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

August

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Lakes ADA Center: "Planning for pedestrians with disabilities: Sharing successes and gaps from ADA Transition Plans around the U.S."

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Yochai Eisenberg, Senior Research Specialist, Institute on Disability and Human Development, UIC

Amy Heider, MA, Research Assistant and Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Disability and Human Development, UIC

Session Description:

Local governments are required to develop an ADA transition plan to identify barriers with sidewalks and intersections and plan for how to remove barriers so that they are easier to use for people with disabilities. A recent study from the UIC Great Lakes ADA Center showed that many communities do not have transition plans for sidewalks and intersections and that the quality of most plans was low. In this webinar, the speakers will highlight ways to improve ADA transition plans and share successful practices gathered from ADA coordinators with high-quality plans. The presentation will also discuss ways that people with disabilities may become involved in ADA transition planning and help to make their communities more accessible. Participants will have time to ask questions of the session speakers.

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Level Access: "Making Educational Documents Accessible FAST!"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Jon Avila

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).

September

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

Session Description:

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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.

Webinars

August

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Lakes ADA Center: "Planning for pedestrians with disabilities: Sharing successes and gaps from ADA Transition Plans around the U.S."

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Yochai Eisenberg, Senior Research Specialist, Institute on Disability and Human Development, UIC

Amy Heider, MA, Research Assistant and Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Disability and Human Development, UIC

Session Description:

Local governments are required to develop an ADA transition plan to identify barriers with sidewalks and intersections and plan for how to remove barriers so that they are easier to use for people with disabilities. A recent study from the UIC Great Lakes ADA Center showed that many communities do not have transition plans for sidewalks and intersections and that the quality of most plans was low. In this webinar, the speakers will highlight ways to improve ADA transition plans and share successful practices gathered from ADA coordinators with high-quality plans. The presentation will also discuss ways that people with disabilities may become involved in ADA transition planning and help to make their communities more accessible. Participants will have time to ask questions of the session speakers.

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Level Access: "Making Educational Documents Accessible FAST!"

Where:

Remote Webinar

Speakers: 

Jon Avila

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).

September

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

Session Description:

View the full schedule and session descriptions.

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.