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

June

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Level Access "Creating Accessible Digital Documents: Webinar #3"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer @Level Access

Session Description:

Ready or not – work and school have moved online for the time being. Whether you are creating materials for students, colleagues, or the general public – accessibility best practices ensure that everyone can read your content.  In part three of this three-part webinar series, get tips for creating accessible documents in the most popular formats (Word, PowerPoint, and PDF).

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level Access: "2020 State of Content Accessibility"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

E. Foley, Content MarketingLevel Access

Jaclyn Leduc, Content Marketing3Play Media

Session Description:

Level Access and 3Play Media share the results from two nationwide studies on the current online accessibility landscape with a focus on content. This webinar is perfect for content and video creators, marketers, and educators.

The webinar covers:
• Summary of results from the State of Digital Accessibility and State of Captioning surveys
• Major drivers for creating accessible content
• Behaviors and trends around accessibility compliance
• Content accessibility tips and tricks
• Video accessibility trends

Get actionable takeaways to help you create a more accessible organization.

July

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Lakes ADA Center: "ADA Anniversary Update: 30 Years, Where do We go Now?"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Emily Ladau, Editor in Chief, Rooted in Rights Blog

Maria Town, President and CEOAmerican Association of People with Disabilities

Session Description:

On July 26th, 1990 President George H. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The intent of the ADA was to provide persons with disabilities Equality of opportunity, Full participation, Independent living, and Economic self-sufficiency. Thirty years down the road what is the state of disability rights in the United States? Join us as our speakers look forward and discuss what needs to be done to further the rights of persons with disabilities and fulfill the goals of the ADA. Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions to our speakers.

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Lakes ADA Center: "Digital Accessibility: What have we learned and what does the future hold?"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Albert Elia, Esq, Attorney, TRE Legal Practice

Session Description:

The authors of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) did not specifically reference information technology in the language of the law or regulations. Yet we know through guidance and interpretation through the various federal enforcement agencies and courts that the accessibility of the "virtual world" and devices and mechanisms utilized to access it are indeed covered by the law. Join this session as we look back at how these issues have been addressed, strategies that have been successful to achieve accessibility and compliance and lessons learned as well as explore what the future may hold as technology is quickly changing.

Webinars

June

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Level Access "Creating Accessible Digital Documents: Webinar #3"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer @Level Access

Session Description:

Ready or not – work and school have moved online for the time being. Whether you are creating materials for students, colleagues, or the general public – accessibility best practices ensure that everyone can read your content.  In part three of this three-part webinar series, get tips for creating accessible documents in the most popular formats (Word, PowerPoint, and PDF).

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level Access: "2020 State of Content Accessibility"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

E. Foley, Content MarketingLevel Access

Jaclyn Leduc, Content Marketing3Play Media

Session Description:

Level Access and 3Play Media share the results from two nationwide studies on the current online accessibility landscape with a focus on content. This webinar is perfect for content and video creators, marketers, and educators.

The webinar covers:
• Summary of results from the State of Digital Accessibility and State of Captioning surveys
• Major drivers for creating accessible content
• Behaviors and trends around accessibility compliance
• Content accessibility tips and tricks
• Video accessibility trends

Get actionable takeaways to help you create a more accessible organization.

July

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Lakes ADA Center: "ADA Anniversary Update: 30 Years, Where do We go Now?"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Emily Ladau, Editor in Chief, Rooted in Rights Blog

Maria Town, President and CEOAmerican Association of People with Disabilities

Session Description:

On July 26th, 1990 President George H. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The intent of the ADA was to provide persons with disabilities Equality of opportunity, Full participation, Independent living, and Economic self-sufficiency. Thirty years down the road what is the state of disability rights in the United States? Join us as our speakers look forward and discuss what needs to be done to further the rights of persons with disabilities and fulfill the goals of the ADA. Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions to our speakers.

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Lakes ADA Center: "Digital Accessibility: What have we learned and what does the future hold?"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Albert Elia, Esq, Attorney, TRE Legal Practice

Session Description:

The authors of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) did not specifically reference information technology in the language of the law or regulations. Yet we know through guidance and interpretation through the various federal enforcement agencies and courts that the accessibility of the "virtual world" and devices and mechanisms utilized to access it are indeed covered by the law. Join this session as we look back at how these issues have been addressed, strategies that have been successful to achieve accessibility and compliance and lessons learned as well as explore what the future may hold as technology is quickly changing.