Top 5 Webinars of the Decade

December 17, 2019 BY JACLYN LEDUC

A new decade is just around the corner. Can you believe it?

We’re leaving the twenty-tens behind and heading straight into the roaring twenties. That’s why we think it’s the perfect time to do a roundup of the top 3Play Media webinars from the last ten years.

Over the last decade, we’ve had spectacular digital-accessibility-focused webinars that we won’t soon forget. Not to mention the wonderful speakers that brought invaluable knowledge and perspectives and showed us that a more accessible future is possible.

Here’s to another ten years of webinars that we just can’t wait to see.



A Toolkit for Digital Accessibility

with Jack Nicolai, Accessibility Product Manager, Creative Cloud l Adobe

Lightbulb on a desktop.

Something is missing in the design world: accessibility standards are often not documented clearly, consistently, or in a way that’s easy for professionals to follow and implement. In A Toolkit for Digital Accessibility, Jack Nicolai draws from his own experience as an Accessibility Product Manager at Adobe and highlights his process for effectively documenting accessibility requirements.

You will learn methods to create standard documentation that expresses accessibility requirements in an understandable, actionable, and usable way. The great news? No more confusion for designers! *sighs relief*

Whether you’re a designer looking for ways to simplify your accessibility workflow or a professional who cares deeply about accessibility, you’ll want to watch this webinar.

Your watch playlist with tools and tips for creating more accessible web content:


 A Toolkit for Digital Accessibility ➡️ 


 Mobile Accessibility Toolkit ➡️ 


 10 Tips for Creating Accessible Web Content with (Updated) WCAG ➡️ 


Universal Design for Learning: The Hidden Chapters

with Thomas Tobin, Faculty Associate, Professional Consultant, & Author l University of Wisconsin-Madison

Video player on a desktop computer.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for creating interactions that afford people multiple ways to get and stay engaged, to take in information, and to demonstrate skills and share ideas.

If you’re curious to learn more about UDL, just ask Thomas Tobin, who literally wrote the book on it. Thomas’ book, which he co-wrote with Kirsten Behling, provides concrete strategies for colleges and universities who want to increase their learners’ persistence, retention, and satisfaction.

In the webinar, Universal Design for Learning: The Hidden Chapters, Thomas discusses strategies for how to incorporate UDL into current programs and processes. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to talk about UDL to senior leaders in a language they understand
  • Prioritize which interactions at your institution need to be re-designed
  • How to implement feedback mechanism to shape the direction of future UDL applications
Your watch playlist for accessible design in higher education:


 Universal Design for Learning: The Hidden Chapters ➡️ 


 Do Captions and Transcripts Improve Student Learning? ➡️ 


Intro to Audio Description

with 3Play Media

Graduation cap on the corner of a desktop computer.

In this webinar, 3Play Media answers the question, what is audio description?

First and foremost, audio description is an accessibility requirement that narrates relevant visual information in videos, television shows, and movies for people who are blind or have low vision. There’s much more to it than its function, though, and in this webinar, you’ll learn all there is to know about audio description.

You’ll learn the answers to common audio description questions, like how to add it to online videos, legal requirements, how to create it, and how it benefits organizations and the communities they serve. You’ll even see some audio description examples.

Your watch playlist for video accessibility 101 –learn what makes a video accessible:


 Intro to Audio Description ➡️ 


 Quick Start to Captioning ➡️ 


 Toolkit for Live Captioning Online Videos ➡️ 


2016 Legal Update on Digital Accessibility Cases

with Lainey Feingold, Disability Rights Lawyer | Law Office of Lainey Feingold

Lainey Feingold’s legal update webinars are a must-see.

Lainey is an internationally recognized disability rights lawyer and is widely known for negotiating landmark accessibility agreements. In 2016, she began presenting on legal updates for digital accessibility. Turns out, many people are interested in this subject matter, so she’s returned nearly every year to present on new legal trends.

In this highly anticipated webinar, Lainey takes viewers through key digital access cases, court decisions, government agency activity, and other new developments that occurred in 2016.

Lainey’s legal updates cover legal requirements for web accessibility, updates on major digital access court cases, best practices for digital accessibility, the legal horizon for web and mobile accessibility, and more.

Your watch playlist for legal updates with Lainey Feingold through the years:


 2016 Legal Update ➡️ 


 2017 Legal Update ➡️ 


 2018 Legal Update ➡️ 


The Future of Video Player Accessibility

with Matthew Schweitz, Vladimir Vuskovic, Eric Boyd, Steve Heffernan, Terrill Thompson, Greg Kraus, and Lily Bond

There’s no denying that online video makes up an increasingly important part of our everyday lives: According to Cisco, in 2019, 80% of the world’s internet traffic was due to videos. The question is, what role does accessibility play in this changing, video-centered digital landscape?

Individuals with disabilities represent an increasing portion of the population: The World Health Organization reports that currently, 15% of the population has a disability. This means that software developers and those building the infrastructure of the internet must keep pace with technological improvements that accommodate all users. In other words, it requires that accessibility comes to the forefront of all web design.

In The Future of Video Player Accessibility webinar, developers from YouTube/Google, JW Player, Video.js, and the University of Washington come together to discuss online video player accessibility. Taking a look at their different players, we will discuss the current capabilities, known shortcomings, and plans for future development. This webinar will provide a forum for major developers to take a top-level look at the future potential of video player accessibility.

Your watch playlist for how to develop accessible online tools and platforms:


 The Future of Video Player Accessibility ➡️ 


 Integrating Accessibility into the Development Process ➡️ 


 How Slack Approaches Accessibility Testing ➡️ 


Are you an accessibility enthusiast or a newbie to the world of video accessibility? The Video Accessibility Certification is just the thing if you’re looking to grow your knowledge in accessibility. The certification will be available soon – sign up for updates today!


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