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State of Video 2020

 




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?


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Jaclyn Leduc
Jaclyn Leduc, Content Marketing Specialist, 3Play Media

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Jaclyn Leduc is a Content Marketing Specialist at 3Play Media where she contributes to 3Play’s robust content library. Whether it’s a blog post, an email, a web page, or a webinar, Jaclyn aims to show people the value of accessibility in an engaging and approachable way.
Outside of growing her career in marketing, you’ll find Jaclyn with her nose in a book, tackling a new recipe, or playing with her bestie (aka her dog), Bernie.


Accessiblity for Remote and Hybrid Classrooms

 




Classrooms are changing – how do we adapt? In this session, Dawn Hunziker and Barbie Lopez from the University of Arizona will share best practices for creating an inclusive classroom. They’ll share tips they’ve learned from building accessible courses for the new era. 


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dawn hunziker
Dawn Hunziker, Senior IT Accessibility Consultant, University of Arizona

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Dawn Hunziker is the IT Accessibility Consultant, Sr. for the University of Arizona’s Disability Resources. She co-coordinates the UArizona’s IT Accessibility Program to support the University’s commitment to full accessibility of all electronic and information technology employed on campus (itaccessibility.arizona.edu). Her job duties include working with campus units and committees, program managers, content developers, faculty and staff to provide input and proactive solutions regarding accessibility in the IT and academic environments. She also coordinates Assistive Technology availability on campus, collaborates in alternate format production (documents and media), faculty development and accessible course and web design. Dawn currently serves as President of Access Technology Higher Education Network (ATHEN, athenpro.org). Dawn has presented at local, state, and national conferences regarding the UArizona IT Accessibility Program, pdf/web accessibility, captioning processes, and inclusive and accessible curriculum design.

barbie lopez
Barbie Lopez, Digital Accessibility Consultant, University of Arizona

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Barbie Lopez is the Digital Accessibility Consultant for the Disability Resource Center (DRC), IT Accessibility Team at the University of Arizona (UArizona). She collaborates across campus to resolve technological access barriers in the curricular, information and employment environments. She consults with University personnel, including DRC staff, in researching, identifying, recommending, and implementing technical solutions to student and employee access barriers; problem-solving technological issues and compatibility concerns in implementing accommodations. Barbie’s background includes extensive experience in accommodation services and ensuring access for class content through the promotion of universal design for learning techniques and practices.


Audio Description: If Your Eyes Could Speak

 




How do you implement, scale, and budget for audio description? What even is audio description? In this session, Joel Snyder, PhD, Audio Description Project, American Council of the Blind, will teach us the ins and outs of audio description, including its benefits, impacts, and implementation.


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Joel Snyder
Joel Snyder, PhD, Director, Audio Description Project, American Council of the Blind

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One of the first audio describers, Joel Snyder, PhD is a true pioneer in the audio description field. He began describing theater events and media in 1981. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists, and the Screen Actors Guild, and a 20-year veteran of work as an arts specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts, is perhaps best known internationally as one of the first “audio describers” at the world’s first audio description service.

In addition to work principally in media and audio description training, Dr. Snyder’s Audio Description Associates, LLC develops audio described tours for major museums and visitor centers throughout the United States including the writing/voicing of an audio described tour of the Enabling Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Albright/Knox Gallery in Buffalo, the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL, several Smithsonian Institution exhibits including the National Museum of American History’s “The Flag That Inspired the National Anthem”, and myriad National Park Service and US Forest Service facilities including Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon. Dr. Snyder trained museum docents in audio description techniques at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and Sackler/Freer Galleries, and the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, the Seattle Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design and the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. He also coached Secret Service agents/White House tour guides in AD methods and, as noted above, he is the producer and author of the first-ever audio described tour of The White House. Dr. Snyder worked closely with the Disability Rights Committee of the Obama for America campaign in 2008, serving as a surrogate speaker on disability issues for the Obama campaign, and coordinated live audio description for the Presidential Inauguration Parades in 2009 and 2013.

Dr. Snyder is the recipient of the American Council of the Blind/Audio Description Project’s highest award, the Barry Levine Memorial Career Achievement in Audio Description; he also was named the 2014 recipient of the ACB Vernon Henley Media Award “for promoting and furthering the availability of audio description;” and in April 2015 was awarded the American Foundation for the Blind’s prestigious Access Award.


What is Accessibility and Why Does it Matter to Netflix?

 




Learn what makes a platform accessible, the impacts of inaccessible streaming services, and how popular streaming services rank against web accessibility standards.



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Krissie Barrick
Krissie Barrick, Head of Digital Influencing, Scope

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Krissie is the Head of Digital Influencing at Scope. She has a background in service design and is a strong advocate in the sector for collaboration and co-design. In her previous role at the charity Breast Cancer Care she led on the creation of the award-winning app “BECCA” which harnesses the power of AI to support women after breast cancer treatment.

She’s now running Scope’s Big Hack, a program which seeks to make the digital world more inclusive. With the consumer power of disabled customers at its core, it’s mission is to make sure websites, apps and online services are accessible to everyone. The Big Hack offers a free resource hub to help product teams engage with accessibility, and a crowd-sourcing tool to identify where the problems are for disabled people in the online world. The Big Hack also delivers training and support for people and businesses who want to learn how they can practice accessibility too.


Live Auto Captioning Office Hours

 



Ask all your burning questions about captioning live events. The 3Play team is here to help answer anything from workflows, video platforms, to accuracy and best practices.



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Georgia
Georgia McGoldrick, Product Marketing, 3Play Media


No Budget, No Time, No People—No Problem: Meaningful UDL on a Shoestring

 



Hear real-world-tested strategies for folding inclusive design practices into your existing teaching-and-learning work, even when your unit is one person, you have little to no budget, and your time is already stretched thin. You will learn interaction-program-, and enterprise-level strategies for increasing the persistence, retention, and satisfaction of your learners, clients, and customers—all on a shoestring.



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Thomas Tobin
Thomas Tobin, PhD, MSLS, PMP, MOT, CPACC, Program Area Director—Distance Teaching & Learning
Learning Design, Development, & Innovation (LDDI), University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Tom Tobin is the Program Area Director of Distance Teaching & Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an internationally-renowned author and speaker on issues of quality in teaching with technology, including evaluating online teaching, academic integrity, copyright, and accessibility. He is the author of Evaluating Online Teaching:
Implementing Best Practices (2015), The Copyright Ninja (2017), Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers, (2020) and Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018).


Captioning Best Practices for Engagement

 



In today’s digital world video has become a primary means of communication across social media platforms. Captioning is no longer just for the deaf. Reach more people, get better market penetration and increased engagement by following the tips and techniques covered in this session



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Dax Castro
Dax Castro, Certified Digital Accessibility Trainer, Jacobs Engineering Group

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Dax Castro is an Adobe Certified PDF Accessibility Trainer and presenter with more than 25 years experience in digital design. Dax is an active member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and runs several online communities focused on accessibility and creative design.


Creating a Culture of Inclusivity

 


Learn what it means to create a workforce that values differences and makes everyone feel welcome. In this session, you will learn how to create an inclusive environment, even while remote. He’ll breakdown disability etiquette and ensure you are treating everyone with respect.



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LaMondre Poug Leduc
LaMondre Pough, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ruh Global IMPACT

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LaMondré Pough´s dedication to helping people unleash their personal potential has quickly established him as a primer speaker and trainer.

He believes that in order for an organization to be at its very best, the people who make up the organization be at their best.

Addressing such areas as empowerment, diversity, technology, and accessibility, LaMondré helps people and organizations achieve just that, their best.

Organizations and business executives hire LaMondré for his inspiring presentations which translate into an increase in employee and member morale and productivity.

LaMondrĂ©s’ message of hope is intended for everyone. People from all walks of life are inspired, motivated, and empowered after hearing him speak.



What Does Accessibility Mean for Multimedia?

 



Learn digital accessibility best practices for to producing and hosting live streaming events. As a digital accessibility consultant and trainer, Carie Fisher often gets asked about accessibility regulations and best practices when it comes to videos and live events – especially now that so many conferences and meetings have gone virtual. As we embrace our new normal – what should we consider when it comes to creating videos and live streaming events with inclusivity in mind? What does accessibility mean for multimedia?



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Carie Fisher
Carie Fisher, Senior Accessibility Consultant, Deque Systems

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Carie Fisher is an author, speaker, and developer who is passionate about the intersection of front-end code and UX, digital accessibility, and diversity in technology. Currently, Carie is working as a Senior Accessibility Consultant and Trainer at Deque Systems while pursuing her Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interactions at Iowa State University.


Incorporating Accessibility into SDLC Workflows

With Roni Chowdury, Advisor on Digital Accessibility, CVS
 


How to Avoid Zoom Fatigue and Stay Connected While Remote

With Elisa Edelberg, Content Marketing Manager, 3Play Media
 

Remote Video Marketing

With Jaclyn Leduc, Content Marketing Specialist, 3Play Media
 

6 Ways to Increase Engagement in a Remote Environment

With Samantha Sauld, Content Marketing Specialist, 3Play Media
 

Remote Working Tips

With Derek Mei, Senior UI/UX Developer, 3Play Media
 

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?

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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

Presenter

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

Presenter

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

Presenter

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

Presenter

Speakers for this session is Chris Lavigne from Wistia




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

Presenter

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

Presenter

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.

Presenter

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.