Welcome to the Montana Accessibility Interest Group
This Accessibility Interest Group was formed to discuss a common need to make higher education's electronic and information technology accessible to all users. These discussions involve various speakers and leaders in the field from around the nation. We hope to discuss a broad array of topics and learn from the work that other campuses and individuals have done. We welcome others who share our interest into these conversations.
The group convenes the first Friday of every month from 10am to 11am Mountain time. We meet in Collaborate Ultra, Blackboard’s web conferencing system that provides an improved user experience for everyone, including assistive technology users. This system currently functions best in Chrome and Firefox so be sure to log in with one of those browsers.
Attendees on the UM-Missoula campus are welcome to drop by the Innovation Studio (Todd 211) where we’ll have the webinar set up and running for you.
Presentation date: September 1, 2017
Marlene and Aaron present together at regional, national, and international events, working to ensure their audiences fully understand the experience of assistive technology users and the importance of inclusive course design.
Presentation date: May 5, 2017
Dr. Emily Moore is Director of Research and Accessibility for the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder. There, she researches simulation design, facilitation and strategies across middle school and undergraduate levels.
Presentation date: February 4, 2017
Gian Wild has worked in the accessibility industry since 1998, where her work included consulting on the development of the first Level AAA accessible web site in Australia (Disability Information Victoria). She is now the CEO of AccessibilityOz.
Presentation date: December 2, 2016
Tara Robertson is an Accessibility Librarian at CAPER-BC, where she oversees the production of alternate formats (electronic text, accessible PDF, DAISY, Kurzweil), advocates for accessibility and works to improve systems and service.Read More About Tara Robertson>>