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ISTE17 Presentation Materials

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It was an honor to present Create Accessibility at #ISTE17.  I had two formal opportunities on the schedule to talk about my #GoogleEI project. There is another blog post percolating describing my overall ISTE experience. Until then, I wanted to share my Create Accessibility presentation materials.

Google Certified Innovators Tell All (Panel) I was one of 10 Innovator panelist who shared different aspects of their Innovator experience and participated in the backchannel with those participants joining us virtually. The event was live streamed and is now available on YouTube. Unfortunately for accessibility, the video is auto-captioned and there are errors throughout, including my contribution.  Below, I have provided a transcript of my contribution.




Transcript (27:25 - 29:01) Wendy Gorton: Now we have Melissa Oliver who is our Coordinator of Instructional Technology. Also Colorado. and Colorado is about to wrap up their year. So their cohort was the ISTE cohort. So they somehow pulled …

Dear Conference Presenter,

I recently spent the day finalizing session proposals to submit for consideration at some upcoming conferences. Several proposals focus on accessibility. This got me to thinking while I wait to learn of their status. Wouldn't it be great if the acceptance letter included something about ensuring the accessibility of your materials?

I took the liberty to draft such a letter as a starting point and included it below.


Dear [Insert Conference Name] Presenter,

Congratulations! Your session proposal has been accepted at [insert conference name]! [Insert Conference Name] values diversity and the learning experience of all our participants. As you begin to prepare your session materials, please keep accessible design principles in mind to ensure all attendees can access, enjoy, and benefit from your expertise.
Caption All Videos. Provide Alt Text on your ImagesUse Accessibility Guidelines on your Website  If you should need assistance in creating accessible materials, [insert conference na…