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Zoom Updates - State and Territory AT Programs and COVID-19

AT3 is hosting Zoom update calls to help state and territory AT programs share challenges, issues and solutions in providing AT services during the COVID-19 situation.

Assistive Technology: Understanding the Evidence that Supports Our Practices

February 18, 2021
3:00 PM EST
An AT3 Leadership Symposium Pre-Conference Session

Dr. Edyburn will provide an overview of emerging research related to COVID-19 and its implications for AT service delivery. He will describe how to locate special education technology research and explain how research evidence is classified. He will summarize the evidence about what we currently know about types of AT commonly used by individuals with disabilities and what is most effective when it comes to AT implementation and use. The goal of the session is to help participants understand the evidence base supporting our professional practice concerning AT. Resources and a reading list will be provided to assist participants in locating research relevant for their work.

Presenter:  Dr. Dave Edyburn, Senior Scientist at the Rehabilitation Research Design and Disability Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7kyEZdFRSFWeMAT6st7_PA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  The session will be recorded.

 

AT Project Leadership in Statewide AEM Provision

March 9, 2021
3:00 PM EST
An AT3 Leadership Symposium Pre-Conference Session

For many individuals with disabilities, successful transitions between early learning, K-12, postsecondary, and employment depend upon consistent and timely access to high-quality accessible educational materials and technologies. Creating this seamless system would require strategic coordination across agencies in early intervention and education, elementary and secondary education, higher ed, and workforce development. With technical assistance from the National AEM Center at CAST, ABLE Tech is leading a multi-agency effort to create such a coordinated system of providing AEM and accessible technologies across Oklahoma. Learn about the early stages of this initiative, as well as resources available to all states looking to improve access for children, students, and career seekers who need AEM.

Presenters:

  • Cynthia Curry, Director of Technical Assistance, CAST, and Project Director of the National AEM Center
  • Janet Peters, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist, CAST, and Project Director of CITES
  • Allyson Robinson, Assistant Director, ABLE Tech

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__4TUeE4LS-irx9V29Gt0Iw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The session will be recorded.

 

ICT Accessibility CoP

Accessibility in Web-based Multimedia (Audio and Video)

February 17, 2021
2:30 PM EST
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2YtNTYgDSJG4xc7rKCLvcw

The web lets us share audio and video quickly and easily. The web also lets us make sure that our audio and video is accessible to people with disabilities. This session will introduce you to the needed elements that make multimedia more accessible. We will also discuss some tools and techniques that you can use from the beginning to better meet people’s varied needs. 

 

Caring is Sharing: Creating More Accessible Social Media

March 31, 2021
2:30 PM EST
Registration:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JxTj_nmtRl6e7crFBPvnmg

Love it or hate it, social media is an important tool for sharing information with your organization's audience. In this webinar, you’ll learn to create more accessible social media content, ensuring that you include as many audience members as possible. We’ll cover text alternatives for visual content, captioning for video content, and even emojis and hashtags. We'll discuss the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Snapchat platforms.

Accessibility for Web Content Authors

April 28, 2021
2:30 PM EST
Registration:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eyMRhmljQmWM76MzU1mPDQ

There is a lot to making websites more accessible to people with disabilities. But if you create web page content, whether on the web or in a tools like those in Microsoft Office, then you are probably not directly responsible for things like your organization's color scheme or how your website's top navigation works fundamentally. That doesn't mean that you aren't responsible for accessibility, though. This session will focus on the things that you as a content creator directly control, and some things that you may want to bring up for your webmaster or web designer. We will show some of the tools to use in a web content management system and discuss the most common web accessibility barriers that we find in content. Most importantly, we'll show you how to avoid putting those barriers into your own content.

 

Automated Accessibility Testing

May 19, 2021
2:30 PM EST
Registration:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3Ngwjoe2QpiS9IU5zcutqg

Automated accessibility testing tools can be incredibly useful when determining how accessible a website is. While these tools can’t find every barrier, they can help you quickly find common issues. They can also help you decide where to focus manual testing. In this webinar, we’ll talk about enterprise level tools that can scan an entire site at once, as well as single page checkers, such as WAVE and Axe. You’ll leave knowing the capabilities of these tools as well as some strategies for incorporating them into your accessibility testing process. To get into more detail about the nuts and bolts of accessibility testing, please attend the webinar on manual testing, as well.

 

Manual Accessibility Testing

May 26, 2021
2:30 PM EST
Registration:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p0n9u3yuQFamZOkFvUJZ8w

Manual accessibility testing is crucial to ensure you have a fully accessible website. As intelligent as computers are becoming, some website content and functionality simply can’t be tested by a machine. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to manually check for things like keyboard accessibility, good color usage, proper heading order, and descriptive alternative text. We’ll be using WAVE, a focus bookmarklet, and Colour Contrast Analyser to help us perform these manual checks. Please note that you do not need to know any code to attend. Be sure to participate in both this and the session on automated accessibility testing to get a more full view of testing websites and web pages for accessibility.

 

Accessibility in Technology Purchase and Use Decisions

July 14, 2021
2:30 PM EST
Registration:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rBmUuLvyRHeQ8fTLARv7UQ

Most organizations do not create all of their digital materials in-house. From websites to software to marketing materials like brochures and flyers, we rely on third party vendors to design and create a lot of our digital face. It is critical that we make sure that our vendor partners understand how critical it is for our digital materials to be accessible. At the same time, organizations give away incredibly valuable accessibility consulting all the time. How do we organization make sure that the things we purchase are as accessible as possible? How do we make sure to make it the responsibility of our vendor partners to do this? During this session we will talk about some of the tools out there that can help. We will also discuss how to use these tools to cover multiple angles of a sometimes complex topic. Join us to learn how to make sure that money you invest in technology is money well spent on accessible technology.

 

Reuse CoP

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Demo/Loan CoP   

What’s New in AT Demo/Loan Inventories? 

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State Financing CoP

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