Audio Description in Higher Education
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 3:00-4:00 Eastern
Presenters: Terrill Thompson, University of Washington
Audio description for video, like captioning, is required by the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 at Level AA. Without it, individuals who are unable to see the video may be missing key information, if that information is presented visually, but not audibly. However, unlike captioning, most higher education institutions have not yet integrated audio description into their video production workflows. This webinar will explore audio description from three angles: Options for having videos described, options for delivering descriptions, and strategies for prioritizing videos for audio description.
Section 508 -- What You Need to Know
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:00-4:00 Eastern
Presenter: Gaeir Dietrich, High Tech Center Training Unit, California Community Colleges
A refresh to Section 508, the part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that speaks directly to the accessibility of information and communication technology (ICT) was released last year, and the final rule went into effect March 20, 2017. All agencies to whom the refresh applies were required to comply by January 18, 2018. Whether the law applies directly to your institution or not, experts agree that it helps to set a baseline for accessibility. Join us to take a look at the law’s impact on higher education. Exactly what is Section 508? Does it apply to you, and how is it affected by the refresh? What do you need to know? Learn how Section 504 and 508 can work together to enhance access.
Electronic Data Management: Options for improving service delivery and record keeping
Tuesday, April 17, 3:00-4:00
Presenters: Heidi Scher, University of Arkansas; Jamie Axelrod, Northern Arizona University ; Reed Claiborne, University of Arkansas - Little Rock
If you are staggering under all the paperwork related to the accommodations process and students who use your office are still carrying around papers, we want you to know there’s a better way! Join us for this discussion of database systems that make life easier for disability resource staff, students, and faculty. Directors from offices that have adopted the use of different database system, including Accessible Information Management (AIM), ClockWork, and an internally developed system will discuss their processes for determining which system provided the best fit for their office, implementing the system, and the lessons we learned and challenges we faced along the way.
How to Test Webpages with a Screen Reader
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 3:00-4:00
Presenter: Hadi Rangin, University of Washington; Joe Humbert, Interactive Accessibility
Join us to learn the basics of using screen reading software to both navigate a website and test for accessibility failures. In this webinar, you will learn: how screen readers work; the most useful keystrokes and features of screen readers that are used to navigate web pages; and the differences between the most popular desktop and mobile screen readers. You will also get a primer on how to evaluate web pages for accessibility issues using screen reading software.
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