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Be A Digital Ally: What's new in WCAG 2.2?

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The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is an international standard of guidelines used by developers to make sure sites and content are accessible to people with disabilities. WCAG 2.2 is currently in development and expected to be released in early 2023. This will be a high-level review of the proposed changes in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. 

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Learner Objectives

    • Understand what WCAG is and how it is utilized
    • Identify changes between 2.1 and 2.2 and its impact on designers and developers
    • Identify resources for implementing WCAG 2.2

    About Be a Digital Ally

    Whether you are responsible for your small business's website or you're a social media creator who wants to ensure your content is available for everyone, this series is intended for you. Be a Digital Ally provides entry-level training on the basic principles and skills needed to make any website accessible. 

    About Knowbility 

    Knowbility is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a more inclusive digital world for people with disabilities. We help make the internet and other technologies accessible to people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hearing impaired, have mobility impairments, and cognitive or learning disabilities. Our goal is to create a barrier-free world of information technology so that people with disabilities can fully participate in digital spaces. 

    We pursue our mission through three priorities:
    o Education
    o Awareness
    o Advocacy

    Accessible technology matters for the one billion people with disabilities around the world. Improved accessibility means access to healthcare providers and appointments, information technology, digital classrooms and learning, social inclusion and networking, shopping, entertainment, and travel arrangements, voter registration and civic engagement, banking and financial inclusion, & career training and employment.

    Accessible digital design means everyone has access to unlimited opportunities to reach their full potential.

    Your donation funds our critical work, including this free event! You can make a difference in closing the digital divide and improving digital equity, access, and opportunity for people with disabilities. 

    You can read more about our programs, and the work we do on the Knowbility website.

    Knowbility is committed to creating a safe, hospitable work environment. Everyone involved with Knowbility events, programs, and services must follow our Code of Conduct, including in related online communities and on social media.

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