Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

June

Thursday, June 16, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - IAAP: "Audio Description as an Aesthetic Innovation"

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Location: Shriver Center 316 

Description: This session will explore how recent video projects have created access as a part of the whole following the tenets of inclusive design; members of the creative team took responsibility for accessibility as part of the production process eliminating the need to add a separate layer after the fact. The production then becomes accessible to a wider audience. This notion allowed filmmakers to meet an obligation for inclusion while incorporating innovative techniques thus increasing the production's aesthetic viability. 

Thursday, June 16, 2022, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm - 3Play Media: "Quick Start to Captioning"

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Description: Learn the basics of how to add closed captions to online video to make it fully accessible, searchable, and SEO-friendly.

This webinar covers legal compliance, closed captioning lawsuits, creation of closed captions, explanation of caption formats and video player compatibility, as well as an overview of automated workflows and integrations with lecture capture and video platforms.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Great Lakes ADA Center: "ADA Coordinator: Getting the Job Done"

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Description: This session will provide an overview of the role of an ADA coordinator and practical strategies and tips to get the job done. The discussion will include how to get started as a new ADA Coordinator, common challenges experienced by ADA Coordinators and strategies to address them, effective collaboration with community partners, and how to move your entity beyond minimum compliance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speaker questions following the presentation. Note: This session will focus on the role of the ADA Coordinator in state and local government entities, but the principles may be applied to the work of an ADA Coordinator working for any type of entity.

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - IAAP: "Accessibility of Social Media"

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Location: Shriver Center 316 

Description: The presenter will talk about the importance of the accessibility of social media. Specific steps that lead to accessible social media will be provided. According to Statista, 45% of the worldwide population uses social media. 70% of people in the United States and 67% of people in Northern Europe use social media. Statista also found that, when surveyed, 30% of people said they use social media to research and find products to buy. Thus, smart organizations and companies ensure that their messages, services, and products are as inclusive as possible. 

July

On-Demand Webinar - Canva: "Design for Accessibility"

Access Design for Accessibility a Canva Webinar

Description: Canva is the world’s most inclusive design platform that lets anyone design anything and publish anywhere. Canva can help you express ideas, unleash your creativity and achieve your goals. Available in 100 languages and on any device, start with one of Canva’s 75,000 templates and see where your creativity takes you.

Join Nissa in this webinar to learn how easy it is to implement simple strategies to ensure that your designs reach every person in your audience. Understand how people with different disabilities engage with your work. Learn how easy it is to make sure that everybody is included. Once you know it's not so hard to implement.

Thursday, July 7, 2022, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Great Lakes ADA Center: "Accessible Residential Facilities"

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Description: Accessibility guidelines and standards issued under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act apply to residential dwelling units to ensure these facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. These laws, guidelines, and standards can be difficult to understand and lead to confusion for many design professionals, lawyers, and citizens. This session will clarify these laws and their application in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines for residential facilities. Presenters from the U.S. Access Board and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will review differences between Title II and III of the ADA and the ABA, as well as their overlap with HUD’s 504 regulations of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, presenters will highlight accessible design and construction requirements under the Fair Housing Act that apply broadly to most multifamily housing. The session will also cover scoping and technical requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines for work surfaces, turning space, accessible routes, reach ranges, and windows in residential dwelling units.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - TPGi: "Hiring for Cognitive Diversity in Tech"

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Description: Join TPGi Accessibility Engineer, Lē McNamara as they talk about, “Hiring for Cognitive Diversity in Tech.”

Hiring neurodivergent technologists can benefit your IT teams!

Twenty technologists who identify as neurodiverse came forward, during a hackathon event, to share and record their experiences with the hiring process in tech.

This talk will cover the common threads of those disclosures, the value of neurodivergent team members, and the experiences positive and negative that neurodivergent applicants face in looking for work within the tech sector and for technology roles in other industries.

We’ll be sharing what in the interview processes triggered negative outcomes and what behaviors and processes facilitated positive outcomes. We’ll be making suggestions for changes hiring professionals can make as well as accommodations that can be asked for and should be expected. We’ll also be talking about how to reach out to neurodiverse talent directly, to get back those that have given up, by working directly with services and communities.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - TPGi: "How to Quickly Test Your Website for JAWS Screen Reader Compatibility"

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Description:  Experience a real-world scenario exhibiting the synergy between the JAWS screen reader and TPGi’s JAWS compatibility testing tool, JAWS Inspect, as part of the accessibility QA process. Webinar attendees will observe the interaction between a real JAWS user struggling with a poorly designed web page and a TPGi accessibility tester quickly making sense of the JAWS user’s accessibility challenges via the power of JAWS Inspect.

JAWS Inspect provides text output of the JAWS audio speech to enable non-JAWS users to efficiently test for screen reader compatibility. Attendees will get a first-hand look at how to use JAWS Inspect alongside JAWS (or by itself) for quick and easy screen reader compatibility testing.

August

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm - 3Play Media: "Intro to Audio Description"

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Description: This webinar will cover the basics of how to add audio description to online video, legal requirements for audio description, video player compatibility, examples and demos, how to create audio description, differences between standard and extended audio description, and the benefits of audio description outside of accessibility.

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Great Lakes ADA Center: "They are called “Natural” Resources, not “Built”Resources; How do we access them?"

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Description: Learn best practices to ensure parks and outdoor areas are and remain as accessible as possible without taking away the Natural experience. Accessibility topics to be covered include prioritizing, evaluating, and maintenance planning in relation to trails, picnic areas, vault toilets, piers/docks, playgrounds, campgrounds, etc. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speaker questions following the presentation. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speaker questions following the presentation.