Higher Education Accessibility Webinar Series and Technical Assistance Package

Implementing a Campus Accessibility Framework 

Participate in IAAP’s Higher Education Accessibility Webinar Series and Technical Assistance Package and learn from national and international leaders how colleges can implement their own accessibility methodology and strategic framework to:

  • Reduce legal compliance risk
  • Create a scalable framework for accessible products and services
  • Lower accommodation and accessibility costs by reducing duplication
  • Apply centralized solutions for accessibility compliance testing and tracking
  • Manage the vendor accessibility lifecycle
  • Transfer accessibility knowledge to faculty and staff
  • Develop an internal network of certified accessibility professionals
  • Leverage campus-to-campus resource sharing     

To support achievement of this important goal, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is offering a 9-part webinar, technical assistance, and networking series starting September 2018.  The series will provide campuses with information and technical assistance on incorporating a campus ICT accessibility methodology and strategic framework to support information and communication technology development, purchases, and deployment. 
 

Program Content

All webinar session start at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm US/EDT

All technical assistance session start at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm US/EDT
 

September 2018:  Campus ICT Auditing

Webinar: September 12, 2018
Technical Assistance: September 19, 2018


Presenters:  Susan Cullen, California State University System, Assistant Director Accessible Technology Initiative and Co-Chair of EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group and Christian Vinten-Johansen, The Pennsylvania State University, Manager, Accessibility Team and Co-Chair of EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group 

Creating a campus that is physically and technologically accessible to students, staff, and visitors with disabilities takes leadership, planning, and commitment.  Understanding accessibility guidelines, requirements, and successful inclusive campus models is critical for cost and time efficiency.  During this webinar, participants will learn about higher education accessibility best practices for campus ICT auditing.  An overview of the following standards and topics will be addressed:  WCAG 2.0 AA and WAI-ARIA for web content; ATAG 2.0 for software used to create web content; UAAG for web browsers, media players, and assistive technologies; WCAG2ICT for non-web software and content; and MathML specifications, DAISY and EPUB3 for digital publications/documents. 
 
A dedicated time will be provided for enrolled participants to follow up with the presenter through the IAAP Connection platform.  All live webinars will be archived. 
 
October 2018:  ICT Organizational Accessibility Methodology

Webinar: October 10, 2018
Technical Assistance: October 17, 2018

Presenter: Susanna Laurin, CEO, Funka 

The development, implementation, and monitoring of an organizational accessibility methodology involves not only technical expertise, but also arming instructional designers, programmers, content managers and others with the theories, practices, knowledge, techniques, and skills to be responsible for ensuring an inclusive campus environment.  In the development of a methodology, it is critical that a holistic approach is used in all aspects of campus ICT accessibility, whether  through testing authoring tools, websites, vendor applications, digital content, or educational videos.  During this webinar, participants will learn about essential validation points when addressing accessible applications and digital content throughout the auditing process.  The presenter will show how to link the methodology framework to future sessions in the program.  
 
A dedicated time will be provided for enrolled participants to follow up with the presenter through the IAAP Connection platform.  All live webinars will be archived. 
 
November 2018:  Campus Compliance Alerts

Webinar: November 1, 2018
Technical Assistance: November 8, 2018


Presenter:   Eve Hill, Esq., Disability Rights Attorney, Brown Goldstein & Levy Law Firm, formally served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

Legal actions have helped to define the scope of equal access on university and college campuses. During this webinar, participants will learn about ICT-related complaints to federal agencies and federal courts and proactive actions taken by campuses. Through these examples, participants will learn about possible ICT accessibility compliance concerns and how to proactively address and implement solutions before a compliance alert. With the convergence and adoption of international standards for accessibility, nations that have signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will be expected to establish ICT compliance environments consistent with their legal frameworks.
 
A dedicated time will be provided for enrolled participants to follow up with the presenter through the IAAP Connection platform.  All live webinars will be archived. 
 
December 2018:  Policies, Procedures and Procurement

Webinar: December 5, 2018
Technical Assistance: December 12, 2018


Presenters: Cheryl Pruitt, Director of the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) for the California State University (CSU) System, and Susanna Laurin, CEO, Funka

Having procurement plans in place that meet accessible ICT guidelines and standards is one step towards reducing compliance alerts and discrimination. Several colleges and universities have been proactive in orchestrating campus-wide policies, procedures, and useful procurement guidelines.  During this webinar, participants will learn about ICT best practices and steps required to implement an on-going vendor relationship life cycle, which includes contract deliverables, user testing, and monitoring. 
 
A dedicated time will be provided for enrolled participants to follow up with the presenter through the IAAP Connection platform.  All live webinars will be archived.
 
January 2019: Campus Accessibility Decentralization and Professional Employee Certification

Webinar: January 9, 2019
Technical Assistance: January 16, 2019


Presenter:  Damian Sian, CPACC and Web Accessibility Specialist, Princeton University

Too often accessibility expertise is isolated in one or more departments.  During this webinar, participants will learn about Princeton University’s decentralized approach aimed to create campus-wide ICT accessibility subject matter expertise in the areas of testing, purchasing, application development, and communications.  Participants will also learn about Princeton’s use and incorporation of the IAAP’s certification program. 
 
A dedicated time will be provided for enrolled participants to follow up with the presenter through the IAAP Connection platform.  All live webinars will be archived.
 
February 2019:  Choosing ICT Accessibility Evaluation Tools

Webinar: February 6, 2019
Technical Assistance: February 13, 2019


Presenter: Chris M. Law, Ph.D., Accessibility Track

Choosing ICT accessibility evaluation tools can be a daunting task for campuses.  With many options to choose from, colleges are faced with a time-intensive process.  A critical concern faced by campus leadership is ensuring the right internal staff are part of the evaluation, selection, training and monitoring team. During this webinar, participants will be exposed to methods for selecting from the available accessibility tools on the market.  Participants will be given a roadmap on how to evaluate, compare and select the appropriate evaluation tools for their campuses.
 
A dedicated time will be provided for enrolled participants to follow up with the presenter through the IAAP Connection platform.  All live webinars will be archived.
 
March 2019: Digital Instructional Material

Webinar: March 6, 2019
Technical Assistance: March 13, 2019


Presenter:  Karen McCall, Karlen Communications

Colleges and universities have the challenge of ensuring that their digital instructional and resource documents are accessible to individuals with print-related disabilities.  Digital document accessibility is required not only for student textbooks and learning management system (LMS) content, but also for campus reference resources such as libraries and open educational materials.  Digital content accessibility is possible for a variety of types of documents with the aid of assistive technology applications for navigation and text-to-speech audio output.  During this webinar, participants will learn about guidelines, standards, automatic/manual checking tools, and essential resources.   Participants will learn about creating accessible documents in PowerPoint, EPUB, and PDF as well as MathML and DAISY formats.  In addition, external vendor resources will be provided.
 
A dedicated time will be provided for enrolled participants to follow up with the presenter through the IAAP Connection platform.  All live webinars will be archived.
 
April 2019:  Learning Management Systems and Accessibility

Webinar: April 10, 2019
Technical Assistance: April 17, 2019


Presenters:  Jon Gunderson, PhD, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Hadi Rangin, Information Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

Learning Management Systems can pose accessibility problems for students and instructors with disabilities.  Depending on the use of various LMS features, students with disabilities find it difficult to participate independently and effectively in courses.  LMS features, such as discussion, quiz, Grade, and wiki tools can be problematic and inaccessible.  During this webinar, participants will learn about leading LMS applications and how they are addressing accessibility.  An emphasis will be placed on how to compare LMS applications based on their accessibility features and support.  Highlighted Learning Management Systems will include Canvas, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and Moodle.
 
A dedicated time will be provided for enrolled participants to follow up with the presenter through the IAAP Connection platform.  All live webinars will be archived.
 
May 2019:  Staff and Faculty Training Resources

Webinar: May 1, 2019
Technical Assistance: May 8, 2019


Presenter:  Cyndi Rowland, Ph.D., Executive Director of WebAIM, Utah State University

Developing a campus ICT accessibility roadmap is vital to successfully creating an inclusive campus.  During this webinar, participants will learn how some campuses are successfully managing their efforts.
 
A dedicated time will be provided for enrolled participants to follow up with the presenter through the IAAP Connection platform.  All live webinars will be archived.

June 2019:  M-Enabling Summit Event, Washington, D.C. (OPTIONAL)

There is an additional opportunity for continued discussion at the M-Enabling Summit.  Both M-Enabling Higher Education Tracks and IAAP Higher Education Forums will offer accessibility sessions and networking opportunities as well as open discussions on best practices and implementation initiatives.
 
M-Enabling Summit registration fees and attendance are not included in the Higher Education Webinar Series and Technical Assistance Package.

Accessibility Methodology and Strategic Framework through Webinars and Networking with Subject Matter Experts

The comprehensive methodology and strategic framework allows university staff to develop an accessibility working plan supporting the institution in recognizing priority areas, establishing shared accountability and responsibility, funding accessibility-related expenses, addressing compliance obligations, removing barriers, creating a certified accessibility team, and monitoring and measuring accessibility.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage with national and international subject matter experts, with an emphasis placed on linking the methodology with the strategic campus framework.

The series is intended for information technology, procurement, compliance, ADA coordinator, communication, professional education, instructional design, disability support, faculty, event coordinator, and other staff professionals working towards creating and maintaining an inclusive campus.

Higher Education Webinar Series and Technical Assistance Package Includes: 

  • Access to leading accessibility professionals through IAAP’s annual Level I membership, IAAP Connections, and online directory*
  • Access to nine webinars designed to provide a comprehensive framework for campus accessibility (available as live broadcasts and with recordings provided)
  • Access to post-webinar technical assistance on webinar content for up to 12 employees* through the IAAP Connections platform** (packages for additional employees available)
  • Discounts on IAAP’s Certified Professional and Accessibility Specialist Certification Exams
  • Eligibility to display IAAP Member Logo on websites and social media outlets
  • Access to previously recorded professional webinars
  • IAAP Career Center job posting
  • Access to and participation in the IAAP Higher Education Community of Practice (HECoP)
  • Access to the IAAP Accessibility Now monthly newsletter and resource library

Package Pricing

  • Higher Education Webinar Series, Technical Assistance and Level I Membership Package Price: $1,950.00*** – for 12 employees
  • Webinar Series, Technical Assistance and Level II Membership Package Price: $3,500.00 – for 24 employees
  • Webinar Series, Technical Assistance and Level III Membership Package Price: $6,500.00 – for 50 employees

 
Current active IAAP organizational members can purchase the Higher Education Accessibility Webinar Series for:

  • $950.00 at Level I Membership
  • $1,500.00 at Level II Membership
  • $2,500.00 at Level III Membership
All prices are in US Dollars.

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*Additional membership level offerings are available for organizations requiring increased staffing.  Membership Levels II and III provide organizations the opportunity to increase staff service participants beyond the Level I cap of twelve.  For more information on memberships levels, visit the Membership Levels and Benefits page.
 
**Webinar speakers available on the IAAP Connections member-only platform following the webinar date to answer additional questions about the webinar topic.

***Additional employees can be added through Level II or III membership/webinar packages. 

Disclaimer 

Presenters and program content are subject to change based on participants and presenters feedback before and during the series.


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