Meeting Archive:
Creating Accessible Online Resources For People with Disabilities

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Meeting Description:

Join experts from Knowbility to learn how accessibility will expand your pool of potential clients, donors, volunteers, staff and other supporters, the message your organization sends when it commits to accessible web site and multi-media materials, and, no-cost practical tips on how you can immediately improve your website's accessibility. This webinar will help your nonprofit, school, church, or library ensure that its website, podcasts and videos are accessible to anyone who visits such, including people with disabilities and people using assistive technologies. 

We'll cover:

  • Why online accessibility is critical and how to become an advocate for such within your organization
  • Steps for simple, immediate, no-cost activities you can do to improve your web site accessibility 
  • Resources to help tech staff and volunteers make your site fully accessible, adhering to federal requirements
  • Information about OpenAIR - Accessibility Internet Rally 

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Date: Thu, Aug 24, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Susan Hope Bard
 Presenter Information
Jayne Cravens
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Jayne Cravens is an internationally-recognized researcher, consultant and trainer. Her work is focused on communications, volunteer involvement, community engagement, and effective project management. She is the co-author, with Susan Ellis, of The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, the most comprehensive work to date on involving and supporting volunteers using Internet tools.

She is a pioneer regarding the research, promotion and practice of virtual volunteering, including virtual teams, microvolunteering and crowdsourcing. She is also a veteran manager of various local and international initiatives, including United Nations programs, and has worked in Afghanistan, Ukraine, Egypt, and Poland, among other countries.

Jayne became active online in 1993, and created one of the first web sites to help to build the capacity of nonprofits to use the Internet. She has been associated with AIR and Knowbility as a partner, collaborater and volunteer since 1998.


Sharron Rush
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Executive Director Knowbility Founding Member

Sharron Rush is the award winning co-founder and Executive Director of Knowbility, a nonprofit advocacy, consulting, and training company based in Austin Texas. Since 1998, Sharron has been a leader in raising awareness and skills around the issue of access to technology for people with disabilities. Her work at Knowbility includes policy review, performance analysis, technical consultation, and training development for private and public companies, government agencies, and schools.

Her technical expertise, understanding of the barriers faced by people with disabilities, and strong communication and training skills have contributed to her leadership position in the field. Since 2007, she has served as an Invited Expert at the W3C, developing and applying global accessibility standards for their Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). In 2014 she became co-chair of the Education and Outreach Working Group at WAI.