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On July 20, 2021, HighEdWeb will hold an online event called Accessibility Summit 2021 that focuses on digital accessibility in higher education.
HighEdWeb is looking for innovative proposals that are full of knowledge and that these can be applied for the development of the event.
HighEdWeb is a non-profit organization that aims to educate digital professionals who are working in colleges and universities.
It also seeks to eliminate digital harassment without the exception of any person, taking into account gender, identity, sexual orientation.
Send your proposal before April 5 of this year, the committee will answer you before April 19 if your proposal was accepted or not, moreover if your proposal is accepted, you will have a free ticket to the event.
The topics to be discussed at the digital accessibility summit are, universal design for learning, user experience, inclusive content and language, accessibility to social networks, read here more topics to be discussed
W3C Releases First Public Draft Of WCAG 3.0 Accessibility Guidelines
WCAG is the most widely known and widespread accessibility standard for websites and applications. When sites and applications meet the standard it means that people who take advantage of assistive devices will find an easier experience.
Currently WCAG 2 is the generally adopted standard. According to the blog posted on its official website, the benefits of WCAG 3 will be:
- A more flexible and easily adaptable structure
- A simplified language and better references for implementation.
- A more appropriate reflection of the way in which people with disabilities can implement the standards.
- Includes a better system for evaluating compliance with the standards than WCAG 2.
The first draft of WCAG 3 has just been published and there is no clear date as to when it will come into effect. There is usually a testing period, then one where WCAG 2 and 3 coexist, and eventually WCAG 2 becomes obsolete. The process can take years.