Web Accessibility: What it is and Why it is Important to Your UCEDD (an archived CEDC Webinar)


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Archived Recording
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Thursday, May 1, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: webinar

Effective use of the Worldwide Web has become essential to a UCEDD’s ability to broadly and successfully disseminate information and resources. One often overlooked facet of web design is the optimized accessibility of content and site navigation for all users, including those who rely on assistive technology.

Todd Weissenberger, University of Iowa Web Accessibility Coordinator, and Mike Hoenig, a program coordinator at the Center for Disabilities and Development – Iowa UCEDD and an end user of assistive technology,  defined Web accessibility from the legal and end user perspective, described factors which lead to access barriers, defined Web accessibility principles, outlined the many reasons for incorporating accessibility into your Web design, and shared pertinent resources.  A Webinar from AUCD's Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC).



Image of Todd Weissenberger

Todd Weissenberger has served as Web Accessibility Coordinator at the University of Iowa since March 2011, providing consultation and support for accessible technology efforts throughout the Hawkeye community. He is an advisory member of the University's Disability Planning and Action Committee, and a Staff Representative for the Council on Diversity. Todd is also an active member of the CIC CIOs Information Technology Accessibility Group, a collaborative effort to promote accessibility among the schools of the Big Ten and the University of Chicago. From 2002 to 2011, he was the I.T. Unit Manager at the University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability. Todd also was a Senior Digital Arts Instructor at UNM's Division of Continuing Education from 1998-2011, where he taught a variety of courses in web design, scripting, graphics, and accessibility

Image of Mike Hoenig

Mike Hoenig is employed as a program coordinator at the University of Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) in Iowa City. During his 20-year tenure with CDD, Mike has developed and implemented a variety of advocacy training initiatives. In his present role with CDD's State and Community Projects office, Mike coordinates grant activities related to disability and health, community integration, and advocacy while providing Mental Health First Aid training. He has a BA in psychology from Central College, Pella, Iowa, and an MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Iowa. He is a certified Mental Health First Aid and Psychological First Aid instructor.