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Room 315

ADA, 504, 508, WCAG: I’m Supposed to Be Meeting What?

Tuesday, Oct 23 4:15 - 5:00

Presented by Robert Heyser

Accessibility. We’ve all heard about it, and know we should be doing something about it. But with so many guidelines and laws – where do you start? What applies to your institution? And with major recent changes to Section 508, how do those now affect what we’re doing?

This session will provide a high level overview of the differences in ADA, Sections 504 and 508, and the WCAG guidelines. We’ll cover some recent changes in the Section 508 Refresh, and how they may affect you. We’ll also cover some best practices, as well as some ideas on how to use free tools to better test your site for accessibility compliance.



Robert Heyser

Director of Web Communications

Robert Heyser is a former programmer turned manager of web development turned director of web communications. In addition to overseeing all the web things, he also assists the college in all things accessibility. This is his 9th time to attend HighEdWeb, and enjoys bringing back that one golden nugget each year (and more if possible). When not being a jack of all trades relating to web and technology, he can be found traveling the world or tracking down his next Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives to conquer.