Webinars

IAAP offers live webinars on a monthly basis on a variety of topics. Please see below for a listing of live upcoming webinars you can attend. View more information about live webinar fees and registration information.

If you miss a webinar, IAAP records and archives every webinar and makes them available for you to purchase. View archived webinars and learn more about the different ways you can access archived webinars including purchasing Archived Webinar Bundles or the option to purchase individual archived webinars.
 

June 

Designing a Better User Experience 

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC – 4 hours)
Length: 1.5 hours
Speakers: Mary Jo Mueller, Accessibility Standards Program Manager, IBM and Bo Campbell, Accessibility Consultant Designer, IBM Research
Target Audience: Designers, developers
Skill Level: Intermediate

Overview: Accessibility standards go a long way toward ensuring technology is "accessible". Meeting those standards doesn't always lead to the best user experience for persons with disabilities. In a competitive work environment it is imperative that technology provides efficiency and ease of use for everyone. This webinar will bring to light some areas where good design is key to improving the overall user experience for all users - with or without disabilities. 

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July

Planning and Delivering a Diverse User Test

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC – 4 hours)
Length: 1.5 hours
Speakers: Joe Chidzik, Senior Accessibility Consultant and Raphael Clegg- Vinnell, Accessibility Consultant, AbilityNet
Target Audience: Accessibility\UX leads, QA
Skill Level: Beginner

Overview: Enabling people to access digital information in an accessible way is why we do what do we do as accessibility professionals. As such, it is essential to involve actual users in the process of accessibility evaluation, in order to get the best results. In this session, we will run through the process of a planning, and running, a diverse user test for digital content. This webinar will outline the core components of running a user based accessibility test on your app or website, covering topics from selecting users, and drawing up tasks, to moderating the test, and presenting the findings. Also covered will be available technology for both desktop and mobile testing, videos of a mock user test, and general good practise when working with users.

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August

Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC – 4 hours)
Length: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Dr. Joel Snyder, President-Director, Audio Description Associates, LLC – American Council of the Blind Audio Description Project
Target Audience: Accessibility Professionals, prospective describers
Skill Level: Intermediate

Overview: This audio description workshop/training session will provide an overview of the "Fundamentals of Audio Description" (developed by Dr. Joel Snyder) and access awareness, particularly with respect to people who are blind or have low vision. Audio description, a translation of images to words, has been shown to provide access to the wide range of media and arts (television, film, performing arts, museums) that comprise any culture. The focus of the webinar will be on understanding audio description as a kind of translation from what is seen into what is heard--the visual is made verbal.

Register for the Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal webinar.

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September

How to Use JAWS Screen Reader to Verify Accessibility Features in a Web Application

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC – 4 hours)
Length: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Hadi Rangin, IT Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington and Jenny Bae, IT Accessibility Student Assistant, University of Washington
Target Audience: Accessibility Specialists, Web Developers, Testers, QA
Skill Level: Intermediate

Overview: Accessibility can be quite abstract. Developers and testers often have no formal training in accessibility and using assistive technologies. Keyboard testing can be easily done without a mouse and low-vision can be tested just as easily. Screen reader, however, is complex even for blind users. This webinar will explain the concept of how the screen reader accesses information as well as demonstrate selected features of a web application. By the end of this webinar, developers and testers will be able to verify intended accessibility features using JAWS screen reader.

Register for the How to Use JAWS Screen Reader to Verify Accessibility Features in a Web Application webinar.

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November

Making the Web More Usable for Low Vision Audiences

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC – 4 hours)
Length: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Aaron Leventhal, Director of Project Management, AiSquared
Target Audience: Accessibility professionals, developers, designers, testers, and anyone involved in the delivery of websites and web content to the general population
Skill Level: Intermediate

Overview: Low vision audiences are rarely the focus of web accessibility efforts, yet the low vision population is massive. The World Health Organization estimates that 246M people worldwide have low vision, and this population is growing rapidly in developed countries due to demographic trends and rising computer use. This session will focus on the needs and challenges faced by low vision web users. We will delve into the diverse of low vision condition and enumerate common web design practices that can pose a specific challenge to this user group. We will provide practical guidance for developing "low vision friendly" websites and applications.

Register for the Making the Web More Usable for Low Vision Audiences webinar.

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Making Accessibility a Design Problem

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC – 5 hours)
Length: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Alastair Campbell, Director of Accessibility, Nomensa
Target Audience: Accessibility professionals, developers, designers, testers, and anyone involved in the delivery of websites and web content to the general population
Skill Level: Intermediate

Overview: A lot of accessibility issues are created before the development stage, whether it is from the organisations brand guidelines, technology choices or the design. This webinar aims to bring forward the thinking on accessibility to the design stage, by designers. Based on many workshops with designers and developers, there are ways of explaining accessibility that make sense during the design process. Rather than an abstract check-list, you can group accessibility requirements into four 'interactions' so that it is easier to design for. We will arm you with tactics and techniques to get designers and UX people thinking about accessibility from their first sketch

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Live Broadcast Webinar Fees and Registration Information:

Per webinar: $59 for members; $119 for non-members

*All organizational members are entitled to a 10% discount per webinar if paying per webinar. Contact your organization’s primary contact to receive this discount code.

IAAP members have two options to purchase access to our live webinar broadcasts.

  1. Live webinar package option:

    This option allows for members to have access to all IAAP live webinars for 2016. You may purchase a live webinar package for yourself or your organization by either visiting our online credit card payment form. Or by contacting info@accessibilityassociation.org to pay by invoice. Once you have made your purchase, a member of our team will reach out to you with your unique access code. You and your team will need to register at this IAAP Live Webinar Package Attendee registration. Registering here ensures that you and your team will receive access instructions for all webinars and that they will continue to receive webinar email communications from IAAP.

    Webinar Package pricing:

    • Associate Corporate: $240.00
    • Standard Corporate: $800.00
    • Silver Corporate: $1,600.00
    • Gold Corporate: $3,200.00
    • Platinum Corporate: $4,800.00
    • Level I : $480.00
    • Level II : $960.00
    • Level III: $2,000.00
    • Professional: $40.00
    • Student: $40.00
    • Professional Member – Developing Country: $45.00
  1. Pay-as-you-go option:

    This option allows for greater flexibility for IAAP members to select which webinars they would like to attend. If you are a member and would like to attend one or more live webinars, please visit the IAAP 2016 Webinar Series Public Registration webpage.

    *Organizational members are entitled to an additional 10% discount with this option. If you are part of an organizational membership, please contact your primary contact to receive your discount code. 

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