As part of the seventh annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 17, Blackboard will host a free webinar series covering hot topics related to digital access in education.

The virtual events, taking place on May 17, will feature presentations from the company’s accessibility experts and leading academics on a “follow the sun” schedule beginning in Queensland, Australia, and continuing throughout the day in multiple locations including London, United Kingdom; Santiago, Chile; Cincinnati, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and Long Beach, California.

During the webinars, Blackboard will share approaches and programs that educational institutions are using to improve digital accessibility, and how they are working to remove barriers in their online learning environments for people with disabilities, according to a media release from Blackboard.

“At Blackboard, we believe that accessibility is an imperative,” says Blackboard Chairman, CEO, and President Bill Ballhaus. “We are proud to host a series of global events where educators and accessibility experts will have the opportunity to come together to share best practices, and engage in a rich dialogue on how to make online education more inclusive for all learners.”

Webinar topics will include: Creating an inclusive and accessible learning experience for all; Accessibility standards in the European Union (EU); Proper etiquette for interacting with persons with disabilities; Universal Design for Learning (UDL); The current landscape of regulations and ADA requirements; and Accessible online course design.

For more information and to register, visit Blackboard.

[Source(s): Blackboard Inc, PR Newswire]