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Peer-to-Peer Digital Accessibility Workshop 8/7/19

Join your UVA peers to share and get help with digital accessibility challenges. This event is intended for managers, developers, designers, instructors, content creators and leaders of all kinds!

About the Workshop

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Ensuring our that our UVA web environment is accessible to all visitors is our shared responsibility. But knowing what accessibility means, where to start finding and fixing what's inaccessible, whether we're doing a good job, and how to create a supportive culture for this work can be challenging. You're not alone! Join a group of your peers to explore common digital accessibility challenges, learn about successes, and get practical advice for moving forward together to create a more accessible digital space for everyone.

Who should attend

This event is for all UVA staff who create or manage online content (web pages, electronic documents, videos, etc.), including:

  • Managers
  • Instructors
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Quality Assurance staff
  • Communicators
  • Anyone who manages or posts anything online!

Workshop topics and format

The workshop is composed of topical tracks that target common problems across the digital accessibility lifecycle. Tracks are also aimed at all staff regardless of technical expertise or job title. Topics to be covered include:

  • Overview of digital accessibility efforts at UVA and lessons learned from work at other institutions
  • Understanding the importance of digital accessibility from legal, ethical, and practical perspectives
  • Creating cultural and workflow changes to create accessibility by design
  • Demonstrations of common technical pitfalls and their solutions
  • Testing for accessibility conformance
  • Creating accessible web pages, documents, images, and videos
  • Visual design considerations for accessibility
  • Free and proprietary tools and training to help you achieve and maintain conformance

Tracks will include peer presentations, discussions, and hands-on work. This is not a sage-on-the-stage forum! Expect to discuss and work collaboratively.

Dates and logistics

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. (you may register for some or all tracks)

Location: Harrison/Small Auditorium (lower level of Harrison/Small building) - Map It

What to bring:


  • A working lunch will be provided for registered attendees. See registration details for more information.


  • UVA Library is committed to hosting library events that are inclusive and welcoming to all. If you need certain accommodations to participate fully in this event, or have dietary restrictions, please contact the event organizer, Jill Heinze no later than 7/31/19.


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