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Web accessibility workshop and Wikipedia edit-a-thon.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

Learning materials for this session available here. 

10-11: Designing for Accessibility: Authoring Effective Alternative Text Descriptions (ARC-BC)

11-12: Wikipedia Accessibility Edit-a-thon

Designing for Accessibility: Authoring Effective Alternative Text Descriptions
Adam Wilton and Jennifer Jesso (ARC-BC)

Adam Wilton and Jennifer Jesso from the Accessibility Resource Centre BC will offer this free workshop for anyone who would like to create more accessible web content. Learn how to author and use alt-text descriptions effectively to ensure that your web content is available to all researchers, including those who are using screen readers and other forms of access technology. Adam and Jennifer will describe key principles for authoring alt-text, and will offer guidance on generating alt-text for complex images like diagrams, graphs, and maps. Universal design principles help to build a web that is better for everyone.

Wikipedia Accessibility Edit-a-thon
Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre (College of Mexico) and J. Matthew Huculak (UVic)

Learn how to edit Wikipedia in this free workshop with UVic’s Honorary Resident Wikipedian, Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre, and UVic’s Digital Scholarship Librarian, Matt Huculak. This accessibility edit-a-thon will walk you through the process of creating an account, getting started with Wikipedia editing, and creating alt-tags and image descriptions to help make Wikipedia more usable for all humans.

These workshops are part of UVic’s Honorary Resident Wikipedian program, brought to you by the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, and the University of Victoria Libraries.