What: Please Join the Southwest ADA Center in collaboration with the Great Lakes ADA Center for an ADA Legal series webinar on "Is It a Disability Under the ADA Amendments Act". Attorney J. Aaron McCullough will offer an analysis of the law and guidance on these broader issues, and delve into situations and conditions some might consider within the "gray area" of disability.
What: Learn about iPad apps for students in early childhood such as EDA Play, Peek-a-Boo Barn, Pictello and Talkboard with additional insight on switch access and adaptations for children with visual impairments using the iPad.
When: Thursday, December 5th 2013 2:30 pm Mountain
What: EASI presents Jared Smith, of WebAIM which is a consulting and training firm that has great resources for web access. EASI says "WebAIM, like many others in this field, are moving their focus to what will make the Web a more usable experience rather than merely stressing technical standards. Technical guidelines puts the focus on the technical designer--and this is important. Useability puts the end user in the center of the process. It is the user's ability to use a page easily and efficiently which is even the reason for the standards."
When: Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 pm Mountain
What: EASI presents Technology accessibility specialist Terrill Thompson, who will share a few simple steps that anyone can take to improve the accessibility and usability of their websites and electronic documents.
What: Sometimes additional editing is needed to get your PDF fully accessible. This session will look at the Table and Form Editors, changing reading order for assistive devices, and new features in Acrobat XI. Participants should have a basic understanding of accessible PDF principles such as tagging and navigational structure.
When: Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00 pm Mountain
What: In 2010, the Board's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for Section 508 proposed to incorporate the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (also known as WCAG 2.0) for evaluating the accessibility of electronic documents. WCAG 2.0 is published and maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and is the internationally recognized standards for web accessibility. This session will provide examples of how the WCAG success criteria can be used to catch accessibility barriers in office documents, and also how the word processor has the capacity to include accessibility features in documents. Presented by the ADA National Network.
When: Thursday, December 5th, 2013 12:30 pm Mountain
What: According to CAST: "Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs." Jen will give examples of multiple means of:
representation; how you show what you are teaching expression; how students show what they're learning engagement: how you "hook" students.
She'll talk about lessons that flexibly address a variety of materials, classroom conditions, staff, and students, and the benefits for UDL/technology integration from an AT standpoint.
When: Thursday, November 21, 2013 2:00 pm Mountain
What: AbleNet University presents Padmaja Sarathy, MA, Author & Educational Consultant.Educators and parents are always challenged as to how best to meet the significant and extensive needs of children with severe and multiple disabilities. This is one in a series of five workshops is designed to provide techniques, tools and tips that are easy-to-implement to expect higher levels of performance from these children and reduce the barriers imposed by cognitive, communication and motor difficulties.
When: Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:00 am Mountain