Practical Tips for Accessible Content and Multilingual Websites
Thursday, December 03, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Hosted by Digital.gov and the Multilingual Community of Practice
View the accessible slides (PDF, 2.71 MB, 37 pages) Integrating accessibility into your everyday practice ensures access for people with disabilities.
In this talk, we’ll go over the central principles of digital accessibility and how these principles remove access barriers and improve user experience for everyone. We’ll cover key ways you can create content that is usable and understandable. Lastly, we’ll touch on the accessibility considerations needed when creating and working with multilingual platforms and content.
Willa Armstrong is a digital accessibility specialist at the Library of Congress. Trained as a librarian, she is dedicated to removing barriers and ensuring equal access to information for all. Previously, she worked in digital accessibility for the public library system in New York City.
Wendy A F G Stengel is section chief for Accessibility and Usability at the Library of Congress. She’s passionate about finding better ways to connect people with the content they need and want, and easier ways for people to get their tasks accomplished. Wendy lives and works in Washington, DC.
This talk is hosted by the Multilingual Community of Practice and Digital.gov. The Multilingual CoP is a group of federal, state, and local government digital professionals working to expand and improve digital content in languages other than English.