Best practices

Accessibility and Social Media

Social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, have challenges in terms of accessibility. Here are three resources that can help you understand and overcome the barriers.

Improving the Accessibility of Social Media in Government is an article for those who post to social media and want to be inclusive. It was developed by the Federal Social Media Community of Practice and the DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy.

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Healthy Computing

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
9:00 AM Pacific, 12:00 PM Eastern

We will explore the reasons and tools for taking regular breaks from the computer. This webinar is for people who work extensively on computers, or who work with clients/students who do. (Windows & Mac.) 

Computers have evolved from from the salvation for people with disabilities to the cause of many disabling conditions. Our current computer-laden work and school environments have the potential to significantly damage our bodies.

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Exploring Electronic Document Accessibility

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern

Presented by FedInsider News, Adobe, and SSB Bart Group, this high-touch training session will provide managers and content authors with an introduction to the creation of accessible files using Adobe Acrobat. 

Johnathan Avilla of the SSB BART Group will present on accessibility issues in document creation, how to find problems in docs, and best practices for updating your document creation processes to ensure ongoing accessibility. It's hosted by Adobe Government Solutions.

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JAN Webcast: Best Practices (Accommodation at Qualcomm)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

Michelle Maybaum, Sr. Manager, Employee Relations with Qualcomm, Incorporated, will share how Qualcomm has implemented best practices in hiring, retaining, and accommodating talented workers with disabilities. The session will also include Qualcomm's approach to hiring and retaining wounded and injured service members.

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Online Circles of Practice and AT Discussion

Where can one find a community of people who share our particular interests in accessible and assistive technology?  There are many places to ask questions, share answers and news, and keep up with trends.

Quality Indicators in Assistive Technology

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Overview of the WebAIM WAVE Toolbar

Thursday, October 4, 2012
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

EASI is hosting Jared Smith of WebAIM, presenting on their Firefox toolbar that assists you in evaluating and repairing the accessibility of your web pages.

 

The WAVE tool and accompanying toolbar for Firefox will assist you both in evaluating and improving the accessibility of your Web pages. This webinar will highlight brand new improvements to these tools.

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Assistive Listening Systems

Thursday, October 4, 2012
11:30 AM Pacific, 2:30 PM Eastern

Presented by the Access Board and the Great Lakes National ADA Center, this session will review the requirements for assistive listening systems (ALS) in the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards. Where are they required? How do they work? What are my options? These are some of the questions posed by facility operators and designers. A detailed review of the various types of assistive listening systems and their suitability for different types of facilities will also be provided.

Presenters:

David Baquis, Accessibility Specialist, US Access Board

Paul Beatty, Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, US Access Board

 

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Using Promethean Boards to include Students with Special Needs

Thursday, October 25, 2012
4 pm Pacific, 7 pm Eastern

The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) SETSIG (Special Education Technology Special Interest Group) offers a series of webinars, open to all. This one is on interactive whiteboards.

In this ISTE SETSIG webinar participants will explore how to support all students using your IWB to build lessons that address the three principles of UDL. Using videos and SMART Notebook and Promethean Flipchart templates, Johnny Hamilton and Kendra Grant will explore curriculum examples that build multiple means of recognition, action and expression and engagement into every lesson. 

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Built-in IOS Accessibility and Alternative Access to the iPad

Thursday, October 4, 2012
4 pm Pacific, 7 pm Eastern

The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) SETSIG (Special Education Technology Special Interest Group) offers a series of webinars, open to all.

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Creating Access for University Students

Monday, July 23rd, 2012
10:00 am Pacific Time

Stanford University staff talk about their process of creating access to a range of instructional media.

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