Training

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! 4/16/2020 6th Annual Access For All Accessible Technology Symposium

SAVE THE DATE:

When:

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Where:

Shriver Center

Description:

Join us for the 6th annual Access for All: AT Symposium and learn how universal design, technology, and Miami University go hand in hand.

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Upcoming Accessibility Training

April

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
3Play Media: "Tech4Good, Tech4All, and Digital Inclusion"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Debra Ruh – CEO/Founder, Ruh Global Impact

Session Description:

In this webinar, Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Impact and advocate for accessibility, will explore how emerging technologies like AI, wearables, robotics, and others, can support people with disabilities if they are made accessible and the repercussion for all if these programs and campaigns are not accessible. 

This webinar will cover how new technologies can reduce digital divide and enhance digital inclusion, economic and social impact of not making programs and campaigns accessible, and how to new technologies can be included in education, employment, transportation, and other segments of society to benefit all.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Level Access: "Featherstone & Friends: The Current State of Web Animations with Val Head of Adobe"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Derek Featherstone, Chief Experience Officer, Level Access

Val Head, Senior Design Advocate, Adobe

Session Description:

Join us each month for a deep and engaging discussion about accessibility, inclusive design, information security, and other topics at the intersection of humanity and technology.

Your host is Derek Featherstone, Chief Experience Officer at Level Access and sought-after speaker on the subject of inclusive design.

This month, Derek sat down with Val Head, Senior Design Advocate at Adobe. Val is the author of Designing Interface Animation on Rosenfeld Media, teaches CSS Animation on Lynda.com, and curates the weekly UI Animation Newsletter. She has been published by Fast Company, A List Apart, and Smashing Magazine and has spoken at dozens of events worldwide, including Pixel Up, Web Directions, UX Week, and An Event Apart.

They chatted about the latest trends in web animation, best practices for developing animation, the types of disabilities that can be affected by animation, designing animation that enhances a website without causing issues for people with disabilities.

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.

Webinars

April

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
3Play Media: "Tech4Good, Tech4All, and Digital Inclusion"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Debra Ruh – CEO/Founder, Ruh Global Impact

Session Description:

In this webinar, Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Impact and advocate for accessibility, will explore how emerging technologies like AI, wearables, robotics, and others, can support people with disabilities if they are made accessible and the repercussion for all if these programs and campaigns are not accessible. 

This webinar will cover how new technologies can reduce digital divide and enhance digital inclusion, economic and social impact of not making programs and campaigns accessible, and how to new technologies can be included in education, employment, transportation, and other segments of society to benefit all.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Level Access: "Featherstone & Friends: The Current State of Web Animations with Val Head of Adobe"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Derek Featherstone, Chief Experience Officer, Level Access

Val Head, Senior Design Advocate, Adobe

Session Description:

Join us each month for a deep and engaging discussion about accessibility, inclusive design, information security, and other topics at the intersection of humanity and technology.

Your host is Derek Featherstone, Chief Experience Officer at Level Access and sought-after speaker on the subject of inclusive design.

This month, Derek sat down with Val Head, Senior Design Advocate at Adobe. Val is the author of Designing Interface Animation on Rosenfeld Media, teaches CSS Animation on Lynda.com, and curates the weekly UI Animation Newsletter. She has been published by Fast Company, A List Apart, and Smashing Magazine and has spoken at dozens of events worldwide, including Pixel Up, Web Directions, UX Week, and An Event Apart.

They chatted about the latest trends in web animation, best practices for developing animation, the types of disabilities that can be affected by animation, designing animation that enhances a website without causing issues for people with disabilities.

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.