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Webinar on new 508-255 Accessibility regulations revisions

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From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: Mar 28, 2015 4:54PM


Greetings, WebAIM:


508-255 Refresh Webinar / Resources
(this page can be found online
at <http://tinyurl.com/508-webinar>;http://tinyurl.com/508-webinar
Go to this page online for any last minute updates)

The Trace Center at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison will be holding a series of
Webinars on the new Proposed 508/255 Accessibility Standards.

To make it easier for disability groups to
understand the aspects that apply to them, the
webinars will be focused on a discussion across
the guidelines as they relate to different disability groups.

Specifically the webinars will focus on:
* Low Vision and Blindness
* Hard-of-Hearing and Deafness
* Physical and Neurological
* Cognitive Language and Learning

For each of 4 topic areas there will be two webinar sessions:
* the first will be a presentation and questions Webinar in the morning
* the second will be a discussion webinar (on
the afternoon of the same day).

The dates for the webinars are.
* Visual provisions of 508/255 - Wednesday April 29th
* Presentation - 11:00 AM EASTERN (10
Central, 9 Mountain, 8 Pacific) [1 hour]
* Discussion - 1:00 PM EASTERN (12
Central, 11 am Mountain, 10 am Pacific [1 hour]

* Hearing provisions of 508/255 - Friday, May 1st
* Presentation - 11:00 AM EASTERN (10
Central, 9 Mountain, 8 Pacific) [1 hour]
* Discussion - 1:00 PM EASTERN (12
Central, 11 am Mountain, 10 am Pacific) [1 hour]

* Physical provisions of 508/255 - Tuesday May 5th
* Presentation - 11:00 AM EASTERN (10
Central, 9 Mountain, 8 Pacific) [1 hour]
* Discussion - 1:00 PM EASTERN (12
Central, 11 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific) [1 hour]

* Cognitive provisions of 508/255 - Wednesday May 6th
* Presentation - 11:00 AM EASTERN (10
Central, 9 Mountain, 8 Pacific) [1 hour]
* Discussion - 1:00 PM EASTERN (12
Central, 11 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific) [1 hour]

The Webinars are FREE but you MUST REGISTER.
To REGISTER - send an email to
<mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> > <EMAIL REMOVED> stating
* which of the webinars you would like to attending
whether you would like
* Captioning
* Sign language interpretation
SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY





Open Access Tool Tray System (OATTS)


Note: the webinars will also give users the
chance to try out and can provide feedback
on the new Open Access Tool Tray System (OATTS)
developed by the Trace Center to help users with
disabilities more easily participate in webinars and teleconferences.

Some tools include:

* Participant Correctable Captioning
* This tool allows all participants to
follow the captions on their person device of
choice (all you need is a modern browser)
* It also allows participant to correct
any errors in the captions for more accurate
captions, even with technical terminology

* Floating Caption Window
* Allows users to position their caption
window anywhere - including over presentations to
make it easier to view both together.

* Floating Sign Language Interpretation Window
* (again to facilitate positioning and
sizing of interpreter alongside or over the tele-collaboration window)

* An Accessible Hand Raising Tool – With Preview
* Facilitates participation by
individuals following captions, who have slower
reflexes, or who are polite, allowing them to
put themselves in line rather than having to time
their comment to land in a conversation gap.
* Also provides the ability to indicate
when they are answering a question rather than opening a new topic.
* A Resource tool
* Which takes you to a page with links to
accessible, downloadable versions of materials used in presentations




Thanks

gregg
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Gregg Vanderheiden
Trace R&D Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison