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CIT Custom Development Offers Free Web Accessibility Testing Training

CIT’s Custom Development team is hosting four free 4-hour hands-on workshops for Cornell staff, faculty, and students who work with Cornell websites to show participants how to evaluate websites for conformance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, and how to interpret the results. These workshops will be held June 20 (full), July 10, August 14, and September 18, 2017, from 12:30pm-4:30pm in Carpenter Hall.

Participants can expect to walk away with an understanding of what is involved in testing web content to ensure it meets WCAG 2.0 guidelines, information on how to interpret results, and a list of tools to use. Participants should be moderately familiar with web accessibility guidelines, which can be viewed at:

The workshops will be led by Custom Development staff Irina Zhankov, designer, and Stacy Pendell, webmaster. Zhankov, who says it is more important than ever to create accessible websites, shared this: “According to WebAIM, twenty percent of the world’s population is affected by some type of disability, and it is essential to provide equal access and equal opportunity for everybody on the web."

While the Custom Development team incorporates web accessibility best practices into all of its website projects, and follows WCAG 2.0 AA standards for testing sites and content, they wanted to offer these workshops to anyone on campus who works with websites to help make Cornell as a whole more web accessible.  

To register for a workshop:

To learn more about CIT’s Custom Web Development team:

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