Webinar: 50 Shades of Gray. Is it accessible or not?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

  • Where: online
  • When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 1pm CDT

Google “degrees of disability.” Go ahead; google it. I’ll wait. 112 million results? That’s a lot, isn’t it? From government agencies to higher education institutions, everyone has their own guide to help them determine levels of disability. What does this tell us? That it’s pretty challenging to determine or define a disability. What does this have to do with Web accessibility? When it comes to the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines, pretty much everything.

In January’s webinar, we’re going to take a look at why it’s so difficult to meet WCAG accessibility guidelines. There are certain guidelines that are pass/fail—black and white. But so many of the guidelines require a judgment call—gray areas. After all, they are called guidelines, aren’t they?



  • Many forms of disability (and many definitions)
  • Many users with disabilities may have more than one.
  • Interpreting WCAG 2.0
    • Principles, guidelines, and techniques
    • Normative: Criteria to conform to WCAG 2.0
    • Informative: techniques to provide guidlines
  • Web accessibility  impacts: design, tech choices, coding…


  • Will identify images that contain text (that’s new and cool)

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