Mind of Accessibility by Matt May, Accessibility Evangelist at Adobe
  • 3:00pm Accessibility in an Agile World by Jesse Hausler, Accessibility Specialist at Salesforce
  • 4:00pm: Accessibility and the Language of Love by Dale Cruse, author of HTML5 Multimedia Development Cookbook
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
  • 10:00am: Is It Usable for People with Dsiabilities?  by Glenda Sims and Whitney Quesenbery, User Research Experts
  • 11:00am: Future Web Accessibility User Testing, UX, and Research by Jared Smith, Accessibility Trainer for WebAIM
  • Noon: Apple Watch Accessibility  by Paul Adam, Accessibility Evangelist at Deque
  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm: Lunch (on your own)
  • 2:00pm Usability in PDF and Word Form Creation by Joe Krack, Digital Accessibility Consultant
  • 3:00pm Accessibility Testing Tools by Luis Garcia, Accessibility Evangelist at Deque
  • 4:00pm: Demystifying WCAG 2 by David MacDonald, President of CanAdapt Solutions, Inc.


  • Arrive early to claim your seat and enjoy the free continental breakfast; the opening session begins promptly at 10:00AM.
  • Free wifi will be available.
  • You are responsible for your own lunch (one-hour lunch break). Lunch is available at the League and from several restaurants within walking distance. There will be afternoon snacks and pop.
  • Please contact Scott Williams ( if you have questions.

Hope to see you there!!