Best practices

Who is ASHA and What Should an SLP Know About AAC?

ASHA is the American Speech-Languarge-Hearing Association. ASHA has a special intersest division for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and is a leader in defining best practices.

ASHA's AAC Division has a position statement on AAC.

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Web Accessibility: What it is and Why it is Important to Your University

Thursday, May 1, 2014
12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

A webinar from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Community Education and Dissemination Council.

Effective use of the worldwide web has become essential to a UCEDD’s ability to broadly and successfully disseminate information and resources. One often overlooked facet of web design is the optimized accessibility of content and site navigation for all users, including those who rely on assistive technology.
 

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Web Accessibility Analytics and Open Source Tools for Auditing Access

Thursday, May 22, 2014
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

ADA Online Learning presents open source tools to help web developers understand the accessibility features and problems with the resources they are developing. 

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Administrative Support of AT Services

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
9:30 AM Pacific, 12:30 PM Eastern

AbleNet presents a QIAT session on policies and procedures to support AT.

AbleNet presents a QIAT session with Joan Breslin-Larson & Penny Reed of QIAT.org

Administrative support and leadership for developing and delivering assistive technology services involves the development of policies, procedures, and other supports necessary to improve quality of services and sustain effective assistive technology programs.

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How to Design and Deliver an Accessible Webinar

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

Great Lakes ADA Center Director Robin Jones will address access for webinars, including interactive features, captioning, audio connections, and other features.

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Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM): Simply Said

Thursday, January 16, 2014
10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern

AbleNet presents an introduction to the wide range of accessible instructional materials.

AbleNet hosts this session presented by Frank Sapp.

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AT Implementation for IEP Students

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
9:30 AM Pacific, 12:30 PM Eastern

AbleNet presents Gayl Bowser & Jane Korsten of QIAT.org.

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Section 508 Refresh - Using WCAG 2.0 to Evaluate Document Accessibility

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
11:30 AM Pacific, 2:30 PM Eastern

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines can help you catch barriers and more. From ADA Online Learning.

In 2010, the Board's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for Section 508 proposed to incorporate the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (also known as WCAG 2.0) for evaluating the accessibility of electronic documents. WCAG 2.0 is published and maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and is the internationally recognized standards for web accessibility.

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WAVE and WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind)

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

EASI presents Jared Smith and the WebAIM focus on the end user.

EASI presents Jared Smith, of WebAIM which is a consulting and training firm that has great resources for web access. EASI says "WebAIM, like many others in this field, are moving their focus to what will make the Web a more usable experience rather than merely stressing technical standards.

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The Low Hanging Fruit of Web Accessibility

Monday, November 18th, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

EASI presents the easiest ways to increase web and document access.

 

EASI presents Technology accessibility specialist Terrill Thompson, who will share a few simple steps that anyone can take to improve the accessibility and usability of their websites and electronic documents.

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