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Learn to Create Accessible Web Maps

This webinar introduces the basics of web accessibility and its benefits to GIS professionals. We will provide an overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the target standards for Section 508 compliance. We will highlight important WCAG criteria from the mindset of GIS professionals and how to incorporate them into the daily work. We will demonstrate the web accessibility support in ArcGIS. We will also discuss best practices and the latest development in creating accessible web maps. Finally, we will introduce a structured testing process for identifying and fixing web accessibility issues.

Webinar Takeaways

  • Utilize WCAG and other references as a guide to better understand web accessibility with ArcGIS.
  • Understand accessibility support in ArcGIS Online and building web apps with ArcGIS.
  • Apply best practices to produce accessible web content.
  • Evaluate websites and web apps for conformance with WCAG and fix common accessibility issues.