Upcoming Live 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. 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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2019 Professional Development Webinar Series

AI and Web Accessibility

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s): Christian Heilman, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Target Audience: Christian Heilman, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Overview:  Making content on the web accessible to people with different abilities shouldn't be hard. The underlying technologies are open and by definition accessible and browsers and assitive tooling have come a long way. However, the speed of information generation and consumption on the web can be a big issues. Computers don't have problems with either speed or large amounts of data, so why not use these powers to create more accessible content on the web? In this webinar you'll learn about tools and technologies that leverage Machine Learning to help create more accessible web products.


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PDF Remediation Techniques

Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s): Erik Boman-Börjesson, Project Manager, Funka
Target Audience: Editors, content creators, clerks, etc.
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Overview:  This webinar aims to provide you with tools to help identify accessibility issues, and rectifying them. You will learn simple techniques for sorting large amounts of documents in bulk, based on their level of accessibility, as well as some high-level tricks used for creating accessible forms in PDF, etc.

Learn about user interaction with PDF documents, as well as the pros and cons of using PDF in different situations.


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2019 UPDATE: Integrating Accessibility into IT Procurement

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s): Jeff Kline, Program Director, Statewide EIR Accessibility, Texas Dept. of Information Resources
Target Audience: Anyone involved in procuring Accessible IT
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Overview:  Navigating the world of accessibility elements of IT procurement can be daunting and confusing, but proper knowledge and tools can greatly assist in understanding vendor documents and capabilities. This webinar will provide insight into what to expect from vendors of IT products and services, and tools for assessing vendor capabilities and making sound procurement decisions.


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Advanced Social Media Accessibility

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 5 hours)
Speaker(s): Gian Wild, CEO, AccessibilityOz
Target Audience: Developers, Content Authors, Accessibility Specialists, and Project Managers
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Overview:  Interested in social media accessibility? Gian Wild continues on from her previous webinar on social media accessibility and delves into the results in more detail. Gian will explain what was tested and why these items were chosen and then explain what failures occurred in Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube. In their testing, AccessibilityOz found the following accessibility errors occurring consistently across the social media platforms on both desktop and mobile devices: keyboard inaccessibility, inaccessible autoplay, incorrect or missing page titles and headings, inaccessible forms, incorrect use of ARIA and HTML, inconsistency, use of CAPTCHA, insufficient color contrast and various screen reader issues.


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Develop, Test, Deploy: Accessible Email and Document Templates for an entire State

Live Broadcast Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 5 hours)
Speaker(s): Jay Wyant, Chief Information Accessibility Officer, State of Minnesota IT Services; Kim Wee, Webmaster and Digital Accessibility Coordinator, MNIT partnering with Department of Education; and Jennie Delisi, Accessibility Analyst, State of Minnesota IT Services
Target Audience: Digital accessibility professionals, communications professionals (e.g. designers, those involved in branding, template creators)
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Overview:  The rebranding of the State of Minnesota provided an opportunity to increase the digital accessibility of emails, Word documents, and PowerPoints created by employees. Representatives will discuss the process used to design and distribute accessible email signatures and document templates to over 70 agencies and 35,000 employees. The presentation will includes strategies on the design, testing, and development of the templates. The group will also do a brief deep-dive into the technical aspects of deploying these templates across multiple agencies and Active Directories.


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