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.

September 25, 2014 » Android is Accessible. Really.


Description:
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Most people in the blindness community know Apple devices are accessible, but many don't realize other mobile devices also include off-the-shelf accessibility. This presentation discusses the level of accessibility available on Android to people who are blind or have low vision. It focuses on the accessibility services, settings, and apps routinely used by the eyes-free Android community to work with their phones and tablets. The level of detail is suitable for people interested in the operating system, comparable to what is found in a quick-start guide.

Session Objectives:
  1. Android is accessible. TalkBack, BrailleBack, and Explore by touch are accessibility services available to people who are blind or low-vision.
  2. Android is customizable. Features and settings associated with screen readers in other platforms are available to Android users through third-party apps.
  3. Android is original. Google's approach to things is a little wild and a little experimental. It's approach to accessibility is no exception.
 
Time:
1:00-2:30PM CT
Speaker:
 
 

November 20, 2014 » Accessibility anywhere almost, CART and captioning for web based applications


Description:
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This webinar will cover the entire process of delivering realtime captioning over the internet for a number of applications. With the rapid advancement of technology services can be provided in many locations that were not viable options just a few years ago. If you have a smartphone or an iPad you can now participate from almost anywhere. First we will review real caption applications including stadiums, providing services in the classroom and captioning of web based applications like Google Hangouts. We will also review who is really doing the work of converting speech to text. This includes covering a number of options from text interpreting, voice recognition and stenographers and how their technologies work. By the end of this webinar you should be familiar with the latest options for receiving realtime captions and how the service is provided.
 
Time:
1:00-2:30PM CT
Speaker:
CEO StreamText.Net Inc
 
 

Past Sessions

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.
 
Time:
1:00-2:30PM CT
Speaker:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
 

February 19, 2014 » How to Design and Deliver an Accessible Webinar

Access to individuals with disabilities, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are blind or have low vision must be provided. This applies whether you are participating in a webinar or presenting one. The Great Lakes ADA Center has worked together in providing a monthly webinar series and has developed some technical assistance to assist others in ensuring accessibility. This session will examine the use of interactive features, captioning, audio connections, and other features as it relates to those who are planning to provide webinars as well as those who are developing webinar platforms.
 
Time:
1:00-2:30PM CT
Speaker:
Director of the Great Lakes ADA Center
 
 

March 27, 2014 » Introduction to ARIA

Find out what Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA) is and how it is important to accessibility in web design. See demonstrations of the effect ARIA roles, particularly landmark roles, can have on the accessibility of your web pages. Learn how easy it is to add ARIA landmark roles to your code in both standard HTML pages and in WordPress themes.
 
Time:
1:00-2:30PM CT
Speaker:
Consultant
 
 

May 29, 2014 » Web Accessibility Analytics and Open Source Tools for Inspecting and Auditing Web Resources for Accessibility

Web accessibility analytics is important to provide managers, administrators and developers with objective information about the accessibility of the resources that are part of communicating information about their organization and the services they provide. Data is important to help determine the types of accessibility issues and how to allocate scarce resources to improve accessibility. Analytics provides a way to set measurable goals for accessibility improvements and gives developers a way to verify their accessibility improvements. The Open Web Accessibility Alliance is creating open source tools and web development resources for web developers and designers. The presentation will demonstrate the AInspector Sidebar and FAE 2.0 which are open source tools to help web developers understand the accessibility features and problems with the resources they are developing. In addition to the tools the coding practices web resources will be also presented. The coding practices are designed to help web developers understand the accessibility issues of meeting the requirements of Section 508 and W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 requirements. The rules used in the tools support compliance with W3C WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA Success Criterion. Since the tools are open source they can be customized to meet the accessibility policies and priorities of each organization.
 
Time:
1:00-2:30PM CT
Speaker:
Coordinator of IT Accessibility
 
 

July 24, 2014 » High Quality Apps for Accessibility

Both Apple's App Store for iOS and Google's Google Play Store for Android have over a million apps available to download for their various devices. That's a lot of choices! In this session Jonathan Campbell will talk about and share some of the best apps for accessibility. You'll learn about high quality apps for reading, writing, communication, and more. We'll explore apps that can be used to magnify print documents for low vision, read books out loud for individuals with dyslexia, and identify objects for the blind. With over a million apps available we'll look at some the best needles in that giant haystack.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about standout accessibility apps in the Apple iOS App Store and Android Google Play Store
  2. Learn about apps that can assist with access to digital materials
  3. Learn about apps for accessing the world around you

 
Time:
1:00-2:30PM CT
Speaker:
 
 
 
 
 

The ADA Audio Conference Series is Coordinated by the Great Lakes ADA Center. For assistance with any of our conferences contact us at
(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.