Session: The University of Connecticut Banner: An Accessibility Case Study

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 9:00 - 9:45 am (CST) (UTC-06:00)
Location: Room 3
Format: General Lecture Session

Session description

Websites for colleges and universities need to be accessible for all kinds of people. However, some web developers, designers, and project managers can feel intimidated by the need to remediate sites that are currently inaccessible or plan for and maintain accessible sites in the future.

This presentation, will focus on a banner which appears on all University of Connecticut Office of Communications sites. The goal is to give beginners in the area of web accessibility a small case study to focus on. During the presentation, you will learn techniques and principles that can be used in a range of contexts. For example:

  • How to plan for accessible content, markup, and design
  • Why HTML structure and visual design don’t always have to line up
  • Ways to think creatively about HTML
  • CSS techniques to enhance accessibility


Adam Berkowitz

Headshot of Adam Berkowitz
Web Developer, University of Connecticut

Adam Berkowitz is a web developer for the University of Connecticut’s office of University Communications. In his position there, Adam has taken an active role in the area of web accessibility. Other technical interests of Adam’s include: javascript application development, learning about Docker and containerization, and blogging. A  self-taught developer, Adam switched careers from music performance and education to web development in 2016. Outside of work, Adam enjoys spending time with his family.


  • General Lecture Session: The University of Connecticut Banner: An Accessibility Case Study