MNIT Global Accessibility Awareness Day Sessions
7/8/2022 3:44:30 PM
To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Minnesota IT Services’ (MNIT) Office of Accessibility hosted a series of short virtual presentations for State of Minnesota employees. The goal is to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion.
The presentations showcased the value of accessibility and how accessibility improvements drive more inclusion.
Here are links to YouTube video recordings of each session. All recordings include ASL interpreting and closed captioning.
Learn what accessibility guidelines are and how they change over time. Minnesota created its digital accessibility standard using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. This session covers what’s next for WCAG and how WCAG 2.1 will help people with disabilities have greater access to digital information.
Lived experiences of people with disabilities are the most powerful ways to learn why accessibility matters. Understand the first-hand experiences of individuals with a variety of disabilities. Understand how digital accessibility impacts their professional and personal lives.
/mnit/assets/GAAD%20Session%202%20Transcript_tcm38-533034.pdfEnd user impact of accessibility standards transcript (PDF).
There are many individuals involved in purchasing technology. When a technology purchase is not accessible, there is a real effect. Learn about the “happy path” to buy accessible technology – including accessibility at the beginning.
Dive into a case study of planning a project with accessibility in mind. Learn why the MDE project team included accessibility in specific parts of their project plan and timelines. Accessibility played a key role in the project's success. This case study was also covered in a recent blog post.
How do WCAG guidelines benefit all document users? Graphic designers, content creators, and trainers can learn how to make documents, PDFs, and forms that everyone can understand.
This is a story about eating your vegetables. And the considerations we need to make sure that websites and applications meet WCAG guidelines. Experts from the Minnesota Department of Revenue share how they created processes, tools, and resources to resolve accessibility challenges that developers face.