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Class is in Session: The ABC’s of Accessibility in Education Presented by Accessibility.com
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:00 PM ET
Since 2016 the Department of Education has worked its way across the United States reaching settlement agreements with higher education and K-12 to improve accessibility for students. Participants will learn how to begin creating an inclusive environment for students by embracing web accessibility standards and requirements, creating effective, accessible, and understandable reasonable accommodation processes, ensuring effective communication, and incorporating accessibility in its electronic formats, including presentations, digital documents, and e-Books.
A11yNYC: Breaking Into the Digital Accessibility Profession Presented by Louise Clark
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:30 PM ET
Virtual, Accessibility, DEI, Free
Trying to begin a career in digital accessibility can be intimidating as people new to the profession struggle to find paths toward becoming experts in their field. They may want to be an accessibility engineer, an accessibility consultant, an accessibility tester, a disability inclusion advocate, an accessibility designer, or maybe they just want to be a well-rounded technologist who is aware that accessibility should be a part of their everyday considerations and workflow practices. The question remains, however, “How do I become (fill in the blank)?” This talk will discuss approaches and strategies that will support people interested in various accessibility specializations.
Understanding Accessibility Laws: Which Ones Apply to You? Presented by Accessibility.com
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 1:00 PM ET
This session will introduce participants to web accessibility requirements as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and how the Department of Justice views web accessibility in enforcement activities. Key takeaways include trends in settlement agreements, accessibility requirements by State and municipality, and a high-level overview of accessibility requirements in international markets (Canada, Europe, Australia, etc.).
Joint International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility Presented by ICCHP-AAATE 2022
Monday, July 11, 2022 10:00 AM EST
Accessibility, Meet Up
In 2022, ICCHP and AAATE join forces and co-host the Joint International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility. July 11 - 15, 2022
From the DOJ to the EEOC: What local government needs to know about accessibility Presented by Accessibility.com
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:00 PM ET
Participants will learn about accessibility requirements for State and local government. This session will provide insight into how the Department of Justice interprets digital accessibility as it pertains to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and other applicable laws. Key takeaways include trends in lawsuits and settlement agreements for local government, and how ADA coordinators can jump start their accessibility initiative.
Add to Cart: Creating an Accessible e-Commerce Experience Presented by Accessibility.com
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 1:00 PM ET
This session will introduce participants to relevant web accessibility standards and best practices in testing and implementation. Participants will learn the potential benefits of accessible eCommerce experiences, such as empowering innovation, improving search engine optimization, and reducing litigation, and how incorporating accessibility into the eCommerce experience gives organizations a competitive edge, and improves ROI. Key takeaways include best practices for adopting processes that incorporate check and balance in design and development, and community resourced user testing for accessibility and experience.
Grow Up: Adopting the Accessibility Responsive Model to Measure Accessibility Presented by Accessibility.com
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 1:00 PM ET
Implementing an accessibility initiative requires exhaustive and comprehensive auditing, testing, remediating, and implementation. However, the work doesn’t end in production. This session will provide insight into how organizations can incorporate accessibility maturity models into their accessibility initiatives that ensure continued compliance and growth in accessibility and inclusion beyond implementation. Participants will learn how accessibility maturity models work, how they are implemented and success is measured, where AMM’s fit into overall implementation, how AMM’s cultivate cultures of accessibility, and which stakeholders need to be on board to go from non-compliance to best practice.
Banking on Accessibility: What’s Your PIN (Plan for Inclusion)? Presented by Accessibility.com
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 1:00 PM ET
What’s your plan for inclusion? Banking and financial institutions have unique accessibility and accommodation requirements. This session will provide insight into the Americans with Disabilities Act and its applicability in the financial industry. Speakers will assess ongoing legal trends in digital accessibility, kiosks, and other types of user interfaces and customer touch points, and the impacts to banking and financial organizations. Key takeaways include how organizations can ensure digital information technology is accessible to customers and how accessibility requirements for telecommunications and online technology impact customer service and compliance.
How Do You Know You’re [Still] Accessible? Presented by Accessibility.com
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 1:00 PM ET
This session will examine the digital requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how organizations can audit their information communication technology and which tools should be used. Key takeaways include processes for beginning assessment efforts, how and what needs to be audited, which tools, assistive technologies, and evaluation methods should be used, and how to prioritize audit initiatives and results.
Shaping New Technologies to Create a More Accessible World for People with Blindness and Visual Impairments Presented by Sight Tech Global
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 11:00 AM
Accessibility, Meet Up
Sight Tech Global is the first global, virtual conference dedicated to fostering discussion among technology pioneers on how rapid advances in AI and related technologies will fundamentally alter the landscape of assistive technology and accessibility. The virtual event is free and will stream live as well as be available on demand after the event. All sessions will include the guidance and participation by people who are blind or visually impaired. Expert moderators, including TechCrunch editors and prominent figures focused on improving accessibility in the blindness community.