Webnet is a voluntary organization for any affiliate of the University of California, Berkeley campus who:


Webnet will meet six times this academic year

Noon to 1p.m.

All meetings for 2023-2024 will be virtual (Zoom)

Webnet Calendar

Webnet Meetings for 2023 - 2024

October 3, 2023 - The history of digital accessibility 

Come hear Lucy Greco present on the short history of digital accessibility from the earliest ways blind students got their work done at Berkeley to the new tools we have at our fingertips today. Come ready to laugh and learn.

Presenter: Lucy Greco, Accessibility Evangelist, Campus IT Experience, Berkeley IT

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November 7, 2023 - Digital Accessibility Program

Join Suzanne as she shares information on a brand new Digital Accessibility unit in Berkeley IT, Berkeley's new Digital Accessibility Program, the Consent Decree with the US Department of Justice, and the IT Accessibility Policy. Learn about the Digital Accessibility team and their work to support campus in improving the accessibility of all things digital.

Presenter: Suzanne Harrison, Digital Accessibility Program Manager, Campus IT Experience, Berkeley IT

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February 6, 2024 - Accessibility Mindset 

This session will investigate the hidden questions in the websites and applications we build: Who is this for? Who is able to use it? Who is unable to use it? Why is this the case? What previous experiences, assumptions, and understandings do we incorporate into the things we create? By exploring the process by which the Library rebuilt its website, Jesse will provide examples and methods for going beyond simply meeting WCAG guidelines—instead, reaching for a new way of thinking about technology, our place in its development, and our work overall. Jesse will also present concrete ways that everyone involved in the creation of a website or application—from project managers to designers to developers to content creators—can bring accessibility practices into their day-to-day efforts.

Presenter: Jesse Loesberg, Web Designer, Library Communications

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March 5, 2024 - Writing Accessible Digital Content

Want to become more skilled at creating accessible and understandable content? Looking for tricks to remember how to format those pesky links and URLs? Writer and content strategist Abigail Hines will share advice, tricks, and reminders about writing for all people in a digital format. Topics covered will include how to structure a written piece for comprehension to the final polish for your web pages, webinars, newsletters, and more. Learn how accessible writing helps not only your online users, but can improve your SEO, content readability, and save you time and energy when working with digital formats. There will be a Q&A session, so bring your writing and editing questions!

Presenter: Abigail Hines, Senior Content Strategist and Writer, Student Affairs Communications

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April 2, 2024 - Beyond WCAG 2.0: Evolving Web Accessibility Standards

When WCAG 2.0 was published in 2008, the iPhone was still new and tablets hadn't yet caught on. Web technology has always been a moving target and accessibility standards must necessarily keep up. There have been two further editions: WCAG 2.1 and 2.2 made modest, but important changes. WCAG 3.0, still in draft, promises to be a much more substantial departure, including a brand new system for measuring color contrast. Come learn about the evolution of web accessibility guidelines.

Presenter: Zed Lopez, Developer, Digital Accessibility Program - Berkeley IT

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May 7, 2024 - I Used to be a Google Analytics Expert, then GA4 Came Along 

The move from Universal Analytics to GA4 has been anything but easy, even for those of us who considered ourselves GA experts. Cheryl Games will take us through the process her team went through at Cal Performances with the migration, including learning the new interface, (re)creating data dashboards, and understanding why the Bounce Rate metric doesn't mean anything anymore.

Presenter: Cheryl Games, Associate Director, Digital Experience - Cal Performances

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