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.

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6th Annual Access for All AT Symposium

Learn how universal design, technology, and Miami University go hand in hand.

Thursday - April 16, 2020

Shriver Center

Upcoming Webinars

June 18, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
"(Dis)abling Comics, "Cripping" the Comic Con, and Accessible Technologies"

Where:

Shriver Center 316 or On Your Own (Register for this session)

Speaker: 

Diane Wiener Research Professor and Associate Director of Interdisciplinary Programs, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Session Description:

This webinar will feature Research Professor Diane Wiener discussing (Dis)abling Comic Books, an Honors seminar taught at Syracuse University, inspired by and based upon the disability-themed “Cripping” the Comic Con (“Crip Con,” for short) the only international, interdisciplinary symposium of its kind in the world. In Spring 2019, the course will be offered for the 4th time and the 6th “Crip Con” will be coordinated by Professor Wiener with myriad university and community partners. Both the course and the symposium focus on disability arts and culture, and their implications, as underscored by:

  1. Representations of disability as they appear in comics and related media

  2. Comics and related media as produced by (dis)abled artists, writers, editors, producers, etc.

  3. The ways that these media are (and, in some cases, are not) accessible to divergent constituents, readers, and participants who have disabilities.

June 25, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:30 pm
"Effective Communication: What Does That Mean?"

Where:

Shriver Center 316 or On Your Own (Register for this session)

Speaker: 

Shannon Moutinho Program Specialist, Great Lakes ADA Center

Session Description:

What does it mean to communicate effectively with someone who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind? This session will begin with a brief review of the requirements in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Sign language interpreters, relay service, and captioning are only one piece of the puzzle when working toward effective communication - you are the other piece! The presenter will offer an insider's view on best practices and teamwork strategies to engage when striving for effective communication between hearing and Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind individuals. Case studies will be used to illustrate various approaches in achieving effective communication.