Session Descriptions

Access for All symposium on April 16, 2020 in the Shriver Center on the Oxford campus


This session will provide an introduction to web accessibility concepts and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. AMP is a browser-based tool that performs automatic accessibility checks and is available to Miami University. We will also demonstrate the Level Access AMP tool, and take a tour around its features. Attendees will learn how and where to integrate AMP into their accessibility tests, and how to use AMP to document manual accessibility tests performed on sites and applications.

Accessibility Copyright

In this session, Carla Myers will explore the copyright issues related to the making of accessible copies of works for those with disabilities. This will include a review of fair use, the newly passed Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act!

Accessibility in Canvas/UDOIT and the Accessibility Checker & ALT Text

Make your course more accessible using the tools and tips recommended by eLearning Miami and AccessMU. This session will show you just how easy it is to make your course content more accessible!

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally is an Award-Winning Accessibility Solution assists faculty in creating alternative formats for better quality, usability & accessibility of content, for everyone! Ally can guide instructors on how to improve the accessibility of their course content. Join us for a demo!

Create Digital, Accessible, Editable Math with UDL-Based EquatIO!

EquatIO is a UDL-based digital Math/STEM solution that lets everyone create digital math with no tricky coding or math languages to master. Input is easy, just type, dictate, handwrite, or use your mouse to create equations - formulas - Desmos graphs and more within the Google Suite or MS-Word! Attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices to this fast-paced session. We'll review basic features, create accessible, editable math within PDFs, review Desmos graphing and more! 

Meeting in the Middle: Practical Strategies for Helping Instructional Faculty Implement Inclusive Teaching Practices

What is the digital accessibility culture of your institution? Do you have more accessibility champions than challenges? If so, that’s great! May your success continue! If not, you are not alone.

In this keynote address, Korey will highlight the efforts of Mason’s Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) to understand the academic culture of their institution and shift the campus climate towards inclusiveness and accessibility, with respect to ICT technology. Along the way, we will discuss the strategic partnerships and high-impact/high reward faculty support initiatives that have been implemented to improve buy-in for the creation of accessible digital materials.

Oh Dear, What is ALT Format?

Oh Dear, What is ALT Format? Have you received a letter of accommodation informing you that a student will require an alternative format for all printed materials used for class? Have you wondered, what is alt format? In this session, we will explain the different types of alternative formats and how you can find alt format files or create them using Read&Write by TextHelp.

Read&Write Empowers Student Achievement-Confidence-Independence!

Read&Write is a UDL-based tool that lets everyone read, write and express themselves more confidently! Our easy-to-use toolbar makes documents, files and web pages more accessible. From hearing emails or documents read aloud to text prediction, picture dictionaries, summary highlighters, and a grammar, spelling and confusable words checker, Read&Write makes lots of everyday literacy tasks simpler, quicker and more accurate. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices to this fast-paced session. We'll review basic features and demonstrate how the spelling tool assists with Medical, Legal and Engineering, and Science and Biology terminology.

STEM Accessibility

Accessible course content in STEM fields can be challenging to produce. In this session, you will learn best practices for producing accessible STEM course content.