This Thursday is the sixth Global Accessibility Awareness Day. To celebrate this, Blackboard is promoting a series of pedagogically focused free webinars, bringing together Blackboard experts and leading academics, covering a variety of topics on digital access in education.
The webinars will be delivered from different countries, and happen across different time zones. We’ve converted the times to BST below, to make it easier to plan which webinars you would like to attend – while the 1 p.m. webinar from the UK might be the obvious one to tune into, several of the US-based webinars are also at UK-friendly times. And even if you can’t attend the webinars as they happen, by registering you’ll be sent a link to watch a recording of the event at a later date.
Creating a truly inclusive experience (Sydney, Australia)
1.30 a.m. BST = 8.30 a.m. for colleagues in Malaysia
How Digital Accessibility Can Support an Inclusive and Engaging Learning Experience (London, UK)
1 p.m. BST
Interview with Gallaudet [US University for the hearing-impaired]: Importance of accessibility and its impact on students (Washington, D.C.,USA)
3 p.m. BST
(In Spanish) Breaking Barriers: Reaching all Learners through Digital Accessibility (Bogota, Colombia)
4 p.m. BST
Creating a university policy around accessibility (Berkeley, CA, USA)
4 p.m. BST
How to use industry standard LMS features to create accessible courses (Missoula, MT, USA)
6 p.m. BST
Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series Webinar – Accessibility at Blackboard (Washington, D.C., USA)
8 p.m. BST
Lose the stigma of leaving the classroom (Lawrence, KS, USA)
10 p.m. BST
You can sign up to any of these events at http://webinars.blackboard.com/Global-Accessibility-Awareness-Day.