October 7-10, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Session Details

Web Accessibility: 30 Tips in 45 Minutes

#UAD8 Usability, Accessibility and Design Track

102 C, Frontier Airlines Center


This session will provide 30 quick tips for improving accessibility of web resources in higher education. Whether you're responsible for creating content or developing applications for the Web, it can be challenging to keep up with emerging technologies, let alone the accessibility implications of them all. This session will help by compressing a wealth of accessibility knowledge into one 45-minute session. Attendees will leave with helpful tips and techniques that they can apply to their own web sites or share with others on their campuses. Tips will cover images, forms, document structure, dynamic menus, HTML5, ARIA, Javascript libraries, PDF, learning management systems, mobile apps, and dozens of other issues that affect students with disabilities.


Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

Terrill Thompson has nearly 20 years experience promoting information technology (IT) accessibility in higher education. In his current position he provides accessibility support to the UW web development community, as well as nationally with support from National Science Foundation. He has presented internationally at numerous conferences and consulted widely with local and state government, private industry, and K-12 and postsecondary education entities on IT accessibility issues.