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Upcoming Training Sessions

ATAC facilitates a number of trainings around the state. Our target audience includes web designers, IT personnel, content writers, and anyone who is interested in making Electronic Information Technology (EIT) more accessible.

Contact ATAC if you'd like to present a training and demonstration to your staff or at a meeting or conference. 

7/29/14 - Web and IT Accessibility Training

Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Clemson Research Park OR Webinar via Adobe Connect
Trainers: Steve Cook, SCCB; Janet Jendron, SCATP, ATAC

Learn about basic accessibility and usability issues with web and information technology. See how people who use assistive technology interact with electronic information. Learn about the SC Web Testers Program, which trains people with and without disabilities to evaluate web pages and electronic information for accessibility and usability. Explanation of the accessibility/usability questionnaire used by the SC Web Testers. Overview of online tools that can be used to evaluate web pages with respect to basic requirements of federal laws.

Full information and registration on the SCATP training page

7/30/14 - Evaluating Web and IT for Accessibility/Usability

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Clemson Research Park OR Webinar via Adobe Connect
Trainers: CB Averitt, Senior Consultant, Deque Systems; Janet Jendron, SCATP, ATAC

Brief overview of laws affecting accessibility of electronic information. Overview of assistive technologies used to access electronic information. History and future of the SC Web Testers Program, which trains people with and without disabilities to evaluate web pages and electronic information for accessibility and usability. In depth discussion of accessibility principles/challenges and how they can be evaluated using online tools (e.g., FireBug, WAVE, Web Accessibility and Web Developer Toolbars). Training will be based on the SC Web Testers accessibility/usability questionnaire. Some attention will be given to accessibility solutions.

Full information and registration on the SCATP training page


Resources from Previous Trainings

12/3/13 - Creating Accessible Documents for JAWS or MAGic Users Webinar

12/5/13 - Legal Considerations for Web and Information Technology Accessibility

Outside Trainings

On-line Training Sources

AT Coalition Trainings

The Accessible Technology Coalition is offering the following free trainings:

Introduction to AIM for Educators and Families
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern
The National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials provides current basic information about the provision of accessible instructional materials.

What are AT Evaluations and Assessments
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern
ATNetwork presents an overview of evaluation and assessment in the educational, medical, and vocational systems.

AT Implementation for IEP Students 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
9:30 AM Pacific, 12:30 PM Eastern
AbleNet's QIAT Session #5 on AT Implementation

Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM): Simply Said
Thursday, January 16, 2014
10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern
AbleNet presents tools for creating AIM, sources of already created materials and ways to make these materials more accessible.

Accessibility of Electronic Information Databases Used by Libraries
Tuesday, January 21, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern
EASI presents research on academic librarians consideration of accessibility of electronic information resources.

AbleNet University

AbleNet offers a number of free webinars with topics ranging from AT in the classroom to an extensive series covering Quality Indicators of Assistive Technology (QIAT).

Check the AbleNet University webinar schedule to see what's available and register.

ATAC at Winthrop

 Winthrop group

ATAC recently taught a grad school class at Winthrop University.
Left to right: Lisa Harris, Winthrop instructor, Janet Jendron, ATAC, Clay Jeffcoat,
SC School for the Deaf and the Blind, Brianna Murray, Winthrop student

ATAC at the 2013 SUCCEEDS Conference


Back, left to right: Lisa Lanpher, Columbia International University, Janet Jendron, SCATP, Tina Vires, Limestone College, Sharon Bellwood, Greenville Tech. Front, left to right: Cheryl Kirkpatrick, Midlands Tech, David Bundy, SC Commission for the Blind