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|ABOUT PRESENTERS AGENDA VENUE SLIDES|
Thanks to SWADA, the event will be available for no charge to you as participants!
|Date:||Thursday, September 8, 2016|
|Time:||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Venue:||Moore Norman Technology Center South Penn Campus
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|13301 S. Pennsylvania Avenue|
|Oklahoma City, OK 73170|
ABLE Tech is committed to making TechAccessOK 2016 an inclusive event. CART will be provided for each session. Additional accommodations are available upon request.
|8:00||Check-in and Continental Breakfast|
|9:00||Shawn Henry||Embracing Accessibility|
|10:15||Shawn Henry||Accessibility Fundamentals|
|11:00||Ricky Steele, Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education||Accessibility in the Acquisition of Technology|
|1:30||Travis Hurst, Rose State College||DIY Captioning|
|2:30||Break (15 minutes)|
|2:45||Jonathan Whiting, WebAIM||Testing Web Content for Accessibility|
|3:45||Justin Devero, Oklahoma Management and Enterprise Services||Accessibility in Web Development|
|4:45||ABLE Tech Closing Remarks||Closing Remarks|
If you play a role in anything that goes on a web page, social media site or email distribution list, then TechAccessOK will have something for you! Our program will aim at roles such as:
Slides for the day's sessions are posted below:
9:00 a.m. Embracing Accessibility
Accessibility is essential for developers and organizations who want to create high quality websites and Web tools, and not exclude people from using your online resources. Web accessibility is getting more attention at universities and colleges recently because of lawsuits. But that's just one aspect. In this session we'll look at the more exciting reasons to embrace accessibility, and how to reap the technical and financial benefits of accessibility. With engaging stories and illustrations, Shawn will offer a different approach to accessibility. Instead of focusing on the stick, go for the delicious carrots motivating accessibility.
10:15 a.m. Accessibility Fundamentals
Biography: Shawn Henry focuses her personal passion for accessibility on bringing together the needs of individuals and the goals of organizations in designing human-computer interfaces. Shawn leads worldwide education and outreach promoting web accessibility for people with disabilities at the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). She has worked for Fortune 500, nonprofit, education, and research organizations to optimize user interface design for usability and accessibility. Her book Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design offers an approach for developing products that are more usable for everyone. When not typing on her little laptop, Shawn is often paddling her long sea kayak.
Ricky Steele, IT Director, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE)
Presentation: Accessibility in the Acquisition of Technology
This will be a review of the process that OSRHE uses to ensure that accessibility is an integral part of our acquisition of technology. We’ll start with a brief review of the OEITA requirements related to the process. We will also discuss some of the problems we routinely face and several rules of thumb we use to navigate these issues. Finally, we will include a brief discussion about the special challenges that we face when using free software, systems, and services.
Biography: Ricky Steele has been the IT Director of OSRHE since 2009 and he has worked with this agency since 1998. His background is primarily software development. He represents OSRHE on the Oklahoma Electronic and Information Technology Assessibility (OEITA) Council
Travis Hurst, Academic Technology Coordinator, Rose State College
Presentation: Increasing Accessibility Using YouTube
YouTube has powerful tools for editing and closed-captioning or subtitling videos that are created by instructors. This session is a demonstration of the tools in YouTube to upload, edit, and transcribe videos to improve access for all students. The session is intended for those at the novice/intermediate technical ability level.
Biography: Travis is the lead administrator for the College’s learning management system and works with faculty to develop on-line courses and integrate technology in the classroom. Travis earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Science Education from Oklahoma State University, a Master of Science in Geosciences from Mississippi State University, and is pursuing a doctoral degree from Northeastern University in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership with research focusing on Communities of Inquiry and student attrition in on-line courses.
Jonathan Whiting, WebAIM
Presentation: Testing Web Content for Accessibility
In this session, participants will learn to evaluate their websites using freely-available tools. Activities will include testing your page with a keyboard, evaluating contrast, enlarging page content and using the free WAVE tool. We will also briefly discuss testing with a screen reader. Bring your own laptop and follow along.
Biography: Jonathan Whiting is the Director of Training and Evaluation at WebAIM, based at Utah State University. His main passion is helping others learn to make the web more accessible to people with disabilities. Jonathan is also involved in the GOALS Project, a program to assist institutions of Higher Education in improving their accessibility system-wide. With a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology and over thirteen years of experience in the field of web accessibility, Jonathan has published dozens of articles, tutorials, and other instructional resources. He has traveled extensively to train thousands of web developers and other professionals who develop or maintain web content.
Justin Devero, Oklahoma Management and Enterprise Services
Presentation: Accessibility in Web Development
The conference hashtag is #TechAccessOK16.