IAAP’s 2020 Higher Education Webinar Series

Digital Accessibility Campus Inclusion

OSU will be hosting this monthly series of webinars for university faculty, staff and students needing to learn more about inclusion through digital accessibility. The sessions are free but please RSVP via email at ADA-OSU@osu.edu  with your your name and which sessions/months you wish to attend so we can plan appropriate space.

Join us for an opportunity to learn from national and international subject matter experts focusing on digital accessibility for inclusion.

From January through June you will be able to attend a 90-minute webinar covering six different aspects of digital inclusion.  Each webinar will be interactive with opportunities to pose questions and then archived for future viewing. Presenters also have guest speakers to offer shared experiences and examples.  

Like other universities the creation and dissemination of knowledge that is central to our mission is increasingly reliant on digital delivery and support making higher education particularly sensitive to the growing legal, social and ethical pressure to make our campuses accessible. This series provides a place to learn from experts, other colleges, and  each other.   

Around eleven percent of all college and university students in just the U.S. alone, have disabilities which adds up to more than 2.25 million students. This number does not include the staff, faculty, and visitors who rely on access.    

This series will pin-point lessons learned, best practices, tools, and resources that, if incorporated, could help elevate campus inclusion.  

Webinar Schedule

Lesson from OCR: Information & Digital Access 

Thursday, January 23, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Presenters: Cyndi Rowland, Director, WebAIM; NCDAE, Utah State University

Digital Access in Higher Education: A Policy for Virtually Everything 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator and 504 Compliance Officer, Ohio State University

Flip or Flop - Flipped Classroom Teaching on Accessibility 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Presenters: Gottfried Zimmermann, Faculty of Print and Media, Stuttgart Media University

Federal Website Access Lawsuits 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Presenters: Kristina Launey, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP 
Guests: John Egan, Disability Law Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Accessible PDFs starting with MS Word

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Presenters: Tom Wright, Accessibility Consultant, Deque Systems and Helen Burge, Senior Accessibility Consultant, Deque Systems

An End to End Accessibility Platform for Developers 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Presenter: Shari Trewin, Accessibility Design Leadership, IBM
Guest: Marc Johlic, Senior Accessibility Engineer, IBM