Global Accessibility Awareness Day is annually observed on the third Thursday of May and features virtual events, resources and online presentations focusing on digital access and inclusion for more than one billion people with disabilities and impairments.
Boise State’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is contributing by presenting “View 10 Tools for Digital Accessibility” through the Idaho Digital Accessibility Consortium.
Produced by OIT’s Carolyn Quintero, this video provides example of available tools designed for improving digital access and inclusion for people of all abilities:
Additional Idaho Digital Accessibility Consortium (IDAC) events include:
Introduction to Digital Accessibility/ICT Accommodations
A webinar discussion including what digital accessibility/Information Communication Technology (ICT) is, who it benefits, why everyone should all consider it. Participants will learn three things they can immediately do to set the example of inclusive digital content.
- 10 a.m. (MDT) Monday, May 18
Hosting Accessible Virtual Events
A webinar discussion exploring what it means to host an accessible virtual event and identify resources to help individuals do so.
- 10 a.m. (MDT) Wednesday, May 20
- Incorporating Personas and Workflows into VPAT Methodology – May 20
- Basic Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp – 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 21
- Virtual Panel: Teleworking for People with Disabilities – 9-10 a.m. May 21
- Intro to Audio Description – noon-12:30 p.m. May 21
- Intro to Agile Accessibility – 1-2 p.m. May 21
- Section 508 Best Practices: Accessible Office Documents – May 26
- Digital Accessibility Trends 2020 Update – 9 a.m. June 2
- Publishing Accessibility Laws 101 – noon-1 p.m. May 26
- Quick Start to Captioning – noon June 4
- Accessible Signage – 9 a.m. July 15
Accessibility at Boise State
- Visit Boise State’s Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning website for resources and information about accessibility at the university.
- Boise State Webguide features accessibility learning resources and information about achieving web accessibility compliance per university policies.
- Boise State’s Educational Access Center provides academic accommodations for students and accessibility resources for faculty.