Upcoming Webinars: Netflix and the ADA, Legal Landscape of Captioning, and More

Upcoming Webinars by OLCHere is an offer for learning from the Online Learning Consortium and sponsored by 3PlayMedia.

We all know how important accessibility is in online learning. But with so many aspects to it – how can we be sure we are doing everything right? These free webinars are a great opportunity to learn best practices, tools and techniques to ensure high quality accessibility in your online courses.

Join colleagues from around the country to learn about accessibility strategies, audio and video, closed captioning, website accessibility and accessible online course content in these complimentary webinars hosted by 3Play Media.

Wednesday, September 16, 2PM ET – Netflix and the ADA: How a Landmark Case Changed the Legal Landscape of Closed Captioning
This webinar will be presented by Arlene B. Mayerson, who led the legal team in the case that secured a historic settlement that ensures 100% closed captions in Netflix’s streaming video content. Ms. Mayerson will discuss the application of the ADA, as well as how the ruling impacts online education and other industries using streaming video.

Thursday, August 27, 2PM ET – HTML5 Video Accessibility: Updates, Features, & Guidelines
What are the best practices for making web-based video and audio accessible? In this webinar, John Foliot, a video accessibility expert and contributor to the W3C’s new Media Accessibility User Requirements (MAUR), will go over the latest updates to HTML5 video as well as new guidelines for making media accessible on the web.

Wednesday, September 9, 2PM ET – Best Practices for Integrating Closed Captioning with Mediasite Lecture Capture
With the proliferation of lecture capture and other video communications used for blended and online learning, educational institutions are facing legal, functional, and ethical pressures to provide video accessibility accommodations to their students and staff. Looking at Nevada State College’s workflow with Mediasite, we will walk through an efficient, cost-effective way to manage closed captioning at a university level.

Thursday, October 1, 2PM ET – 11 ½ Free Tools for Testing Website Accessibility
In this webinar, David Berman, the #1 rated speaker on the topic of web accessibility standards as well as an international expert in the field, will share with you the best tools his team uses when auditing and testing websites and documents. Having an excellent test regimen is a crucial part of online accessibility, and David has found the best tools to fit your workflow, platforms, and competencies… so you don’t have to!

Thursday, October 8, 2PM ET – 10 Tips for Creating Accessible Online Course Content
With recent lawsuits in higher education and updates to Section 508 on the horizon, it is more important than ever that online learning content be made accessible to students with disabilities. In this webinar, Janet Sylvia, Web Accessibility Group Leader and Web Accessibility Trainer, will provide you with 10 tips for making your online course material accessible.

Stan Skrabut, Ed.D.

Stan is Director of Technology-Enhanced Instruction. He has over 20 years experience working as an instructional technologist and trainer. He has a master’s degree in computing technology in education and a doctorate in education specializing in instructional technology.

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