[CATO] Check out this round-up of FREE Accessibility trainings

Monica Olsson molsson at sbctc.edu
Mon Mar 7 16:47:40 PST 2022

Check out this round-up of FREE Accessibility trainings and snag your spot!

Axe-Con - Building Accessible Experiences

March 15-17, 2022

Axe-con 2022 <https://www.deque.com/axe-con/> is offered by Deque's and is a FREE accessibility conference with a focus on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences.

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web is a keynote speaker.

The 3-day virtual event will be held March 15-17, 2021. Sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Eastern Time zone) each day.

Register now for Axe-con!<https://www.deque.com/axe-con/register/>

Microsoft Ability Summit 2022

May 10, 2022

This is a FREE virtual conference. Ability Summit 2022 will feature sessions on:

  *   Microsoft's commitment to help bridge the disability divide
  *   Keynotes from Microsoft and community leaders in accessibility and disability inclusion
  *   Expert panels showcasing the latest innovations in accessibility
  *   Product demos of the latest accessibility features in Office, Windows, Xbox, and more
  *   Emerging trends and best practices across the spectrum of disability, including mental health and neurodiversity.

Registration will open in early March. For more information, visit the Ability Summit site<https://sway.office.com/WF3abdbmkH6gJudi?accessible=true>.

ACCESS 2020: The Age of Digital Inclusion

March 29-April 1, 2022

ACCESS is a FREE 4-day virtual conference presented by 3Play Media. The conference aims to share challenges and solutions related to accessibility and inclusion that organizations experience in this work in both internal and external efforts.

Register now for ACCESS 2022!<https://www.3playmedia.com/access/#register>

Web Accessibility 101 (for SBCTC only)
May 19th, 2022<https://sbctcedu.sharepoint.com/accessibility/SitePages/The-Roundup-of-Accessibility-Trainings.aspx#web-accessibility-101-by-sbctc>

Come learn about web accessibility standards and best practices on Thursday, May 19th, from 1:00-4:00pm.

During this training you will learn about WCAG standards, the POUR principles, basic accessible framework, tools to check your work, the correct use of ARIA, and more! We will also introduce Assistive Technology and provide a demo of a screen reader navigating a web page.


  *   Monica Olsson, SBCTC
  *   Marilyn Varela, SBCTC
  *   Greg Gamble, SBCTC
  *   Shaun Hegney, Spokane Falls Community College

This training is only for SBCTC staff, and the target audience members are web editors and web developers at the agency.

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Monica M. Olsson (she/her/hers)

Policy Associate – Accessible IT Coordinator

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

molsson at sbctc.edu<mailto:molsson at sbctc.edu> • o: 360-704-3922 • c: 206-914-7187

sbctc.edu<https://www.sbctc.edu/> • Twitter: @SBCTCWashington<https://twitter.com/SBCTCWashington> • Facebook: @WASBCTC<https://www.facebook.com/wasbctc/>

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