Beyond the Alt Tag: Accessible Name
The reasoning, best practices, and available technology for creating accessible images and text alternatives has evolved over the last several years. Expert web developers are building upon the foundation of text alternative techniques such as “alt tags” to newer concepts such as “Accessible Name” and “Accessible Description” for HTML. This approach provides better accessibility.
During this webinar, Access Board staff will describe how they employ these updated concepts when developing the Guides to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards. Participants will understand the reason for these changes and will gain practical strategies for adding “Accessible Name” to their vocabulary and toolkits.
Target Audience: Open to all, but of noted interest for experienced web developers.
Continuing Education Recognition Available
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Bruce Bailey, IT Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board
Katherine Eng, Senior ICT Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board
Sarah Presley, Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board
Josh Schorr, Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board
This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.
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