Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

 

November

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - 3Play Media: "How to Improve Digital Accessibility While Reducing Legal Risk "

How to Improve Digital Accessibility While Reducing Legal Risk Webinar

Description:  Over one digital lawsuit is filed every hour.

By the end of 2021, it is estimated that 4,195 digital accessibility cases will be filed.  Web accessibility lawsuits have been increasing at unprecedented rates and no company, industry, or device is exempt. 

In this webinar, Jason Taylor, Chief Innovation Strategist at UsableNet, will take us through the key findings in UsableNet's comprehensive state of digital accessibility report. You won't want to miss this.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Great Lakes ADA Center: " Creating Accessible Digital Documents "

Creating Accessible Digital Documents Webinar

Description: Digital documents can often create barriers for people with disabilities. Many of these barriers are easy to remove with training around how people with disabilities use technology. In this course, participants will learn how people with disabilities use technology to access documents, the characteristics of accessible documents, and practical tips for ensuring accessibility.

On-Demand Webinar - Deque University: "Customer Service for People with Disabilities "

Customer Service for People with Disabilities Webinar

Description:  Great customer service focuses on making each customer feel welcome and respected. Happy customers feel that their needs are met in a reliable and effective way.

Customers with disabilities are simply: customers. They may have different ways of communicating with you or performing tasks, various tools to assist them, and certain adjustments or accommodations to help them do things with greater ease. You may also do things a little bit differently when interacting with customers with disabilities. But the heart of the interaction is unchanged: customers come to you for services, and your job is to help them.

This video will provide you with the information you need to deliver a great customer service experience. Attendees will learn how to:

-Identify etiquette principles for respectful interactions.
-Recognize appropriate language to use.
-Effectively and respectfully respond when you are approached by customers with different types of disabilities.
-Develop strategies for providing equal access to customers with disabilities.
-Identify strategies and auxiliary aids for effective communication.

December

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Great Lakes ADA Center: " Accessible Technology on Smartphones & Tablets for users that are Blind and Low Vision "

Accessible Technology on Smartphones & Tablets for users that are Blind and Low Vision Webinar

Description: Join us for the first of two sessions highlighting accessible technology on smartphones and tablets for persons with disabilities. In this session, our speakers will highlight mobile apps used by persons who are blind or have low vision. The session will include apps used for wayfinding, social media, and more. The session will also explore built-in accessibility features of iOS and Android operating platforms. There will be time following the presentation for questions.

On-Demand Webinar - Respectability: "Ensuring Accessibility During the Return of In-Person Events – And Why We Should Keep Doing Accessible Virtual Events "

Ensuring Accessibility During the Return of In-Person Events – And Why We Should Keep Doing Accessible Virtual Events Webinar

Description: As an end to the COVID-19 pandemic appears on the horizon, many organizations are considering a return to in-person events. As this occurs, it is important to ensure that events are fully accessible to the 1-in-4 adults who have a disability. While we return to in-person events, however, we should not stop hosting virtual events, which allow more people to participate. Seventy-two percent of nonprofit organizations say they have a policy of nondiscrimination against people with disabilities. But, few know how to take the simple steps to make their programming truly accessible. In this practical session, learn how to ensure events – both in-person and virtual – are accessible to all. For example, a recent national inclusion study conducted by RespectAbility, in partnership with The Chronicle of Philanthropy and The Nonprofit Times, found that even before the pandemic, only 14% of people say their organizations use video captions to ensure people who are deaf or hard of hearing can use the content. Captioning services are easy to use, yet 86% were not even attempting to take advantage of such tools. This session, led by RespectAbility’s VP of Communications Lauren Appelbaum, and Senior Entertainment Media Associate Tatiana Lee, was designed to train organizations to ensure that their practices match their principles of inclusion.

On-Demand Webinar - Respectability: "Premium Skills Workshop in Social Media Accessibility "

Premium Skills Workshop in Social Media Accessibility Webinar

Description: Social media platforms raise some access issues for individuals with disabilities. Although accessibility on social media sites is limited in a lot of ways, some features do exist in each platform. Enjoy this hands-on presentation in best practices for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

January

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Great Lakes ADA Center: " Ask an ADA Professional Questions RE: Service Animals "

Ask an ADA Professional Questions RE: Service Animals Webinar

Description: During this session individuals will have the opportunity to ask ADA professionals questions related to service animals. To ensure your question is answered during the session, individuals are highly encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time via the registration website (the option to submit questions is available once you have registered for the session).

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Great Lakes ADA Center: " Accessible Technology on Smartphones & Tablets for users with Hearing, Cognitive and Mobility Disabilities "

Accessible Technology on Smartphones & Tablets for users with Hearing, Cognitive and Mobility Disabilities Webinar

Description: Join us for this second session highlighting accessible technology on smartphones and tablets for persons with disabilities. In this session, our speaker will highlight mobile apps to improve independence for users with hearing, cognitive and mobility disabilities. There will be time following the presentation for questions.

On-Demand Webinar - Respectability: "How to Recruit, Accommodate and Promote People with Disabilities "

How to Recruit, Accommodate and Promote People with Disabilities Webinar

Description: More than 1 in 5 people in the US report having a disability. Yet, people with disabilities are underrepresented in key civic leadership positions. For example, only one percent of the Chicago region’s nonprofit board seats are filled by people with disabilities. A large percentage of nonprofits RespectAbility surveyed agree that the best way to ensure inclusion of all identities in programming, people with lived experiences must have a seat at the table. As a natural part of the human experience, disability is part of any diversity commitment. This session is for nonprofit professionals engaged with both board and volunteer relations and HR management to start the journey from recruiting to promoting people with disabilities starting with volunteer positions of leadership including board members.

February

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Great Lakes ADA Center: "Accessible Signage "

Accessible Signage Webinar

Description: What type of signs are covered by the ADA and ABA Standards? Which ones must be tactile? Are signs required where none are planned? These are just some of the questions that frequently come up when addressing access to signs under the ADA and ABA. The Access Board will soon issue a new technical bulletin on signs that clarifies scoping and technical requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards for signs, answers common questions, and provides best practice recommendations. This session will review the new bulletin and requirements for tactile signs, directional and information signs, required accessibility symbols, and pictograms. Presenters will also explain ways to meet various provisions and common sources of confusion about accessible signage. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Great Lakes ADA Center: " Best Practices for Integrated Recreation Programs "

Best Practices for Integrated Recreation Programs Webinar

Description: Recreation programs offer unique opportunities for people to take risks, build skills, explore their creativity, and make friends. In this session, we will discuss the best practices for making recreation programs inclusive and accessible to individuals with a range of disabilities and ages. Topics will include advertising, registration, and the accommodation process for activities such as sports, summer camps, and classes. We’ll also discuss issues unique to recreation such as one-to-one support, behavior policies, medication, and personal care. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speakers questions following the presentation.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Great Lakes ADA Center: " The Intersection of Race and Disability "

The Intersection of Race and Disability Webinar

Description: The lived experience of disability varies, both among people with disabilities and among racial and ethnic groups. Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw coined the term “Intersectionality” to describe the experience of living with multiple identities (gender, race, culture, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, etc.). While there has been conversation about some intersections (like race and gender) there have been other experiences that are often overlooked. This session will look at the experience of people of color who have disabilities. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speaker questions following the presentation.

March

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Great Lakes ADA Center: " Accessible Social Media 2.0 "

Accessible Social Media 2.0 Webinar

Description: Organizations, businesses, and public entities use social media to promote their products and mission as well as to engage members of the public. This webinar will cover how social managers and other staff can create and publish content for social media in a manner that is accessible to individuals with a variety of disabilities (vision, auditory, motor, and cognitive). The speaker will provide an overview of the basics of making content accessible on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Learn tips beyond the basics such as tips on writing alt text, ensuring language is accessible, and testing your own content. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speaker questions following the presentation.