Two full days of training to introduce and get you started with accessible information and communication technology (ICT).
When and Where is this Event?
September 23rd and/or 24th, 2019, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Waltham.
One and two-day registration options are available.
What will be Taught?
Learn about web accessibility and how to make accessible Microsoft Word docs, PowerPoints, and Adobe PDF files. Learn about the laws and standards that help ensure information is readable and usable by a wide audience, including seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Who Should Attend?
The trainings are appropriate for a range of participants including web content managers and designers, policy and legal staff, and anyone who uses MS Word, PowerPoint or who needs to create accessible PDF files.
What’s the Cost?
There is no registration fee for this event. Only 50 tickets will be issued for each day of training. Your ticket is your commitment to attend. Meals are provided at no charge both days. A block of rooms has been reserved for those needing lodging at a rate of $179/night.
What More Do I Need to Know?
Certificates of Completion will be awarded to attendees who complete training sessions and corresponding evaluations (at the conclusion of either or both days of training).
Participants of Day 2 will have the best experience if they come with Microsoft Office 2013 (or newer) for Windows, and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC installed on their computers.
About the Trainers
Rob is the ICT Accessibility Program Manager for Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Oklahoma’s Assistive Technology Act Program housed at Oklahoma State University. Rob helps organizations to embrace inclusion through technology. He trains and guides state agencies, higher education institutions and the occasional private sector partner to make accessibility efforts into sustainable programs. From high-level topics like accessibility in procurement and building accessibility initiatives to the nuts and bolts of PDF and web accessibility, Rob makes accessibility something that organizations can fit into their existing operations. Rob works closely with peer Assistive Technology Act Programs around the country to provide training and technical assistance around technology accessibility. Rob also speaks at local and national conferences on various accessibility-related topics and organizes Oklahoma’s statewide accessibility conference, TechAccessOK. Rob is an IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies and an ACTCP Certified ADA Coordinator.
Lyssa is an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Coordinator with Oklahoma ABLE Tech. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Masters of Library and Information Studies degree in 2015 and applies the user-centered approaches from the information world to accessibility. Lyssa enjoys digging into websites and applications to test how accessible they are for all users, and she finds it especially exciting when this testing leads to providing targeted feedback for organizations. In addition to accessibility testing, she provides training and technical assistance on accessibility topics such as Adobe PDF, Microsoft Office, and accessibility testing to various groups across the state of Oklahoma.