Our events are open to all and free, unless otherwise stated. 

Spring 2018 Events Details

Accessibility 101





  • Thursday, February 1
    10 – 11 a.m., SSCB 2306

  • Tuesday, February 6
    2 – 3 p.m., SSCB 2307

Using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA guidelines, learn features to consider when creating accessible content (hands-on scenarios). Consider both the legal and moral obligations of universities to proactively address accessible electronic and information technology to create a more inclusive and universally-designed virtual environment. 

Creating a Culture of Accessibility on your Campus 

Accessible Technology Webinar
Wednesday, February 7
2 - 3 p.m., SSCB 3304

How do we institutionalize a campus commitment to accessibility and the technology that we use? 

The Good, the Bad, & The Ugly

  • Monday, February 19
    2 - 3:30 p.m., Bayou 3607

  • Thursday, March 1
    10 - 11:30 a.m., Bayou 3606

Understand the importance of creating accessible PDF documents by demonstrating examples of non-accessible, partially accessible and fully accessible PDF documents. Examples include headings, tables, and alternative text. Participants gain hands-on experience creating accessible documents.

Approaches to Policy and Procedures to Support Accessible Information and Communication Technology

Wednesday, February 21
2 - 3 p.m., SSCB 3304

The federal government has been involved in several complaints and legal cases regarding the accessibility of online courses and educational technology. This webinar helps guide participants in creating policies and procedures to support the creation and use of accessible electronic information.

Allies for Access


  • For students: Thursday, February 22
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m., SSCB 2306
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  • For faculty and staff: Monday, March 5
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m., SSCB 2306
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Allies for Access is for anyone interested in learning more about disability, and the experiences of individuals who have a disability. Allies for Access training facilitates awareness, understanding, and competency of disability by connecting faculty, staff, and students with resources, knowledge, and relationships of disability as diversity. 

The Good, the Bad, & The Ugly - The Sequel

  • Tuesday, March 6
    3:30 - 5 p.m., Bayou 3607

  • Tuesday, March 20
    10 - 11:30 a.m., SSCB 2201.01

Explore the creation and use of form fields within PDF documents. Participants gain hands-on experience creating accessible documents.

Tech Talk for the Non-Tech DS Professional

Accessible Technology Webinar
Wednesday, March 7
2 - 3 p.m., SSCB 3304

This webinar is intended to help staff with limited expertise in technical accessibility get started. Although it is geared toward Disability Services professionals, the webinar is open to all who want to learn.

Disability Services - the Fine Line Between Accommodating and Counseling

Thursday, March 22 
2 - 3:30 p.m., SSCB 3304

As Disability Service providers, we often find ourselves on a tightrope. Are we counselors who listen to students and understand the everyday challenges of life as a college student with a disability? Are we educators, working to enhance each student’s learning and potential?  This balancing act and professional principles that guide the work is discussed.

Accessible Excel and PowerPoint

  • Tuesday, April 10
    10 - 11:30 a.m., SSCB 2201.01

  • Monday, April 19
    3:30 - 5 p.m., Bayou 3607

Learn accessible features within Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Some Excel topics we will address include row headers, merged cells, and cell height, and PowerPoint topics will address slide titles, audio links, and notes.

Fostering Disability Identity and Community on Campus and its Impact on Student Success

Thursday, April 26
2 - 3:30 p.m., SSCB 3304

A group of disabled and Deaf student leaders from across the U.S. discuss concepts and tools for developing disability community on campus. Topics addressed include helping students develop disability pride, fostering a positive campus climate, building coalitions to celebrate the intersection of disability with other aspects of identity.


  • Disability Services

    Phone: 281-283-2648
    Fax: 281-283-2624

    SSCB 1.302
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 258
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.