Accessible Media Training: Design Considerations for Faculty and/or Student Affairs Staff

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Presented at 9:15am in WB II on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.



  • Brad Held, Accessible Technology Coordinator, University of Central Fl

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Expert
  • Type of session: General Conference


This presentation will teach you how to design the most applicable workshop on Accessible Media. Topics include: Law Discussion, Inaccessible examples to use, Technical level, and cheatsheets. Group discussions among the audience will be part of the presentation.


To have an effective workshop with members of the university, it has to meaningful to their job. The marketing of the workshop, length of the training, format, and campus culture might be important to get seats filled, but how do you ensure application of your training outcomes. In this presentation, tips and considerations will be given for designing an accessible media training. Should you bring in students with disability for impact? How much of the law and university policy (if applicable) is examined? How technical is too technical? Do you use the inaccessible example from a specific department or generic? Handouts and Cheatsheets? All these questions will be answered, along with the opportunity for discussion among the audience. NOTE: Presentation doesn't teach Media Accessibility, but identifies best practice on how design your own workshop.


  1. Relate your information toward the campus culture and resources toward accessibility initiatives.
  2. Understand what technical terminology should be used for your audience.
  3. Demonstrate the most appropriate inaccessible examples and not end up with a black eye.

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Vision

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Administrative/Campus Policy, Alternate Format

Speaker Bio(s)

Brad Held

Brad Held has been the Assistant Director - Accessible Technology for the Student Accessibility Services office at University of Central Florida (UCF) for the past four years. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Biotechnology at the University of Georgia in 2006. Prior to arriving at UCF, Brad worked in Assistive Technology for almost ten years: four years in a public school K-12 setting with Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia and five years in higher-education at The University of Georgia and The University of South Carolina. He is certified in Assistive Technology Applications. Aside from helping UCF students received academic supports, Brad also has a learning disability. Brad uses his personal experience to aid students in being active participants in the accommodation process.



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