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Each year I have access to some professional growth funds that I can use for classes, conferences, and the like. My goal for the next fiscal year is to strengthen my web accessibility knowledge and skills.

What would you recommend looking into? Are there conferences that have made an impact in your life?  What training would you suggest?

Also, as a side note, I just heard that GW Micro and Microsoft are partnering to provide Window-eyes for free to licensed users of Office 2010 or 2013. See http://www.windoweyesforoffice.com/

Thank you for your help!

   
Murray Inman 
System Applications Analyst / Information Services 
Tel: 480-517-8610 | Fax: 480-377-4817 | murray.inman@riosalado.edu 
2323 W. 14th Street Tempe, AZ 85281 | www.riosalado.edu A Maricopa Community College
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John Slatin Access U is a conference devoted to web accessibility.  It is held at St. Edward's University  in Austin, TX. It is coordinated by Knowbility and sponsored by St. Edward's University.  More information is at http://www.knowbility.org/v/john-slatin-accessu/

Brenda Adrian
Associate Director, Instructional Technology
St. Edward's University
brendaa@stedwards.edu
512-448-8729


From: "Murray Inman" <murray.inman@riosalado.edu>
To: ITACCESS@listserv.educause.edu
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00:09 PM
Subject: [ITACCESS] Good Accessibility Conferences

Friendly greetings!

Each year I have access to some professional growth funds that I can use for classes, conferences, and the like. My goal for the next fiscal year is to strengthen my web accessibility knowledge and skills.

What would you recommend looking into? Are there conferences that have made an impact in your life?  What training would you suggest?

Also, as a side note, I just heard that GW Micro and Microsoft are partnering to provide Window-eyes for free to licensed users of Office 2010 or 2013. See http://www.windoweyesforoffice.com/

Thank you for your help!


   
Murray Inman 
System Applications Analyst / Information Services 
Tel: 480-517-8610 | Fax: 480-377-4817 | murray.inman@riosalado.edu 
2323 W. 14th Street Tempe, AZ 85281 | www.riosalado.eduA Maricopa Community College
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.



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Hi Murray,

The Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference is a good one.  http://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/2014/sessions/index.php/public/website_pages/view/6

It will be March 17-22 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, CA.  

Barbara

From: Murray Inman <murray.inman@RIOSALADO.EDU>
Reply-To: "murray.inman@riosalado.edu" <murray.inman@riosalado.edu>
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:00 AM
To: "ITACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <ITACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [ITACCESS] Good Accessibility Conferences

Friendly greetings!

Each year I have access to some professional growth funds that I can use for classes, conferences, and the like. My goal for the next fiscal year is to strengthen my web accessibility knowledge and skills.

What would you recommend looking into? Are there conferences that have made an impact in your life?  What training would you suggest?

Also, as a side note, I just heard that GW Micro and Microsoft are partnering to provide Window-eyes for free to licensed users of Office 2010 or 2013. See http://www.windoweyesforoffice.com/

Thank you for your help!

   
Murray Inman 
System Applications Analyst / Information Services 
Tel: 480-517-8610 | Fax: 480-377-4817 | murray.inman@riosalado.edu 
2323 W. 14th Street Tempe, AZ 85281 | www.riosalado.edu A Maricopa Community College
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Hello,

I would consider WebAIM’s training, http://webaim.org/training/, if you have the resources.  The next session is May 6 – 7 in Logan, Utah.  I think they usually do two sessions per year.  I have not been myself, but they did a custom training for us years ago and it was excellent.  One of my co-workers attended last year and got a lot out of it.

Regards,
Carol

 

Carol Foster

University of Massachusetts

 

From: "Murray Inman" <murray.inman@riosalado.edu>
To: ITACCESS@listserv.educause.edu
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00:09 PM
Subject: [ITACCESS] Good Accessibility Conferences

 

Friendly greetings!

 

Each year I have access to some professional growth funds that I can use for classes, conferences, and the like. My goal for the next fiscal year is to strengthen my web accessibility knowledge and skills.

 

What would you recommend looking into? Are there conferences that have made an impact in your life?  What training would you suggest?

 

Also, as a side note, I just heard that GW Micro and Microsoft are partnering to provide Window-eyes for free to licensed users of Office 2010 or 2013. See http://www.windoweyesforoffice.com/

 

Thank you for your help!

 

   

Murray Inman 
System Applications Analyst / Information Services 
Tel: 480-517-8610 | Fax: 480-377-4817 | murray.inman@riosalado.edu 
2323 W. 14th Street Tempe, AZ 85281 | www.riosalado.edu

A Maricopa Community College

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

 

 

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I second that. Fantastic training and not terribly expensive. 


Kit Cole
Software Tester/Accessible IT Coordinator
KU Information Technology
785-864-0272


From: Carol Foster <cfoster@OIT.UMASS.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group Listserv <ITACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM
To: "ITACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <ITACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [ITACCESS] Good Accessibility Conferences

Hello,

I would consider WebAIM’s training, http://webaim.org/training/, if you have the resources.  The next session is May 6 – 7 in Logan, Utah.  I think they usually do two sessions per year.  I have not been myself, but they did a custom training for us years ago and it was excellent.  One of my co-workers attended last year and got a lot out of it.

Regards,
Carol

 

Carol Foster

University of Massachusetts

 

From: "Murray Inman" <murray.inman@riosalado.edu>
To: ITACCESS@listserv.educause.edu
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00:09 PM
Subject: [ITACCESS] Good Accessibility Conferences

 

Friendly greetings!

 

Each year I have access to some professional growth funds that I can use for classes, conferences, and the like. My goal for the next fiscal year is to strengthen my web accessibility knowledge and skills.

 

What would you recommend looking into? Are there conferences that have made an impact in your life?  What training would you suggest?

 

Also, as a side note, I just heard that GW Micro and Microsoft are partnering to provide Window-eyes for free to licensed users of Office 2010 or 2013. See http://www.windoweyesforoffice.com/

 

Thank you for your help!

 

   

Murray Inman 
System Applications Analyst / Information Services 
Tel: 480-517-8610 | Fax: 480-377-4817 | murray.inman@riosalado.edu 
2323 W. 14th Street Tempe, AZ 85281 | www.riosalado.edu

A Maricopa Community College

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Message from tmariotti@mvcc.edu

Absolutely a good group to target for training.

 

Tamara Mariotti

Coordinator of Disability Services

NYSDSC President

 

Office for Disability Services

Mohawk Valley Community College

Academic Building room 153

1101 Sherman Drive

Utica, NY 13501

 

315-731-5702 (Voice)

315-731-5868 (fax)

tmariotti@mvcc.edu

 

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Very good training I would also recommend the AHG conference (http://accessinghigherground.org/) in Denver in November.  Probably the best meeting of the minds of the top HE accessibility folks in the country.

 

Ron Stewart

 

Hi Murray,

I agree with the others here, it really depends on what your goals are. Conferences like CSUN are wonderful and offer a wide variety of topics, however they're less focused in terms of building deeper knowledge that you're likely to retain. So if you want to meet folks in the field of accessibility and learn about many different aspects you should consider a conference. 

If you want some hands-on training, Webaim makes sense. We use the Webaim website as one of our favorite resources for clients, their information is clear and accessible to people of all backgrounds. Based on the descriptions I've read about their courses, you're likely to get a lot out of their training. I haven't been yet, but I'm sure their training is top notch.

Let us know what you decide to do. Good luck!

Stephani



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MIT IS&T Accessibility & Usability
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