About the Session (Cancelled)

Presenters: Christopher T. Como and Christian Vinten-Johansen

Penn State’s Purchasing Services and Risk Management units have been developing a process to include compliance with accessibility policy (AD69) and standards (WCAG 2.0 AA). The new process includes a collaboration with the IT Accessibility Team for testing and VPAT reviews. This webinar will explain the process and inform Web Liaisons and accessibility advocates how they can help faculty and staff understand and navigate their software purchase requests.

Date and Time

Date: Monday, November 18
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom (Register for link)

Registration Form

Registration: November 18 11AM

  • Please complete the following form to register for this accessibility training session. You will receive additional information in your confirmation message.

This year Penn State is sponsoring streamed sessions from the Accessing Higher Ground accessibility conference in November. For those at the University Park campus, the following sessions will be hosted at the Outreach Building (Innovation Park) from November 20, 21, & 22.

There will be a wide variety of sessions covering topics such as document accessibility, laws, universal design for learning, EPUB, and audio description. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend any or all sessions free of charge.

Registration

Please complete the registration form whether you plan to attend in person or view recordings.

Schedule and Locations

There will be two conference tracks (A and B) running simultaneously in different rooms in the Outreach Building. Please view the detailed schedule for topics, times, and room locations.

Food and Drink Options

The Outreach building has a “snack shop” on the third floor where you can purchase soda, water, and various snack foods with cash. There is a vending machine on the first floor where you can buy bottled beverages with a card.

The nearby Penn Stater offers two options for lunch: Legends and the Gardens.

You are welcome to bring food with you to the sessions.

Parking

You may park in the Outreach Building parking lot if you have an Orange permit, or you can park in a metered space. There is additional free parking at the Penn Stater across the street. And if you want to take the bus, the building is on the Red Link bus line.

This registration form will be used to add people to the list of individuals allowed to access recordings as well as track general attendance of the session.
Note: If you are unable to attend the session, but wish to view recordings, you should still complete the form.

Details on session schedule will be coming soon. For general information about the conference can be found at the AHG Virtual Conference or the detailed schedule page.

2019 Virtual AHG Registration

  • Please complete the following form to register for the Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Sessions. The cost for this event is free ($0) for anyone at Penn State.

About the Session

Presenter: Christian Vinten-Johansen

The lawsuit brought by National Federation of the Blind in 2010 was a rude wake up call for purchasing agents, developers, and content authors to pay attention to web accessibility standards. And we responded effectively. But the complaint by the Office of Civil Rights in 2017 exposed a “new” problem with our compliance process. Websites launched after NFB, and demonstrated to be fully compliant, suddenly were not! What happened? and how are we adjusting our quality assurance processes?

Date and Time

Date: Thursday, October 31
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom (Register for link)

Registration Form

The Penn State Response to ADA Complaints: NFB and OCR (Oct 31, 11:00)

  • Please complete the following form to register for this accessibility training session. You will receive additional information in your confirmation message.

About the Session

In this session, Michelle McManus from TLT Accessibility demonstrates how a user with visual disabilities uses a screen reader to navigate a Web site and other digital content. Michelle and the rest of the TLT Accessibility team will review key WCAG 2.1 guidelines to make content more accessible including: image alt text, clear link text and heading structure, proper table structure, form and button labels, the need for keyboard functionality and how to convey information regardless of visual formatting. The team will also discuss how many of these guidelines improve SEO, usability and reduce code maintenance.

Date and Time

Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 1:30-2:30
Location: Zoom (Register for link)

Registration Form

Registration Screen Reader Blockers (Oct 30, 1:30)

  • Please complete the following form to register for this accessibility training session. You will receive additional information in your confirmation message.

About the Session

Although many accessibility guidelines were developed to assist users with severe visual disabilities using a screen reader, other guidelines impact sighted users with mobility impairments, low vision or color deficient vision and users with cognitive differences.

Elizabeth Pyatt from the TLT Accessibility team will review WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines for color contrast, video captions and description, visual keyboard focus and reducing online distraction. The presentation will also show how following these guidelines will enhance the usability and design for all users.

Date and Time

Date: Thursday, October 31
Time: 1:30-2:30
Location: Zoom (Register for link)

Registration Form

Registration Beyond Screen Reader Blockers (Oct 31, 1:30)

Due to our ongoing resolution with the Office of Civil Rights, we are collecting attendance information from today’s Canvas Day accessible content session. Thank you for coming.

Canvas Day Accessible Content Session Session 2019

  • Please complete the following form to confirm your attendance for this accessibility training session.

This year Penn State is sponsoring streamed sessions from the Accessing Higher Ground accessibility conference in November. For those at the University Park campus, the following sessions will be hosted at the Outreach Building (Innovation Park) from November 14, 15, & 16.

This year’s conference will offer a wide variety of sessions covering topics like audio description, accessibility in higher ed, web testing and evaluations, and accessible formats for instructional materials. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend any sessions, and recordings will be made available at a later date.

Registration

Please complete the registration form whether you plan to attend in person or view recordings.

Schedule and Locations

There will be two conference tracks (A and B) running simultaneously in different rooms in the Outreach Building. The detailed schedule is now available.

Food and Drink Options

Feel free to bring food and drinks into the scheduled rooms.

The Outreach building has a “snack shop” on the third floor where you can purchase soda, water, and various snack foods for cash.

In addition, the Penn Stater offers two options for lunch: Legends and the Gardens.

Parking

The Outreach Building parking is an Orange lot, and there is additional free parking at the Penn Stater.

Note: This building is also available on the Red Link bus line.

This registration form will be used to add people to the list of individuals allowed to access recordings as well as track general attendance of the session.
Note: If you are unable to attend the session, but wish to view recordings, you should still complete the form.

Details on session schedule will be coming soon. For general information about the conference can be found at the AHG Virtual Conference page.

2018 Virtual AHG Registration

  • Please complete the following form to register for the Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Sessions. The cost for this event is free ($0) for anyone at Penn State.

If you plan to attend the Web Liaison meeting on November 28, 2017. Please fill out the form below.

The Zoom meeting information is given in the Web Liaisons Yammer Group.

Web Liaison Registration

Web Liaisons Nov 28, 2017

Web Liaisons attendance.
  • Please complete the following form to record your attendance for the Web Liaison meeting.
    Note: This information is being collected as part of the resolution agreement with the Office of Civil Rights

This registration form will be used to add people to the list of individuals allowed to access recordings as well as track general attendance of the session.
Note: If you are unable to attend the session, but wish to view recordings, you should still complete the form.

Details on session schedule is available at the Virtual Conference page.

2017 Virtual AHG Registration

  • Please complete the following form to register for the Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Sessions. The cost for this event is free ($0) for anyone at Penn State. For more information about specific sessions see Virtual Conference Sessions.

This year Penn State is sponsoring streamed sessions from the Accessing Higher Ground accessibility conference in November. For those at the University Park campus, the following sessions will be hosted at Innovation Park from November 15, 16, & 17.

This year’s conference will offer a wide variety of sessions covering topics like audio description, accessibility in higher ed, web testing and evaluations, and accessible formats for instructional materials. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend any sessions, and recordings will be made available at a later date.

Registration

Please complete the registration form whether you plan to attend in person or view recordings.

Building Times and Location

There will be two tracks of the conference running simultaneously at the following locations:

  • Wed, Nov 15: 329 Building, 115A & 115B
  • Thurs and Fri, Nov 16 and 17: Outreach Building, 121G & 121H

For the specific schedule of tracks and sessions shows with local times, see the AHG Penn State Schedule on Google Docs.

Food and Drink Options

It is possible to bring food and drinks into the scheduled rooms.

Both buildings include “snack shops” where you can purchase soda, water, and various snack foods for cash. You can also bring food and beverages into the rooms. The Penn Stater offers two options for lunch: Legends and the Gardens.

Parking

Both the 329 Building and the Outreach Buildings are Orange lots with free parking at the Penn Stater. The 329 Building also has free visitor parking next to the building and the Outreach Building has metered spaces next to it.

Note: Both buildings are also available on the Red Link bus line.

We are asking participants in the FAE webinar and other accessibility training sessions to complete registration so that the TLT Accessibility team can track attendance as part of our resolution agreement with the Office of Civil Rights.

Note: The Zoom link to the webinar will be displayed in a confirmation message.

Registration: FAE Nov 9, 2017

FAE Registration for date listed
  • Please complete the following form to register for this accessibility training session. You will receive additional information in your confirmation message. Note: All fields are required.

About this Session

Anyone using an iPhone or Droid also has access to a screen reader which can be used to test website accessibility. A team of experienced screen reader users and testers will demonstrate how they use their mobile device screen readers to interact with different sites and how navigation differs from the default options most sighted people use. The session will also show how anyone can toggle a screen reader on and off and use it to interact with online content.

Prerequisite(s): None

Objectives

  • Understand how a mobile screen reader is used by individuals with visual disabilities
  • Learn how to activate and use mobile screen reader tools.
  • Briefly review other accessibility settings such as default font size, color adjustments, enable video captions, custom gestures and flashing alerts.

Time and Location

  • Instructors: The A Team
  • Fri Oct 27, 1:30-3:30 PM
  • Paterno Library, 103 Mann Assembly Room

Registration Form

Please register here:

We are asking participants in the FAE webinar and other accessibility training sessions to complete registration so that the TLT Accessibility team can track attendance as part of our resolution agreement with the Office of Civil Rights.

Note: The Zoom link to the webinar will be displayed in a confirmation message.