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Upcoming Free Webinars

Automatic and Power-Assisted Doors and Accessibility: December 1, 2022

Doors and entrances in general are key elements of access along routes and to buildings, rooms, and other spaces. This session, taking place on December 1, 2022 from 2:30 to 4 pm ET, will cover the requirements included in standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) on accessible routes for entrances and doors when they are automatic or power assisted. Presenters will review the specifications regarding such operations as opening speed, safety features, sensors and activation devices, labeling, and more. The program will include video remote interpreting and live captioning. Questions can be submitted ahead of time or during the session. For more information or to register, visit the Great Lakes ADA webpage on Accessibility Online session on Automatic and Power-Assisted Doors.

Sight Tech Global: December 7-8, 2022

This webinar is the first worldwide, virtual conference seeking to “foster discussion among technology pioneers” about how the rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related technology will “fundamentally alter the landscape of assistive technology and accessibility.” The program, entitled “Shaping New Technologies to Create a More Accessible World for People with Blindness and Visual Impairments,” will feature panels and demonstrations with leading technologists, researchers, designers, and advocates, along with “expert moderators” who are editors and notable people in improving accessibility in the blindness community. Key speakers are Matt King, accessibility technical program manager with facebook; Saqib Shaikh, co-founder of Seeing AI, and Jutta Treviranus, director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre. Learn more here about Sight Tech Global and register here. And check out the TechCrunch webpage on the Sight Tech Global 2022 Agenda.