Upcoming Training Opportunities

AccessMU Training Opportunities

We provide a variety of workshops and other training opportunities throughout the year. Miami's Accessible Technology Symposium, "Access for All," is held annually and features guest speakers and sessions taught by experts in the field.

Access for All: AT Symposium

Save the Date: The next Access for All: Accessible Technology Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021.  Check back here for additional information.

Upcoming Webinars

May

Monday, May 4, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Level Access "Making Communications Accessible for Remote Audiences: Webinar #2 - Creating Accessible Emails & Social Media Posts"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer @Level Access

Session Description:

In this time of urgent communication, people with disabilities need equal access to critical health and public safety announcements. Get quick tips for creating accessible emails and social media posts. Watch live as we test an inaccessible email and show you common issues. Then, see how quick and easy it can be to create one that is accessible. You will also learn how to create alternative text for images on the major social media platforms.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:
• Identify the elements that make-up an accessible email
• Create accessible social media posts
• Create alternative text for images in social media platforms
• And more!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Lakes ADA: "The Technology Landscape for Applicants and Employees Who are Blind or Experiencing Vision Loss"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Peter Berg, ADA Technical Assistance Coordinator, Great Lakes Center

Katie Frederick, Program Administrator, Ohioans with Disabilities

Session Description:

Technology is integral to many aspects of life including employment. How do persons who are blind or experiencing vision loss search and apply for jobs or perform essential job functions? This session will examine the technologies used by persons who are blind and low vision, how those technologies allow the performance of essential job duties, common barriers encountered in the employment realm and the obligations employers have under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to applicants and employees with disabilities.

June

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Level Access "Creating Accessible Digital Documents: Webinar #3"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer @Level Access

Session Description:

Ready or not – work and school have moved online for the time being. Whether you are creating materials for students, colleagues, or the general public – accessibility best practices ensure that everyone can read your content.  In part three of this three-part webinar series, get tips for creating accessible documents in the most popular formats (Word, PowerPoint, and PDF).

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level Access: "2020 State of Content Accessibility"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

E. Foley, Content MarketingLevel Access

Jaclyn Leduc, Content Marketing3Play Media

Session Description:

Level Access and 3Play Media share the results from two nationwide studies on the current online accessibility landscape with a focus on content. This webinar is perfect for content and video creators, marketers, and educators.

The webinar covers:
• Summary of results from the State of Digital Accessibility and State of Captioning surveys
• Major drivers for creating accessible content
• Behaviors and trends around accessibility compliance
• Content accessibility tips and tricks
• Video accessibility trends

Get actionable takeaways to help you create a more accessible organization.

Webinars

May

Monday, May 4, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Level Access "Making Communications Accessible for Remote Audiences: Webinar #2 - Creating Accessible Emails & Social Media Posts"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer @Level Access

Session Description:

In this time of urgent communication, people with disabilities need equal access to critical health and public safety announcements. Get quick tips for creating accessible emails and social media posts. Watch live as we test an inaccessible email and show you common issues. Then, see how quick and easy it can be to create one that is accessible. You will also learn how to create alternative text for images on the major social media platforms.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:
• Identify the elements that make-up an accessible email
• Create accessible social media posts
• Create alternative text for images in social media platforms
• And more!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Lakes ADA: "The Technology Landscape for Applicants and Employees Who are Blind or Experiencing Vision Loss"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Peter Berg, ADA Technical Assistance Coordinator, Great Lakes Center

Katie Frederick, Program Administrator, Ohioans with Disabilities

Session Description:

Technology is integral to many aspects of life including employment. How do persons who are blind or experiencing vision loss search and apply for jobs or perform essential job functions? This session will examine the technologies used by persons who are blind and low vision, how those technologies allow the performance of essential job duties, common barriers encountered in the employment realm and the obligations employers have under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to applicants and employees with disabilities.

June

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Level Access "Creating Accessible Digital Documents: Webinar #3"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer @Level Access

Session Description:

Ready or not – work and school have moved online for the time being. Whether you are creating materials for students, colleagues, or the general public – accessibility best practices ensure that everyone can read your content.  In part three of this three-part webinar series, get tips for creating accessible documents in the most popular formats (Word, PowerPoint, and PDF).

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level Access: "2020 State of Content Accessibility"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

E. Foley, Content MarketingLevel Access

Jaclyn Leduc, Content Marketing3Play Media

Session Description:

Level Access and 3Play Media share the results from two nationwide studies on the current online accessibility landscape with a focus on content. This webinar is perfect for content and video creators, marketers, and educators.

The webinar covers:
• Summary of results from the State of Digital Accessibility and State of Captioning surveys
• Major drivers for creating accessible content
• Behaviors and trends around accessibility compliance
• Content accessibility tips and tricks
• Video accessibility trends

Get actionable takeaways to help you create a more accessible organization.