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2017 Diversability Schedule of Events

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Student Disability Resources at 814-863-1807 in advance of your participation or visit.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Abundance Project (Radical Inclusion, the Power of Families, and Dreaming Bigger

Fionn Crombie Angus

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park
Description: Fionn and Jonathan, a son/father team from the West of Ireland, will share an incredible story. Illustrated with photos and short films, and including a live performance of traditional Irish music, this talk will address

  • Healthy Families, Strong Communities
  • Surviving and Thriving through the School Years
  • Meeting Challenges Creatively: Redefining the System
  • Travelling the World, from the Amazon to Zanzibar
  • The Elements of a Great Life


This family friendly presentation is for artists, entrepreneurs, social change agents, advocates, and people who support people they love. We have presented to audiences in Ireland, England, Canada, and USA.

Fionn Crombie Angus is a 21 year old man from Ireland with Down syndrome whose interests include nature studies, film making, visual arts, playing his fiddle, and travel. He manages his own government funded support plan, and is a member of the Irish Government Task Force for Personal Budgets.

Jonathan Angus is his father and a school teacher originally from America. They started Fionnathan Productions three years ago to record and share their journey, so other families can learn from their unorthodox approaches.

Accessibility Training Opportunities


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Accessibility: Accessible Design with Adobe Captivate 

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Where: This session is being offered online via Zoom. Please join the URL below at the time of the session in order to participate. This training session is behind WebAccess and requires a Penn State or Friends of Penn State (FPS) access account.

Description: Design teams are constantly looking for new and improved ways to deliver quality content effectively online, and Adobe Captivate is a popular tool to do so.  The World Campus Learning Design has assembled a team to investigate the use of Adobe Captivate as a means of efficiently designing and developing accessible interactive objects and content to be embedded within the Canvas LMS. We will present some of our initial findings and best practices regarding how to create accessible content that is responsive, mobile-friendly, and fully compatible with Canvas.


  • Explore some of the ways Captivate can be used to design and create online course content
  • Review the basics of how to create Captivate projects that are accessible and mobile-friendly
  • Discover tools and templates which ensure that content is read out in a screen reader
  • Learn to add appropriate keyboard shortcuts
  • Explore the options available for integrating Captivate with the Canvas LMS


Friday, October 20, 2017

Accessibility: Optimizing Word and PowerPoint Files

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Where: This session is being offered online via Zoom. Please join the URL below at the time of the session in order to participate. This training session is behind WebAccess and requires a Penn State or Friends of Penn State (FPS) access account.

Description: This hands-on session will focus on optimizing materials for accessibility using tools in Word and PowerPoint. Participants will use these tools to create a Word document and a PowerPoint presentation that has been optimized for accessibility. Best practices for formatting and design will be discussed.


  • Explore best practices for optimizing for accessibility
  • Apply and modify heading styles
  • Format tables and lists
  • Add alternative text and captions to images

Handout Required

A HANDOUT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Please print the handout available via the link below and bring it with you to the training session. Due to the cost-free nature of this course, IT Learning & Development is unable to incur the costs of printing materials.

Alternatively, you may bring the document(s) with you to class in digital form along with an additional device, such as a laptop or tablet, to view them while working.

Handout: Download


[ More events to come. ]

For more information contact Student Disability Resources
116 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-1807 | Fax: 814-863-3217