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.

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

April 30, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
"Open Question and Answer Session on Revised 508 Standards"

Where:

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

Speakers: 

Bruce Bailey Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology Specialist, US Access Board

Timothy Creagan Senior Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology, US Access Board

Katherine Eng ICT Accessibility Specialist, US Access Board

Session Description:

This webinar provides an opportunity for attendees to pose questions to the Access Board on the revised Section 508 Standards. The 508 Standards apply to information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector such as computers, telecommunications equipment, printers, software, websites, information kiosks and transaction machines, and electronic documents. Questions are welcome on all sections of the standards, including application and scoping, functional performance criteria, hardware and software requirements, support documentation and services, and referenced standards. Access Board ICT Specialists will also address questions about companion guidelines for telecommunications equipment covered by Section 255 of the Communications Act and any other topics related to the Board’s activities on accessible ICT. 

Participants are encouraged to submit their questions in advance of the session through the registration portal. They can also pose questions during the live webinar. This session will be helpful to anyone involved in complying with the 508 Standards or interested in ICT accessibility. Join us for a lively and informative discussion.

May 2, 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
"Quick Start to Captioning"

Where:

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

Speaker: 

Samantha Sauld, 3Play Media 

Session Description:

Learn the basics of how to add closed captions to online video to make it fully accessible, searchable, and SEO-friendly.

This webinar covers legal compliance, closed captioning lawsuits, the creation of closed captions, explanation of caption formats and video player compatibility, as well as an overview of automated workflows and integrations with lecture capture and video platforms.

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.