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In this time of social distancing, critical activities of daily living have gone virtual for many – we shop, bank, work, attend classes, and get our news online. For that reason, now more than ever before it’s imperative that your online communications be accessible to ALL people, including those with disabilities and the growing aging population. In this 3-part webinar series, Chief Accessibility Officer Jonathan Avila shares common issues and practical tips for ensuring your presentations, emails, social media, and electronic documents are fully inclusive and accessible.

Webinars in the Series:

  • Creating and Hosting an Accessible Online Presentation
  • Creating Accessible Emails and Social Media Posts
  • Creating Accessible Digital Documents

Webinar 1: Creating and Hosting an Accessible Online Presentation

Original Presentation Date: March 26th

When social distancing becomes the reality, remote work, and online education, it’s critical that materials, live events, phone calls and group meetings, training, and learning are inclusive to all. This webinar provides an overview of the challenges and actionable recommendations for solutions to make sure that people with disabilities can participate fully in online presentations, meetings, events, and training. Webinar resources include the recorded presentation, slides, and transcript.

Read Q&A from Webinar #1

Webinar 2: Creating Accessible Emails & Social Media Posts

Original Presentation Date: April 2nd

In this time of urgent communication, people with disabilities need equal access to critical health and public safety announcements. In part two of this three-part webinar series, get quick tips for creating accessible emails and social media posts. Watch live as we test an inaccessible email and show you common issues. Then, see how quick and easy it can be to create one that is accessible. You will also learn how to create alternative text for images on the major social media platforms.

Read Q&A from Webinar #2

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Webinar 3: Creating Accessible Digital Documents

Original Presentation Date: April 9th

Ready or not – work and school have moved online for the time being. Whether you are creating materials for students, colleagues, or the general public – accessibility best practices ensure that everyone can read your content.  In part three of this three-part webinar series, get tips for creating accessible documents in the most popular formats (Word, PowerPoint, and PDF).

Read Q&A from Webinar #3

1 Hour Pro Bono Consultation for COVID-19 Resources

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About the Instructor, Jon Avila:

Jonathan Avila
With 20 years of experience in digital accessibility and his own personal experience as a person with a visual impairment, Jonathan brings unparalleled industry knowledge and a unique perspective to access solutions for technology with extensive knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2), Section 508, and other accessibility standards and guidelines for the web, software, mobile technology, and hardware. He actively works with major industry development platforms and assistive technology vendors, regulatory agencies and public-sector organizations to consistently update understanding of the proper level of accessibility for clients. Sought out as a thought leader in the industry, Jonathan has developed training for Federal agencies, presents webinars throughout the year on a variety of digital accessibility topics, speaks at conferences and other industry events, and is a regular contributor to the Level Access blog.