Takeaways from the 2020 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

Last week I was at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, presenting a workshop (with Jennifer Chadwick of SiteImprove) on accessible elearning (the resources are available on Microassist’s website.) This year’s CSUN was somewhat lightly attended, due to cautions regarding COVID-19 (and I found I needed to leave earlier than expected).

Still, even with the reduced number of sessions and the lighter attendance, the dedication that people have for ensuring that all experiences are made available to everyone, including those with disabilities, remains inspiring.

Many of the conversations that I had revolved around the question of whether organizations, when they made online training accessible to those with disabilities, were doing so to check a box—that is, to satisfy specified requirements of Section 508 or the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines or other regulations—or out of a desire to make their content usable by everyone.

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