Upcoming Webinars: Yahoo’s Accessibility Strategy and a Hard Look at Digital Access Lawsuits
Updated: January 4, 2018
We’ve got an exciting roster of webinars coming up soon. Yahoo’s tech gurus will give us an inside look at their progressive tactics for fostering web accessibility. Plus, hear legal experts explain the key accessibility lawsuits from 2016 and how they may impact you.
Details and registration links below.
July 28, 2016 at 2pm – 3pm ET
Yahoo has more than a billion monthly active users. Knowing that roughly 10% of the world’s population identifies as having some kind of disability, an important part of the Yahoo experience is ensuring that all users can access and enjoy Yahoo products, whether or not they are disabled. Join us on July 28 to learn more about how Yahoo is committed to building cutting-edge products that make every user experience delightful, inspiring, and accessible to all.
August 4, 2016 at 2pm – 3pm ET
In this webinar, Owen Edwards from SSB BART Group and Lily Bond from 3Play Media will take a look at recent video accessibility lawsuits and their implications for other organizations across industries. Their focus will be on closed captioning and video description legal requirements, case law, and standards.
September 8, 2016 at 2pm – 2:30pm ET
Watch this webinar to learn the basics of how to add closed captions to online video to make it fully accessible, searchable, and SEO-friendly. This webinar covers Section 508 and ADA accessibility compliance, creation of closed captions, explanation of caption formats and video player compatibility, as well as an overview of automated workflows and integration with lecture capture and video platforms.
September 29, 2016 at 2pm – 3pm ET
This webinar will be presented by Lainey Feingold, a nationally recognized disability rights lawyer and pioneer of Structured Negotiation known for negotiating landmark accessibility agreements. In the Fall of 2016 the American Bar Association is publishing Lainey’s book, Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits. Her presentation will analyze key cases, government agency activity, settlements, and other developments in digital accessibility through September 2016.
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