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Audio Conference Series Session Schedule*

All Sessions are scheduled from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (90 minute sessions) Eastern Time Zone(ET). The program is available in three formats:

  • Teleconference
  • Streaming Audio via the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform version 12
  • Real-time Captioning via the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform version 12

All sessions will have a written transcript as well as a digital recording of the session archived on this site.

Continuing Education Credits/Certificates

Education credits/certificates are available for many of the sessions.
A certificate of attendance is available upon request once actual attendance/participation is documented.Some of the session are approved for Continuing Education Recognition. Please check the schedule to learn what CE recognitions are available per session.

*The ADA Audio Conference Series schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the Great Lakes ADA Center.
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2015-2016 Sessions

October 20, 2015»Social Media and Accessibility

Social media is a very important method of communication in the Information Age, especially for those with disabilities who may be limited in their ability to travel, use traditional telecommunication options or be restricted from attending social events in person. This session will explore several different accessible ways that users with disabilities interact with various social media services. Learn best practices for posting image and other visual content so that it doesn't unintentionally exclude users.

· Why social media is not accessible

. The main issues of accessibility with YouTube, Facebook and Twitter
. The five steps to making your social media accessible
1:00-2:30PM CT
CE Recognition: Cert. of Attendance

November 17, 2015»New Customer Service and Accessible Meetings Resources

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center has produced two new resources to enhance customer service and the accessibility of meetings, events and conferences. A new 20 minute film features those with disabilities discussing how they would like to be treated. This free online streamed video and two minute preview will be a helpful tool for enhancing your customer service. The Accessible Meetings, Events and Conferences Guide is an online resource providing an overview and resources for those planning meeting and events. It reviews requirements and best practices to enhance the inclusion of those with disabilities.
1:00-2:30PM CT
CE Recognition: Cert. of Attendance

December 15, 2015»Open Dialogue with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Join us for one of the most popular sessions in the ADA Audio Conference Series. Listen to an update on EEOC Enforcement and Guidance Activities and pose your questions to our speaker. This is an interactive session and you are encouraged to bring your tough issues and concerns forward. Learn from what others may be experiencing and the questions and issues that they may have as well.
1:00-2:30PM CT
CE Recognition: Cert. of Attendance

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