Webinar - Strategies & Case Studies for Improving Digital Access on the College & University Campus

August 25, 2011: 10:00 a.m. - 1:35 p.m. (MST)*

*All times in Mountain Standard Time (MST)

Seminar Description

A Google or Yahoo search on "campus accessibility policy" reveals that the number of campuses implementing (or at least posting) a system-wide access policy for web pages and digital media seems to be rapidly growing. Is this an effective way to improve accessibility at a university or college? Are there other strategies for increasing the accessibility of a campus' electronic resources? This Webinar will attempt to answer these questions.

Jon Gunderson, whose accessibility survey of university websites was published in the December issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, will talk about the strategies undertaken encourage and insure accessibility by the universities rated most highly for web accessibility. He will also discuss what his own university - the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) - does to address the issue of digital access. Susan Cullen will talk in a similar vein about her own campus - California State U. at Northridge (CSUN) - which rated 2 out of 183 in Jon's survey.

WebAIM will talk about their ongoing grant-funded project to assist institutions in system-wide web accessibility efforts, addressing such issues as:

  • Gaining top-level support for institutional web accessibility.
  • Creating a campus-wide accessibility committee.
  • Benchmarking institutional web accessibility with an eye toward continuous improvement.
  • Gaining buy-in from faculty and staff.
  • Understanding how web accessibility may tie into regional accreditation.
Teresa Haven from Arizona State University (ASU) will  discuss recent statements by DOE and DOJ regarding technology accessibility compliance and how can you work with your institution to enact necessary changes.  Teresa's segment will provide DS professionals with an overview of recent legal updates, ideas for building alliances, and strategies for engaging key stakeholders in dialogue and helping them learn new perspectives on the need for JUST design.

Agenda for August 25 Webcast

Time TopicLength

10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. (MST)

Segment 1: Practices at the Exemplary Universities, Jon Gunderson, UIUC, Sue Cullen, CSUN

55 minutes

10:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. (MST) Question & Answer follow-up with Jon & Sue 15 minutes
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. (MST) Break 20 minutes
11:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MST)

Segment 2: Building Partnerships and Collaborations on Campus, Teresa Haven, Arizona State University

30 minutes
12:00 p.m. - 12:10 p.m. (MST) Q & A to Teresa 10 minutes
12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Break 20 minutes
12:30 - 1:10 Segment 3:  WebAIM's Grant-funded Project to Assist Institutions in System-wide Web Accessibility Efforts, Jon Whiting, WebAIM 40 minutes
1:10 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Q & A to Jon 10 minutes
1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Final Q & A to all (if needed) 10 minutes
1:30 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. (MST) Concluding remarks & post-webinar resources 5 minutes


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Note: 1st 10 registrants receive 10% discount at checkout. Accepted forms of payment are check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).

Seminar Pricing
Ticket Type 1st 10 Registrants All Others Registration Closes
Individual Ticket $135 $150 August 24, 2011
Group Ticket $351 $390 August 24, 2011
Site add-on $50 $50 August 24, 2011


Discount Type¹ Discount Applied Discount Code Notes
1st 10 Registrants 10% 1st10 Enter this code at the payment screen.²
ATHEN member 10% ATHEN4SEM Enter this code at the payment screen if you are an ATHEN member.³
2010 AHG Attendee4 10% AHG4SEM Enter this code at the payment screen if you attended the 2010 AHG Conference.³
"Captioning in the University Environment Webinar" participant 10% of your previous fee for webinar5 (Use the confirmation code provided from previous registration.)6 Enter this code at the payment screen if you attended the Captioning Webinar.³

¹ Discount types may be combined.

² Only the first 10 registrants will receive the discount.

³ Discount subject to verification.

4To be eligible for the AHG discount, you must have paid at least $250 for your 2010 conference registration.

5For example, if you paid $150 for the last webinar, your discount would amount to $15.

6You can find your confirmation code in your registration confirmation that was sent via email. Contact Howard Kramer at ahg@colorado.edu or 303-492-8672 if you are unable to find your confirmation code.

For more information on ATHEN membership and its benefits, see the web site at www.athenpro.org/member. You may also join ATHEN during registration for a cost of $50 and receive the ATHEN discount.



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Screenreader Access

Unfortunately, most of the control buttons on the V-CUBE interface are not labeled semantically. We are working to remedy this issue as quickly as possible. In the meantime, here are some tips for using the V-CUBE interface with a screenreader.

Ticket Types

Individual Ticket

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Group Ticket

Project the seminar in a meeting room or hall to as many of your colleagues as you like. You can share access to the recording of the event with any of your colleagues. Broadcast of the event is limited to one location. You may purchase additional "site add-ons" to show the event at multiple locations.

Site add-on

This option, when purchased with a group ticket, allows you to project or show the webinar at an additional site. Once you have purchased a group ticket you can purchase as many "site add-ons" as needed.

How Does It Work

After registering for the event, you will receive an e-mail a few days before the event with the instructions and url to connect to the webinar. You will also receive instructions on testing your system before the broadcast day. After the event, once the recording of the webinar is captioned and posted, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access the posted video.


CEU credit of .3 is available for this seminar. An additinal $65 processing fee is required along with the submission of paperwork that documents your completion of the seminar. This paperwork will be posted shortly.