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IAAP & PEAT Free Webinar Series: Accessible Remote Working Environments

In response to the rapid demand for telework, the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT), the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) and the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of G3ict, are offering a series of free webinars as resources to support remote working accessible environments.

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Webinar 1:  Making Virtual Meetings Accessible

Live Webinar Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Presenters:  Jay Wyant, Chief Information Accessibility Officer for State of Minnesota, housed at Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) and Josh Christianson, Co-Director, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

Webinar Overview:
When planning a virtual event, following accessibility best practices helps ensure that everyone can participate equally in the meeting. Participants will gain knowledge around best practices (that apply to ALL virtual meeting platforms) for conducting effective and inclusive remote meetings, from speaker guidelines to captioning logistics.

Webinar 2:  Physical Environment/Ergonomics

Live Webinar Date:  Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Presenter: Lisa Mathess, Lead Consultant, Job Accommodation Network

Webinar Overview:
As we know from our everyday experience, the environments, products and services we use at home, work and in our community are not always designed to suit all people.  Participants will gain knowledge about principles of universal design and practical strategies to make your physical environment more productive and safer. Topics such as environmental aspects, controls and tools, workstations, and computers, will be highlighted during the presentation.

Webinar 3:  Inclusive Meetings and Teams Accessibility Features

Live Webinar Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Presenter:  Megan Lawrence, Sr. Accessibility Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

Webinar Overview:
Now that so many of us are diving headfirst into the world of telework, it’s important that we know how to create an inclusive work from home culture. This webinar will provide participants with tips for how to host inclusive meetings and an overview of how to host accessible meetings via Microsoft Teams.

Webinar 4:  Creating Accessible Communications and Documents

Live Webinar Date:  TBD
Time:  TBD
Presenter:  Megan Lawrence, Sr. Accessibility Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

Webinar Overview:
As a follow up to Megan's webinar on accessible meetings and Microsoft Teams, this webinar will delve into how to make accessible powerpoint presentations as part of your accessible meetings.