Accessibility and Online Multimedia Content

Sponsored by Section on Management of Information Resources & Technology (SMART)

Thursday, May 16
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

As information providers, we increasingly use video and audio to disseminate information. This poses challenges but also unique opportunities for reaching people with disabilities. Providing transcriptions, captions and audio descriptions with the media is not a simple task. But with a focus on inclusivity and accessibility, we can produce content that is conducive to achieving our professional mission of lifelong learning while working to eliminate the disparities between persons with and without disabilities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. learn how to plan for, design, and create content that makes the process of creating transcripts, captions and audio descriptions more feasible
  2. learn how to identify when accessible features or accessible alternatives are necessary
  3. explore tools we can use to create accessible content.


Casey Hickey is a multimedia designer with over ten years of experience as an audio-video specialist, web developer, technology/software trainer, and technical writer. Casey is a member of the SUNY Electronic Information Technology Accessibility Committee and serves as the Web and Digital Marketing Specialist at SUNY Cortland. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts from SUNY New Paltz in 2006. Casey lives in Central New York with his wife, son, and two neurotic cats.