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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. If you miss a webinar, IAAP records and archives every webinar and makes them available for purchase.  Registrants of a live broadcast webinar will receive access to the recording at the conclusion of the broadcast.

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2020 Organizational Professional Development Webinar Series

Accessible Signage

Live Broadcast Date:  Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s): BJ Epstein, Senior Designer, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Target Audience: Architects, CASps, Sign Makers, Designers, Building Inspectors
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced
 

Overview: 

Do you struggle with accessible signage? Are you familiar with the codes, but unclear on the reasons behind them? Do you think accessible signage has to be ugly to be compliant? This session will explore the 2010 ADA Standards and 2019 California Building Code, the reasons behind them, and how to get the best possible accessible signage that looks excellent and satisfies the needs of multiple categories of users.

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UX/Usability Testing - IT Professionals with Disabilities Testing Your Product

Live Broadcast Date:  Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s): Heather Burns, Accessibility Consultant, Equal Entry and John Samuel, Head of LCI Tech, LCI
Target Audience: Program Managers, Designers, Managers - those that setup/fund usability studies
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate
 

Overview: 

Learn how you can easily incorporate IT professionals with disabilities into your product development cycle.  Collaborating remotely, allows people with vision disabilities to test products using their own computers and assistive technologies. Using video conferencing technology, a professional IT tester, that has a visual disability, can shares both their screen and computer sound. This provides a full view of what the tester is experiencing.  LCI (https://www.lcindustries.com/) is one of the largest employers of Americans who are blind and visually impaired, currently employing over 350 individuals that are blind or low vision.  LCI creates over 2,000 products and distributes thousands more through manufacturing, retail, nationwide distribution and e-commerce channels. LCI Tech is LCI's technology service division employing IT professionals with vision disabilities, trained and ready to assist you.  Using Equal Entry as a case study lean how to partner for an enhanced accessibility experience.

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Reporting Accessibility with VPAT 2 - A Guide for Vendors

Live Broadcast Date:  Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s): Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer, Level Access
Target Audience: B2B Technology Companies, Software Companies, Engineers, Product Engineers, Products Managers, Technology Managers
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate
 

Overview: 

The new VPAT 2 format offers multiple templates, allowing vendors to document conformance common with several common standards including the refreshed Section 508, WCAG 2.1, and EN 301 549 for vendors who sell into Europe or Australia.

As the demand for accessible technology grows, so does the demand for product manufacturers and vendors to formally document their product's or service's conformance with accessibility standards. A VPAT is often a procurement requirement, but even when it's not, having a well written VPAT can be a compelling competitive differentiator for vendors who want to show potential buyers that they're actively evaluating and building accessibility into the products and services they deliver.

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The Forest and the Trees: Scaling for Enterprise-Level Digital Accessibility

Live Broadcast Date:  Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s): Kathryn Weber-Hottleman, IT Accessibility Coordinator, University of Connecticut
Target Audience: Higher education professionals, CIOs, leaders of small accessibility offices
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate
 

Overview: 

The increase in virtual course content, combined with the recent lawsuits at Harvard and MIT and updates to Section 508, have pushed online accessibility into the forefront of higher education awareness. With the advent of global accessibility standards and the push for uniformity in online accessibility, the University of Connecticut is in the process of developing its own standards for universal digital accessibility. As a result of this discussion, participants will learn to incorporate consideration of policies, automated and manual compliance testing, and training for various skill levels of web content authors into enterprise-level accessibility plans. Participants will also gain understanding of how institutional accessibility impacts the procurement process and pre-existing standalone digital products.

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Unmasking Accessibility:  Moving Beyond a Band-Aid Solution

Live Broadcast Date:  Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 5 hours)
Speaker(s): Pina D'Intino, Principle Owner and Accessibility Consultant, Aequum Consulting and Jennifer Chadwick, Lead Accessibility Strategist, SiteImprove
Target Audience: Practitioners are who are looking to apply best practices within a structured approach in order to increase organizational maturity and sustain digital accessibility
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate
 

Overview: 

Accessibility tools shouldn't be like the duct tape the plumber slaps on your pipework to cover leaky cracks.  The plumber may apply the expert fix for an issue on one house call, but does not transfer to you, the homeowner, the skills to address the next leak yourself.  Over the last decade we've talked a lot about developing and understanding standards, upcoming laws and regulations, identifying the right tools to use and incorporating accessibility development and testing into the Agile lifecycle.  The common misconception is that accessibility is a single, stand-alone project.  However, in order to succeed, evidence shows that you must take a closer look at implementing accessibility into your organization's business processes.

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