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Tips for Making Your Events Accessible

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
10 AM Pacific, 12 PM Eastern

AbilityTools presents tips, tools, and tricks to make your future meeting all accessible to people with disabilities.

Meetings and other events are important ways to network and expand your organization’s mission. Join us to learn some tips, tools, and tricks to make your future meeting all accessible to people with disabilities.

Topics covered will include:

• Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
• Common barriers for people with all disabilities

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Building an Accessibility Program in Your Organization

Thursday August 14th, 2014
11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern

EASI presents Jim Tobias of Inclusive Technologies.

EASI presents Jim Tobias of Inclusive Technologies.

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Explaining the Importance of Color Accessibility

Thursday, April 24, 2014
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

EASI presents Greg Kraus on color and different disabilities.

EASI presents Greg Kraus from North Carolina, who will explain why color is important 
because it relates to several different disability groups. He will 
also demonstrate some tools that assist in evaluating color accessability.

Note, registration for this webinar will be available on April 15 and later

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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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The WAI to Web Accessibility

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is a rich but often overlooked source of  guidelines, training materials and testing techniques to help you improve your accessibility knowledge and skills. From 4Good.

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is a rich but often overlooked source of  guidelines, training materials and testing techniques to help you improve your accessibility knowledge and skills.

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Making Documents Accessible

Much information is available about website accessibility. However, documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF can also be inaccessible to blind users, as well as some users with cognitive and physical disabilities. This article summarizes the accessibility process for several versions of the Microsoft products, and discusses multiple ways to address PDF accessibility.

 

What is Document Accessibility?

A document is accessible if users with disabilities can read and understand all essential information that it contains, whether or not they use assistive technology. In particular:

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Access to Videos

This article provides an overview of the issues people may have when accessing videos online, in theaters, and from DVD or Blu-Ray players, and the solutions that have been developed to address these. 

Barriers to Video Access

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Assistive Technology for People with Limited or No Use of Their Hands

This article provides an overview of alternative strategies that people with physical disabilities can use to augment or replace use of their hands.

Optimizing Hand Use

Many people, even those with severe difficulty using their hands, prefer to maximize their manual capabilities rather than use alternative strategies. Fortunately, there is a wide range of assistive technologies that can help with this:

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Technology Made Easier for Technology Averse People

While technology seems a clear boon to many people, including elders and people with disabilities, others may find it too intimidating. This article talks about products and strategies that simplify the process of using technology or that provide up-to-date capabilities via familiar products, such as televisions and refrigerators.

Not using current technology may present significant barriers, such as the inability to use an ever-increasing number of services that are only available online: applying for jobs, cutting through governmental red tape, or communicating with banks and other companies.

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