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Accessibility Community Virtual Huddle: WCAG 2.0 and web accessibility standards refresh - Shared screen with speaker view
Anne Le-Huu Pineault
39:48
Yes!
Aneta Kwak
39:51
Yes
Bruce Fyfe
39:52
yes :)
Kate Gibbings
40:03
Yes
Mark Weiler
40:46
Where is everyone from? I recognize some names
Bruce Fyfe
41:13
Western U.... there are about 6 of us joining in
Anne Le-Huu Pineault
41:36
uOttawa
Art Rhyno
42:05
uWindsor
Adam Chaboryk
42:12
Hi everyone, IT accessibility specialist at RyersonU (central IT department) - invited by Kelly Dermody!
OCUL Communities and Committees
44:30
Good morning everyone!
OCUL Communities and Committees
44:38
We'll give everyone a few more minutes to arrive
Patrick Fung
48:18
Web Developer from RyersonU (Library) here :)
Aneta Kwak
54:17
It’s hard to hear the comment
Mariya Maistrovskaya
56:35
Hello. We are interested in finding a tool that would allow us to run automated web checking across an entire website and produce a report instead of having to feed page by page into A-checker or Wave (very time consuming and human resource intensive). Anyone knows of a tool like this?
Art Rhyno
56:55
I'd be curious what tools are being used for accessibility as well - I have been using siteimprov's chrome plugin but it's page by page
Bruce Fyfe
57:31
At Western, we have an accessibilty committee (and they work with new UX committee) , and one thing we're looking at is web accessibility including using Siteimprove. An issue is that we don't always have full buyin from all units in the library.
Meredith Hatton
57:45
Hi
Meredith Hatton
57:59
This is what we have at YorkU http://aodaweb.info.yorku.ca/
Bruce Fyfe
58:18
They buy-in wasn't for web accessibility , but how accessibilty may impact other units within the library
Jennifer Thiessen
58:25
we (Brock) have an institutional account with Siteimprove which is helpful to identifying accessibilitiy issues with out website, though many of the errors it finds are at the university control level - not necessarily in the library's power to edit
Jennifer Thiessen
59:02
though it does catch things that we do have the access to fix
Adam Chaboryk
01:00:08
Most automated tools that have a crawling functionality cost money. There are many services/tools out there, e.g. SiteImprove, Monsido, Dynolitics, etc. But as Mark is mentioning, manual testing is extremely important. Accessibility is a human aspect - automated tools can only identify a limited number of issues.
Mariya Maistrovskaya
01:00:17
Sure, we understand the need for manual testing. We are just looking to automate the "automated" part of the testing. There are a lot of sites to go through
Debbie Lawlor
01:02:43
At McMaster University we have https://accessibility.mcmaster.ca/topic/websites/.
Bruce Fyfe
01:05:13
We (Western) have been working in conjunction with our campus communications colleagues. They have pushed forward the Siteimprove campus pilot which has helped to address the template issues we can't control.
Bruce Fyfe
01:08:53
we are currently working on creating a different appraoch to website management . right now we have a lot of people editing different areas and our vision is to have a core group that have expertise in web writing which includes expertise around creating accessible websites.
Meredith Hatton
01:08:53
At YorkU if you are the website owner or content editor you are responsible for the accessibility of what you produce
Bruce Fyfe
01:10:07
for our colleagues at YorkU , how do you oversee the accessibility? this is the issue we are currently working through here
Mariya Maistrovskaya
01:11:08
I'm interested in who on your campus(es) is taking the lead on coordinating these activities?
Kate Gibbings
01:11:49
I would find that valuable
Art Rhyno
01:11:55
i think a public gallery would be great
Aneta Kwak
01:12:00
That would be valuable
Bruce Fyfe
01:12:31
for Western it is a collobartion between our UX Team and ITS department . but we are still working through new workflows based on our recent organizational restructuring
Bruce Fyfe
01:12:48
a gallery sounds like a great idea
Meredith Hatton
01:12:48
Our Library IT does a lot of testing before major changes are made.
Meredith Hatton
01:13:37
I can ask our IT team to share what steps they take
Jennifer Thiessen
01:15:56
It is mostly UX librarian and accessibility librarian that move things forward. Library IT isn't really involved although I would like them to be. trying to foster a culture where accessibiity is top of mind for all.
Bruce Fyfe
01:19:32
would the gallery be hosted on SpotDocs?
Meredith Hatton
01:23:13
People who are working with OERs would benefit from something like that
Art Rhyno
01:27:07
thanks!
Kate Gibbings
01:27:10
Thank you
Lisl Saunders
01:27:14
Thank you!!
Bruce Fyfe
01:27:18
Thank you very much for organizing!
Debbie Lawlor
01:27:18
thanks
Anne Le-Huu Pineault
01:27:20
Thank you!
Bruce Fyfe
01:27:24
Very helpful!