accessibility

Accessible Technology Webinar Series

From the Great Lakes ADA Center… Online Video Accessibility Thursday September 20, 2018 at 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET. with Terrill Thompson, Technology Accessibility Specialist at the University of Washington. Program Description For video to be fully accessible, its audio content must be accessible to people who are unable to hear (solution: captions), its visual… Read more Accessible Technology Webinar Series

“Captioning Video” resources revised and expanded

For many years, we have provided a resource about captioning video content. The information was very popular and bookmarked by many. As the accessibility guidelines have expanded in recent times, we have expanded the “captioning video” resource as well and have updated information about resources where you can find software and services to help you make… Read more “Captioning Video” resources revised and expanded

May 2018 Webinars

In addition to our Maine AEM webinar, Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) for School Based Therapists on May 16, 2018 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET, we learned of a few other free webinars via our friends at Accessible Technology Coalition…   Digital Accessibility of Educational Materials in Higher Ed from NCAEM Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM Eastern. Introduction… Read more May 2018 Webinars

Making Podcasts and Videos into Accessible Educational Materials

The Maine AEM Program is offering the following free webinar for educators: Making Podcasts and Videos into Accessible Educational Materials Date: April 12, 2018 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET Program Description Teachers at all levels increasingly use audio and video content as part of their instruction practice. Unfortunately, many of these materials are… Read more Making Podcasts and Videos into Accessible Educational Materials

US DOE Looking for Stories

Republished from ACTEM’s newsletter Connected Educator by Jennifer Orr, NBCT, 3rd grade teacher Jennifer approached ACTEM in the hopes that they might be able to recommend a few great examples of work happening in schools or districts that might fit into one of the topics listed below. I am working with the Office of Educational Technology (OET) at… Read more US DOE Looking for Stories

AFARI Mobility Device featured in exhibit

News from the University of Maine’s Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS)… The AFARI Mobility Device, co-invented by CCIDS professors Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen Gilson, is part of the current Access+Ability exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Here are links to some recent articles about the exhibit and/or AFARI: Access+Ability’… Read more AFARI Mobility Device featured in exhibit

Access Board Issues Correction to ICT Refresh Final Rule

From the US Access Board: On January 22, the Access Board issued a correction to its updated accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) to restore provisions on TTY access that were inadvertently omitted. The action applies to the final rule the Board published last January to jointly refresh its Rehabilitation Act (Section 508)… Read more Access Board Issues Correction to ICT Refresh Final Rule

February 2018 Webinars

The following information comes from the Accessible Technology Coalition (ATC): Emerging Workplace Technologies and Vision Loss from PEAT Talks February 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm Eastern Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace from AskEarn February 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm Eastern Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence… Read more February 2018 Webinars

What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace

This announcement comes from Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) and the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace February 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET Program Description In today’s workplace, technology is one of the central… Read more What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace