UD Center for Disabilities Services/Microsoft Accessibility Workshop – May 7
Microsoft and the Office of Educational Technology, Information Technologies, the Center for Disabilities Studies, and the Office of Disability Support Services invite faculty, staff, students, and the community to a free event on May 7, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Trabant Multipurpose Rooms, to explore accessibility features in Microsoft products.
Microsoft Director of the US Strategy Team Rich Langford will present the keynote followed by three concurrent sessions offered throughout the morning:
· Creating Accessible Documents in Office 365 – Learn about the native and intuitive tools built into Modern Windows and Office Products. You will understand Microsoft’s universal design for learning philosophy and better understand how to deploy capabilities that will address the specific needs of all learners, and identify ways to reduce costs from third-party products.
· Operating System Accessibility Tools – Learn how to customize your device to support individual learning needs using Windows 10, which brings meaningful innovation to all people, whether you have a disability, a personal preference, or a unique work style. With a robust set of built-in and third-party accessibility features, Windows 10 lets you choose how to interact with your screen, express ideas, and get work done.
· 7 Steps to Make Learning More Accessible – In today’s multi-ability classroom, a teacher must meet the needs of all students including English Language Learners, students with reading disabilities, and even gifted students. Microsoft’s accessibility options, built into its core products, extend beyond just the ability to provide digital resources for students. In this session, you will experience how free tools like Immersive Reader, Office Lens, Microsoft Translator, and others make it easy to provide learning materials that are accessible for all students.
A free continental breakfast will be provided. Further information, including a schedule and a registration link, is available at http://www.oet.udel.edu/microsoft/.