RE: Resource for ADA Webinar on Designing Accessible Webinars

Hello Shawn,

Thank you for making contact with me regarding the upcoming session.   I am aware of this great resource from W3 and it is one of the references that I will be sharing/sending people to for more information.   A lot of what we will be covering in the session is the things that those organizing/planning need to consider when designing the session, choosing the technology that they will use, preparing their presenters, communicating with the audience and then the actual delivery and follow up.   It's going to be pretty common sense.  We are not getting into the "technology" per see, more of a reminder about all that needs to be considered and figured out during the process.   We hope it will be a useful program for participants.  I'm sure that I'll leave something out along the way and hopefully will learn a thing or two from my audience as well.

Thank you once again for checking in with me :)

Robin A Jones, Director
Great Lakes ADA Center
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Chicago, IL 60608
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-----Original Message-----
From: Shawn Henry [] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 8:20 AM
To: Jones, Robin
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Subject: Resource for ADA Webinar on Designing Accessible Webinars

Hi Robin,

I see that you are leading an ADA Webinar on Designing Accessible Webinars this week and wanted to let you know of a resource that I think will be helpful to your participants.

"How to Make Presentations Accessible to All" helps you make your presentations, talks, meetings, and training accessible to all of your potential audience, including people with disabilities and others. It is online at:

It provides information that applies to webinars, although it does not cover some specific issues of webinars. I trust that is what you will cover in your webinar. :-)

I hope that you find it useful and will share it with your participants.

(As always, we welcome suggestions for improvements; there are e-mails at the bottom for feedback.)

All the best,

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
phone: +1.617.395.7664

Received on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 13:22:59 UTC