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    Thursday, June 25 – Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    In this poster session, participants will use tools to perform a “mini-audit” of their websites. The mini-audit will give participants a sense for the accessibility of their websites.

  • presentation

    4:30PM – 5:30PM ET on Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Experience the latest technologies for making math accessible to diverse learners. Math is its own language, and the ability to perceive and process the information in math content can be a barrier that prevents some learners from pursuing careers in math and related STEM fields. In this session, you will explore tools that provide multiple representations of math text, including text to speech supports and sonification.

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    9:20AM – 10:20AM ET on Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Learn how to make self-created K-12 and higher ed STEM curriculum materials - including documents, graphics, and videos - accessible to all learners. The four accessible design principles of POUR will be applied to STEM-related course content through a series of material makeover demonstrations. Common examples of materials created by K-12 and higher ed STEM faculty will be first displayed in traditional formats, followed by POUR-aligned accessible versions. Skills covered in this session will include best practices for writing alt text and descriptions for technical images, charts, and graphics; creating closed captions and audio descriptions for video; the application of MathML in documents and websites to make mathematical and scientific notation accessible; and tools for making coding and basic computer science concepts accessible for all learners.

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    8:00AM – 9:00AM ET on Thursday, January 30, 2020

    How do we respond to the changing pressures in the provision of assistive technology? The term leadership is used frequently, but with little discussion of what we mean by effective leadership in the field, and with leaders emerging in different sectors and markets. In challenging times this leadership strand spotlight asks four influential figures in the field to share their perceptions of the current and future needs for AT leadership and to highlight one figure they respect and would recognize as a leader. The panel will also consider how we develop the next generation of AT leaders to meet future demands.

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    12:45PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Accessible educational materials and technologies provide opportunities for learners with disabilities to “acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services” as learners without disabilities. One format for presenting content in a flexible way that addresses the needs and preferences of our diverse learners is EPUB. In this session, participants will learn about best practices for ensuring the accessibility of EPUB publications so that they work for all learners.

  • presentation

    3:00PM – 4:00PM PT on Saturday, November 9, 2019

    Learn about the POUR principles for creating and evaluating accessible educational materials that work for all learners.

  • presentation

    2:00PM – 4:45PM ET on Friday, November 8, 2019

    Accessibility of an OER means that all students are afforded the same opportunity to learn from a material, regardless of the tools they use for access. Learner variability is the norm, not the exception, so consideration of the ways students interact with digital materials is essential for curating and authoring inclusive OER.

  • presentation

    1:10PM – 2:10PM CT on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    We know from experience and neuroscience that individuals learn in varied ways. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides educators with practical strategies and techniques to ensure that all learners can meet high expectations. In this session, we will explore the foundational concepts of UDL as one component of an inclusive learning environment - the other two being the universal design of the physical space and the accessibility of the learning tools and materials. The discussion will include demonstrations of a number of new tools for making STEM content accessible for a variety of learners.

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    11:00AM – 11:25AM MT on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    In this session, participants will learn about best practices for ensuring the accessibility of OER EPUB publications, including the proper use of metadata to enhance the discovery and use of those publications for learning.

  • presentation

    10:10AM – 11:00AM ET on Thursday, October 24, 2019

    AccessATE supports the ATE community in making curriculum accessible for all students and faculty, including those with disabilities. This session will focus on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which is a curriculum design framework for creating more inclusive learning environments for all. ATE grantees will learn how AccessATE can work with them to create accessible and universally designed curriculum with hands-on assistance, and get a sneak peek at making a UDL syllabus, course media, and OERs.