Are you interested in making the digital world at Ohio University more accessible for everyone? If so, consider attending the first OHIO Digital Accessibility Network (DAN) meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in WUSOC 346. If you are unable to attend in person, you can participate remotely via Microsoft Teams.
The DAN is a University-wide working group devoted to increasing awareness of and improving digital accessibility. Attendees at DAN meetings will gain a better understanding of what digital accessibility is, learn more about the University's IT Accessibility policy, and develop new skills that can be used to remove barriers to information and services for people with disabilities.
The DAN's work is directly applicable to a wide variety of individuals, including:
- campus communicators
- people living with disabilities
- game designers and developers
- website and application designers and developers
It's also relevant to anyone who:
- makes University IT purchases
- creates or posts documents on the web
- create or embeds videos on the web, in a presentation, or in a learning management system like Blackboard Learn
- uses presentation software like PowerPoint
- creates or posts digital signage
Why Digital Accessibility Matters
Digital accessibility removes barriers to information and services for people with disabilities and aligns with OHIO's core value of inclusivity. Adhering to digital accessibility best practices can improve web usability for everyone, boost search engine optimization for your web pages, and help keep you in compliance with the University's IT Accessibility policy as well as with Federal laws and regulations.
To learn more, visit the Digital Accessibility website.