accessibility

DUP Week: Skyrocketing Your Accessibility by Caitlyn A. Bukaty

Greetings! Caitlyn A. Bukaty here sharing some exciting insights with you during Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations Topical Interest Group week. Today I want to offer a few ideas my fellow evaluators might find helpful in making their evaluations more accessible to a wide range of stakeholders. This information comes from my experience collecting feedback from …

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DUP Week: Using Technology to Create an Inclusive Meeting Environment with Della Thomas and Marcia Kolvitz

Greetings! We are Della Thomas and Marcia Kolvitz. Della works with local school districts to providing language access services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Marcia is an educational consultant who focuses on professional development in the areas of transition planning and postsecondary opportunities for students and youth who are deaf or …

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How mindful language helps us challenge power imbalances by Liz Zadnik

Happy Saturday all!  Liz Zadnik here, aea365 Outreach Coordinator and sometime Saturday contributor.  Summer has arrived on the East Coast of the United States.  For me, summer has always encouraged me to check in with myself and take some time to reorganize and recalibrate.  Like time slows down a little and I have few more …

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Angie Aguirre on Making Your Webinar Accessible

Hello. I am Angie Aguirre from the INDEX program of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. INDEX specializes in designing web sites, online courses, learning-management systems, and online databases, all of which are accessible to people with disabilities. Many of you are developing the same as part of your …

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Liz Zadnik on Web accessibility and building an inclusive online space

Happy holiday weekend everyone!  I’m Liz Zadnik, AEA365 Outreach Coordinator with another post on accessibility – today we’ll be focusing on web accessibility.  We can build off of the concepts in last month’s post, while also thinking about how to make sure as many people as possible can access our online content. In addition to …

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Liz Zadnik on “Everything should be as simple as it can be, yet no simpler.”

Happy Saturday folks!  Liz Zadnik here and today we’re focusing on creating accessible content.  I am pretty passionate about accessibility – thanks to some brilliant and even more passionate colleagues – and believe as social change agents, advocates for marginalized communities, and professionals seeking to elevate unheard voices we have a commitment to making sure …

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Eval Use TIG Week: Arnold Love on Energizing Evaluations and Mobilizing Use with Jane’s Walk

I am Arnold Love from Toronto, the recent host city of the 2015 Para- and Pan American Games. Toronto also hosted the first Accessibility Innovation Showcase to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act and the 10th Anniversary of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act. My evaluation interests include both sports and accessibility, …

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DOVP Week: David J. Bernstein on Applying Universal Design Principles to an Evaluation Involving Individuals with Significant Disabilities

I am David J. Bernstein, and I am a Senior Study Director with Westat, an employee-owned research and evaluation company in Rockville, Maryland. I was an inaugural member of AEA, and was the founder and first Chair of the Government Evaluation Topical Interest Group. Westat was hired by the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services …

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Ian Shadrick on Accessibility During and After Your Potent Presentation

Hello, I am Ian Shadrick, program coordinator of graduate programs in Blindness and Low Vision and Orientation & Mobility at Missouri State University. As a follow up to some of great tips provided in Creating Presentation Potent for All, I’d like to talk to you today about some additional methods to ensure full inclusion of …

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