The movement into the digital world has provided the public and private sectors with opportunities to disseminate information and services with the proverbial click of a button.  Nowhere is this more visible than in Texas government who are now producing web based content, document based content, eLearning modules, mobile apps, etc. for internal and public dissemination of information and services.  Consumers of these assets are then using a dizzying array of devices to perceive and access them. 

In this this interactive session, we will explore basic accessibility concepts that universally apply across web pages, Microsoft Word documents, PDF documents and eLearning and how these assets are perceived on various devices.  The intent of this session is to provide a foundation of understanding you can leverage as your agency builds, procures and interacts with today’s tools.  While not required, we encourage you to bring your own cellular connected device such as an iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Course Outline:

Very Brief Introduction (Why)

  • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation ACT
  • Department of Justice (DOJ), Title II

Common Constructs Break-down

  • Navigation Elements
  • Content Elements
  • Assistive Technology (AT) Perception
  • Breaking Down a Web Page

Round 1: Web Page vs. Documents

  • Common Structures
    • Navigation Elements
    • Content Elements
    • PDF, Word Commonalities
    • Assistive Technology (AT) Perception
    • Selecting the Right Experience
    • Exercise

Round 2: Desktop vs. Mobile

  • Common Structures
    • Navigation Elements
    • Content Elements
    • Platform Assistive Technologies (AT) Perception
      • Desktop
      • Tablet
      • Mobile
      • Bring Your Own Device Exercise

Round 3: The Internet of Things

Resources and Next Steps