Schedule of Events
Day One - August 2, 2021
9:00 AM EST - 10:30 AM: Opening Plenary
Creating Accessible Social Media
Alexa Heinrich is the Social Media Manager for St. Petersburg College (SPC) in Florida where she oversees the college’s numerous social media accounts and blogs. She is a passionate advocate for creating accessible and inclusive content for social media and has presented educational webinars on the subject to several different organizations including Harvard University, John Deere, GoFundMe, and the Great Lakes ADA Center.
August 2, 2021
Day Two - August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021
(A101): Alexa Heinrich - Keynote
Creating Accessible Social Media
(A102): Electronic Accessibility 101
Learn the “why & how” to increase access for individuals with disabilities in the electronic environment, including an overview of relevant laws and UC policy, the foundational elements of EIT accessibility, and what it means to move from compliance to a culture of inclusion and equity.
(A103): Improving Accessibility in Your Daily Communications
In this roundtable discussion, attendees will gather to share their strategies, experiences, and challenges in creating accessible communications in the workplace. The presenter/facilitator will kickoff the session by sharing successes from the Division of Student Affairs relevant to websites, newsletters, emails, videos, live meetings, social media, and more. Attendees are all invited to share their strategies, successes, and challenges with the group for discussion.
(A104): Understanding Forms and Accessibility
Forms pose a formidable barrier for accessibility, both for the users completing them and those developing them. Form accessibility goes beyond providing a form: we have to be aware of the process of delivering, completing, returning, and banking the data collected in your forms. In this demonstration we'll discuss the following: How to create a form process that allows for access to disabled and Accessible technology users; How to access accessible Forms Solutions available to the UC community; and an overview of creating an accessible Form in Adobe PDF.
(A105): What to Expect with an Accessibility Review During the Procurement Process
You submitted a request for an accessibility review… now what? In this presentation you will quickly learn what is behind the hidden curtain, all of the details of what, who, when, and how. We will answer your biggest burning questions around the process and give you tips and tricks to purchasing accessible technology.
(A106): Equal Access for d/Deaf Students: When Video Captions Are Not Enough
The COVID-19 pivot to remote learning and realignments in higher education have amplified challenges to accessibility in online instruction. This presentation is intended as an introduction to the unique challenges faced by d/Deaf students in hybrid and online courses. The presenters will showcase collaborative application of sign language interpretation of pre-recorded media services from the perspectives of student disability services, faculty development, and instructional design. They will share lessons learned and experiences in implementation, along with resources and discussion.
(A107): Equidox: PDF Workflow and Techniques
Equidox is as fast and intuitive solution for PDF accessibility, but it may be intimidating to the novice user! This training will both introduce you to Equidox PDF remediation, and provide you with a thorough and efficient workflow for creating an accessible PDF. You'll learn to use Equidox's tools to remediate a PDF from top to bottom. PDF may not be the best solution when it comes to accessibility, but when the job is best done with PDF, the PDF must be accessible! This is one workflow to get you through the PDF remediation process quickly and efficiently.
(A108): Build a Bigger Toolkit: Advanced 365 Accessibility Features
Many of us are familiar with the basic accessibility features of Office 365, like how to the accessibility checker; how to make descriptive links; and how to include alternative text descriptions of images. But did you know that 365 also supports access with live captions for PowerPoint presentations? Do you know how 365 can help you and your students with focus, concentration, and organization? Join us to add these "advanced" 365 accessibility tools (and others) to your accessibility toolkit
(B101): Social Media
(B102): Accessibility for Visual Art Courses! Yes We Can!
My presentation will focus on how I learned to make my visual art and art history courses over ninety percent accessible while using hundreds of visual images, diagrams, drawings, and video lectures. My course content is all built from the ground up, including the use of a freely sourced textbook. I have learned so much in this process and this journey has helped strengthen the quality of my courses for all students. I will be sharing ways to make this journey smoother and less burdensome as you learn techniques you can use!
(B103): Creating Your Own Adventure in the EIT Training Portal
Get an introduction to the new EIT training portal, which allows you to choose trainings that best meet your individual needs to meet compliance requirements. Ask questions, learn how to request new trainings, and get a preview of upcoming training options.
(B104): EquatIO: Math Made Easy
EquatIO is a new tool offered by Accessibility Resources and the Accessibility Network at UC. Acquired to provide accessible math to students registered with Accessibility Resources, we would like to offer the software to all faculty, staff, and students interested in creating accessible math. This demonstration will offer a glimpse at the features and results of EquatIO and how you can leverage this tool in your classrooms or offices.
(B105): Website Accessibility: The Eye Test
Join us for a non-technical accessibility testing session. Learn how to evaluate the basic accessibility of your webpage by simply using your keyboard and other built-in elements. We will also review a few free tools that provide another layer of accessibility information.
(B106): Accessibility Course Coordinator Training
This training is specifically for our EIT Accessibility course coordinators to explain the role, expectations, and responsibilities of course coordinators for our compliance and tracking needs. The session will begin with a demonstration of what a course coordinator can do, where they can complete their required training, and outline what they will need to reach out for help with. The last portion of the training will be question and answer. This training recording will be shared with any course coordinators unable to attend.
(B107): Managing Web Accessibility
We’ll chat with three of our web Apex users on how they manage page content, authors and accessibility within their college or unit website. We’ll review some of the most common accessibility issues they come across and how they engage University resources for support.
(B108): Data Geeks Tackle the Beast of Canvas Accessibility
Come learn how two data geeks stumbled across the Ally Institutional Report. The first half of the session will be a demo showing how Canvas admins can access it and what information is available in the report. In the second half of the session, join us in a conversation about using this report to improve scores, target issues, prioritize work, highlight successes, and enhance information shared for accessibility.
(B109): How Can We Help You? UC Libraries Accessibility Services and Resources for Faculty and Students
The UC Libraries is the information hub for the UC community. Learn how you can partner with the UC Libraries to support the faculty and students with their accessibility needs and accommodations. This session will focus on enhancing the faculty and students’ academic experiences using the library's vast and diverse services and resources, including purchasing online books and streaming videos, researching online articles, suggesting open access books, and working with vendors to make their content accessible. There will be an opportunity for a conversation to discuss how we can collaborate and connect the faculty and students to the accessibility services.