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    ATD Valleys of Virginia - Making Your On-line Training Accessible

    Date: September 29, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Association of Talent Development - Valleys of Virginia Chapter
    Use code 'RVSHRM' to waive registration cost
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    Webinar: Making Your Online Training Accessible


    People are the heart of every organization. The aspirations of professional development in any organization, whether public, private or non-profit, are to bring out the best in each employee so as to build cohesive teams that advance the mission of the organization. To that end, the greater part of our professional development offerings are oriented to increase the skills, knowledge, and abilities of our employees. By taking a user experience driven approach, we as designers can develop trainings that not only serve the professional development needs of the organization but also recognize the unique abilities of individuals.

    In this session participants will receive background knowledge concerning the Disability Landscape of the United States as it applies to employment. Participants will then use a training case study and apply Universal Design for Learning as a framework for the revision or creation of trainings that are inclusive by design. The session will conclude with an opportunity for participants to apply their new-found knowledge to various scenarios and determine when Universal Design versus Accommodation is needed.

    Since 2006, Christa Miller has been empowering people at all levels to recognize and support the needs of people with disabilities. Whether through one-on-one training, group workshops, or facilitating communities of practice, Christa is passionate about assisting practitioners to develop the skills necessary to create materials that are inclusive by design.

    Notable among her many roles at Virginia Tech was the leadership of Braille Services, an initiative to provide in-house production of Braille materials for the University for which she received the Excellence in Access and Inclusion Award in 2012. Her unique knowledge of the tools and technologies needed to produce Braille for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses has led her to present at regional and national conferences on Braille and Accessibility in Higher Education.

    Since becoming the Manager of Inclusive Media services, Christa has enjoyed co-leading a several professional development programs aimed at providing others with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to create inclusive learning environments.