[Athen] September Newsletter: Hitting the Road RUNNING!

Prof Norm Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 15:12:18 PDT 2008

During September, EASI will be providing a crammed schedule of Webinars and
online courses. First, there will be 4 Webinars open to the
public. Second there will be a 4-part Webinar series available free to
EASI annual members and available to the public for $195. Third, EASI has
2 online courses Barrier-free Information Technology and Creating and
Repurposing More Accessible Documents. Course registration is $350.

More information about the Webinars is online at:
More information about the courses is online at:


1 Public Webinar: Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Version 2 Guidelines
September 11 at 2 PM Eastern
Presenters: Judy Brewer and Michael Cooper

2 Public Webinar: Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic Update
Thursday September 18 at 2 PM Eastern
Presenter: Steve noble

3 Public Webinar: Improving Accessibility of Troublesome PDF Files
Sept. 24 at 2 PM Eastern
Presenter: Andrew Downie, SEO, Adaptive Technologies, Australia

4 Public Webinar: Understanding Electronic Document Formats
Thur. Sept. 25 at 2 PM Eastern
Presenter Robert Beach

EASI Fee-based 4-part Webinar Series:

Attend a Virtual Conference on Accessible Distance Education
EASI Paid Series of 4 live Webinars Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 at 2 PM
Presenter Norman Coombs, Ph.D. and EASI CEO

Week 1 Sept. 9: Overview of distance learning accessibility
Week 2 Sept. 16: Accessible distance learning is a three-legged stool
Week 3 Sept. 23: Designing simple, accessible content for distance education
Week 4 Sept. 30: More complex content: multimedia, science, math and graphics
(Webinar series participants will also receive a handbook on accessible
e-learning, a pamphlet on the importance of planning, a short summary of
the Section 508 Web standards and a number of other online resources.

Read about all the Webinars at:

EASI's Two September Online Courses both begin September 8 and run for 4 weeks

1 Creating and Repurposing More Accessible Content
Instructor: Norman Coombs

Lesson 1: Creating Structured Documents with Word
Lesson 2: Creating Accessible Documents in PDF
Lesson 3: DAISY: Digital Accessible Information System
Lesson 4: Overview of repurposing several document types

Barrier-free Information Technology
Instructor: Norman Coombs

Lesson 1: Introduction and Reasons to Adapt Your Information Technology Systems
Lesson 2: What Is Adaptive Technology? (Computer Input/Output Problems and
Lesson 3: Supportive Computer Applications for Users With Disabilities
Lesson 4: Accessibility of Electronic Devices, Computer Software and Online
Lesson 5: Creating and Locating Alternative Media
Lesson 6: Providing Support for People with Hearing Impairments
Lesson 7: Access Issues of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Lesson 8: Using Accessible IT to Enable the Library to Serve the Former "print
lesson 9: Training Faculty and Staff
Lesson 10 policies and procedures

Read more about these and other courses at:

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