Pat Seed 
Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario 
(807) 473-0909 


Friday September 10, 2010 at 1:00 PM EST
Friday September 10, 2010 at 4:00 PM EST

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Implementing WCAG 2.0 

 Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO) is hosting this online course on implementing the web content accessibility guidelines version 2.0. This session is geared toward giving decision makers and areas involved in accessibility initiatives the tools and knowledge they need to achieve real accessibility in their endeavours. This is a  FREE training session, but space will fill up quickly. Register early to ensure that you can participate!
Presented by:
Michael Cooper from the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative

Expected Participants’ Technical Level:
Intermediate to Advanced

Session Description:

he Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Version 2.0, was published as a final W3C Recommendation Web Standard on December 11, 2008. Many private and public sectors across Canada and the globe have already moved, or are moving, to adopt these standards. This webinar is intended to share lessons learned, pitfalls, and ensure a base level of knowledge among policy makers, standards areas and web developers.

CWDO will be hosting an in-depth webinar being conducted by Michael Cooper from the W3C that will demystify WCAG 2.0 and help everyone understand how to implement the standards.

Topics Covered:  

  • Overall Differences between WCAG 1 and WCAG 2 
  • Concepts of POUR
  • Differences between WCAG 1 checkpoints & WCAG 2 Success Criteria
  • Concept of Sufficient Techniques
  • Concept of Success Criteria
  • Implementing WCAG 2 from both a policy & technology perspective
  • What various governments are doing for implementation of WCAG 2.0
  • Lessons learned and keys to success
  • Additional Tools and Resources


Presenter's biography and detailed instructions for how to participate appear below the registration link.


Michael Cooper

ichael Cooper joined the W3C in June 2006 as a Web Accessibility Specialist with the Web Accessibility Initiative. Michael is the Team Contact for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, which develops authoring guidelines and techniques to create accessible content; and for the Protocols and Formats Working Group, which supports the W3C to make new Web technologies accessible and develops accessibility practices.
Prior to joining W3C, Michael worked at Watchfire as Accessibility Product Manager, responsible for automated and tool-assisted manual accessibility evaluation software. He focused on supporting harmonized international standards via this software and supported customers to achieve those standards. Previously, Michael was the product manager at CAST for Bobby, an early accessibility evaluation tool which was purchased by Watchfire in 2002. At CAST he also worked on technical approaches to providing self-adaptive learning materials for students with disabilities. Before entering the field of Web accessibility, Michael worked in the disability services office at the University of Denver, providing academic accommodations and technical training for students with disabilities.

Michael holds a Masters of Education degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Denver.


CWDO instructions for connecting to IDEAL Online Auditorium 1.

Note: Even if you have downloaded the following safe conferencing plug-in previously, you need to download it each time you enter any CWDO conference room. This will ensure that you have the latest updates.
* 1. First open your Internet Explorer browser and type in the following link:
* 2. When you arrive at the page, scroll down the page and click on number 3, to download the safe plug-in.
* 3. There is no need to save the application. Just click on the two (run) buttons when they come up, and press the space bar when you see the (finish) button.
* 4. Then you will want to go further down the page and click on the link for Auditorium 1.
* 5. Then you need to click on the link that says (enter Conference Auditorium 1).
* 6. Place your user name and the city you are from in the name field provided. Example, I type, (Pat Seed in Thunder Bay) without the brackets.
* 7. Do not type anything in the password field, let the password field remain empty.
* 8. Then click on the log-in button.
* 9. At that point, you should see the (Welcome screen) of Citizens With Disabilities  Conference Auditorium 1.
When you have successfully entered the CWDO Online Conference Room, please do the following:
* 1. Go into the (file menu) and click on (enabled dropped packets).
* 2. Go into the file menu and make sure that your microphone is checked, and that your microphone volume is 100 percent.
* 3. If you can see the pictures of the microphone and speaker on the right-hand bottom of your screen, please make sure both bars are all the way to the right.
* 4. Press either (control key) just before you would like to talk, hold it down while talking, and then release it a couple of seconds after you have finished talking. Please remember that only one person can be talking at any given time in our conference rooms.
* 5. Please do not send a text message in the chat area while someone is talking. Simply type your text message in the chat area, and wait for a break in the talking to (press your enter key) to send your message.
* 6. Always end your text messages with the letters (GA) without the brackets. This will signify to others that you have completed your message.
* 7. If you find that you are not able to catch a break in the talking to send your message, please clear the typing of your message, go into the chat area of the screen, (press your space bar), and then (press the enter key). This will cause your name to go on the screen, signifying that you would like to text a message.
Please Note:
If, for any reason, the plug-in does not work for you, please use (option 2), leaving the password field empty. You will be able to see the screen, hear the audio, text and talk.