April’s OHIO Digital Accessibility Network meeting to cover important topic of color contrast in digital work

Published: April 14, 2023 Author: Staff reports

The OHIO Digital Accessibility Network (OHIO-DAN) is a University-wide, interdisciplinary group of volunteers who are committed to helping Ohio University improve digital accessibility for everyone. The OHIO-DAN meets the last Thursday of most months at 4 p.m. for short educational presentations and conversation to advance digital accessibility on campus.

The April meeting will feature OHIO digital accessibility experts leading a discussion around accessible color use and color contrast in digital work. According to the World Health Organization, at least 2.2 billion people in the world have some sort of vision impairment. To ensure that OHIO websites, electronic documents, course materials and other digital content can be fully accessed by everyone, understanding color contrast and implementing accessible practices is extremely important. 

The April OHIO-DAN meeting agenda will cover the following topics:

  • Causes of color blindness and color-blind types
  • An introduction to colors and color contrast
  • How accessible color affects our work and real-world examples
  • Q&A with accessibility experts and the OHIO-DAN community

The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 27, from 4-5 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. You can add the meeting to your calendar by accessing the OHIO-DAN Teams channel. If you’re unable to make it, the meeting will be recorded and can be accessed later via the “Files” tab of the OHIO-DAN Teams channel. 

The OHIO-DAN is a great way to pool ideas, talents, skills and knowledge to improve technology for students, faculty and staff with disabilities. If you would like an opportunity to add valuable, in-demand skills to your CV or resume, or if you are interested in becoming a better champion for digital accessibility, consider joining the OHIO-DAN