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

February 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3Play Media: "Do Captions & Transcripts Improve Student Learning?"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Karla Morris, M.Ed.
Manager of Instructional Design Services l University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Lyman Dukes III, Ph.D.
Professor l University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Casey Frechette, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor l University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Session Description:

Can captions and interactive transcripts help improve student learning?

In this webinar, Lyman Dukes III, Ph.D., Karla Morris, M.Ed., and Casey Frechette, Ph.D. from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, take us through the fascinating findings from an in-depth study on the use of captions and interactive transcripts in seven online courses.

This webinar will cover:

  • Do captions and interactive transcripts improve retention and comprehension?
  • How do students use captions and transcripts?
  • Are there drawbacks to using captions and transcripts?
  • Is one better than the other?
  • What should your organization consider when implementing captions and transcripts?

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Lakes ADA Center: "Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Robert Gould, Ph.D., Instructor and Project Coordinator, Department of Disability and Human Development at UIC

Session Description:

Discussions about the meaningful inclusion of workers with disabilities are often missing from research and practice. Join us as the presenters discuss the findings from a research study that included interviewing industry leaders involved in the diversity and inclusion efforts of more than 40 businesses across the Great Lakes Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin).  The research team worked with the businesses to better understand the process of creating an inclusive workplace culture in relation to informal and formal policies, programs, initiatives, and practices that support the recruitment, hiring, and retention of workers with disabilities. The presenters provide a summary of some of the emerging best practices and challenges to implementing them. There will be time for participants to ask the presenters about their work.

March

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Level Access: "Beyond the Web: How to Ensure Your Mobile Content is Accessible"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Jonathan Avila – Chief Accessibility Officer

Session Description:

Mobile usage is growing at a rapid pace as the ways we use our devices continually evolve. Using smartphones to perform basic activities of daily living like banking, shopping, or scheduling appointments is no longer just a convenience—it’s become the norm. And the ability to use these features is often even more valuable to people with disabilities, removing real-world barriers to the products & services they need.

Ensuring your mobile apps and mobile web content is accessible isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s a legal requirement. Digital accessibility lawsuits continue to rise, and settlement agreements are increasing including both web and mobile accessibility requirements.

Friday, March 20, 2020, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Level Access: "Growing Accessibility and Inclusion Through Design Systems"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Derek Featherstone, Chief Experience Officer

Elle Waters, Vice President, Community & Global Development

Special Guest: Dan Mall, Founder, SuperFriendly

Session Description:

Design Systems help us extract more value from a project, pulling out well-designed components as candidates for reuse on future products vs. reinventing the wheel every time. Those proven and tested components can then propagate across product teams for increased consistency and efficiency, ultimately driving better products to market faster.

They can also help you streamline accessibility—integrating accessible components in a standardized framework to consistently create inclusive user experiences.

Get it right, and you propagate inclusion—building software and technology that works better for everyone, including people with disabilities.

And when you get it wrong? You propagate exclusion. It’s that simple.

Derek Featherstone, Elle Waters, and special guest Dan Mall come together to share their combined experience in the trenches working with clients to “get it right” through development, training, and roll-out of user-experience-driven design systems. They share valuable lessons learned along the way–and innovative ideas for moving forward–to ensure that the right systems are in place to build technology that’s accessible to everyone.

The AccessMU Center is partnering with the Miller Center for Student Disability Services to offer Assistive Technology (AT) Open Labs for all students. This is an opportunity to learn more about AT provided by Miami, including Livescribe Echo Pens, Read&Write by Text Help, Bookshare, etc.

All Assistive Technology Open Labs will be held in Shriver Center 316D.

February

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 1 pm - 3 pm

March

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 9 am - 11 am

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

April

Friday, April 10, 2020 | 9 am - 11 am

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 2 pm - 4 pm

May

Friday, May 1, 2020 | 10 am - 12 pm

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 3 pm - 5 pm

Webinars

February 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3Play Media: "Do Captions & Transcripts Improve Student Learning?"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Karla Morris, M.Ed.
Manager of Instructional Design Services l University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Lyman Dukes III, Ph.D.
Professor l University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Casey Frechette, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor l University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Session Description:

Can captions and interactive transcripts help improve student learning?

In this webinar, Lyman Dukes III, Ph.D., Karla Morris, M.Ed., and Casey Frechette, Ph.D. from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, take us through the fascinating findings from an in-depth study on the use of captions and interactive transcripts in seven online courses.

This webinar will cover:

  • Do captions and interactive transcripts improve retention and comprehension?
  • How do students use captions and transcripts?
  • Are there drawbacks to using captions and transcripts?
  • Is one better than the other?
  • What should your organization consider when implementing captions and transcripts?

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Lakes ADA Center: "Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Robert Gould, Ph.D., Instructor and Project Coordinator, Department of Disability and Human Development at UIC

Session Description:

Discussions about the meaningful inclusion of workers with disabilities are often missing from research and practice. Join us as the presenters discuss the findings from a research study that included interviewing industry leaders involved in the diversity and inclusion efforts of more than 40 businesses across the Great Lakes Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin).  The research team worked with the businesses to better understand the process of creating an inclusive workplace culture in relation to informal and formal policies, programs, initiatives, and practices that support the recruitment, hiring, and retention of workers with disabilities. The presenters provide a summary of some of the emerging best practices and challenges to implementing them. There will be time for participants to ask the presenters about their work.

March

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Level Access: "Beyond the Web: How to Ensure Your Mobile Content is Accessible"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Jonathan Avila – Chief Accessibility Officer

Session Description:

Mobile usage is growing at a rapid pace as the ways we use our devices continually evolve. Using smartphones to perform basic activities of daily living like banking, shopping, or scheduling appointments is no longer just a convenience—it’s become the norm. And the ability to use these features is often even more valuable to people with disabilities, removing real-world barriers to the products & services they need.

Ensuring your mobile apps and mobile web content is accessible isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s a legal requirement. Digital accessibility lawsuits continue to rise, and settlement agreements are increasing including both web and mobile accessibility requirements.

Friday, March 20, 2020, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Level Access: "Growing Accessibility and Inclusion Through Design Systems"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Derek Featherstone, Chief Experience Officer

Elle Waters, Vice President, Community & Global Development

Special Guest: Dan Mall, Founder, SuperFriendly

Session Description:

Design Systems help us extract more value from a project, pulling out well-designed components as candidates for reuse on future products vs. reinventing the wheel every time. Those proven and tested components can then propagate across product teams for increased consistency and efficiency, ultimately driving better products to market faster.

They can also help you streamline accessibility—integrating accessible components in a standardized framework to consistently create inclusive user experiences.

Get it right, and you propagate inclusion—building software and technology that works better for everyone, including people with disabilities.

And when you get it wrong? You propagate exclusion. It’s that simple.

Derek Featherstone, Elle Waters, and special guest Dan Mall come together to share their combined experience in the trenches working with clients to “get it right” through development, training, and roll-out of user-experience-driven design systems. They share valuable lessons learned along the way–and innovative ideas for moving forward–to ensure that the right systems are in place to build technology that’s accessible to everyone.

Assistive Technology Open Labs

The AccessMU Center is partnering with the Miller Center for Student Disability Services to offer Assistive Technology (AT) Open Labs for all students. This is an opportunity to learn more about AT provided by Miami, including Livescribe Echo Pens, Read&Write by Text Help, Bookshare, etc.

All Assistive Technology Open Labs will be held in Shriver Center 316D.

February

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 1 pm - 3 pm

March

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 9 am - 11 am

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

April

Friday, April 10, 2020 | 9 am - 11 am

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 2 pm - 4 pm

May

Friday, May 1, 2020 | 10 am - 12 pm

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 3 pm - 5 pm