This year Penn State is sponsoring streamed sessions from the Accessing Higher Ground accessibility conference in November. If you are at the University Park campus, the following sessions will be hosted at University Libraries from November 16-18.

Registration

Registration Form

The cost for this event is free ($0) for anyone at Penn State.

Food and Drink Options

It is possible to bring food and drinks into the scheduled rooms. Depending on your schedule, you can purchase food and drinks from Mackinnon’s Café (West Patee Basement), Au Bon Pain (Kern Building) or other nearby locations.

Parking (Not NLI Deck)

The NLI deck will not be available Wed. or Thurs. until 4:00 PM. However, you may be able to park at the East Halls Deck and the Hub Deck unless your parking pass provides you additional options. The Link/Loop services will also be available.

Wednesday, November 16

Note: Sessions, locations and times may be subject to change.

Wednesday Sessions
Time Pattee W315 Mann Assembly Room
10 to 11 am Effectively Accommodating Low Vision Students Automated Testing Tools Crash Course (double session)
11:15 am to 12:15 pm Promoting the Universal Design Paradigm on Campus – Everywhere Automated Testing Tools Crash Course (continued)
1:15 to 2:15 pm GrackleDocs: Google Docs Acccessibility Checker and PDF/UA An Introduction to Accessibility Testing for Mobile apps
2:50 to 4 pm No Session Keynote Talk: Tommy Edison, the Blind Film Critic
4:15 to 5:15 pm DIY Captioning – Using Camptasia & YouTube to create caption files Generating and Using Accessible Math on the Web (goes to 5:30)
5:30 to 6:30 pm Talking to Faculty about Accessibility No Session

Thursday, November 17

Note: Sessions, locations and times may be subject to change.

Thursday Sessions
Time Pattee W315 Paterno E403
10 to 11 am A Review of Apps & Strategies for Converting and Accessing Print and Digitall Material Open Source Tools for Evaluating and Inspecting Web Accessibility
11:15 am to 12:15 pm No session PDFs and Professors: What is Reasonable to Ask of Instructors
1:15 to 2:15 pm Translating Visual Information into Tactile Information No session
2:50 to 4 pm Plenary Panel: Sorting out certifications for Accessibility Professionals, Application Designers & Developers, Hadi Rangin, University of Washington, moderator Plenary Panel (Same as Patee W315): Sorting out certifications for Accessibility Professionals, Application Designers & Developers, Hadi Rangin, University of Washington, moderator
4:15 to 5:15 pm LaTeX and MathML – What Content Creators Need to Know When to test or trust vendor accessibility evaluations
5:15 to 6 Break – No Session Break – No Session
6 to 7 pm Interactive maps: how do you make them accessible? Building an Accessibility Procurement Process in Higher Education

Friday, November 18

Note: Sessions, locations and times may be subject to change.

Friday Sessions
Time Pattee W315 Paterno E403
11:15 am to 12:15 pm Accessibility and the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative – Lessons Learned Advanced Techniques for PDF Accessibility (double session)
12:30 to 1:30 pm A Little Means a Lot: Simple Ways to Improve Online Course Accessibility Advanced Techniques for PDF Accessibility (continued)
1:45 to 2:45 WordPress & ATAG Compliance The Universal College Campus – Accessible Technology for All
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