AHEAD On-Demand (ODM) Content

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Did you miss one of AHEAD's live webinars but would like to catch up on the topics discussed? AHEAD is now providing recordings of the live webinars and any accompanying content to the presentations listed below. Once you have purchased the content, you will be provided access to a web page that will allow you to access the webinar content via a URL along with any additional presentation materials to download.

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Talk of the Profession: Current Trends in the World of Accessible Texts

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented on May 16, 2013, by Ron Stewart of AltFormat Solutions, Inc., Heidi Scher of the University of Arkansas, Sean Keegan of Stanford University and Richard Allegra of AHEAD

Description: Our “call-in radio show” features a panel of experts in the field of access technology as they discuss the current state of affairs of accessible textbooks. More than ever, the promise of fully accessible textbooks looms ever nearer. Still there are perennial issues about copyright, authors’ and publishers’ concerns, and strong differences of opinion about responsibility for delivering accessible texts. Add to that the explosion in text-to-speech software and hardware, and the average DS Manager can feel confused and less than confident. This presentation discusses the challenges, evaluates current practices and explores promising solutions.

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Team Documentation Review: Benefits and Shift Given the Guidance on Documentation Guidance

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented on May 21, 2013, by Tiffany Bailey and Theresa Maitland of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Description: Shouldering the responsibility of accommodation determinations can be overwhelming at times for DS professionals. This presentation focuses on a team approach to documentation review. The session includes a discussion about the benefits and the role of the team before and after AHEAD issued the new guidance on documentation guidelines.

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Deafness in Translation - Working with International Deaf Students in the U.S.

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented on June 4, 2013, by Bambi Riehl and Tia Ivanko of pepnet2, and Ruth Loew of ETS

Description: Both educational institutions and testing agencies are seeing an increase in the number of deaf and hard of hearing students from other countries and cultures. This presentation uses case studies to illustrate challenges sometimes encountered in serving this population and some of the solutions.

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How to Support and Prepare a Student for Transition from College to Career

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Originally presented on June 18, 2013, by Sheerine Bazargani, Gale Kilbury, and Kimberly Rutherford of the University of Illinois Springfield

Description: Landing a first job after graduation is a big concern for students with disabilities. An innovative program model was developed and launched to create strategies and provide tools that foster a successful transition from college to career. This panel of University of Illinois at Springfield partners discusses the programming initiative successes and challenges experienced by the participants and staff.

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Digital Notetaking

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented on October 22, 2013, by Theresa Haven of Northern Arizona University and Ron Stewart of AltFormat Solutions, Inc. 

Description: Digital notetaking, in the form of smartpens and tablet apps, can revolutionize the way students with disabilities comprehend, understand, and retain lecture information. In this session learn about some popular notetaking tools and how they can benefit students you work with – and perhaps you as well.

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STEM Accessibility Today

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented on October 29, 2013, by Theresa Haven of Northern Arizona University and Ron Stewart of AltFormat Solutions, Inc. 

Description: A discussion of challenges and solutions to meeting the needs of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) content accessibility.

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Document Structure, the Key to Navigability

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented on November 19, 2013 by Theresa Haven of Northern Arizona University and Ron Stewart of AltFormat Solutions, Inc. 

Description: Alternate Format isn’t just plain text anymore! This session explains document structure and how reading tools use it to improve accessibility and navigability.

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Access Technologies, An Overview for Sensory Disabilities

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented on January 28, 2014, by Theresa Haven of Northern Arizona University and Ron Stewart of AltFormat Solutions, Inc. 

Description: This session describes commonly-used access technology types such as screen readers, magnifiers, and others that serve users with sensory disabilities.

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Access Technologies, An Overview for Processing Disabilities

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented on February 11, 2014, by Theresa Haven of Northern Arizona University and Ron Stewart of AltFormat Solutions, Inc.

Description: This session describes commonly-used access technology types such as text-to-speech utilities, reading/writing systems, and others that serve users with processing disabilities.

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Technology Accessibility Policy

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented on February 25, 2014, by Theresa Haven of Northern Arizona University, Ron Stewart of AltFormat Solutions, Inc., Dan Comden of the University of Washington Accessible Technology Services and Greg Kraus of North Carolina State University 

Description: Based on recent federal clarifications in institutional responsibilities, this panel presentation offers suggestions and strategies for improving technology access at your college or university.

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Captioning Decision-Making Process

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented on March 4, 2014, by Theresa Haven of Northern Arizona University, Ron Stewart of AltFormat Solutions, Inc., Sean Keegan of Stanford University, and T.J. DiGrazia of Alternative Communication Services 

Description: So you need to start captioning videos at your institution, or you want to improve on your current system? This session will help you through the decision-making process to come to a solution that works for you.

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A Journey to Accessibility - How Temple University is Implementing an Accessible Information and Technology Initiative University Wide

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented on May 8, 2014 by Paul Paire of Temple University

Description: Temple University shares strategies used and lessons learned in implementing an Accessible Information and Technology initiative. We review Temple's university wide policy, the organization of its teams, and how it launched the initiative, and the development and deployment of accessibility standards and guidelines for the university (including instructional materials, smart classrooms, and computer labs).

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The Next Generation of Accessible Materials: Born Accessible

Additional Materials: Two PowerPoints

Originally presented on May 15, 2014, by Cherie Miller of Benetech/Bookshare and Julie Noblitt of Benetech/DIAGRAM Center

Description: There has been a fundamental shift in the way people with and without disabilities access information: eBooks, online courses, user-created materials, open educational resources, and the widespread use of graphics to convey information have created a “new normal” for how we teach and learn. While these resources are readily available, too many of them are not accessible. For people with visual and/or physical impairments and severe learning disabilities, often times they face barriers to printed text and images. To address the gaps in accessible educational content, however more and more educators are becoming content creators themselves. With technology driving the way students access educational materials, now is the time to change the way this content is created. This webinar includes discussions about Bookshare and the DIAGRAM Center and how they are exploring ways to use touch-screen technology, tactile graphics, and smart images to make images more interactive and dynamic.

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Benchmarking and Planning your Institution’s Web Accessibility Efforts

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented on May 22, 2014 by Jonathan Whiting of WEBAIM

Description: Since 1999 WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) has worked to expand the potential of the web for people with disabilities by providing the knowledge, technical skills, tools, organizational leadership strategies, and vision that empower organizations to make their own content accessible to people with disabilities. During this webinar, participants learned how they can evaluate the accessibility of their web content for users with disabilities. This session utilized free resources and should be valuable for technical and less-technical individuals. A highlight of the workshop will be an introduction to the GOALS Project, a blueprint for institutional web accessibility.

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New 2014 - 2015 On-Demand Webinars

An ABCD Approach to DS Office Administration

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented October 30, 2014 by Adam Meyer of the University of Central Florida

Description: We often spend so much time focused on day-to-day student meetings and accommodation requests that we can overlook important administrative tasks that support our offices in working effectively within our campus communities. This session will offer a general overview of four key administrative responsibilities necessary for office operational success: (A)wareness of Culture, (B)udgeting, (C)ommunication and (D)ata Reporting. Why skills in these areas are necessary and general ideas on how to approach each will be examined. Considering these responsibilities from a social model angle will also be discussed.

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Guiding Faculty toward Access: An Exploration of “Conceptual Change”

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented November 20, 2014 by Elizabeth Harrison of the University of Dayton

Description: Our aim in working with faculty is often to move them to change the way they do things in order to provide access always and in all ways. Why don’t workshop participants and others we talk with readily adopt the disability-related thinking we suggest? That kind of change is difficult because it involves changing our conceptions about the world. In this session we will explore the idea of conceptual change beginning with the neuroscience of learning and moving to practical suggestions to help DS professionals plan approaches that can bring lasting rather than temporary change—for faculty, students, and ourselves!

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Getting to ADA Compliance: How a Plan Can Help, Part I (Self-Evaluations)

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented January 22, 2015 by Irene Bowen of ADA One, LLC and John H. Catlin–LCM Architects, LLC

Description: Are you serious about knowing whether, almost 25 years after the passage of the ADA, you’ve reached compliance with its requirements, including the 2010 DOJ regulations? One way of finding out, and knowing what additional steps to take, is to develop a self-evaluation and transition plan, or barrier removal plan. This first of two sessions explores why and how to approach a self-evaluation, along with other ways to ensure compliance -- by choosing limited areas to assess, reviewing policies, conducting interviews or surveys, and/or training staff. A former DOJ official and an architect in private practice, both experienced with a variety of approaches, will present several of them, discuss scope and level of detail, and suggest how you can help get your campus on track. Essential training for ADA Coordinators and others involved in campus accessibility.

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Getting to ADA Compliance: How a Plan Can Help, Part II (Transition Plans and Barrier Removal Plans)

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Originally presented February 5, 2015 by Irene Bowen of ADA One, LLC and John H. Catlin–LCM Architects, LLC

Description: This session examines the next step: planning for “program accessibility” (for public institutions and those covered by section 504) or for removing barriers (for private institutions) to physical accessibility. What do you need to do to ensure access to your programs “as a whole?” Learn how to use the 2010 Standards, the regulations’ “safe harbors,” recent guidance, and proposed federal regulations to get you to accessibility. We’ll hone in on specific areas such as athletics and housing and offer practical suggestions for success.

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Adaptive Recreations’ Impact on Student Experience and Campus Access

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented February 26, 2015 by Caleb Paschall, Adaptive Recreation and Exercise Coordinator, Middle Tennessee State University and Dr. Lance Alexis of Middle Tennessee State University

Description: Increasing fitness and activity levels significantly impacts students’ health and independence, and cognitive function, and recreation centers on college campuses are meant to provide opportunities to take advantage of all the benefits a healthier lifestyle brings. How do students with disabilities that preclude them from accessing traditional exercise equipment and opportunities gain access? This webinar will focus on the how’s and why’s associated with pursuing accessible recreation options for students with disabilities.

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A Culture Shift, Moving Beyond Compliance with the ADA

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented March 5, 2015 by Amanda Kraus, University of Arizona

Description: Is it possible that attitudinal barriers prevent us from being truly inclusive? There is often a lack of intentionality about including disability as a part of the broader diversity conversation. As a result, microaggressions and environmental factors that create systemic barriers go unnoticed. This results in marginalization and disconnectedness for the disability community. Presenters will help participants recognize bias, create structures for change, and develop allies through an action plan.

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Don’t Fan the Flames. Turn Angry Faculty Emails into Positive Outcomes

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented March 19, 2015 by Adam Meyer of the University of Central Florida

Description: No matter what approach you use in communicating with faculty, there will always be those individuals who are not happy with the accommodation process, with the idea of working with students with disabilities and/or working with your office. Many times, these frustrations will be communicated to you by email. Based on tips from a few communication resources and professional experiences, the presenters for this session will offer ideas to give you greater confidence in writing and communicating an effective reply that puts the “fire” out and perhaps wins you an office ally.

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Disability Studies 101: What Professionals Want to Know

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented April 30, 2015 by Susan Mann Dolce of the University at Buffalo

Description: Participants in this interactive webinar will be able to explain what Disability Studies is, discuss its historical and philosophical origins and why it is important to the DS field. Specific examples will be provided of ways to use disability studies to inform professional service and develop programs. Participants will be provided with links to resources for learning more.

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Gender, Sexuality, and Disability: An Introduction

Additional Materials: PowerPoint

Originally presented May 7, 2015 by Jen Dugger of Portland State University and Holly Zuckerman of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Description: Disability professionals are better equipped to support the diverse needs of their students when they understand more about the various experiences, identities, and issues of importance. Two DS professionals and a panel of students will explore the interaction of gender, sexuality, and disability identities at work, school, and in interpersonal relationships.

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Free and Low Cost Apps for Student Use

Additional Materials: PDF and Word Doc

Originally presented November 4, 2014 by Megan Shadrick of Missouri State University

Description: Apps are becoming the tools many students live by, but how do you effectively enter the realm of apps when your students ask about AT? How do you figure out what is out there, and is stable/usable, and will be around tomorrow or 6 months down the road?

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How to use Data and Institutional Tools in our Practice

Additional Materials: PDF

Originally presented December 2, 2014 by Teresa Haven of Northern Arizona University and Kaela Parks of Portland Community College

Description: The role of data is important throughout the administration of higher education, but is the data relevant to students with disabilities and disability services being effectively captured and utilized in institutional and departmental decision making? How can we improve?

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Equipment Loaner Program Management

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Originally presented January 6, 2015 by Teresa Haven of Northern Arizona University and Kaela Parks of Portland Community College

Description: Campus AT loaner programs are a great way to expose students to technologies that can help them in college, while addressing barriers in the environment. Examples of common equipment that institutions are lending include Livescribe pens, laptops, tablets, FM systems. DS, libraries and other departments want to offer this service, but often don’t know how to start setting up and managing equipment loaner programs. What are common concepts, effective strategies and best practices in this area?

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Making Math More Accessible: The WeBWorK Math Homework Management System

Additional Materials: PDF and Word Doc

Originally presented February 3, 2015 by Alex Jordan of Portland Community College

Description: WeBWorK is an open-source online homework system for math and sciences courses used by more than 800 institutions across the country. Join this unique opportunity to hear a panel of faculty who have investigated, assessed and are using WebWork, and are enthusiastic about its accessibility, and the pedagogical elements that attracted them in the first place, as well as positive benefits for the student body at large. Be sure to invite your faculty and instructional design/resource staff to this session.

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Shifting from a Paper-based to an Electronic Records System

Additional Materials: PowerPoint and PDF

Originally presented March 3, 2015 by Jamie Axelrod of Northern Arizona University, Bree Callahan of the University of Washington, Chad Price of Arizona State University, and Heidi Scher of the University of Arkansas

Description: With rising student and service requests, paperwork is overflowing and DR/S offices need more efficient workflows and data collection for their institutions. Presenters from four DR/S offices across the nation will share their journeys towards a better solution to manage services, data and overall operations through customizable, web-based management systems.

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Welcome to Campus: Accessible Online Maps

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Originally presented April 7, 2015 by Teresa Haven of Northern Arizona University and Kaela Parks of Portland Community College

Description: Campus maps are one of the first online stops for visitors, families, and potential and current students. More often than not the maps are inaccessible or awkward to use. Our hosts moderate a discussion by panelists with various approaches to making these essential campus tools more accessible and welcoming. Your Admissions and Visitor Services staff will be sure to find this session helpful.

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Concussions: Understanding the Impact to the Brain and How to Best Create a Cohesive Approach to Providing Support Services

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This special on-demand webinar presented in two sessions, each one hour long, and moderated by Emily Lucio Director of Disability Director, ADA Compliance and Disability Services, Office of Institutional Equity,Johns Hopkins University

Session 1 presented by B. Elizabeth Delasobera, MD Emergency Medicine/Sports Medicine Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Medstar Georgetown University Hospital; Michael R. Yochelson M.D., PhD, Vice President of Medical Affairs and CMO MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

Session 1 Description: "Concussion: Pathophysiology and Initial Treatment Modalities" is a Discussion of the initial diagnosis and pathophysiology and the treatment options for the first few weeks of symptoms ranging from medications to physical therapy.

Session 2 presented by Timothy Fratto, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist a Associate Director of Training Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax and Todd Helmer (formally with the Athletic Department) Associate Education Specialist, Disability Services University of Minnesota

Session 2 Description: "How Do We Document and Accommodate It" includes "Neuropsychology and Concussion", a discussion about cognitive testing, cognitive deficits typically associated with traumatic brain injury, treatment options for cognitive deficits, and helpful accommodations for persons with post-concussive syndrome and "Working Together", a discussion on a collaborative approach to implementing programming and accommodation strategies to support the student-athlete's return to class.

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