Microsoft Accessibility Event
Learn how Microsoft technology empowers us all!
Join us for a keynote presentation and three concurrent sessions offered throughout the morning!
Keynote: Pathway to Equity
Rich Langford, Microsoft Director of US Education Strategy
Rich joined Microsoft in March 2008 and is currently serving as Director of the US Education Strategy Team. In this role, Rich oversees a team that works with state and national education leaders to identify opportunities for Microsoft to support and advance their efforts to provide top quality instruction and education services for students. Microsoft is committed to empowering the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. Rich works to ensure a dialogue is maintained with education leaders so that goal can be realized.
The following concurrent sessions will be repeated three times throughout the morning, so you can attend all three:
Creating Accessible Documents in Office 365 –
Learn about the native and intuitive tools built into Modern Windows and Office Products. You will understand Microsoft’s universal design for learning philosophy and better understand how to deploy capabilities that will address the specific needs of all learners, and identify ways to reduce costs from third-party products.
Operating System Accessibility Tools –
Learn how to customize your device to support individual learning needs using Windows 10, which brings meaningful innovation to all people, whether you have a disability, a personal preference, or a unique work style. With a robust set of built-in and third-party accessibility features, Windows 10 lets you choose how to interact with your screen, express ideas, and get work done.
7 Steps to Make Learning More Accessible –
In today’s multi-ability classroom, a teacher must meet the needs of all students including English Language Learners, students with reading disabilities, and even gifted students. Microsoft’s accessibility options, built into its core products, extend beyond just the ability to provide digital resources for students. In this session, you will experience how free tools like Immersive Reader, Office Lens, Microsoft Translator, and others make it easy to provide learning materials that are accessible for all students.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – Registration/check in and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. – Welcome/Keynote – Microsoft and UD representatives
9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Concurrent sessions
10:15 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. – Break
10:25 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. – Concurrent sessions
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Concurrent sessions
Trabant University Center Multipurpose rooms
17 W. Main St.
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19711
Parking is available at the Trabant Parking Garage (lot 17C), a pay-to-park kiosk facility. This is the closest visitor parking to the event. Visitors may also park at the Visitors Center lot (lot 41), the Center for the Arts Garage (lot 14C), and the Perkins Garage (lot 4C). See parking map for locations.
Learn how Microsoft empowers us all with accessibility resources, including guides to meet specific needs.