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Clemson NDEAM Events

Clemson University's Accessibility Commission annually sponsors NDEAM (National Disability Employment Awareness Month) events starting in October. These usually consist of one keynote and several Lunch-n-Learns. These events are a great way to learn about accessibility trends at Clemson and about the people behind improvement efforts.

NDEAM Event Details

Keynote speaker presenting at NDEAM

COFFEE Accessibility Course

COFFEE Accessibility is a four week asynchronous and interactive course which guides faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and teaching assistants through the processes of making their courses as accessibility-friendly as possible. This course includes lessons in making Canvas course sites, printed materials, and audio/visual materials accessible. It also covers foundational rules of student accessibility at ClemsonThis course is separate from the primary COFFEE course, which focuses more on learning how to use Canvas. You do not have to complete the primary COFFEE course before completing COFFEE Accessibility. COFFEE Accessibility is offered 3-4 times a year. Use the link below to see when the next session is and register.

Register for COFFEE Accessibility

Clemson Online Futhering Faculty Education & E-learning (COFFEE) Accessibility logo

Clemson Online Events

Clemson Online provides several training events throughout the year that are focused on course development and design. As a result, some of these sessions are accessibility focused. If you are unable to attend a some of these sessions (particularly the QuickHits) during the scheduled time, it is possible to view the recordings from the playlist linked on the Clemson Online Events page.

Clemson Online Events

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More Learning For Clemson 

Clemson has memberships with some professional development platforms. Most of these platforms offer free courses, webinars, blog posts, ebooks, and more. Below are such platforms that offer accessibility-focused learning materials. If asked to login, use your @clemson.edu email address.

Percipio Resources

Academic Impressions Resources

Smartphone with the Clemson Online Events on its screen

Accessibility Conferences

Attending accessibility-focused conferences is a great way to stay up to date on the latest trends and to network with professionals in the field.

The conferences listed here are largely technology and/or accommodation focused. If there are other reoccurring conferences we should consider adding to this page, please share them with the Accessibility Commission.

These conferences are not officially endorsed or sponsored by Clemson University.

Accessibility Webinars and Online Courses

When conferences are hard to fit into your schedule, consider attending webinars and online courses instead. Many of these are free and often offer completion flexibility. Webinars generally take about an hour to complete and are often recorded. Online courses can take longer but completion is often optional and/or accompanied by a distant due date. 

The webinars and online courses listed here are also largely technology and/or accommodation focused. If there are other webinar and online course sources we should consider adding to this page, please share them with the Accessibility Commission.

These webinars and courses are not officially endorsed or sponsored by Clemson University.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

While accessibility communities have several awareness months and monumental days worthy of celebration, none is bigger than Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD is the third Thursday in May and it inspires several training and community building opportunities worldwide. These opportunities are generally shared on the GAAD website, but searching social media for GAAD related hashtags can reveal additional opportunities.

Please be aware when searching hashtags that "a11y" is a numeronym commonly used to replace the term "accessibility," especially on platforms where posts have character limits.