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Visit the ITSAccessibility.syr.edu website for descriptions of on-going workshops and registration forms.

2017 AHEAD Accessing Higher Ground (AHG) Virtual Conference

Register for the Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference sessions hosted at SU (times listed below)

Conference schedule and locations

Visit the AHG Virtual Conference website to see the session descriptions.

 

Wed., Nov. 15

Track A: location 0-213 CST

 Wed., Nov. 15

Track B: location 2-202 CST

10:00 - 12:15 pmLab: Tips and Tricks for Accessible PDFs (bring your own device)10:00 - 11:00 amLow-cost, system-wide web accessibility evaluations
  11:15 am - 12:15 pmIntro to Audio Descriptions
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmComparing WCAG 2.0 to PDF/UA: Understanding the Standards and Mitigating Risk1:15 - 2:15 pmA training program for simple manual evaluation of websites and the use of automated testing tools - a blended approach
    
4:15 - 6:30 pmAudio Description in Higher Education4:15 - 5:15 pmExtreme Accessibility
  5:30 - 6:30 pmAlly: Accessibility training, and remediation, and tracking. Oh my!

Thurs., Nov. 16

 Track A: location 1-218 CST

 Thurs., Nov. 16

 Track B: location 0-213 CST

10:00 am - 12:15 pmPanel Discussion: The Power of Collective Negotiation: How can universities work together to require accessible vendor products?10:00 - 11:00 amTeaching the creation of accessible educational materials through an e-learning course
  11:15 am -12:15 pmBalanced Automated Scanning, Manual Testing and Assistive Technology for Successful Website Accessibility Testing
4:15 - 7:00 pmLab: What's new in Acrobat (bring your own device)4:15 - 5:15 pmDeveloping Faculty who are Accessibility Champions
  6:00 - 7:00 pmHow much accessibility testing do I really need to do?
9:15 - 10:30 pm

Keynote: Me and my iPad: How Technology is Helping Me Beat Blindness

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the late start time, we will not be hosting the Keynote live in CST.

The presentation will be available in the recorded materials that attendees receive after the conference.

  

Friday, Nov. 17

 Track A: location 0-213 CST

 Friday, Nov. 17

 Track B: location 1-218 CST

11:15 am -12:15 pmSection 508 Refresh11:15 am - 12:15 pmTaking the "Alt" out of Alternate Media: Converting instructional materials into accessible formats for all students
12:30 - 1:30 pmAdvancing the Accessibility Profession in Higher Education12:30 - 1:30 pmThe Question Still Remains: How Do I Know You Know Accessibility?
1:45 - 2:45 pmePUB versus PDF: ePUB is the new standard for accessible ebooks1:45 - 2:45 pmIt Takes a Village: Utilizing People, Systems, and Technology to Scale Online Course Accessibility