Accessible Training: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Presentation for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired - Independent Consultant CoP - Professional and Organizational Capability Application

  • 08 Nov 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom
  • 100

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This event aligns with the Professional and Organizational Application of ATD's Talent Development Capability Model.

Training materials, especially those used during live, instructor-led training, often unintentionally present an accessibility barrier to participants who are blind or visually impaired.

During this session, we’ll explore simple and low cost ways to ensure that your training materials support an equitable workplace. During this presentation we will: Explore the workplace factors that influence feelings of isolation among members of the blind and low vision community. Discuss common training material accessibility barriers. Identify strategies to create an inclusive presentation in PowerPoint, Word, and video platforms.

Kate Vendemio is a workplace learning consultant, small business owner, speaker, trainer, and instructional designer. For over 15 years she has provided strategic learning and development guidance, and designed and delivered training programs, for clients including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Science Foundation, Wiley Publishing, American Council of the Blind, and the NCAA.

Kate is Founder and CEO of Mt. Vernon Consulting, a woman-owned consulting firm that designs and delivers custom training programs for small to mid-size organizations and associations that want to invest, engage, and retain their employees. Kate is Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation Bronze Certified and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She has a master’s certificate in Project Management from George Washington University School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University.

Kate began advocating for equal rights of persons who are blind or visually impaired when her mother became legally blind in 1998. Since then, Kate has worked with various blind advocacy groups and volunteered with the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind to raise awareness and money to support research for the low vision and blind community. When she's not behind her standing desk, Kate can be found with her family camping in the mountains, enjoying the beach, or road-tripping around the country in a quest to visit all 50 states.

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