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  • webinar
    A group of young people using various devices

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    K-12 education agencies and schools are becoming increasingly aware of web accessibility and taking action. Join this interactive webinar for an overview of why accessibility is essential for K-12 websites. Topics will include legal requirements, case studies, policy development, and considerations for getting started.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    A Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is meant to provide a standard format for vendors to report the extent to which a digital material or technology product meets accessibility standards. Despite recent updates meant to streamline the VPAT and make it easier to use, the VPAT remains a highly technical document. In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits and limitations of the VPAT and then walk you through an exemplar VPAT as we provide tips for what to look for in each section when interpreting a VPAT from a vendor.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT on Thursday, September 17, 2015

    As more and more students receive accessible educational materials in a timely manner, it is time to think about how these materials are impacting the educational outcomes of students to whom they are provided. This webinar will highlight three aspects in which change would be expected to occur and consider ways to capture qualitative and quantitative data on these changes. Time will be provided for participant questions and comments.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Overview of UDL and accessibility as applied to blended learning initiatives including production of digital materials, selection of technologies, and effective integration of assistive technologies. Hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

  • presentation

    9:00AM – 10:00AM ET on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    This is a one hour keynote and question and answer for the faculty of Worcester State University in Worcester, MA.

  • webinar

    3:30PM – 4:30PM ET on Thursday, April 14, 2016

    This presentation is for TAACCCT grantees to help them understand how to meet TAACCCT grant requirements to develop courses and programs that are universally designed and meet international web content accessibility guidelines 2.0 AA.

  • presentation

    12:45PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Accessible educational materials and technologies provide opportunities for learners with disabilities to “acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services” as learners without disabilities. One format for presenting content in a flexible way that addresses the needs and preferences of our diverse learners is EPUB. In this session, participants will learn about best practices for ensuring the accessibility of EPUB publications so that they work for all learners.

  • presentation

    1:10PM – 2:10PM CT on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    We know from experience and neuroscience that individuals learn in varied ways. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides educators with practical strategies and techniques to ensure that all learners can meet high expectations. In this session, we will explore the foundational concepts of UDL as one component of an inclusive learning environment - the other two being the universal design of the physical space and the accessibility of the learning tools and materials. The discussion will include demonstrations of a number of new tools for making STEM content accessible for a variety of learners.

  • presentation

    10:10AM – 11:00AM ET on Thursday, October 24, 2019

    AccessATE supports the ATE community in making curriculum accessible for all students and faculty, including those with disabilities. This session will focus on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which is a curriculum design framework for creating more inclusive learning environments for all. ATE grantees will learn how AccessATE can work with them to create accessible and universally designed curriculum with hands-on assistance, and get a sneak peek at making a UDL syllabus, course media, and OERs.

  • presentation

    11:00AM – 11:25AM MT on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Accessible educational materials and technologies provide opportunities for learners with disabilities to “acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services” as learners without disabilities, in a substantially equivalent, equally integrated and equally effective manner. One format that authors of OERs can choose is EPUB. In this session, participants will learn about best practices for ensuring the accessibility of OER EPUB publications, including the proper use of metadata to enhance the discovery and use of those publications for learning.