Schedule of Events
Day One - July 22, 2020
9:00 AM EST - 10:00 AM: Opening Plenary
Inclusive, by design: How we do the work matters
Chief Experience Officer, Level Access
Derek Featherstone is an internationally known speaker, practitioner, and authority on accessibility and inclusive design. He has been working on the web since 1999, when he left his career as a high school teacher to start his own web design company.
Derek is now the Chief Experience Officer at Level Access – focused on ensuring that accessibility and inclusion are an integral part of creating outstanding customer experiences. He teaches teams accessibility concepts and skills, and leads hands-on workshops with teams of all sizes. Working with Derek will help you analyze and improve your process, and incorporate accessibility and inclusive design processes into your UX and service design practice, and development methodologies.
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EST
|A1||Using Ally Gauges to Improve Content Accessibility||Megan Wuebker||Beginner|
|A2||Leveraging Digital Accessibility Data to Gain Buy-In||Jessica Guess & Nakia Keathley||Intermediate|
|A3||Adding and Managing Video Captions in YouTube Studio||Katheryn Lane||Beginner|
|A4||UC’s Mobile App: Helping with Accessibility||Jacquelyn Freiermuth||Beginner|
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EST
|B1||Using the Ally Course Accessibility Report||Megan Wuebker||Intermediate|
|B2||Adding and Managing Video Captions in Kaltura||Katheryn Lane||Intermediate|
|B3||Introducing Equidox for PDF Accessibility||Mitch Jones||Intermediate|
|B4||UC's Intranet and Accessibility||Andrea Rahtz, Nicole Barker & Chris Toelke||Roundtable Discussion|
|B5||Forms: What to use and How to Make it Accessible||Katie Lane & Jacquelyn Freiermuth||Roundtable Discussion|
|B6||SEO and Accessibility||Sam Green||Beginner|
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST: Keynote
Vice President for Student Affairs
Debra S. Merchant, JD, Vice President for Student Affairs, is responsible for the development and implementation of university-wide programs designed to support the student experience outside of the classroom. As a member of the Provost’s senior leadership team, Merchant provides leadership toward student residential life, engagement, leadership, identity development, advocacy and multicultural programming. As the Senior Student Affairs Officer, Merchant is a member of the President's Cabinet, the Executive Oversight Committee for University Compliance, and the Athletics Advisory Committee. Merchant offers a unique perspective given her breadth of experience that includes UC’s number one priority – students. In her role, she collaborates with colleagues across the campus while continuing to advance the “students-first” philosophy.
Before coming to UC in 1998, Merchant held various professional positions providing advocacy for students with disabilities, organizational development and strategic planning. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Learning and Behavior Disorders from Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky, respectively. She is also a graduate of the University of Kentucky, College of Law. Prior to attending law school, Merchant was a special education teacher in a public elementary school.
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM EST
|C1||Creating Accessible Content in Canvas||Megan Wuebker||Beginner|
|C2||Advanced PDF Presentation||Mitch Jones||Advanced|
|C3||Accessibility for Web Developers||Malik Spencer & Noelle Bareswilt||Advanced|
|C4||Advanced AEM Tips and Tricks||Katie Lane||Intermediate|
|C5||Universal Design for Inclusive Learning Online||Kimber Andrews||Roundtable Discussion|
Day Two - July 23, 2020
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM EST
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EST
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST
|RT1||Accessibility of Virtual Events||Katie Vance, Katheryn Lane, & Mitch Jones||Beginner|
|RT2||How to find efficiencies in accessibility reviews in the procurement process||Amanda Calvert & Nakia Keathley||Beginner|
|RT3||Social Media and Accessibility||Whitney White & Heidi Pettyjohn||Beginner|
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Accessibility for Web Developers
Learn the tools, techniques, and thinking process UCIT developers use to make web applications accessible. In this session we will upgrade a non-accessible system, illustrating the methods we use in real time.
Accessibility Features in Apple Products
In this workshop you will learn about accessibility features within some of Apple's top products. You will learn what the features are, why the exist and how to use them. The last fifteen minutes will include live demonstrations.
Accessibility Features in Google Products
In this workshop you will learn about accessibility features within some of Google's top products. You will learn what the features are, why the exist and how to use them. The last fifteen minutes will include live demonstrations.
Accessibility Features in Microsoft Office 365 Products
In this workshop you will learn about accessibility features within some of Microsoft's top products. You will learn what the features are, why the exist and how to use them. The last fifteen minutes will include live demonstrations.
Adding & Managing Video Captions in Kaltura
This session is a hands-on introduction to adding and managing mechanical captions for Kaltura videos. Participants must have video content uploaded to Kaltura and have ownership of the content to participate but may observe if not.
Adding & Managing Video Captions in YouTube Studio
This session is a hands-on introduction to adding and managing captions for YouTube videos using YouTube Studio. Participants must have video content uploaded to YouTube and have ownership of the content to do the hands-on portion, but may observe the session as well.
Advanced AEM Tips & Tricks
This session will help those with an established, basic understanding of the AEM environment learn high level tips and tricks for managing your site, including how to quickly scan new content for accessibility concerns, and review basic author content before publishing through automated alerts and workflows.
Advanced PDF Presentation
Creating accessible PDFs is an advanced skill; this training will address the more common solutions to identifying PDF accessibility.
Creating Accessible Content in Canvas
Beyond Ally, Canvas has many integrated accessibility features. This session will show how to use the Canvas features to improve course accessibility.
Introducing Equidox for PDF Accessibility
Equidox is a new tool available for UC staff and faculty, that allows you to more easily address accessibility issues in PDFs. This mini-training will introduce you to Equidox as a tool.
Level Access Training
This 2 hour training session is open to all audiences but geared towards the University of Cincinnati's Apex users, web authors and site managers for Bearcat's Landing. In this training you learn how to access and navigate within UC's latest accessibility tool, Level Access.
Objectives for this training session are:
- Understand basics of navigating
- Understand the types of testing
- Understand how to navigate and digest reports
- What are UC's top 10 issues
- Best practices
Leveraging Digital Accessibility Data to Gain Buy-In
At UC we have the ability to report on a wide variety of accessibility data (website accessibility scores, academic course content accessibility scores, digital accessibility training data, and data about our disabled student population). This informative session will discuss how you can leverage the data to increase the use of accessible practices and advocate for the development of accessibility goals.
These sessions will be open discussions with a moderator. Get together with other members of our community to discuss current topics within accessibility.
Roundtable discussion topics:
- Accessibility of Virtual Events
- How to find efficiencies in accessibility reviews in the procurement process
- Universal Design for Inclusive Learning Online
- University of Cincinnati's Intranet and Accessibility
- Forms: What to Use and How to Make it Accessible
- Social Media and Accessibility
SEO and Accessibility
Get a basic understanding of search engine optimization (SEO) and learn how many of the best practices align with web accessibility best practices.
UC's Mobile App Helping with Accessibility
The UC Mobile App is being enhanced to help make our campus more accessible! Come learn about current features and those on the horizon.
Using Ally Gauges to Improve Content Accessibility
Ally is a tool that integrates with Canvas and it provides feedback on the accessibility of your course files and guidance as to how to make them more accessible. In this session we will show how to use the gauges in Ally to improve the accessibility of uploaded content in Canvas.
Using the Ally Course Accessibility Report
This session will build on the Ally Gauges session, and show how to access the Ally Course Accessibility Report and use it to address accessibility issues in the course.
Web: How to avoid common accessibility pitfalls
Learn basic skills for avoiding common accessibility errors in web content (heading levels, link text, alt text descriptions). This information will be applicable for many web platforms and some social media tools, but will use AEM as the specific example.