Training

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.

Check this website for training updates as they become available.

Events

intelligent lives flyer (described below)

Kate Welling Disability Awareness Lecture Series
presents "intelligent lives" A film by Dan Habib, hosted by Micah Fialka-Feldman

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7:00 pm in Shideler Hall 152

Free and open to the public!

Please contact the Miller Center for Student Disability Services, (513) 529-1541, at least one week prior to the event to request accommodations such as real-time captioning or sign language interpreters.


Access for All 2019 logo

5th Annual Access for All AT Symposium

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

Friday - April 19, 2019

Shriver Center

Upcoming Webinars

March 26, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
"Accessible Content Shared Through Social Media"

 

Where:

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

Speakers: 

Jennifer Dorsey Social Media Coordinator, NIH National Cancer Institute
Gary Morin Program Analyst, NIH Office of the Chief Information Officer

Session Description:

The use of social media by federal agencies has become widespread across the federal government. Agencies use social media to promote their mission and to engage members of the public. This webinar will cover how federal agencies can implement social media in an accessible manner. Representatives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will share their experiences in ensuring access to various social media sites and platforms. NIH maintains over 60 Facebook pages, 40 YouTube channels, 13 Flickr pages, and numerous Twitter accounts.

The presenters will provide an overview of social media techniques, address common questions, review access issues and solutions, and offer best practices and techniques for making content accessible on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Twitter, and YouTube. They will also cover internal guidance that NIH has developed and other resources on the subject that are available.

Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posted during the live webinar. This session is intended for those involved in generating social media content for government agencies as well as other entities.

April 4, 2019, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
"Differences Between the ADA and ABA"

 

Where:

On Your Own (Register for this session)

Speaker: 

Paul Beatty Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board

Session Description:

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) is the first federal law to address access to the built environment. Passed by Congress in 1968, it ensures access to many federally funded facilities to this day. The ABA greatly informed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and its requirements for access to facilities in the private and state and local government sectors. This session will compare the ABA and ADA and review differences between the accessibility standards issued under these laws. The presenter will explain how the ABA and ADA Accessibility Standards differ in application, scope, specific provisions, and enforcement. The relationship of these laws to other federal mandates that address facility access, such as the Rehabilitation Act and the Fair Housing Act, will also be covered.

April 4, 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
"Intro to Audio Description"

 

Where:

On Your Own (Register for this session)

Speaker: 

Jaclyn Leduc, 3Play Media 

Session Description:

What is audio description? While most people are familiar with closed captioning, audio description is another important accessibility requirement for video content. Audio description narrates the relevant visual information in a video to make your content accessible to blind and low vision users.

This webinar will cover the basics of how to add audio description to online video, legal requirements for audio description, video player compatibility, examples and demos, how to create audio description, and benefits of audio description outside of accessibility.

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.

May 21, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
"Accommodating Students with Disabilities Enrolled in Medical and Health Science Programs"

 

Where:

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

Speaker: 

Lisa Meeks Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Medical School Department of Family Medicine

Session Description:

This is a follow-up to the January 15th, 2019 session titled “Accommodating Students with Disabilities Enrolled in Medical and Health Science Programs. There was great interest in the session and a large number of questions were received during and following the Audio Conference. In response, our presenter, Lisa Meeks, will address questions from the January Audio Conference and will respond to questions submitted in advance of this session. If you did not attend the January session please review the archive prior to attending this session.

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.