It’s been a while since I’ve promoted webinars from EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) and I didn’t want to miss sharing two of their upcoming webinars in September 2018.
I discovered EASI when I started my journey to learn more about web accessibility in the mid-2000’s. They offered a range of resources that I found useful for my work.
And they hosted one of the first online accessibility webinars I took.
For years, EASI was one of the few organizations offering webinars that didn’t require an attendee to enable Flash or install Java to participate.
I’ve taken their webinars ever since!
EASI is a non-profit organization, committed to the belief that students and professionals with disabilities have the same right to access information technology as everyone else.
Led by accessibility pioneer Norm Coombs, EASI offers free and paid online training via webinars and courses related to accessibility of:
- Commercial software
- Legislation related to accessibility
- Anything related to accessibility or adaptive technology
Personally, I’ve taken webinars and courses on PDFs, Word, legal aspects of accessibility, and dozens of others.
EASI Free Webinars
In September 2018, EASI will offer two accessibility webinars.
The first webinar is Chromebook Accessibility, a free webinar held on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 2pm Eastern Time (1pm Central Time, noon Mountain Time, and 11am Pacific Time).
In a different time zone? Here’s a time zone converter to find out when the webinar will be held in your time zone.
Learn about the various accessibility features Chromebook has to offer, including:
- ChromeVox screen reader
- Braille support, and more
The webinar will be led by Laura Palmaro, Chrome and Chrome OS Accessibility Program Manager.
She’ll explain the different built-in Chrome OS features that make online experiences more accessible.
The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required (Google Form).
The second webinar is Zoom Accessibility, which will be held Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2pm Eastern Time (1pm Central Time, noon Mountain Time, and 11am Pacific Time). For a different time zone, here’s a time zone converter to find out when the webinar will be held in your time zone.
With both free and paid plans as well as its focus on accessibility, Zoom has quickly become the conferencing system of choice for many people, including people with disabilities.
Led by Hadi Rangin, IT Accessibility Specialist at the University of Washington, Jason Smith, and
Ken Ding from Zoom, the webinar will focus on the accessibility features available in Zoom.
I plan to attend both webinars, hope you’ll be joining me!