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  • Have you explored the capability of your iPhone or iPad?  There’s so much more built-in than you may realize!  iPhones and iPads have robust supports that provide greater access for individuals with varying needs and abilities.  Join us for hands-on demos of iOS accessibility features.  Bringing your own iOS device (iPhone, iPad) is encouraged.
    Time:
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
    Contact Phone:
    413-545-2823
  • Information security is everyone’s responsibility! Come learn more about it! the university is in the process of vetting a new, comprehensive information security policy. The policy establishes governance, categorizes data, and applies technology controls to both information and devices on campus, and impacts the entire campus community. To learn more about how this policy will help improve UMass Amherst information security and business practices, and how it will impact you, you are invited to attend one of several open forums this fall.
    Time:
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Event Location:
    Campus Center, 168C
  • Have you explored the capability of your iPhone or iPad?  There’s so much more built-in than you may realize!  iPhones and iPads have robust supports that provide greater access for individuals with varying needs and abilities.  Join us for hands-on demos of iOS accessibility features.  Bringing your own iOS device (iPhone, iPad) is encouraged.
    Time:
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    Contact Phone:
    413-545-2823
  • Choosing and creating accessible documents and content for your class can be a challenge sometimes. However, this can directly impact student learning, particularly individuals with disabilities. Join us in learning about and discussing ways to create accessible documents and content to provide inclusion and increased access to a wide array of learners.
    Time:
    Monday, October 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Contact Phone:
    413-545-2823
  • Choosing and creating accessible documents and content for your class can be a challenge sometimes. However, this can directly impact student learning, particularly individuals with disabilities. Join us in learning about and discussing ways to create accessible documents and content to provide inclusion and increased access to a wide array of learners.
    Time:
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
    Contact Phone:
    413-545-2823
  • With classrooms becoming larger and more diverse, educators work tirelessly to personalize learning for their students.  Principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can aid educators in creating accessible classrooms, digital content and websites to meet the needs of various learners.  However, it is critical to think about ways to include people who learn differently in thinking about best practice. Bring your lunch and join us in learning about and discussing how UDL supports accessible classroom environments, as well as a discussion from student perspectives.  
    Time:
    Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Contact Phone:
    413-545-2823
  • Many classes offer a website to engage students in additional learning, as well as the use of various online platforms. Websites can help take learning to new levels, but it is also critical to be aware of accessibility features built into these platforms to better support students. When we design for disability, everyone benefits. Join us in learning and discussing accessibility in online spaces. 
    Time:
    Monday, November 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    Contact Phone:
    413-545-2823
  • Many classes offer a website to engage students in additional learning, as well as the use of various online platforms. Websites can help take learning to new levels, but it is also critical to be aware of accessibility features built into these platforms to better support students. When we design for disability, everyone benefits. Join us in learning and discussing accessibility in online spaces. 
    Time:
    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
    Contact Phone:
    413-545-2823
  • Information security is everyone’s responsibility! Come learn more about it! the university is in the process of vetting a new, comprehensive information security policy. The policy establishes governance, categorizes data, and applies technology controls to both information and devices on campus, and impacts the entire campus community. To learn more about how this policy will help improve UMass Amherst information security and business practices, and how it will impact you, you are invited to attend one of several open forums this fall.
    Time:
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
    Event Location:
    Campus Center, 903
  • As evolving technology and social media networks make digital content more readily available, a basic understanding of copyright principles is essential for anyone in Higher Education. How can you properly make use of someone else’s digital work? What do you need to know to protect your own legal rights in what you create? Like any area of the law, copyright can get complex. Join our panel of experts to discuss solutions to some of the situations you are likely to face in your day to day academic work.
    Time:
    Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Contact Phone:
    413-545-2823
  • Join us for a real-time online-only discussion of how you can have a successful desktop video conferencing session, either as a host or attendee. Join us by Zoom video conference on Monday, Nov.20 at 12 p.m. (no account required) from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android via umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/5240961860 
    Time:
    Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Contact Phone:
    413-545-2823
  • Technology is ever-changing and can provide increased access to learning for individuals who have a wide array of physical, cognitive, auditory, and/or vision needs. Join us in exploring, playing around with, and discussing hardware and software that supports curriculum access for students with varying needs. Feel free to BYOD (bring your own device) if you would like to download some of the free tools UMass Amherst offers to campus community with a valid NetID.
    Time:
    Monday, November 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    Contact Phone:
    413-545-2823
  • With audio descriptions becoming more and more important due to Section 508 law updates, it is important to think about and discuss the different ways audio description can be provided. Bring your lunch and join us in discussing the difference between traditional (or “regular”) audio descriptions and embedded audio descriptions and how this can make an incredible difference in the way in which students who experience blindness or low vision access multimedia content.
    Time:
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Contact Phone:
    413-545-2823
  • Technology is ever-changing and can provide increased access to learning for individuals who have a wide array of physical, cognitive, auditory, and/or vision needs. Join us in exploring, playing around with, and discussing hardware and software that supports curriculum access for students with varying needs. Feel free to BYOD (bring your own device) if you would like to download some of the free tools UMass Amherst offers to campus community with a valid NetID.
    Time:
    Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
    Contact Phone:
    413-545-2823
  • Faculty and students routinely use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media in their personal lives, and those same tools could be used to collect and share content, support research, and help engage students in learning activities. If you are using social media in your teaching, or would like to explore ideas for doing so, bring your lunch and join us for this Digital Brown Bag discussion.
    Time:
    Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Contact Phone:
    413-545-2823