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AST Shares Online Learning Expertise at Blackboard’s BbWorld Conference

By: Aylin Dunham
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Online teaching and learning has never been more relevant, and the value of connecting with others online continues to grow with each passing year. As the industry has shifted its focus to online events, AST is partnering with more stakeholders in the digital accessibility industry, and taking part in online conferences is just one of the many ways that AST’s leadership has invested in this trend.

This week, AST is partnering with Blackboard for its virtual BbWorld 2021 Conference! AST has been a Blackboard partner since 2015, and is grateful for another opportunity to connect with educators and digital accessibility experts in the community. Registration is free, so be sure to RSVP and visit AST’s booth there.

AST’s virtual booth will be open for visitors this week and next, from July 14-15 and July 20-22. Attendees will learn more about accessible online learning, receive best practices and explore the value for organizations and schools to make video truly accessible.

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BbWorld Conference Highlights

In addition to having access to AST’s booth and resources, conference attendees will also be able to attend various keynotes and sessions that focus on different hot topics in higher education, including teaching and learning, technology, accessibility and data and analytics. Here are some highlights to look out for:

  • Keynote, July 20th: Disability rights lawyer & author Haben Girma will be giving a keynote session, sharing her story as the first DeafBlind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, as well as give first hand insight into the importance of accessibility for people with disabilities.
  • Session, July 22nd: Learn more about the benefits of online learning during “Teaching Online in the Before Times: Combatting the Myth of Online Inferiority.”
  • Session, July 22nd: This session, titled “From Camp to a Concierge: Strategies to Engage Remote Learners” will go over new policies and practices that helped develop an innovative “online video camp experience” for students.

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Tune In To BbWorld With AST

Meet AST at BbWorld 2021! As a video accessibility provider, it is AST’s goal to help you meet your organization’s video accessibility goals, and we are excited to learn more about your needs during the conference.

AST provides a full suite of video accessibility services, including captioning and transcription, audio description, and live captioning. AST offers an innovative integration with Blackboard Collaborate as well.

Stop by our booth to say hello and share your video accessibility story with us. Feel free to tag us and share the conference hashtag #BbWorld21 on social, as well as contact us directly on our website to set up a meeting.