Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Thursday, May 18th

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The target audience of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start. Awareness comes first.

The idea of a Global Accessibility Awareness Day started with a single blog post written by a Los Angeles-based web developer, Joe Devon.

To mark the sixth Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Blackboard is promoting a follow-the-sun series of webinars covering trending topics on digital access in education.

Join the Teaching and Learning Center Thursday, May 18th 2017, to watch a series of webinars hosted around the world.

Each webinar takes place at 920 Madison Ave. Suite 424 as outlined on the schdedule below.

Click the registration links below for detailed overviews of the webinars.

 

Interview with Gallaudet: Importance of Accessibility and its Impact on Students

Click here to register for the webinar screening 9-10am.

Creating a University Policy Around Accessibility

Click here to register for the webinar screening 10-11am.

How to use industry standard LMS features to create accessible courses: Blackboard MOOC announcement

Click here to register for the webinar screening 12-1pm.

BITS Webinar – Accessibility at Blackboard

Click here to register for the webinar screening 2-3pm.

Lose the Stigma of Leaving the Classroom

Click here to register for the webinar screening 4-5pm.