Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

May

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - 3Play Media: "What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About How to Make Every Meeting More Accessible: Online or Hybrid Learning that Leaves No One Behind"

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Description: Post-pandemic, how we interact will have changed forever, in ways that have the power to benefit everyone, advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. In this webinar, David Berman will share experiences and insights that will help you include everyone in learning, whether remote or in-person while enjoying the “Accessibility Dividend” for all.

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - IAAP: "Creating Accessible Content: The Inclusion Challenge"

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Location: Shriver Center 316 

Description: Improving website accessibility isn't just about ensuring your platform is technically accessible and compliant. It's also about improving access to your digital content and making sure that your words can be understood and used. From web pages to emails, videos, and social media, it's important that we open up every piece of digital content so that it's accessible to and inclusive of all. This session explores how readability, use of language, and inclusive design come into play. Gain an overview of readability guidelines, and discover best practices around inclusive language and design. We'll also discuss how accessible content plays a key role in your SEO strategy and can improve the performance and visibility of your content in search. 

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - 3Play Media: "Podcast Accessibility: A Legal Analysis on the Future of Podcasting with Lainey Feingold"

Register for Podcast Accessibility: A Legal Analysis on the Future of Podcasting

Description: In this webinar, Lainey will take us through legal issues impacting podcasts, primarily in the United States. She will also share best practices for podcast accessibility and tips for staying ahead of the legal curve on this issue.

June

Thursday, June 2, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - IAAP: "Create More Accessible Data Experiences"

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Location: Shriver Center 316 

Description: This webinar will cover the what, why, and how of creating more accessible data experiences such as charts, dashboards, or infographics. Specifically, it will cover what inclusive design, accessibility, and data experiences are, practical tips for requirements gathering, and visualization/dashboard design. Creating more accessible data experiences is great for anyone who is getting started in creating charts or creating more accessible data experiences.

Thursday, June 2, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - 3Play Media: "How to Design an Accessible Customer Service"

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Description: In this webinar, we will learn how to create inclusive customer service experiences. You’ll learn how you can audit your current customer service procedures and implement human-first approaches that are proactively accessible.

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.

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.