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.

Access for All: AT Symposium

Save the Date! 4/16/2020 6th Annual Access For All Assistive Technology Symposium

SAVE THE DATE:

When:

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Where:

Shriver Center

Description:

Join us for the 6th annual Access for All: AT Symposium and learn how universal design, technology, and Miami University go hand in hand.

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Upcoming Accessibility Training

December

December 4, 2019, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
IAAP: "Building a Business Case for Accessibility"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Claudio Vera, Senior Digital Accessibility Analyst, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

Session Description:

This webinar will help provide you with the arguments you need to justify digital accessibility efforts within an organization or company. Learn how accessibility is pitched within a major travel brand to upper management, product owners, and developers.

December 16, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3Play Media: "The Marketer's Toolkit for Accessible Digital Media"

Where:

On Your Own (Register for this FREE event on the 3Play Media website)

Speakers: 

Esty Peskowitz, Director of Marketing, Level Access
E Foley, Content Manager, Level Access
Elisa Edelberg, Marketing Content Manager, 3Play Media

Session Description:

Marketers are constantly creating new content for web and mobile apps but often overlook accessibility. Publishing content that isn't accessible for individuals with disabilities excludes a large portion of your audience - that's risky business.

In this webinar, we'll dive into the essential tools digital marketers need to create accessible content. This webinar is designed by marketers for marketers and is presented by Level Access and 3Play Media. 

This webinar will cover:

  • Elements of accessible marketing
  • State of video accessibility and what that means for marketers
  • Key digital accessibility lawsuits to learn from
  • Why accessible video is the better video for SEO, engagement, and branding
  • How to make video accessible
  • How to write alt-text
  • How to create accessible blog posts 
  • How to hyperlink - correctly
  • How to create deliver accessible webinars

January

January 16, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Great Lakes ADA Center: "Coaching and Celebrating Accessibility Champions"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Details coming soon

Session Description:

Details coming soon

January 24, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
IAAP: "WCAG 2.1 and Mobile Accessibility"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Kara VanRoekel – Manager of Accessibility Services, Level Access

Session Description:

Ensuring accessibility of mobile devices and their apps are difficult on two fronts: first, the technology is constantly evolving; and second, WCAG 2.0 didn’t delve too deeply into guidelines for mobile. This has all changed with WCAG 2.1. Mobile Accessibility expert Kara VanRoekel walks through everything you need to know about the new guidelines (including when you should be implementing them). 

February

February 4, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3Play Media: "Do Captions & Transcripts Improve Student Learning?"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Karla Morris, M.Ed.
Manager of Instructional Design Services l University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Lyman Dukes III, Ph.D.
Professor l University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Casey Frechette, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor l University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Session Description:

Can captions and interactive transcripts help improve student learning?

In this webinar, Lyman Dukes III, Ph.D., Karla Morris, M.Ed., and Casey Frechette, Ph.D. from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, take us through the fascinating findings from an in-depth study on the use of captions and interactive transcripts in seven online courses.

This webinar will cover:

  • Do captions and interactive transcripts improve retention and comprehension?
  • How do students use captions and transcripts?
  • Are there drawbacks to using captions and transcripts?
  • Is one better than the other?
  • What should your organization consider when implementing captions and transcripts?

February 18, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Great Lakes ADA Center: "Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Robert Gould, Ph.D., Instructor and Project Coordinator, Department of Disability and Human Development at UIC

Session Description:

Discussions about the meaningful inclusion of workers with disabilities are often missing from research and practice. Join us as the presenters discuss the findings from a research study that included interviewing industry leaders involved in the diversity and inclusion efforts of more than 40 businesses across the Great Lakes Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin).  The research team worked with the businesses to better understand the process of creating an inclusive workplace culture in relation to informal and formal policies, programs, initiatives, and practices that support the recruitment, hiring, and retention of workers with disabilities. The presenters provide a summary of some of the emerging best practices and challenges to implementing them. There will be time for participants to ask the presenters about their work.

The AccessMU Center is partnering with the Miller Center for Student Disability Services to offer Assistive Technology (AT) Open Labs for all students. This is an opportunity to learn more about AT provided by Miami, including Livescribe Echo Pens, Read&Write by Text Help, Bookshare, etc.
All Assistive Technology Open Labs will be held in Shriver Center 316D.

January

Friday, January 3, 2020 | 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 2 P.M... - 4 P.M.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. 

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 2 P.M... - 4 P.M.

February

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 1:30 P.M.. - 3:30 P.M.

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 1 P.M... - 3 P.M.

March

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 9 A.M. - 11 A.M.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 1:30 P.M.. - 3:30 P.M.

April

Friday, April 10, 2020 | 9 A.M. - 11 A.M.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 2 P.M... - 4 P.M.

May

Friday, May 1, 2020 | 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 3 P.M... - 5 P.M.

Webinars

December

December 4, 2019, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
IAAP: "Building a Business Case for Accessibility"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Claudio Vera, Senior Digital Accessibility Analyst, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

Session Description:

This webinar will help provide you with the arguments you need to justify digital accessibility efforts within an organization or company. Learn how accessibility is pitched within a major travel brand to upper management, product owners, and developers.

December 16, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3Play Media: "The Marketer's Toolkit for Accessible Digital Media"

Where:

On Your Own (Register for this FREE event on the 3Play Media website)

Speakers: 

Esty Peskowitz, Director of Marketing, Level Access
E Foley, Content Manager, Level Access
Elisa Edelberg, Marketing Content Manager, 3Play Media

Session Description:

Marketers are constantly creating new content for web and mobile apps but often overlook accessibility. Publishing content that isn't accessible for individuals with disabilities excludes a large portion of your audience - that's risky business.

In this webinar, we'll dive into the essential tools digital marketers need to create accessible content. This webinar is designed by marketers for marketers and is presented by Level Access and 3Play Media. 

This webinar will cover:

  • Elements of accessible marketing
  • State of video accessibility and what that means for marketers
  • Key digital accessibility lawsuits to learn from
  • Why accessible video is the better video for SEO, engagement, and branding
  • How to make video accessible
  • How to write alt-text
  • How to create accessible blog posts 
  • How to hyperlink - correctly
  • How to create deliver accessible webinars

January

January 16, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Great Lakes ADA Center: "Coaching and Celebrating Accessibility Champions"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Details coming soon

Session Description:

Details coming soon

January 24, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
IAAP: "WCAG 2.1 and Mobile Accessibility"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Kara VanRoekel – Manager of Accessibility Services, Level Access

Session Description:

Ensuring accessibility of mobile devices and their apps are difficult on two fronts: first, the technology is constantly evolving; and second, WCAG 2.0 didn’t delve too deeply into guidelines for mobile. This has all changed with WCAG 2.1. Mobile Accessibility expert Kara VanRoekel walks through everything you need to know about the new guidelines (including when you should be implementing them). 

February

February 4, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3Play Media: "Do Captions & Transcripts Improve Student Learning?"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Karla Morris, M.Ed.
Manager of Instructional Design Services l University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Lyman Dukes III, Ph.D.
Professor l University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Casey Frechette, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor l University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Session Description:

Can captions and interactive transcripts help improve student learning?

In this webinar, Lyman Dukes III, Ph.D., Karla Morris, M.Ed., and Casey Frechette, Ph.D. from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, take us through the fascinating findings from an in-depth study on the use of captions and interactive transcripts in seven online courses.

This webinar will cover:

  • Do captions and interactive transcripts improve retention and comprehension?
  • How do students use captions and transcripts?
  • Are there drawbacks to using captions and transcripts?
  • Is one better than the other?
  • What should your organization consider when implementing captions and transcripts?

February 18, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Great Lakes ADA Center: "Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders"

Where:

Shriver Center 316C

Speakers: 

Robert Gould, Ph.D., Instructor and Project Coordinator, Department of Disability and Human Development at UIC

Session Description:

Discussions about the meaningful inclusion of workers with disabilities are often missing from research and practice. Join us as the presenters discuss the findings from a research study that included interviewing industry leaders involved in the diversity and inclusion efforts of more than 40 businesses across the Great Lakes Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin).  The research team worked with the businesses to better understand the process of creating an inclusive workplace culture in relation to informal and formal policies, programs, initiatives, and practices that support the recruitment, hiring, and retention of workers with disabilities. The presenters provide a summary of some of the emerging best practices and challenges to implementing them. There will be time for participants to ask the presenters about their work.

Assistive Technology Open Labs

The AccessMU Center is partnering with the Miller Center for Student Disability Services to offer Assistive Technology (AT) Open Labs for all students. This is an opportunity to learn more about AT provided by Miami, including Livescribe Echo Pens, Read&Write by Text Help, Bookshare, etc.
All Assistive Technology Open Labs will be held in Shriver Center 316D.

January

Friday, January 3, 2020 | 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 2 P.M... - 4 P.M.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. 

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 2 P.M... - 4 P.M.

February

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 1:30 P.M.. - 3:30 P.M.

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 1 P.M... - 3 P.M.

March

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 9 A.M. - 11 A.M.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 1:30 P.M.. - 3:30 P.M.

April

Friday, April 10, 2020 | 9 A.M. - 11 A.M.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 2 P.M... - 4 P.M.

May

Friday, May 1, 2020 | 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 3 P.M... - 5 P.M.