ACCESS at Home

Watch all session and workshop recordings from our first virtual event!

Video Accessibility Toolkit for Success in a Virtual Environment


Video has allowed us stay connected, share ideas, and get creative. But what does the future of video look like? And how are companies incorporating accessibility into their video production process?

Session Resources:

State of Digital Accessibility in 2020


Explore how different industries are responding to digital accessibility today. In this session, you will look at current trends in digital accessibility across all industries.

This session will cover:

  • Drivers for accessibility
  • How to create accessible videos – live and recorded
  • Who owns accessibility
  • Challenges faced by all departments
  • Accessibility testing


Speaker for this session is Tim Springer from Level Access

SPIE: Evolving the Conference Experience


SPIE – The International Society for Optics and Photonics – is primarily an event organizer and a publisher of conference proceedings for those who do science and engineering using light. Even in that simplistic description of the Society, SPIE serves many different constituencies, such as conference presenters, attendees, authors, researchers, exhibitors, and librarians. And the fields SPIE covers range from astronomy to medical imaging to defense and nanotechnology. As such, the Society serves many people’s needs that can differ greatly or even conflict. Over the past 20 years, SPIE has evolved to address changes in our myriad constituents’ needs. With the impact of the current pandemic, SPIE has had to pivot again.
In this session, you will learn:

  • How SPIE turned their conferences online
  • How SPIE incorporates transcription and captioning to engage their audience
  • Benefits of online-only events
  • Tips and tricks for running successful online events


Speaker for this session is Tim Lamkins from SPIE

ADA Website Compliance: How to Start and Why it Matters Now


Improve the accessibility and user experience of your website. In this session, you will gain a deeper understanding of how to plan, execute and maintain a successful accessibility strategy for your digital channels.
In this session, you will learn:

  • How the ADA applies to websites?
  • How to approach website compliance
  • Key considerations for roles and resources involved
  • Real-life examples and best practices to follow
  • Key documents needed
  • Presenter

    Speaker for this session is Jason Taylor from Usablenet

Mitigating Risk of Website Accessibility Lawsuits


Attempts to enforce ADA website compliance continue and may be increasing in some business verticals with the effects of the pandemic and the push to an all-on-line era. The need to make your websites more accessible to all is not a matter of if, but rather when. Accessible360’s Co-founder has been teaching CLE classes for several years, come learn what you can do now to make websites and apps available to more people, and how to reduce your risk.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What goes into a website accessibility lawsuit?
  • How to achieve ADA compliance
  • How COVID-19 is changing the legal landscape


Speaker for this session is Michele Landis from Accessible360

Remote and WFH Video Production Tips


Learn how to look great on a webcam and how to make a video from home. Chris from Wistia will share tips about video gear to improve your camera, audio, and lighting setup in your home office.
In this session, you will learn:

  • How to collaborate remotely
  • What gear do you need to record at home
  • How to look good on camera


Speakers for this session is Chris Lavigne from Wistia

How to Build an Accessible Presentation


What makes a presentation accessible? In this session, you will learn all the elements of building an accessible presentation.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Checklist for accessible presenting
  • How to choose an accessible conferencing tool
  • Benefits of online-only events
  • Why accessible presenting matters


Speaker for this session is Sofia Leiva and Elisa Edelberg from 3Play Media

Your Leaders are Listening: Accessibility in the Time of COVID-19


With the COVID-19 pandemic, access barriers to learning affect everyone. This interactive, research-based session gives you meaningful tools to radically re-frame UDL away from a disability mindset and toward broader mobile-device access arguments about online learner persistence, retention, and satisfaction, to obtain advocacy and support from your campus and organizational leaders.

In this session, you will learn:

  • create executive-format messaging that describes learning interactions that save instructor
    time, encourage innovative ideas, and lower drop-out and turnover rates
  • define evidence that shows how inclusive design gives learners more time and options for study and practice in their busy days
  • re-frame conversations about UDL away from a disability mindset and toward the broad applicability of access via emerging technologies: learners on their mobile devices.


Speaker for this session is Thomas Tobin

Everything You Need to Get Started with Live Auto Captioning


Learn how to add live automatic captions to YouTube, Zoom, and advanced streams.

Video Accessibility with 3Play Media


Learn how to get started with video accessibility. These sessions include information on audio description and plugins.

Biggest Video Accessibility Challenge


Group discussion on the biggest video accessibility challenges from buy-in, workflows, and shifting to online environments.