Low Vision

Windows 8 and Help for JAWS Users

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern

EASI presents how to navigate and use the basics of Windows 8 with JAWS.

Many people are afraid of switching over to Windows 8. It is actually a very good program to use, and very easy to use with the keyboard and screen readers.

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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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Low-Tech Communication Strategies for Cortical Visual Impairments

Thursday March 20 2014
12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

Georgia Tech presents assistive technology strategies and solutions for teaching communication to children with vision issues.

Presenters: Mickey Rosner CCC-SLP, ATP and Sheelah Cochran OTR/L, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
 

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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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Low Vision and Computer Access

February 20, 2014
10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern

AbleNet presents Windows accommodations for low vision.

AbleNet presents a webinar that will help users adapt their computers for low vision. This will include tweaks to the Windows system (mouse, cursor and screen display among others), software programs which can assist and hardware solutions. Starting with the free and moving to the higher technology solutions, the computer can accommodate the needs of a low vision user.

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Accessibility of Electronic Information Databases Used by Libraries

Tuesday, January 21, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

EASI presents research from Axel Schmetzke, of the University of Wisconsin Steven's Point Library.

In this EASI webinar, Axel Schmetzke presents the findings of his recent research, through which he sought to answer the following question: To which extent do academic librarians consider, or are encouraged to consider, accessibility when selecting electronic information resources for purchase, subscription or licensing?

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Accessible Digital Images

Thursday, December 19, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

EASI webinar on how content providers can ensure digital images are useful to all.

EASI presents: Accessible Digital Images

Presenter: Julie Noblitt, Community Manager at the DIAGRAM Center

Digital images, especially STEM images (including mathematical 

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Early Childhood Indicators of Latent Print Disability

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
1:30 PM Pacific, 4:30 Eastern

PATINS presents possible signs of a reading disability in pre-school children and AT to help.

 Early Intervention for latent print disabilities has a significant impact on the academic/intellectual development of a child. If left unidentified, the child will struggle to, and in fact, may never catch up with same age/grade peers.  Assistive technology can be essential in enabling children with disabilities to participate in age appropriate activities.

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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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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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