You’re invited to the Great Lakes Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center free webinar on July 20, 2017, focusing on planning and producing accessible video.
The Planning and Producing Accessible Videos for Web, Social Media, and eLearning webinar will teach you the key components needed to produce videos that are accessible to everyone, including:
- Best practices for captioning and audio description
- Issues to be aware of with video players
- Items to consider as you plan your project
With my interest in video captioning, you can imagine I was excited to learn about the ADA webinar!
Who Should Attend
When I read about the webinar, I was curious who the audience was, so I contacted Jennie Delisi, one of the presenters.
She told me that since multimedia is a large part of our everyday communications, the webinar has a broad audience: people working in the private sector, higher education, and government, as well as anyone working in social media.
If you’re someone creating video to share online in your communications, whether on:
- Websites or web applications
- Online classes, training, or webinars
- Twitter, Facebook, and other social media
- Email messages
this webinar is for you.
What You’ll Learn
I asked Delisi if she could share specific points people will learn from the webinar. Here’s what she shared with me:
- Explain the key components of an accessible video or multimedia
- Articulate multiple business cases for making media accessible
- Design the right solution for different media delivery channels
- Differentiate between workaround solutions and accessible media
- Propose next steps for making media accessible at your workplace
Webinar Details and Registration
The webinar will be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 1:00pm Central Time (check time for your timezone) and will last for 90 minutes.
While the webinar is free, pre-registration is required. You’ll need to create a free account on the Great Lakes ADA Center website.
The webinar will be presented using Blackboard Web Conferencing, which supports Windows and Mac desktops as well as mobile devices.
Note: Blackboard Web Conferencing on desktop computers relies on Java, which some organizations prohibit.
Also, captioning is not available via the Blackboard Web Conferencing mobile app.
About the Presenters
Jay Wyatt is the Chief Accessibility Officer for the State of Minnesota. His role is to work with Minnesota state agencies to develop policies, procedures, and best practices so their operations and services can be accessible.
Jennie Delisi is an Accessibility Analyst in the State of Minnesota Office of Accessibility. In her role, she aims to improve the accessibility of information and communication technology (ICT) used by Minnesota state employees.
With more people using video to share their message or to teach, the free webinar is an excellent way to learn how to plan and produce accessible media.
I’ll be attending, hope you’ll join me!