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March 31, 2017

Upcoming Webinars: 3 Schools’ Approaches to Campus-Wide Accessibility + Intro to Audio Description

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Is your institution doing all it can to be accessible? The following upcoming webinars will help you protect your institution.

These complimentary resources, provided by 3Play Media, cover tips for creating a campus-wide IT accessibility policy, an intro to audio description, and lessons learned in the 15 years since the OCR lawsuit at NC State.


WEBINAR: Who Should Be Involved in Your Campus’ IT Intiative

Tuesday, April 4th at 2pm ET

In this webinar, Rob Carr, the Accessibility Coordinator at Oklahoma ABLE Tech, will present on the various jobs and responsibilities that are required in implementing a well-rounded accessibility program. He’ll also provide you with the necessary tools to begin conversations for a campus-wide accessibility initiative. Register now.

WEBINAR: 15 Years After an OCR Suit: NC State’s Accessibility Refresh
Thursday, April 13th at 2pm ET
In 1999, NC State University resolved a suit from the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR). But what does accessibility at NC State University look like 15 (actually 17) years later? In this session, Grey Reavis (University IT Accessibility Coordinator) and Rebecca Sitton (Assistive Technology Coordinator) will look at how they are creating a proactive strategy to address the current risk areas on campus.

WEBINAR: How the University of Maryland Implemented a Campus-Wide IT Accessibility Plan

Thursday, April 20th at 2pm ET

In this webinar, Ana Palla-Kane (IT Accessibility Specialist) and Susan Johnston (Instructional Designer) will dive into the design and implementation of their IT accessibility plan, providing an inside look into the University of Maryland’s own strategies and structure. They will discuss the specific steps taken by the Division of IT in designing and implementing the plan, as well as provide insight into first-year successes and challenges. Register now.

WEBINAR: Intro to Audio Description

Thursday, May 4th at 2pm ET

This webinar will cover the basics of how to add audio description to online video, legal requirements for audio description, video player compatibility, examples and demos, how to create audio description, and benefits of audio description outside of accessibility.  Register now.

WEBINAR: Quick Start to Captioning

Thursday, March 30th at 2pm ET

Watch this webinar to learn the basics of how to add closed captions to online video to make it fully accessible, searchable, and SEO-friendly. This webinar covers Section 508 and ADA accessibility compliance, creation of closed captions, explanation of caption formats and video player compatibility, as well as an overview of automated workflows and integration with lecture capture and video platforms.  Register now.

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