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September 14, 2016

Upcoming Webinars: Captioning Research Results, Fall Legal Update, & Developing an Accessibility Policy

Another item from yesterday’s inbox…

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Dear Michael,

Is your institution doing all it can to be accessible? The following upcoming learning opportunities will share national research findings around closed captioning in higher education and provide a legal update on 2016 digital access cases (presented by internationally renowned disability rights lawyer Lainey Feingold) to help you protect your institution.

These complimentary webinars, provided by 3Play Media, will cover key research results and cases that have an impact on campus accessibility requirements and tips for implementing accessible online media at your college or university.

National Research Results: How & Why Do Students Use Closed Captioning?
Thursday, September 15th at 2pm ET

In this webinar, Dr. Katie Linder, the head researcher on the project, will present for the first time on the findings of a national study of over 2,500 students. She will take a close look at how students use and perceive captioning and transcription at their institutions (beyond the need for accommodation).  Register now.

2016 Legal Update on Digital Accessibility Cases

Thursday, September 29th at 2pm ET

This webinar will be presented by Lainey Feingold, a nationally recognized disability rights lawyer and pioneer of Structured Negotiation known for negotiating landmark accessibility agreements. In the Fall of 2016 the American Bar Association is publishing Lainey’s book,Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits. Her presentation will analyze key cases, government agency activity, settlements, and other developments in digital accessibility through September 2016. Register now.

Words of Experience: Developing an Electronic and Information (EIT) Accessibility Policy

Thursday, October 6th at 2pm ET

You recognize the need for an electronic information technology (EIT) policy at your college or university, but now what? In this webinar, the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) EIT Accessibility Team reveals how they successfully went about planning, designing, and implementing an accessibility policy at their institution. Register now.

National Research Results: How Colleges Nationwide Are Handling Captioning
Wednesday, October 12th at 2pm ET

Earlier this year, the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit conducted two nationwide research projects on closed captioning in higher education. In this webinar, Dr. Katie Linder, the head researcher on the project, will present for the first time on the findings of the institutional survey. Katie will take a close look at the results from over 50 colleges and universities nationwide, focusing on the challenges of and solutions for captioning.  Register now.

An Architect of the ADA on Its Application to Modern Technology
Thursday, October 20th at 2pm ET

In this webinar, one of the architects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Bobby Silverstein, will discuss his perspective on the development of the ADA, as well as on its application to modern technology, the Internet, and accessible workplace technology.  Register now.

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