2020 Higher Education Webinar Series

Digital Accessibility Campus Inclusion

Join our webinar series to learn from national and international subject matter experts (SME) focusing on Digital Accessibility Campus Inclusion.

*Note, all dates are tentative.   

Program Content

Each month participants will be able to attend a 90-minute webinar covering six different aspects of digital campus inclusion. Each webinar will be interactive with opportunities to pose questions and then archived for future viewing. Presenters also have guest speakers to offer shared experiences and examples.  

Universities and colleges are under legal pressure to make their campuses accessible. This series provides a place to learn from SME's, each other, and be offered a safe place to ask the tough questions about digital campus inclusion.   

Around eleven percent of all college and university students in just the U.S. alone, have disabilities which adds up to more than 2.25 million students. This number does not include the staff, faculty, and visitors with potential functional limitations.    

During this six-month series, SME's will pin-point lessons learned, best practices, tools, and resources that, if incorporated, could help elevate campus inclusion.  

January 2020: Lesson from OCR Information to Digital Access 

Webinar Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Webinar Time:  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 5 hours)

Presenter(s):  Cyndi Rowland, Director, WebAIM; NCDAE, Utah State University
Guest Speaker:  TBD

February 2020: Digital Access in Higher Education: A Policy for Virtually Everything

Webinar Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 
Webinar Time:  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 5 hours)

Presenter(s): Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator and 504 Compliance Officer, Ohio State University
Guest Speaker: TBD

Webinar Overview:  A brief review of principles for equal access and effective communication laid out in the Americans With Disabilities Act will form a foundation understanding the current regulations and case law shaping access to the digital environment. With those goals in place the presenter will review model policies and best practices for ensuring equitable access.

March 2020: Flip or Flop - Flipped Classroom Teaching on Accessibility 

Webinar Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 
Webinar Time:  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)

Presenter(s):   Gottfried Zimmermann, Faculty of Print and Media, Stuttgart Media University
Guest Speaker:  TBD

Webinar Overview:  There is a great demand on training for digital accessibility, in particular for professionals in the field producing official documents or designing websites, software, mobile apps, kiosks. Teaching by online courses scales well, but - without additional support through mentors - has the drawback of high drop-off rates due to lack of motivation and endurance by the course participants.  A "flipped classroom" approach can help by providing - in addition to the online course - face-to-face encounters and a social learning environment for discussions and group work.
In this webinar, Gottfried will present experiences on a blended learning approach that he is taking to teach about digital accessibility for his master students of media informatics and for vocational training.  It includes an online course which has evolved from the MOOC Accessibility Partnership (MOOCAP) in Europe.  The current course uses the MOOCAP user stories and is structured along the European accessibility standard EN 301 549 v3.1.1.

April 2020: Federal Website Access Lawsuits 

Webinar Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 
Webinar Time:  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)

Presenter(s):  Kristina Launey, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP 
Guest Speaker:  John Egan, Disability Law Partner,  Seyfarth Shaw LLP

May 2020: Accessible PDFs starting with MS Word

Webinar Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 
Webinar Time:  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)

Presenters: Tom Wright, Accessibility Consultant, Deque Systems and Helen Burge, Senior Accessibility Consultant, Deque Systems
Guest Speaker:  TBD

Webinar Overview:  Basics of PDF accessibility - from creating your source document in MS Word to touching it up in Adobe Acrobat Pro.
PDFs have long had a poor reputation for inaccessibility. But if you create your PDF with accessibility in mind, you can make PDFs accessible for everyone.

June 2020: An End to End Accessibility Platform for Developers 

Webinar Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 
Webinar Time:  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)

Presenter(s): Shari Trewin, Accessibility Design Leadership, IBM
Guest Speaker:  Marc Johlic, Senior Accessibility Engineer, IBM

Webinar Overview:  IBM Accessibility is building an End to End Accessibility Platform that will be openly available to organizations and enterprises of all sizes. It will offer guided journeys for developers, designers and offering managers, and a suite of world class developer tools and resources. A key component is the Carbon Design System, which provides a suite of styles, components and guidelines for delivering a unified, accessible user experience. In this seminar, we’ll discuss the research that informed the platform design, and how we use it at IBM to support development teams delivering accessible products in an Agile environment, moving from a reactive to proactive approach to accessibility. Finally, we’ll cover how developers can adopt and contribute to the project.


Higher Education Webinar Series

  • Access to six webinars designed to offer Digital Accessibility Campus Inclusion.  Available as live or recorded archived broadcasts.
  • Access to IAAP standard and Level I membership benefits.
  • Discounts on IAAP’s Professional Certification Exams.
  • Access to leading accessibility professional through IAAP online Connections and directory.
  • Access to and participation in the IAAP Higher Education Community of Practice (HECoP).
  • Access to the IAAP Accessibility Matters monthly newsletter and resource library. 

Package Pricing

For educational institutions, non-profits and government agencies joining as a new organizational member: 

  • Level I Series Package:   $1,750.00 (12 employees included)
  • Level II Series Package:  $2,750.00 (24 employees included)
  • Level III Series Package: $4,750.00 (50 employees included) 
Current active IAAP organizational members (Level I, II, or III) can purchase the Higher Education Accessibility Webinar Series for $750.00. 

Active IAAP Professional Members, Student Members and individual employees under an IAAP organizational membership for $325.00. 


All prices are in US Dollars.

Purchase Now for educational institutions, non-profits, and government agencies.

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Questions can be emailed to info@accessibilityassociation.org


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

Special webinar series and/or programs may not be included in the general webinar archive library.

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