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Web Accessibility 101: Regulations, Tips, and Proactive Planning

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Experts Explain Web Accessibility

Presented by John Foliot, Sr. Accessibility Strategist at Deque Systems Inc., and Stefani Cuschnir, eduBusiness Development/Account Executive at Deque Systems Inc.
Sponsored by Blackboard

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Website accessibility is about giving everyone equal access to your online content, regardless of their physical or cognitive ability. In this edWebinar, John Foliot and Stefani Cuschnir, accessibility experts from Deque Systems Inc., cover the basics of accessibility, rules, and regulations impacting schools. John and Stefani also share how to create accessible digital content to meet the needs of everyone in your school community.

This recorded edWebinar is designed for IT leaders, communication/PR leaders, district leaders and superintendents, as well as educators. Whether you are new to this topic or already managing your district’s web accessibility program, you are bound to learn something new from these experts. Learn how to make your school or district’s digital content more accessible to your students and their families.

John FoliotAbout the Presenters

John Foliot is an internationally recognized web accessibility specialist and champion for the cause of web standards and universal accessibility. He has provided consultation services to government agencies, educational institutions and private sector companies since 1998. His wealth of digital accessibility experience and insight enables him to provide stakeholders with applicable, simple and accessible strategies and solutions to everyday challenges in website design. John is currently at Deque Systems Inc., where he is a principal accessibility strategist. He is an active contributor to W3C Working Groups for WCAG, HTML5, and related topics; W3C Community Groups for WAI-Engage, Media/Timed-Text and related topics; and was an invited speaker at the W3C Television on the Web Interest Group. Working within the W3C HTML5 Accessibility Task Force, John was Co-facilitator of the Media Sub Group, and has contributed directly to the emergent HTML5 and WCAG 2.1 standards at the W3C.

Stefani CuschnirStefani Cuschnir has been doing business development in the accessibility software and consulting business since 2009. She has built long-term relationships with government agencies, educational institutions and private sector companies. Stefani is currently the director of eduBusiness development and eduAccount management at Deque Systems Inc. Additionally, she is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals and is dedicated to the ongoing mission of making online educational content accessible to all students, faculty and families.


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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