Two Free Webinars on Accessibility of Zoom and Chromebooks

first_imgIt’s been a while since I’ve promoted webinars from EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) and I didn’t want to miss sharing two of their upcoming webinars in September 2018.I discovered EASI when I started my journey to learn more about web accessibility in the mid-2000’s. They offered a range of resources that I found useful for my work. And they hosted one of the first online accessibility webinars I took. For years, EASI was one of the few organizations offering webinars that didn’t require an attendee to enable Flash or install Java to participate. I’ve taken their webinars ever since! About EASIEASI is a non-profit organization, committed to the belief that students and professionals with disabilities have the same right to access information technology as everyone else.Led by accessibility pioneer Norm Coombs, EASI offers free and paid online training via webinars and courses related to accessibility of:WebsitesCommercial softwareLegislation related to accessibilityAnything related to accessibility or adaptive technologyPersonally, I’ve taken webinars and courses on PDFs, Word, legal aspects of accessibility, and dozens of others. EASI Free WebinarsIn September 2018, EASI will offer two accessibility webinars.The first webinar is Chromebook Accessibility, a free webinar held on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 2pm Eastern Time (1pm Central Time, noon Mountain Time, and 11am Pacific Time). In a different time zone? Here’s a time zone converter to find out when the webinar will be held in your time zone. Learn about the various accessibility features Chromebook has to offer, including:ChromeVox screen readerMagnificationBraille support, and moreThe webinar will be led by Laura Palmaro, Chrome and Chrome OS Accessibility Program Manager.She’ll explain the different built-in Chrome OS features that make online experiences more accessible. The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required (Google Form). The second webinar is Zoom Accessibility, which will be held Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2pm Eastern Time (1pm Central Time, noon Mountain Time, and 11am Pacific Time). For a different time zone, here’s a time zone converter to find out when the webinar will be held in your time zone.With both free and paid plans as well as its focus on accessibility, Zoom has quickly become the conferencing system of choice for many people, including people with disabilities. Led by Hadi Rangin, IT Accessibility Specialist at the University of Washington, Jason Smith, andKen Ding from Zoom, the webinar will focus on the accessibility features available in Zoom.Pre-registration for the webinar is required (Google Form).I plan to attend both webinars, hope you’ll be joining me! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedFree Webinar: Adobe Connect AccessibilityIf you’ve wanted learn about the accessibility features in Adobe Connect (web conferencing application from Adobe), register for the free one-hour webinar that will be held later this month. The April 28, 2015 webinar is hosted by EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) and will be held from 2:00pm…In “Accessibility”Free Accessibility Webinar: A11yFirst Project or Accessible AuthoringIf you’re a web writer or author that uses visual editors to create content for the web, you’ll want to attend the Equal Access to Software & Information (EASI) free webinar, A11yFirst Project or Accessible Authoring, on April 26, 2018. The webinar is helpful to anyone who: Publishes content on…In “Accessibility”Top Takeaways from Zoom Accessibility WebinarLast week I attended the Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI) webinar on Zoom Accessibility, which included staff from the University of Washington (UW) and Zoom, a video conferencing service. From my past experiences, I knew the majority of video conference services/applications weren’t accessible. So when I heard about…In “Accessibility”last_img

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