Accessible Technology On-line Webinar Series*
All Sessions are scheduled from 1:00-2:30 p.m. (90
minute sessions) Central Time Zone(CT). The program is
available in the following formats:
- Streaming Audio via Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform V11
- Real-time Captioning via Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform V11
- A telephone option is available by calling the toll number. NOTE: You will incur charges for telephone access based on your telephone provider.
All sessions will have a digital recording of the session
archived on this site.
Continuing Education Credits/Certificates
A certificate of attendance is available upon request once actual
attendance/participation is documented.
July 25, 2013 » Update on Accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy
This presentation will provide an update on US policy regarding accessible information and communication technology (ICT). It will cover the current status and activities of major policy initiatives, largely in the federal arena, such as Section 255, Section 508, Section 503, Communication and Video Accessibility Act, and the ADA. It will include information that will let attendees participate in making policy through public comment processes.
- Attendees will understand the current status of laws, regulations, and other policy initiatives that create a mandate for accessible ICT.
- Attendees will be able to improve their advocacy for themselves and their clients.
- Attendees will be able to participate in ongoing policy consultations as consumers and professionals.
September 19, 2013 » Creating Accessible PDFs – Part 1. Building Accessibility into Source Documents
The secret to creating accessible PDFs is to build accessibility into the source information, well before the final PFD is created. This session will look at how to prepare your source documents, such as Word, Excel, or Powerpoint so that the requirements for an accessible PDF are built-in from the ground up. We will discuss the correct use of styles and structured markup, as well as other elements such as images and graphs when planning for accessibility
- Understand the concepts of styles and structured markup in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- How to use and apply styles and structure to Word and PowerPoint documents
- How to set accessibility options in PDF convertors, such as Adobe Acrobat
Pacific ADA Center
November 21, 2013 » Advanced Accessible PDF - Part 2: Tables, Forms, and More!
Sometimes "the basics" are not enough to get your PDF fully accessible. This session will look at the Table and Form Editors, changing reading order for assistive devices, and new features in Acrobat XI. Participants should have a basic understanding of accessible PDF principles such as tagging and navigational structure.
- How to activate and use the Table Editor function to add/edit/delete table cells
- How to activate and use the Form Editor to add Tool Tips to form objects
- How to use the Tags Panel to change reading order for assistive technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
October 9, 2012 » WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
This webinar will provide an overview of web accessibility evaluation and how the WAVE tool (http://wave.webaim.org/
) can facilitate human evaluation. The WAVE tool is a popular and powerful accessibility evaluation tool that provides easy-to-use feedback on the accessibility of web content for people with disabilities.
December 11, 2012 » Mobile Accessibility - The Status of Accessibility in Mobile Devices
David Dzumba, Chair of the Accessibility Working Group of the Mobile Manufacturer's Forum will take the lead in providing an insight into and perspective on the status of accessibility in mobile devices. David currently serves as the FCC Emergency Access Advisory Committee co-chair and is senior manager of Accessibility at Nokia.
Mobile Manufacturers' Forum
January 24, 2013 » iAccessibility
The latest iOS devices made by Apple come with no-cost, built-in accessibility features such as the VoiceOver screen reader; system wide Zoom; White on Black reverse contrast; Large Text in Mail, Notes, Contacts, and Messages; custom vibration patterns for incoming calls; LED flash alerts; Voice Control; FaceTime video calls; and Assistive Touch for physical disabilities.
Accessibility Evangelist, Deque Systems
March 21, 2013 » Accessibility Testing in Enterprises Big and Small
Businesses large and small want to make their websites accessible to all, but some have more resources than others. Today we will talk about testing and review tools that are available to everyone - from automated tools foe the large enterprise with thousands of pages to free tools for small non-profits with half a dozen
Senior Consultant, Deque Systems
May 23, 2013 » Accessibility with WordPress
With well over 5 million web sites using WordPress, it`s obvious that the open-source CMS is a huge part of the web eco-system. WordPress has been developed with great attention to HTML semantics and best practices, but there are still holes to fill if you want best practice web accessibility for your web site. Learn about what you can do to improve WordPress on the front-end, in the admin, and what you need to know about themes and plug-ins to keep your site accessible
The ADA Audio Conference Series is Coordinated by the
Great Lakes ADA Center. For assistance with any of our conferences contact us at (877) ADA - 1990 or (877) 232 - 1990 (V/TTY). We reserve the right to cancel sessions at any time without notice. A full refund will be provided for all paid sessions should the sessions be cancelled.