[Athen] MI AHEAD Learning Day- Digital Accessibility in Higher Education, November 15th

Johnson, Leslie john5214 at msu.edu
Sun Oct 27 09:35:48 PDT 2019


For anyone that is near Michigan or is willing to travel, I wanted to share information about MI AHEAD’s Fall Learning Day in Ann Arbor, MI.

The training is November 15th, 10am-3pm, in Ann Arbor at the Washtenaw ISD, and the topic is Digital Accessibility in Higher Education.

Training Topic
Digital Accessibility in Higher Education

Phil Deaton, Digital Information Accessibility Coordinator at University of Michigan State University
Brooke Knapp, Digital Accessibility Analyst at Michigan State University

This session will discuss strategies for bringing digital accessibility to campus and ways to implement accessibility relative to your institution or college’s scale. The session will also include a brief demonstration and overview on how to increase accessibility for the web and commonly used document types.

Explore how to advocate for accessibility and how to prioritize your institution’s effort to make the work more reasonable, achievable, and focused on organizational mission.
– how to put it together
– how to come up with a strategy
– who to invite to the table
– what checkpoints to achieve
– how to implement a liaison program
– how to support faculty
– what you need to know about online course accessibility

A technical demo on Word, PowerPoint, and a quick overview of web accessibility provided*
*Resources will be shared to assist in identifying gaps in current processes and how to advocate for increased institutional accessibility support.

Tickets are $50 for MI AHEAD members and $75 for non-members. This includes lunch from Zingermans Deli.

A more detailed description of the training and registration information can be found here: https://mi-ahead.org/event/mi-ahead-fall-learning-day/<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__mi-2Dahead.org_event_mi-2Dahead-2Dfall-2Dlearning-2Dday_&d=DwMFaQ&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=RrPCUA7_GWgp4ebGvQ3Lyw&m=DCq1I-s93ATKhhqOojaUHrJIg97eBtdhoQ6hutpYfmw&s=ZRh_U00uwwhizzWxEbeYoptvD8-texsogF5sZ3spuHg&e=>

Let me know if you have any questions.


Leslie Johnson
Ability Access Specialist
Michigan State University
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
120 Bessey Hall
434 Farm Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824
P: 517.884.1911 | F: 517.432.3191
John5214 at msu.edu<mailto:John5214 at msu.edu>

Students, employees, and faculty can schedule an in person or phone meeting using my appointment calendar.
Schedule a Meeting<https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/RCPDLeslieJohnson@msu.edu/bookings/>

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