September 14 – 16 l Live Virtual Course l Free 

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 Embracing video for the new normal.  

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Your Toolkit for Thriving with Video

ACCESS provides you with the tools necessary to thrive in a virtual environment. You’ll learn from leaders in all industries on how to embrace and create inclusive videos in a remote environment.

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Learn the essentials of video and accessibility from industry experts.
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🗓️ ACCESS Course Schedule

(30 minutes)

The State of Video in 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?

This session will cover:
  • What is video accessibility?
  • Trends in video – live and recorded
  • Tools you need to succeed with video accessibility
  • How to prepare for making more video

Speaker for this session is Jaclyn Leduc from 3Play Media

(60 minutes)

Accessibility for Remote and Hybrid Classes

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. 

This session will cover:

  • What is a hybrid classroom?
  • How to create an accesible remote classroom
  • How Universities should be preparing for success with hybrid learning
  • Lessons learned at the University of Arizona

Speaker for this session is Dawn Hunziker and Barbie Lopez from the University of Arizona


(60 minutes)

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.

This session will cover:

  • What is audio description?
  • How to implement and create descriptions
  • Budgeting and scaling audio description
  • Benefits of audio description for all organizations

Speaker for this session is Joel Snyder from the American Council of the Blind


(60 minutes)

What is Accessibility and Why Does It Matter to Netflix?

20% of people with disabilities have cancelled a streaming service subscription because of accessibility issues. In this session, experts at The Big Hack will dive into their research on accessibility in streaming media. We’ll learn what makes a platform accessible, the impacts of inaccessible streaming services, and how popular streaming services rank against web accessibility standards.

In this session you'll learn:
  • Top accessibility mistakes made by prominent streaming services
  • Requirements around accessibility for streaming services
  • Impact of failing to provide an accessible streaming platform
  • Future of streaming platforms

Speaker for this sessions is Krissie Barrick from Scope


(60 minutes)

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.


(60 minutes)

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.

These “skinny UDL” practices will allow you, as a participant in the webinar, to:
  • Demonstrate how small UDL changes lead to outsized impact and benefits
  • Prioritize your existing interactions to select where to work first, quickest, and best
  • Set up community-based UDL programming that is driven by practitioners themselves.
  • Expect an interactive webinar with opportunities to explore ideas, contribute to the conversation about best practices, and share comments, ideas, and questions in an atmosphere of support and collaborative practice.

Speaker for this session is Thomas Tobin from the University of Wisconsin-Madison


(60 minutes)

Captioning Best Practices for Increased 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

Topics covered will include
  • The difference between live, open, and closed captioning
  • Best practices for creating compliant captions
  • When to use transcripts for accessible web content
  • Learn about go-to captioning tools
  • Captioning tips and techniques for uncommon situations

Speaker for this session is Dax Castro a certified accessibility trainer at the Jacobs Engineering Group


(40 minutes)

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. She’ll breakdown disability ettiquete and ensure you are treating everyone with respect.

This session will cover:

  • Overcoming challenges of inclusion in a remote environment
  • Disability ettiquete
  • People-first language
  • Why inclusion is important

Speaker for this session is LaMondre Poug, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ruh Global IMPACT


(60 minutes)

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?

This session will cover:
  • WCAG accessibility requirements for different types of multimedia
  • Captioning and transcription do’s and don’ts
  • Audio descriptions vs Extended audio descriptions
  • Sign language interpretation for live events
  • Tips and tricks on how to make your video or live-stream more inclusive

Speaker for this session is Carie Fisher, Senior Accessibility Consultant at Deque Systems



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Meet the Instructors

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.

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

 Session: Creating a Culture of Inclusivity l Wednesday, September 16 at 12:30 pm ET 

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.

 Session: State of Video in 2020 l Monday, September 14 at 11 am ET 

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).

 Session: No Budget, No Time, No People—No Problem: Meaningful UDL on a Shoestring l Tuesday, September 15 at 2 pm ET 

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.

 Session: Audio Description: If Your Eyes Could Speak l Monday, September 14 at 3:30 pm ET 

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.

 Session: Captioning Best Practices for Increased Engagement l Wednesday, September 16 at 11 am ET 

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.

 Session: What is Digital Accessibility in Multimedia? l Wednesday, September 16 at 2 pm ET 

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.

 Session: What is Accessibility and Why Does It Matter to Netflix? l Tuesday, September 15 at 11 am ET 

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 ( 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, 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.
 Session: Accessibility for Remote and Hybrid Classes l Monday, September 14 at 2 pm ET 

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.

 Session: Accessibility for Remote and Hybrid Classes l Monday, September 14 at 2 pm ET 

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