Michigan State University

Please note that some breakout rooms will host more than one presentation during a single time slot and are labeled “Multiple Presentations” on the schedule. Attendees are encouraged to stay in the room for the entire session time to hear from all presenters and decrease disruptions. Sessions with a single presenter as labeled “Single Presentation”.

Thursday December, 6th

On the Persistence of Pages: Authorship and Access

Presented By: Hal Hinderliter

Absract: Through a qualitative grounded theory approach, this research examines why educators continue to disseminate written content as digital facsimiles of the codex: the ubiquitous PDF.

Details

  • Time: 9:45 AM
  • Length: 15 minutes
  • Location: 103AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Making Microsoft Word Documents More Equitable (than Others)

Presented By: James White, Michael Hudson

Absract: Demonstrate NVDA use in Word documents and show how to make Strong, Color, etc., meaningful to screen reader users regardless of their settings.

Details

  • Time: 9:45 AM
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Location: 103AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Providing Choice and Control for Those with Difficulty Hearing in a 360 Video Environment

Presented By: Max Evjen, Terence O’Neill, Jacob Harrison

Absract: A simple way to make audio in a 360 degree video accessible to those with difficulty hearing by creating slides with that advance with narration.

Details

  • Time: 9:45 AM
  • Length: 15 minutes
  • Location: 104AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

A good ear: the resources of successful second language learners with visual impairments

Presented By: Caitlin Cornell

Absract: This presentation discusses ongoing mixed methods research into the resources that successful second language learners with visual impairments draw upon in their classroom language learning.

Details

  • Time: 9:45 AM
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Location: 104AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

An Introduction to Performing Website Accessibility Audits

Presented By: Anderson Day

Absract: Ever wonder how to test a website for accessibility? Learn how to perform an accessibility audit that you or a developer can follow. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or device to follow along but it is not necessary.

Details

  • Time: 9:45 AM
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Location: Auditorium
  • Level of Engagement: Heavy Engagement
  • Type: Single Presentation

Creating a Culture of Accessibility with ComArtSci DCAT

Presented By: Trenton Bates

Absract: The presentation will cover how ComArtSci has been integrating A11y into its academic culture.

Details

  • Time: 1:15 PM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: 103AB
  • Level of Engagement: Light Engagement
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Design is NOT arbitrary

Presented By: Rebecca Meyer, Rachel Rantanen

Absract: Our session will highlight how design plays a critical role in our health and well-being. We’ll be discussing alternative techniques for soothing a hyperactive mind and how to generate creativity despite cognitive differences.

Details

  • Time: 1:15 PM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: 103AB
  • Level of Engagement: Light Engagement
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Why Student Accessibility Teams Are Great! Volume 2

Presented By: Nate Evans

Absract: Students share their experiences partnering with faculty, reviewing course content, and advocating for improvement through the lens of digital access and inclusion.

Details

  • Time: 1:15 PM
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Location: 104AB
  • Level of Engagement: Light Engagement
  • Type: Single Presentation

Beyond the Able-Bodied Canon: A Staged Reading

Presented By: Deric McNish, Kevin Craig, Abbie Cathcart

Absract: Staged readings of select scenes from modern plays with authentic representations of people with disabilities, followed by discussion about the challenges and benefits of using these texts in class.

Details

  • Time: 1:15 PM
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Location: Auditorium
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Single Presentation

Teach Access Silicon Valley Study Away

Presented By: Alexia Keinitz, Bailey Gates

Absract: MSU students were taken to Silicon Valley as part of a study away with Teach Access to learn about accessibility.

Details

  • Time: 2:45 PM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: 103AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Improving Accessibility with Augmented Reality

Presented By: Ashton Keys, William Page

Absract: Through the usage of Light Guide Systems, both physical and cognitive ergonomic principles can be applied to increase accessibility in the workforce.

Details

  • Time: 2:45 PM
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Location: 103AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

A Brief History of Digital Accessibility at Michigan State University

Presented By: Sarah Swierenga, Michael Hudson

Absract: Curious about how MSU became an accessibility leader? MSU has over an 80 year institutional history of making learning accessible.

Details

  • Time: 2:45 PM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: 103AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

What’s new in WCAG 2.1

Presented By: Graham Pierce

Absract: Walkthrough of the changes from WCAG 2.0 to 2.1 and how they apply to higher education content

Details

  • Time: 2:45 PM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: 104AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Born Analog – Reborn Accessibly Digital

Presented By: Grace Morris, Madeleine Ferguson

Absract: The workflow and challenges of creating maximally accessible PDFs compliant with WCAG 2.0 AA from born-analog materials. (Abbyy FineReader Pro 14, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC)

Details

  • Time: 2:45 PM
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Location: 104AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Lost Treasures

Presented By: Norm DeLisle

Absract: When systems to support access to education for people with disabilities began, a lot of very useful ideas and approaches were lost. We need to remember them.

Details

  • Time: 2:45 PM
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Location: 104AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Keeping UDL at the Heart of the Design Process

Presented By: Patricia Vanderbilt

Absract: Join us for an interactive conversation, where we will discuss strategies to keep UDL at the center of the design process while balancing stakeholder needs.

Details

  • Time: 2:45 PM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: Auditorium
  • Level of Engagement: Heavy Engagement
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Theatrical Performance for Neurodiverse Audiences

Presented By: David Bauer, Shelby Eppich

Absract: In 2017 Shelby Eppich and David Bauer were part of a collaborative effort to develop a theatrical performance for neurodiverse audiences. FARM! A Musical Experience toured local public schools in 2018 and will continue to tour in 2019.

Details

  • Time: 2:45 PM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: Auditorium
  • Level of Engagement: Light Engagement
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Making Art Accessible

Presented By: Hanna Harrigan, Nicole Rittenour

Absract: Museums are starting to add tactile exhibits in an effort to improve access. This presentation will allow audience members to try to interpret examples of tactile art while blindfolded.

Details

  • Time: 2:45 PM
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Location: Auditorium
  • Level of Engagement: Heavy Engagement
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Friday December, 6th

Discovering Accessibility Training Needs to Develop an Organizational Strategy

Presented By: Jennifer Ismirle, Sarah Swierenga

Absract: This presentation will discuss a survey we developed for organizations to collect meaningful and actionable data to develop an accessibility training strategy.

Details

  • Time: 10:15 AM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: 106
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Accessibility Review and Remediation Using a Team Approach

Presented By: LaTonya Motley, Jeremy Van Hof

Absract: A look at the process to ensure there is equal access by reviewing the accessibility of course content and correcting errors using a team approach at the Broad College of Business

Details

  • Time: 10:15 AM
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Location: 106
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Able Eyes – Accessibility for ALL

Presented By: Meegan Winters

Absract: Accessibility means something different to each individual person. Able Eyes allows users to determine if community locations meet his/her needs through 360 virtual tours.

Details

  • Time: 10:15 AM
  • Length: 15 minutes
  • Location: 103AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Expanding Access – Technologies Integrating Students with Disabilities in STEM Courses

Presented By: Lina Wu and Stephen Blosser

Absract: The complexity of mathematics and symbolically represented content in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is a challenge for students with disabilities. We will present how technologies offer opportunities to integrate disabled students into STEM courses.

Details

  • Time: 10:15 AM
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Location: 103AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Two Peers in a Pod: Bridging the Access-Ability Gap

Presented By: Marisa Thum

Absract: The experiences of an MSU senior as a peer and mentor to students with disabilities working to maximize ability and accessibility.

Details

  • Time: 10:15 AM
  • Length: 15 minutes
  • Location: 103AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Sexual Assault of College Students with Disabilities: Disparities and Paths Forward

Presented By: Graham Pierce, Kelsie Luokkala, Cynthia Okolo

Absract: College students with disabilities experience significantly higher rates of sexual assault than students without disabilities. What are ways to address disparities and provide necessary resources?

Details

  • Time: 10:15 AM
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Location: 104AB
  • Level of Engagement: Light Engagement
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Awareness for Accessibility Discussion

Presented By: Stephanie Walker, Samantha Zielinski, Trevon Smith

Absract: Students in the MSU Accessibility Club will hold a discussion panel about bringing awareness of accessibility to college campuses.

Details

  • Time: 10:15 AM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: 104AB
  • Level of Engagement: Light Engagement
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Inclusive Design Using Student Personas

Presented By: Sonya Woods

Absract: This talk with address how student personas are being used at Penn State to help faculty and staff create inclusive learning experiences for online learners.

Details

  • Time: 10:15 AM
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Location: Heritage
  • Level of Engagement: Light Engagement
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Access in an Innovative Space: A Case Study from MSU’s Digital Scholarship Lab

Presented By: Heidi Schroeder, Emilia Marcyk, Joshua Sanchez

Absract: This presentation describes several initiatives implemented by the MSU Libraries’ Accessibility Working Group to improve the accessibility of MSU’s new state-of-the- art Digital Scholarship Lab.

Details

  • Time: 10:15 AM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: Heritage
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Exceptions Journal

Presented By: Madison Heise, Lauren Powell, Nayirah Muhammad

Absract: We will discuss what the art and literary journal for the visually impaired, Exceptions Journal (exceptionsjournal.com), is and what it has to do with accessibility.

Details

  • Time: 1:15 PM
  • Length: 15 minutes
  • Location: 106
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Museum Access Hack: Doing the Advance Work for Museum Accessibility

Presented By: Max Evjen, Angela Sebald, Denice Blair

Absract: Learn how participants in MSU Museum’s “Museum Access Hack” helped make spaces more accessible for visitors by transcribing and recording text in every museum gallery.

Details

  • Time: 1:15 PM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: 106
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Let’s talk about disability

Presented By: Lauren Dix, Stephanie Walker

Absract: An open dialogue on talking about disability. Topics ranging from defining language, statistics, culture, and community.

Details

  • Time: 1:15 PM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: 103AB
  • Level of Engagement: Light Engagement
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Accessibility in Higher Ed

Presented By: Jiatyan Chen

Absract: From system perspective, we will discuss the requirements and environment surrounding accessibility in U.S. Higher Ed, and their attempts to tackle these challenges.

Details

  • Time: 1:15 PM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: 103AB
  • Level of Engagement: Light Engagement
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

Evaluating Education Abroad Services and Partners for Accessibility

Presented By: Leeman Bartzis

Absract: This session explores the self-evaluation of services, structures, communications, and partnerships the MSU Education Abroad Office is undergoing, to increase accessibility on programs abroad.

Details

  • Time: 1:15 PM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: 104AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

PDF Remediation 101

Presented By: Dee Dee Kato

Absract: We’ll show you how to convert scanned or digital content to PDFs and remediation techniques to ensure resulting PDF is accessible to people with disabilities.

Details

  • Time: 1:15 PM
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Location: 104AB
  • Level of Engagement: Conventional
  • Type: Multiple Presentations

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