NHEW 2021: Presenting Accessibly for an Online Audience

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Recorded On: 10/20/2021

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The purpose, goals, and aims of this session are to introduce and guide participants in presenting online conference materials accessibly. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to present accessible online conference material using collaboration tools, digital/ printed documents, and various content to the greatest number of ability-agnostic attendees.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify general accessibility strategies for virtual conferences. (6.3.1)
2. Present accessible conference material using virtual collaboration platforms, digital documents, and various content to the greatest number of ability-agnostic attendees. (6.1.4)

Tyler Glenn James, MS, CHES® (Moderator)

Doctoral Student

University of Florida

Tyler James is a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida in the Department of Health Education and Behavior, and a Certified Health Education Specialist. Tyler's work focuses on applying quantitative and mixed methods to develop and advance health behavior theory, with particular application to health equity for marginalized populations.

Keyonda Smith, PhD, CHES®

Digital Health and Accessibility Consultant


Dr. Keyonda Smith possesses over 15 years of experience in Health Education and Technology to support operative and pragmatic transformations for various healthcare, education, business, and government sectors. By leveraging cultural competence instruction to guide leaders, her practices refine their discernment and create measurable and relevant digital health and accessibility change. Understanding how the lack of equitable digital access adversely impacts the health and the wellbeing of under-represented communities, Dr. Smith earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership and a Professional Doctorate in Natural Health. As an active board member with organizations such as NCHEC, W3C/WCAG, The International Association of Accessibility Professionals, The Society for Participatory Medicine, and Healthcare Associates of America, Dr. Smith is currently serving as a Digital Health and Accessibility Consultant to guide healthcare leaders on providing digital access in an accessible way. 

Annually, she presents at Harvard University for the CAST (Universal Design for Learning) Symposium. In 2019and 2020, a presentation of her recently peer-reviewed published journal article, Gamification & ADA Compliance: Considering Equity and received the InternationalQuality Award from the United States Distance Learning Association. In 2021, her most recent publication, Accessibility in Gamification: A Theoretical Framework is currently nominated for the Emerald and EFMDOutstanding Doctoral Research Award.

Dr. Kirsten C. Rodgers, EdD, MSPH, MCHES®

Educational Consultant

Proximate Learning, LLC

Dr. Kirsten Rodgers is an Educational Consultant with over fifteen years of experience teaching and developing instructional programs in public health. As Principal and Lead Consultant of Proximate Learning, LLC, she works with federal, state, and local agencies and academic institutions to develop educational programs for public health and healthcare professionals. She is a founding member of Pedagogy in Health Promotion and serves on two national boards that focus on professional development in public health. Currently, Dr. Rodgers contracts with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to prepare current employees and fellows for the public health workforce.  She also contracts with non-profits and other national agencies to develop educational products and courses that focus on leadership, health equity, public-private partnerships, and community-level change theories in public health. Dr. Rodgers’ educational credentials include a doctorate in Health Education from Columbia University, 2010 and a Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, 2003. She has been a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) since 2011. From 2012-2015, she served as a faculty member at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and in 2016, led the undergraduate public health program accreditation at Georgia College and State University where she was an Assistant Professor. She enjoys creating meaningful education that inspires students and professionals to thrive.


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