Friday, December 1st

Accessible Learning Conference Schedule
Time Big Ten BC 103 AB 104 AB Riverside Michigamme
7:30 – 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 Welcome Address

Dean Christopher P. Long and Kate Sonka

9:30 – 10:30 Breakout Sessions
Mobile Usability Testing

This presentation will cover mobile usability testing tools and considerations based on mobile UX research conducted at MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.

Jennifer Ismirle

Accessible Live Streaming 101

This 15-minute presentation will cover best practices in the pre-production, production, and post-production of live video in order to craft an inclusive and accessible experience.

Alyssa Bradley

Rhetoric of Accessibility

To properly address building digital interfaces with accessibility in mind, we must first learn how to effectively communicate and address the benefits of accessible technology.

Anderson Day & Darrell Williams

Accessibility Audit Process

This session will provide a high-level overview of the audit process, documentation, practical processes, and data collection.

Ash Harris & Kim Hodges

From Theory to Reality: Implementing an Accelerated Five-Year Plan

The MSUCOM Office of Academic Programs accelerated their five-year plan to accommodate a student admitted halfway through Year 1! See how we made it happen.

John McDaniel & Alexander Seddon

The Good People – Futurizing the Human Experience through Inclusive Learning Design

This workshop will analogize excerpts from the ABC Show “the Good Doctor” with future thinking of new learning ecosystems.

Keesa V. Johnson

Improvising Accommodations in Performing Arts

This paper presents a case study demonstrating how accommodations for actors with disabilities in performing arts classes require flexibility and effective communication.

Kathryn Stahl & Deric McNish

Co-Creation of Museum Experiences for Individuals with Low or No Vision

The MSU Museum and Lansing ITEC 2020 Girls are creating 3D printed objects and audio to promote learning for individuals with low or no vision.

Max Evjen, Denice Blair & Kirk Riley

10:45 – 12:00 Keynote: Cognitive Diversity in Learning Environments

In the session you will be introduced to the diverse community of people with cognitive disabilities and their inclusive involvement in higher education settings.

Shea Tanis – The Coleman Institute

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch

Box lunches can be picked up in Big Ten BC. Stay tuned for birds of a feather room assignments.

1:15 – 2:15 Breakout Sessions
Using ABBYY FineReader to Create Accessible Library Collections

This presentation describes the detailed ABBYY FineReader workflow student accessibility interns created and currently use in document/collection remediation at the Michigan State University Libraries.

Emily Howard & Josie Foguth

The Role of Communications in Accessibility

Accessibility isn’t (and shouldn’t) be restricted to information technology. Communications professionals are well-placed to play an important role in an organization’s accessibility efforts.

Danielle Fowler and Heidi MacWan

Getting to Know the Accessibility Features in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Participants will be introduced to accessibility features in the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Resources will also be shared to assist with the creation of accessible PDFs.

LaTonya Motley

One-on-One Accessibility Consultations.

Short, 15-minute individual consultations on website or course material with accessibility student interns and accessibility professionals will be available to conference attendees. Stay tuned for sign up information.

Coordinating and Tracking Your Accessibility Remediation Efforts: a Simple and Powerful Method

This presentation will demonstrate a simple yet powerful method for coordinating the remediation of digital content for accessibility using free tools provided by MSU.

Chris Shaltry

Field-Based Accessibility in U.S. Geoscience Departments for Students with Mobility and Sensory Disabilities

In this qualitative study, geoscience departments reportedly offer accessible field-based opportunities for students with disabilities using modifications, accommodations, adaptations methods, or accessible options.

Ivan Carabajal & Christopher Atchison

2:45 – 3:30 Michigan State University
Office of Institutional Equity & Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives Sessions
Moving Beyond

A panel of students will share their perspective of moving beyond perceptions and expectations of others to discover their success in higher education and beyond.

Virginia Martz

Exploring Disability Bias and Microaggressions

This session with introduce the concepts of implicit bias and microaggressions with particular emphasis of the impact of both on persons with disabilities.

Paulette Granberry Russell

Facilitating Accessible Note Taking in the Classroom – Best Practices

Taking notes can be problematic for students with disabilities. Join us as we discuss how notetaking assistance and notetaking technology can provide students with disabilities equal access.

Leslie Johnson & Angela Sebald

Creating and Using Accessible Course Materials in STEM

Join us as we discuss the latest accessible learning tools, including technologies for
integrating students with vision, hearing and learning disabilities in STEM classes.

Stephen Blosser and Lina Wu

3:45 – 4:30 Ensuring Accessibility at MSU – The President’s Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (PACDI)

Round table discussion by current and former PACDI members discussing the Committee’s advisory role and impact on ensuring accessibility in programs and facilities on campus.

Moderated by Jessica Norris, Rountable members: Kay Granskog, Mo Gerhardt, & Julia Christensen

Universal Design – Supporting Accessibility through Flexibility

This session will introduce the principles of universal for design learning, and discuss how content and new technologies can impact students, and teaching & learning.

Nate Evans

Integrating Accessibility Into Design

This session will discuss how accessibility can be built directly into design and development, saving time and energy, while improving access and usability.

Sarah J. Swierenga & Graham L. Pierce