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Date/Time View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. July 21, 2017
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Friday, July 21, 2017
End Time 5:00 PM Accessibility Virtual Conference (Multi-Day Event)
A series of webinars facilitated by the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
University West - (Conference Room A - 223)
End Time 5:00 PM Association on Higher Education and Disability Accessibility 101 (Multi-Day Event)
This two-day event is designed for anyone involved with ensuring their institution's technology is accessible but feeling a bit overwhelmed by or uncertain about that responsibility. The session will cover technology-related accessibility issues in easy-to-understand ways. No question is too simple or too small! We will also bring attendees together to explore strategies and promising practices for addressing these issues campus-wide. Topics to be covered will include: 1. Applicable laws and standards: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 both prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1998, requires that federal agencies ensure accessibility of information technology, and its standards have been adopted by some states. How do these laws apply to higher education institutions, and what are the requirements related to information technology? We will explore these questions, and learn about the standards that are often used to measure accessibility of websites and other information technology, the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. 2. Assistive Technology: Many of the problems encountered by students with disabilities in higher education concern instructional materials and information technologies that are not accessible to their assistive technologies (AT). In order to understand this, it is important to have a basic knowledge of the types of AT commonly used by individuals with disabilities. This session will provide discussion, demonstration, and hands-on activities for learning more about AT. 3. Alternate Format Conversion: Many individuals with disabilities, including those with blindness, visual impairments, and learning disabilities such as dyslexia, are unable to read traditional print and require that it be converted into alternate formats such as Braille, HTML, Microsoft Word, tagged PDF, and ePUB3. This session will explore a variety of tools, methods, and strategies for effectively and efficiently finding or converting instructional materials into alternate formats. 4. Web Accessibility: WCAG 2.0 has 62 specific success criteria for measuring whether websites are accessible. This session will bring these success criteria down to earth and explore a variety of web accessibility problems and solutions in a way that is fun, interactive, and easy for non-developers to grasp. 5. Information Technology Accessibility: Information technology (IT) accessibility is about more than websites. Students face challenges with all sorts of IT, including digital documents, videos, classroom technologies, and software. This session will explore a variety of strategies and promising practices for addressing accessibility of IT. How can we test products and services for accessibility? How can accessibility be addressed within the procurement process? Additional sessions and topics will occur the rest of the week. Announcements about each session will be distributed via email. Call Training & Development at (361)570-4366 for more details.
Student Support/Center Computer Lab Hours
2017 Summer Semester Student Support/Center Computer Lab Hours
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Soccer camp
University North - (Walker Auditorium - 112)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Laserfiche Training
LaserFiche Training

Dates and times:
Wed, July 19- 8:30am-9:30am 
Wed, July 19 – 2:30pm-3:30pm
Friday, July 21 – 10am-11am  
Tuesday, July 25 – 2:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday, July 26 – 10:00am-11:00am
Register online through PASS:
 Login to PASS -> Scroll down and select ‘Request Training Enrollment’ -> Click Search by Course Number -> Use the course number of VHRLFC
University Center - (Teaching Lab - 205)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Meeting
University West - (Conference Room B - 127)

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