Webinars

Check out our upcoming and on-demand webinars and related resources on a variety of digital accessibility topics.

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Beyond the Web: Ensuring Your Mobile Content is Accessible

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 9th at 2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT Webinar Registration Link Using smartphones to perform basic activities of daily living like banking, shopping,.

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Featherstone & Friends: Accessibility and Design Systems

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Registration Link Design Systems help us drive better products to market faster. By pulling out well-designed components for reuse on.

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Featherstone & Friends: Inclusive Design and Color

Chief Experience Officer Derek Featherstone will be chatting with special guest Geri Coady – self described color-obsessed illustrator and designer, and the author of Pocket Guide to Color Accessibility, and Color Accessibility Workflows – to talk about how design can be beautiful AND accessible, and best practices for choosing an accessible color palette.

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FirstBank’s Organizational Approach to Digital Accessibility – Webinar Q&A

This post shares Q&A from the Banking for Good: FirstBank’s Organizational Approach to Digital Accessibility webinar. FirstBank’s Software Delivery Manager Melissa Alamo joined Matt Wolfson,.

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Ensuring Accessible Self-Service Experiences

Self-service tablets and kiosks can be found in just about every industry, from self-check-in at the doctor’s office to self-checkout at the grocery store. Due to COVID-19, more organizations are exploring self-service options to help their customers and employees maintain physical distance whenever possible.

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Mobile Assistive Technology Overview

Original Presentation Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020 In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Level Access hosted this session to help raise awareness and.

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WCAG 2.1 and Mobile Accessibility

An overview of WCAG 2.1 success criteria for mobile & touchscreen devices and strategies for testing against the requirements.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities

Level Access CEO Tim Springer discusses how COVID-19 and the resulting reliance on web and mobile services has added new challenges for many, and simple steps every org can take to support people of all ages and abilities.

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2020 State of Content Accessibility

Level Access and 3Play Media share the results from two nationwide studies on the current online accessibility landscape with a focus on content. This webinar is perfect for content and video creators, marketers, and educators.

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Featherstone & Friends: Designing & Developing Responsive Pages

Derek and special guest Ethan Marcotte explore the benefits of responsive web design for people with disabilities and some of the biggest areas in RWD where accessibility can slip through the cracks.

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Making Communications Accessible for Remote Audiences: Electronic Documents Q&A

In Webinar #3 of the Making Communications Accessible for Remote Audiences Series, we discussed best practices for ensuring your PowerPoint, Word, and PDF documents are.

Featherstone & Friends: AODA Facts & Figures You Need to Know in 2020

Derek and special guest Monica Ackermann, Director of Global Digital Accessibility at Scotiabank, discuss AODA requirements for websites, training, compliance reporting, and related deadlines.

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Banking for Good: FirstBank’s Organizational Approach to Digital Accessibility

Learn from FirstBank’s experiences and get practical guidance on developing and implementing a plan that works for your organization.

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Making Communications Accessible for Remote Audiences: Accessible Presentations Q&A

In Webinar #1 of the Making Communications Accessible for Remote Audiences Series we got a lot of great questions about closed captions, meeting/webinar platforms, and.

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Webinar Series: Making Communications Accessible for Remote Audiences – Resources

In this time of social distancing, critical activities of daily living have gone virtual for many – we shop, bank, work, attend classes, and get.

ADA & the Internet: 2020 Legal Update – Webinar Q&A

This post shares Q&A from our March 11, 2020 webinar with Seyfarth Shaw LLP Partner Kristina Launey and Level Access CEO Tim Springer. You can.

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Unpacking Commonly Misunderstood WCAG 2.1 Criteria

Original Presentation Date: March 12, 2020 The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has created useful materials to help interpret the new WCAG 2.1 success criteria, but.

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Unpacking Commonly Misunderstood WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria – Webinar Q&A

We got a lot of great questions in last week’s webinar – Unpacking Commonly Misunderstood WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria – presented by Chief Accessibility Officer.

ADA & the Internet: 2020 Legal Update

Seyfarth Shaw LLP Partner Kristina Launey and Level Access CEO Tim Springer discuss recent legal developments and court decisions, and steps to take to minimize legal risk and protect your organization.

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Micro and Macro Trends: Digital Accessibility in 5 Years

There are lots of opinions about digital accessibility but not as many facts. This webinar dives into the actual data around legal attention and enforcement, changing attitudes toward technology regulation, the nature of work, and the maturing market.

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Take Your Pick – 3 Days, 10 Webinars March 11-13

UPDATE: You can now find the recorded presentations and other resources at www.levelaccess.com/digital-accessibility-best-practice-trends-series-on-demand Level Access will no longer be attending the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference..

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Featherstone & Friends: The Current State of Web Animations with Val Head of Adobe

Derek sits down with Val Head, Senior Design Advocate at Adobe and author of Designing Interface Animation, to chat about the latest trends in web animation and best practices for accessibility.

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Inaccessible Healthcare Websites: The Risk of Litigation and Patients’ Health

Original Presentation Date: January 16, 2020 We get it, healthcare providers need to comply under a lot of accessibility laws. Section 1557, Section 504, ADA.

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Value-Based Accessibility for Financial Services Companies

Learn how a value-based approach to accessibility can help organizations of all sizes in creating a lean, cost-effective practice of user-centered design, development, and project management. We’ll review case studies from some of Level Access’ clients in the financial industry, both large and small, and how they gained immediate benefits by integrating these accessibility techniques into their existing processes.

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To ACAA and Beyond: Taking Accessibility to the Next Level

Learn more about the ways airlines can harness the immense value of accessibility into measurable return on investment, and the three most important considerations for airlines when it comes to digital accessibility in 2019.

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Reporting Accessibility with VPAT 2: A Guide for Vendors

As the demand for accessible technology grows, so does the demand for product manufacturers and vendors to formally document their product’s or service’s conformance with accessibility standards.

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Beyond the Web: How to Ensure Your Mobile Content is Accessible

Using smartphones to perform basic activities of daily living like banking, shopping, or scheduling appointments is no longer just a convenience—it’s become the norm. And the ability to use these features is often even more valuable to people with disabilities, removing real world barriers to the products & services they need.

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Growing Accessibility and Inclusion Through Design Systems

Three experts come together to share their combined experience in the trenches working with clients through development, training, and roll-out of user-experience-driven design systems. They share valuable lessons learned along the way–and innovative ideas for moving forward–to ensure that the right systems are in place to build technology that’s accessible to everyone.

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Webinar: Where Accessibility Lives: Incorporating A11y into Your Process and Team

Chief Experience Officer Derek Featherstone covered real-world examples of how to make accessibility live in your automation tools, style guides, pattern libraries, and design systems, ready to create a more accessible and inclusive web. 

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Webinar:The ADA and Web Accessibility: How to Minimize Legal Risks in Banking

Original Presentation Date: June 25, 2019 Web accessibility lawsuits reached an all-time high in 2018, with over 2,250 filed cases. Now, more than ever, it’s.

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Webinar: WCAG 2.1 and Mobile Accessibility

WCAG 2.1. Mobile Accessibility expert Kara VanRoekel walks through everything you need to know about the new guidelines (including when you should be implementing them).

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2019 Digital Accessibility Trends

Where does the world of digital accessibility stand? What trends are sweeping the marketplace? Which laws and regulations are new or changing soon? And how does it all relate to your organization?

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Webinar: LendKey’s Journey to Make Lending Simple Through Digital Accessibility

Original Presentation Date: Thursday, June 20th Are you unsure about the whys and hows of building a digital accessibility program at your organization? Learn why.

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Webinar: Gray-Box Mobile Accessibility Testing

Original Presentation Date: June 5, 2019 Do you find accessibility testing for mobile to be difficult compared to testing websites? You’re not alone. There are different.

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Webinar: Winning at Scale: Accessibility in Design Systems and Design Ops

Original Presentation Date: May 28, 2019 Design Ops, which operationalizes the design process to give designers and copywriters room to focus on the things they.

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Webinar: ADA and the Internet- Legal Update

Original Presentation Date: May 16, 2019 How—and when—do the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other accessibility laws apply to websites, mobile apps, and other.

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Webinar: How to Improve Accessibility for Users with Anxiety

Learn how thoughtful design can alleviate some of the potential anxiety experienced by users on the web. Topics cover the spectrum of anxiety disorders and common challenges associated on the web, WCAG 2.1 criteria and other guidelines that support these users, and simple design solutions to mitigate anxiety-causing situations

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Webinar Series:
Best of CSUN 2019

If you weren’t able to attend the 2019 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference (or maybe you were, but had to miss some of our sessions) now you’ll be able to enjoy the same talks by industry experts from the comfort of your own desk.

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What Financial Services Institutions Need to Know About Web Accessibility

Original Presentation Date: April 1, 2019 In this webinar for the banking and financial services industries, CEO Tim Springer discusses: Why financial institutions should pay.

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Webinar: 2019 State of Digital Accessibility Part 2 – Industry Drivers

Original Presentation Date: March 19, 2019 In the first webinar of this 2-part series, Level Access CEO Tim Springer looked at market drivers for digital accessibility.

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Webinar: 2019 State of Digital Accessibility Part 1 – Market Drivers

Original Presentation Date: February 26th, 2019 Level Access CEO  Tim Springer  shares key digital accessibility market trends and developments, and discusses the current state and projections for:.

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Webinar: What You Need to Know About Digital Accessibility When Selling to the Government

Original Presentation Date: February 5, 2019 In this webinar specifically for organizations that sell products and services to the government, Level Access Chief Accessibility Officer.

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Why Marketers Need to Plan for Digital Accessibility

Original Presentation Date: December 20, 2018 Marketing teams produce content for web and mobile apps on a daily basis, but often overlook accessibility in the process..

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Webinar: Double Feature – Writing & Reading the VPAT

Original Presentation Date: November 13, 2018 Are you a vendor who sells to the U.S. Federal Government, state & local governments, or educational institutions, and must.

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Quick Tips for Writing Meaningful Alt Text Webinar – Q&A and Resources

Thank you to everyone who attended my webinar/writing workshop last week, Quick Tips for Writing Meaningful Alt Text (Even If You’re Not a Writer). It was a.

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Quick Tips for Writing Meaningful Alt Text (Even If You’re Not a Writer)

Original Presentation Date: October 25, 2018 Alternative text is a key part of making a website accessible to people who are blind or low vision. Without.

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WCAG 2.1: What You Need to Know to Ensure Compliance Q&A and Webinar Resources

Chief Accessibility Officer Jonathan Avila and Manager of Accessibility Services and UX expert Kara VanRoekel hosted a well-attended webinar last week, “WCAG 2.1: What You.

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The Power of Accessibility: Expanding Your Market Reach with Inclusive Design

Original Presentation Date: September 27, 2018 In this on-demand webinar for online retailers, Elle Waters shares: Principles of accessibility and inclusive design that create usability.

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2018 Digital Accessibility Trends – Fall Update Q&A and Webinar Resources

Level Access CEO and Founder Tim Springer and Chief Accessibility Officer Jonathan Avila hosted our popular 2018 Digital Accessibility Trends – Fall Update webinar earlier this month. There were.

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Online Retailers – Here Are 10 Things People with Disabilities Want You to Know

E-Commerce Times published a great article this week from our Chief Experience Officer Derek Featherstone on the importance of inclusive design for online retailers. In the.

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WCAG 2.1: What You Need to Know to Ensure Compliance

Original Presentation Date: September 19, 2018 The WCAG 2.1 standards were released this summer and have made several new (or updated) recommendations for digital accessibility best.

Accessible Mobile Apps for Retail & Restaurants

Original Presentation Date: May 31, 2018 Mobile apps have revolutionized retail and dining, presenting customers with more options—and more ways to shop and place their orders—than.

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Your Website is Accessible, but is Your Mobile App?

Mobile apps are everywhere. The explosion of smartphones and tablets over the past decade have made apps an increasingly important way for businesses to connect.

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Procurement & Digital Accessibility: How to Buy Accessible Technology

Original Presentation Date: May 17, 2018 If you’re a buyer or a technology purchasing decision maker in your organization, this is one on-demand webinar you won’t want.

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Procurement & Digital Accessibility: I Like WCAG & Long Walks on the Beach

In our recent post – 10 Essential Questions to Include in Every RFP to Ensure Accessibility – you got our handy cut-and-paste list of questions to.

On-Demand Webinar: Q&A about Section 1557

Original Presentation Date: April 12, 2018 We know you have lots of questions about Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act and how it affects your.

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Ask an Attorney Anything About Healthcare & Section 1557!

We’re having a webinar with Kristina Launey, an attorney with Seyfarth Shaw who specializes in cases dealing with accessibility. Now’s your chance to ask her.

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Legal Trends and Cases in Telecom

Original Presentation Date: March 27, 2018 Digital accessibility lawsuits reached an all-time high in 2017 and legal experts predict the trend will continue in 2018. What.

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Building a Successful Accessibility Program for Your Financial Institution

Original Presentation Date: March 8, 2018 The last six months have brought a dramatic increase in litigation against financial institutions. With new actions against banks and.

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Less Risk, More Revenue: Accessibility For Retail and Dining Websites

Original Presentation Date: February 27, 2018 Most retail and dining establishments understand that physical spaces need to conform to specific design requirements for accessibility under the.

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Section 508 Refresh: Understanding the New Requirements

Original Presentation Date: February 20, 2018 Section 508 standards are federal acquisition requirements that apply to information and communications technology (ICT) that is used, developed, procured,.

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Navigating VPAT® 2.0: A Guide for Vendors – Q&A and Webinar Resources

  Level Access hosted an ‘encore’ of our popular webinar, Navigating VPAT® 2.0: A Guide for Vendors yesterday; the original session took place on October 4, 2017,.

PDF Accessibility Basics Webinar Series

On-Demand Webinar Series This eight-part series covers core PDF accessibility concepts in convenient 30-minute sessions. All webinars in the series are available on-demand and include.

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Encore Webinar: Navigating VPAT® 2.0: A Guide for Vendors

Original Presentation Date: November 30, 2017 If you’re a vendor who sells products or services to the U.S. Federal Government – or to certain U.S. State.

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Get an “A” in Digital A11y Solutions for Education

Original Presentation Date: November 28, 2017 People say, “Knowledge is power.” The good news is that you don’t need to know everything about digital accessibility to.

Pushing the Boundaries of Automatic Testing Through Machine Learning

Original Presentation Date: November 7, 2017 DevOps/Agile naturally demand more and more Accessibility tests be fully automatic, and through the power of Machine Learning, we are.

InDesign Accessibility Basics Webinar Series

This four-part series covers core InDesign accessibility concepts in convenient 30-minute sessions. All webinars in the series are available on-demand and include the recorded webinars,.

Microsoft Word Accessibility Basics Webinar Series

This three-part series covers core Microsoft Word accessibility concepts in convenient 30-minute sessions. All webinars in the series are available on-demand and include the recorded.

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Accessibility in the Virtual/Augmented Reality Space

Original Presentation: July 13, 2017 Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) is one of the hottest topics in technology right now. One of the challenges.

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Microsoft Word Accessibility Series: Page Structure Q&A

Yesterday we presented the second webinar in the Microsoft Word Accessibility Basics series on best practices for Page Structure. As promised, we captured the many.

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Microsoft Word Accessibility Series: Non-Text Elements Q&A

Webinar #1 in the Microsoft Word Accessibility Basics series covered non-text elements. There were so many questions during the webinar that we unfortunately did not.

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Web Accessibility for the Travel and Hospitality Industry

Original Presentation Date: June 13, 2017 Travelers with disabilities come across many barriers when planning, booking, and taking a trip, whether for business or pleasure..

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Accessibility Basics Series Q&A – Page Structure

Last week’s presentation in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for page structure. Training Director Eric Lyons presented the webinar and has provided.