The Hidden Magic – Accessibility in the Trainer’s Toolbox

Track: Project and Change Management

Session Number: 5864
Date: Mon, Mar 4th, 2019
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Room: SWAN - Pelican 1

Description:

With globalization and diversity so prevalent on our campuses today, it is ever more important to be able to teach all of our learners – be it in our training workshops or in the college classroom. Much effort is being devoted to having our websites accessible, but what happens when you have someone with a disability or someone whose native language is not the language that you speak in your training session? As the trainer, are you prepared? Are your training materials accessible? Is your PowerPoint presentation accessible?

In this workshop you will learn how to create an inclusive learning environment, provide learning materials that are accessible, and experience how free tools like Microsoft Translator, Office Lens and Immersive Reader can be added to your Trainer’s Toolbox. Explore some solutions you can use when working with someone with dyslexia, visual impairments, language barriers, deaf/hard of hearing. Don’t put away your electronic device in this session! See how this presentation can be seamlessly translated from English to the language of your choice.

Microsoft’s accessibility options are now built-in to its core products. They are amazing and truly “magical!” Engage every learner by making your content accessible. The tools are there now. Let’s learn how to use them!
Sub-Categorization: Trainer Toolbox
Session Type: Tips and Tricks
Tags: end user support, End User Training, PCM, Tips & Tricks

Session Length (Approved): Regular Length
Session Submission Type: Member Institution
Knowledge level: Basic
Target Audience: Functional
Learning Objective 1: Learn how to make an inclusive learning environment.
Learning Objective 2: Learn how to make training documents accessible.
Learning Objective 3: Learn how to make a PowerPoint presentation accessible.
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: No Advance Preparation Required
Product: N/A
Version Presenting: N/A
Level of Customization: None or N/A
Level of Partner Integration: Select a Value
Project Phase: N/A
Project Go Live: N/A
Your Training in this Area: My formal education and multiple degrees have provided me with a broad background and skills for End User Training and technology integration. I have taken many PeopleSoft classes including Customizing End User Training and Delivering End User Training. I have attended 17 HEUG/Alliance conferences, several regional conferences, as well as many other Educational Technology conferences to develop my technology skills as they relate to End User Training and Support.
Element(s) of Engagement: Participants will complete some application/activity
CPE Approved Session: Yes
Sub-Categorization: Trainer Toolbox
Session Type: Tips and Tricks
Tags: end user support, End User Training, PCM, Tips & Tricks

Session Length (Approved): Regular Length
Session Submission Type: Member Institution
Knowledge level: Basic
Target Audience: Functional
Learning Objective 1: Learn how to make an inclusive learning environment.
Learning Objective 2: Learn how to make training documents accessible.
Learning Objective 3: Learn how to make a PowerPoint presentation accessible.
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: No Advance Preparation Required
Product: N/A
Version Presenting: N/A
Level of Customization: None or N/A
Level of Partner Integration: Select a Value
Project Phase: N/A
Project Go Live: N/A
Your Training in this Area: My formal education and multiple degrees have provided me with a broad background and skills for End User Training and technology integration. I have taken many PeopleSoft classes including Customizing End User Training and Delivering End User Training. I have attended 17 HEUG/Alliance conferences, several regional conferences, as well as many other Educational Technology conferences to develop my technology skills as they relate to End User Training and Support.
Element(s) of Engagement: Participants will complete some application/activity
CPE Approved Session: Yes

Speakers

Primary Presenter
Liz Medvetz
IT Training Strategist/Instructor
University at Albany