Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019

Join us Thursday, May 16 for Global Accessibility Awareness Day. GAAD is a day dedicated to helping people learn about digital accessibility and inclusion. Come to one (or all) of our free workshops to learn the basics of preparing accessible digital materials.

Presented by Marketing and Communications, CTS and CELT.

All workshops take place in Penfield Library Classroom 2.

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Workshop Schedule, May 16

Using Alternative Text with Images

Joe Fitzsimmons, Front-end Developer, Communications and Marketing
Kelli Ariel, Digital Strategist, Communications and Marketing

Alt text is written copy that describes what an image is displaying. This session explains how using alt text improves the overall accessibility of a website or digital document.  

Accessibility Overview and Introduction

Rebecca Mushtare, Associate Professor, Web Design & Multimedia 

What is Accessibility and why is it important? Join Rebecca Mushtare for a brief overview of how accessibility issues affect us all. Learn the difference between accessibility and accommodation, why accessibility matters, and simple ways to make improvements. 

Using Ally

Kathi Dutton, Learning Management Support, CTS

Ally is a tool used with Blackboard that provides feedback on the accessibility of documents uploaded into Blackboard. In this presentation, Kathi Dutton explains how to use Ally and its benefits.

Lunch Break

Making Accessible PowerPoints

Kate Percival, Digital Accessibility Analyst, Communications and Marketing

Learn how to quickly and easily create accessible PowerPoint presentations. This session will cover using Master slides, adding alt text, checking reading order and more.

Making Accessible Google Docs

Dan Laird, Media and Design Specialist, CTS

Learn some quick and simple steps to take to create accessible Google Docs. This session will cover using styles, structuring documents, adding alt text, and more.

Captioning Videos

Dan Laird, Media and Design Specialist, CTS

This presentation will provide important information on how to create accessible videos. It will cover captioning videos using YouTube, Ensemble, Panopto and more.