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

September

Monday, September 14, 2020 - Wednesday, September 16, 2020
3Play Media: "ACCESS at Home"

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Thursday, September 17, 2020
Inclusive Design 24

Where:

24-Hour FREE Remote Event

Session Description:

View the full schedule and session descriptions.

Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) is a free 24-hour online event for the global community. It celebrates inclusive design and shares knowledge and ideas from analogue to digital, from design to development, from planners to practitioners, and everything and everyone in between.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Lakes ADA Center: "Moving the Needle on Disability Employment"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Ann Deschamps, Ed.D.

Meghan Jones Giant Foods and TransCen, Inc.

Laura Owens, Ph.D. PresidentTransCen, Inc.

Session Description:

Just in time to prepare for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, join us as our presenters highlight practical strategies and innovative approaches that employers, disability advocates, job seekers with disabilities, and vocational rehabilitation professionals can use to increase the hiring and retention of individuals with disabilities. The session will also highlight the results from the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center’s business survey, which showed that employers are interested in being proactive, but do not always know-how. The speakers will highlight pockets of progress as well as benefits identified by employers who are being proactive about including employees with disabilities in their workplace.

October

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Open Access Technologies Inc: "Basics of Tagged PDFs"

Where:

Remote Webinar

 

Session Description:

This webinar starts at the very basics of making a PDF document accessible. While we won't start from a native application or source document, we'll go through the various tags, why they are there, what the Tags Tree is for, what the Oder Panel is for, what the Content Panel is for, how to add document properties and a language for a document and a segment of a document and how to determine the logical reading order of a PDF document.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Lakes ADA Center: "Service and Emotional Assistance Animals"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Julie Brinkhoff, Co-Director/PI, Great Plains ADA Center

Session Description:

This session will provide an overview of the rights of individuals with disabilities who use service animals. The session will cover the ADA definition of a service animal and regulations regarding service animals, including documentation, restrictions, and removals. This session will also clarify the difference between service animals and emotional support animals and examine the different laws that cover them. "What Would You Do?" scenarios will be discussed. The session is targeted toward Title II and III entities that serve the general public.