Two-Day Accessibility Continuing Education Workshop

Wed, Jul 15, 2020, 8:30 am to Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 5:00 pm
Via Zoom

Please join us for this two-day workshop, which showcases accessibility efforts in a number of offices across campus. It is open to all members of the University community. For CPACC and WAS certified staff who need continuing accessibility education credits to maintain certification, it provides up to 15 hours of credits. The workshop will be presented via Zoom, allowing us to learn together while maintaining social distancing. It will include a variety of sessions given by colleagues from across campus on how their offices support accessibility, reviews of key concepts, and demonstrations.

Sessions will begin each day at 8:30 AM and end at 5:00 PM.

If you require any accommodations to participate in the workshop, please send your request to by 5 PM on Monday, July 13.

Register in the Employee Learning Center


Wednesday, July 15:

  •   8:30  Welcome, Accessibility Updates, Mary Albert
  •   9:00  Setting the Context for Accessibility, Vice Provost Michele Minter and Vice President and CIO Jay Dominick
  •   9:30  Overview of the Office of Disability Services, Liz Erickson
  • 10:30  Break
  • 10:45  Student Accommodations, Brian Belcher
  • 11:30  Social Media Accessibility, Maddy Pryor & Jessica Leontarakis
  • 12:00  Break
  • 12:30  Accessibility at the University Library, Axa Liauw
  •   1:30  Visualization, Sonification, and Physicalization, Rebecca Koeser & Nick Budak
  •   2:30  Accessibility in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Dan Steinberg
  •   3:30  Break
  •   3:45  User Experience and Accessibility Susan Spraragen
  •   4:45  Day One Wrap Up, Mary Albert

 Thursday, July 16:

  •   8:30  Current Trends in Disability Studies, Kristen Starkowski
  •   9:00  Online Course Accessibility, Mona Fixdal & Marija Naumoski
  • 10:00  Video Accessibility, David Hopkins
  • 11:00  Break
  • 11:15  WCAG Guidelines in Practice, John Jameson
  • 12:00  Break
  • 12:30  Introduction to DIY Testing, John Jameson
  •   1:30  Writing for the Web, Charlie Kreitzberg
  •   2:30  Managing Projects with Accessibility in Mind, Robert Ivan
  •   3:30  Break
  •   3:45  Campus Architecture, Alexis Mutschler
  •   4:45  Wrap Up, Mary Albert