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2018 IAAP Webinar Series

Beyond the Basics of PDF Accessibility – 2018 Update

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 5 hours)

Speaker(s): Karen McCall, Accessible Document Design Consultant and Trainer and Rob Haverty, Senior Product Manager, Document Cloud Accessibility, Adobe


Overview:
  PDF documents are not all created with accessibility as a goal, but content in PDF must be accessible to all end users including  those of us with disabilities. You probably know how to add alternative text for images and mark text with heading tags. This session will show you how to identify and address the next level of accessibility barriers in PDF documents. In addition to learning about more complicated PDF repair, this session will bring you up to speed with user agent support for PDF and help prepare you to provide appropriate guidance to clients and customers creating PDF content. This session will also provide an overview of accessible PDF forms created using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.  

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Bringing CSS and SVG Back into the Accessibility Spotlight

Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 5 hours)
Speaker(s): Shwetank Dixit, Head of Accessibility Innovation and Research, BarrierBreak


Overview:  In this webinar, we'll shine the spotlight on CSS and SVG, and we'll see how they come into play when making truly accessible web designs. We'll talk about how to make SVG even more accessible than it is by default and how to avoid certain 'gotchas'. We'll discuss the pros and cons of icon fonts vs SVG icons, as well as CSS font loading strategies and how it could affect accessibility.

We'll discuss how flexbox and CSS grid will affect web design, and look at it from the lens of web accessibility and progressive enhancement. Lastly, we'll delve into the concept of 'user queries' and see how we can use CSS to provide things like a site with reduced motion for animation for those who prefer it, and have better optminizations in a high contrast theme for a site. 

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VPAT 2.0 Essentials

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s): Mary Jo Mueller, Accessibility Standards Program Manager, IBM Accessibility Research and Glenn Meyer, Program Director, HP Inc. / Accessibility and Aging Program Office

Overview:  Worldwide accessibility standards are on the move with new requirements and government procurement regulations. Tune in to this webinar to learn how to be on top of the latest in reporting mechanisms for the US Revised 508, WCAG 2.0 and European EN 301 549 standards.

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Accessible Solutions for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Individuals with Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s):  Alana Beal, National Manager, Sprint Teleconference Captioning, Sprint Accessibility 

Overview:  This webinar will provide in-depth background on the Americans with Disabilities Act that impacts the deaf and hard of hearing individuals. We will also talk about how your business/organization can best provide accessible solutions for your workforce with various types of hearing losses and disabilities. A high level overview on different resources that employers/organizations can tap into will also be covered.

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Assistive Technology and Testing with Assistive Technology

Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s):  Divi Addepalli, Sr. Program Manager, HCL America and Ankur Garg, Test Manager, HCL America

Overview:  In this course we will talk about the different types of assistive technology that most people use frequently in accessibility testing.

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Digital Accessibility Law for Developers, Designers, All of Us!

Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s): Lainey Feingold, Law Office of Lainey Feingold

Overview:  There's no denying it -- the law has become a significant driver of accessibility in the United States, and increasingly around the globe. Because of this, everyone whose work touches accessibility needs to be familiar with what is happening in the courts, with legal settlements, and with laws and government regulations impacting the accessibility space. This webinar will present up-to-date legal developments, the legal foundation for our work in accessibility, and best practices from legal advocacy. Digital accessibility is a civil right: let's learn to talk about the law as a motivator for good, not as something to fear.

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How MacEwan University Created Accessible Learning Resources, and the Impact on Student Perceptions of their Learning

Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s): Laurie Osbaldeston, Senior Assistive Technology Specialist, MacEwan University

Overview:  In this session, Laurie Osbaldeston will introduce you to a research project teaming MacEwan University's Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence and Services to Students with Disabilities departments. In this project, academics create accessible learning resources for all students using Sonocent software for Windows and Mac. The project is focused on looking at the ways which access to the software, resources and class recordings has affected students perception of their learning. You will also learn about ways to partner with faculty, and MacEwan's plans for expanding the research throughout the University.

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Authoring Tools Accessibility: New US and European Requirements

Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s):  Michael Gower, Senior Consultant, IBM

Overview:  New U.S. and European accessibility standards require products to support the creation and output of accessible content, including content authored by end users. This webinar will explore the impacts of each of these new requirements on design, development and test roles.

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ARIA: What, Why and When

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s):  Phil Kragnes, Manager, Computer Accommodations Program (CAP), University of Minnesota

Overview:  The W3C ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) suite can be used to identify and aid navigation of Web page regions, identify page elements and relationships, alert users to dynamic content changes and more. 

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Agile Accessibility in a Regulated Industry

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 5 hours)
Speaker(s):  Curt Holst, Digital Accessibility Manager, Barclays and Paul Cavanagh, Lean Control Tool Product Manager, Barclays

Overview:  Agile has increased in popularity over the past few years as a way of delivering technology products at pace. However, agile delivery can present a challenge to organizations working in highly regulated industries such as Financial Services. In this webinar, Curt Holst (Digital Accessibility Manager) and Paul Cavanagh (Lean Control Product Owner) will discuss the approach taken by Barclays to maintain a control environment whilst leveraging agile ways of working to accelerate Barclays digital adoption and delivery.

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Let's Not Ignore the People That Matter in Accessibility Testing

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 5 hours)
Speaker(s):  Shilpi Kapoor, CEO, BarrierBreak

Overview:  People with disabilities are who we are all looking to include while promoting accessibility. But are we forgetting this user group? Is our focus more on accessibility testing using tools and experts? The key question is how do we balance the use of automation tools and get the inputs from the actual people that matter! The people who are affected when the websites or mobile applications aren't accessible. Let's talk about how to include people with disabilities as accessibility experts and user testers.

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