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Communicating With Digital Accessibility Mind — Tips & Tools! 

Attendees will learn:

  • Why emails and documents need to be created with digital accessibility in mind;
  • How to be more accessible in creating emails and MS Word documents; and
  • Where to access a host of user-friendly tips and videos about this topic.

Presented by:

  • Katherine Eng, Senior ICT Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board
  • Janet D. Fiore, CEO, Sierra Group, Inc.
  • Michael Mangos,  Chief Strategist, Tamman, Inc.
  • The Sierra-Tamman 360 Collaborative

This Complimentary Training is hosted on GoToWebinar.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

ASL and Auto-Captions will be provided.

Request additional accommodations during registration on or BEFORE 3/15/23 via email.

Space is Limited, Register Today! Accommodation requests are due by 3/21/2023.

Why attend?

Because together, we can drive up accessibility and inclusion for Americans with Disabilities in the Workforce. Yet this does not happen every day. Your efforts can make a significant different. Attend to learn how.

Emails and Word documents as Daily Communication Tools!

Your professional communications and content is not automatically inclusive to everyone, but it can be — learn how by joining us for this COMPLIMENTARY training, which is geared for any business professional who uses email and MS Word at work. Includes entry level content with tools and tips for deeper learning.

Why Be Accessible?

So that someone with a disability has the same access to your information as everyone else. It’s the right thing to do, and it’s the law.

About The Sierra Group

The Sierra Group Academy and Tamman, Inc.’s 360 Degree Collaboration

Committed to spreading the word about digital inclusion AND the accommodations per the ADA, in the summer of 2020 when the world was emerging from the full pandemic lockdown mode, digital accessibility for Americans with disabilities was more critical than ever before.  64 million Americans with disabilities were beholden to live and work and shop and tele-health remotely, just like everyone else.  However, communication tools and IT systems were not fully inclusive to support them. 

About the US Access Board:

The Access Board is an independent federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology.

PDFs, Word Documents, and Websites, Oh My!

Your professional communications and content are not automatically inclusive to everyone, but it can be – learn how on Wednesday morning, September, 14, 2022, at an in-person, free training at 399 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. Register soon, as space is limited!

Why Be Accessible? So that someone with a disability has the same access to your information as everyone else. It’s the right thing to do, and it’s the law.

  • Section 508 and WCAG Questions and Answers
    • This Q&A session on Section 508 Standards and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is intended for intermediate to advanced developers. U.S. Access Board digital accessibility specialists will answer common (and not so common) questions on implementation of digital accessibility standards for information and communication technology (ICT). Presenters will highlight Section 508 tools and resources and development of an ICT Testing Baseline portfolio. Questions should be submitted in advance of the training via email with the subject line “Question for September 14 ICT Training.” Registration is required by September 7, 2022.
  • Making Documents Accessible
    • This hands-on workshop will review issues associated with creating accessible documents when using Microsoft Word. The session will also touch on accessibility issues when exporting to PDF and using Microsoft PowerPoint. The presenters will review best practices and resources developed by the Accessible Electronic Documents (AED) Community of Practice (CoP) that are helpful to all members of the public who are responsible for creating, posting, and distributing electronic content. Attendees are highly encouraged to bring their own laptop computer. Registration is required by September 7, 2022.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Hungry for More? 

Stay for lunch upstairs at the Sierra-Tamman Suite. We will provide food, AT, & digital accessibility demos along with conversations about the deeper dive relationship between assistive technology accommodations and digital platform mandates. We can host up to 25 guests for lunch, first come first served.

Email to register.

Need job skills to enter today’s changing workplace? The Sierra Group Academy’s training center for adults with disabilities (HYBRID program) is now housed within the high tech, digitally-inclusive office suite at 399 Market Street in downtown Philly. Adult learners from across PA and Delaware will join us remotely. Additionally, customers in the center city region are once again able to come and go to our on-site program at their convenience. Together we all do better.