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Accepted Sessions for AHG 2017

(Important: this list is subject to changes between now and November.)

Proposal No: 11045 Introduction to Accessible PDFs

  • Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe

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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 11023 EPUB 101: Understanding the Structure and Contents of an ePUB

  • Rachel Comerford, Director of Content Standards, Macmillan Learning

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    Proposal No: 10993 Advancing the Accessibility Profession in Higher Education

  • Sharon Spencer, Managing Director, International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)

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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 10995 Increasing Web Accessibility With ARIA: A Crash Course

  • Hadi Rangin, IT Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

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    Proposal No: 10767 Defining The Profession: Tomorrow's Accessibility Specialists

  • Samantha Evans, Customer Experience Manager, AMAC Accessibility

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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 10765 Accessibility in Organizations and Planning

  • Rob Carr, , Oklahoma State University

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    Proposal No: 10474 Mobile Accessibility Challenges, Best Practices and Techniques

  • Kathy Wahlbin, CEO & Founder, Interactive Accessibility

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    Proposal No: 10246 Providing access to text for students with reading/learning disabilities using Kurzweil 3000: A community college perspective

  • Pamela Starks, Coordinator- Disability Support Services, Front Range Community College

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    Proposal No: 10458 Using MathType to Create Accessible Math Graphs

  • Darrin Evans, Director Virtual Learning Community Professional Development Center, North Carolina Community College System

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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 10442 Accessibility 101 (2-day workshop)

  • Terrill Thompson, Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

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    Proposal No: 10413 Panel: The Power of Collective Negotiation: How can universities work together to require accessible vendor products?

  • Pramila Patel, ICT Accessibility Program Manager, Univeristy of Colorado Boulder

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    Proposal No: 10428 IT Accessibility on Campus: from procurement to implementation

  • Hadi Rangin, IT Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

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    Proposal No: 10432 Vendor collaboration: From IT Accessibility Evaluation to Designing with Accessibility

  • Hadi Rangin, IT Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

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    Proposal No: 10422 Automated sampling method and system for web accessibility assessment

  • Charudatta Jadhav, DR., TATA Consultancy Services Ltd.

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    Proposal No: 10201 Addressing the Challenges of automated accessibility assessment

  • Charudatta Jadhav, DR., TATA Consultancy Services Ltd.

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    Proposal No: 10417 INCLUSIVE CAPTCHA

  • Charudatta Jadhav, DR., TATA Consultancy Services Ltd.

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    Proposal No: 10415 OCR’s Year In Review

  • Mary Lou Mobley, National Disability Expert, U.S. Dept. of Education

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    Proposal No: 10409 How to Conduct Disability Services Research for Outcomes Monitoring and Outcomes Improvement

  • Zerrin Ondin, Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology

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    Proposal No: 10405 Walk Through WAI Resources

  • Sharron Rush, Executive Director, Knowbility

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    Proposal No: 10398 Creating an “I-Plan” to Ensure that Accessibility is Addressed during the Development Process

  • Naveesha Maharaj, Accessiblity Consultant/SME, Deque

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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 10396 Creating a Sustainable Captioning Program at Your Institution

  • Jane Melander, Instructional Technologist/Designer, Minnesota State University Moorhead

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    Proposal No: 10392 How much accessibility testing do I really need to do?

  • Luis Garcia, Sr. Product Manager - Accessibility, eBay

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    Proposal No: 10386 Delivering Accessible, Affordable Content

  • Rick Johnson, VP of Product Strategy, VitalSource

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    Proposal No: 10378 Building a Web Accessibility Structure from the Ground Up

  • Jeremy Olguin, Accessible Technology Manager, CSU Chico

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    Proposal No: 10371 Using technology to ensure access and inclusion for students with psychiatric disabilities in postsecondary education

  • Scott Kupferman, Professor, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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    Proposal No: 10354 Generating Audio-Tactile and Web-Accessible SVG Graphics- Year 2

  • John Gardner, Prof., ViewPlus

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    Proposal No: 10348 How Does an Accessibility Curriculum Impact Student Professional Life and Practice?

  • Marc Thompson, , University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

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    Proposal No: 10337 ePUB versus PDF: ePUB is the new standard for accessible ebooks

  • Rachel Comerford, Director of Content Standards, Macmillan Learning

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    Proposal No: 10332 The IDPF and W3C Merger: Understanding the future of accessible ebook standards

  • Rachel Comerford, Director of Content Standards, Macmillan Learning

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    Proposal No: 10325 The Question Still Remains: How Do I Know You Know Accessibility?

  • Michele Williams, UX Researcher - Accessibility, Pearson

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    Proposal No: 10323 A framework for improving accessibility in massive open online courses

  • Kyle Shachmut, Accessibility Project Manager, Harvard University

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    Proposal No: 10318 Incorporating Digital Accessibility with Project Management in Jira

  • Ann Greazel, Project Manager, Iowa State University

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    Proposal No: 10309 A training program for simple manual evaluation of websites and the use of automated testing tools — a blended approach

  • Susan Cullen, Asst Dir, Accessible Technology Initia, California State University

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    Proposal No: 10317 An Evaluation of Accessibility for a Large Foundations of Engineering Course

  • Elizabetth Spingola, , Virginia Tech

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    Proposal No: 10313 How Microsoft can help you Create Accessible Classroom Content

  • Megan Lawrence, Accessibility Evangelist , Microsoft

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    Proposal No: 10315 Implementing GreyHeller PeopleMobile® in PeopleSoft Campus Solutions: Lessons Learned

  • Brad Baker, Assistant Director of Student System Development, University of Colorado

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    Proposal No: 10291 Collaborative Efforts to Promote Access in Higher Education in the State of Iowa

  • Todd Weissenberger, IT Accessibility Coordinator, University of Iowa

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    Proposal No: 10303 Teaching the creation of accessible educational materials through an e-learning course

  • Lars Ballieu Christensen, Senior Advisor, Sensus Aps

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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 10282 Web Accessibility Evaluation and the use of Web Standards

  • Jon Gunderson, Coordinator of IT Accessibility, University of Illinois

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    Proposal No: 10274 Online Learning Accessibility in Open Education

  • Mary Ziegler, Program Manager for Online Accessibility, MIT

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    Proposal No: 10299 Screen Readers and CSS: Are We Going Out of Style (and into Content)?

  • John Northup, Web Accessibility Specialist, WebAIM

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    Proposal No: 10293 Running an accessibility testing lab – Model Versus Reality

  • Amelia Dickerson, Accessibility Professional, University of Colorado Boulder

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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 10286 Alt Text Pipeline Production Process

  • Wink Harner, Assistive Technology Consultant, The Foreign Type

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    Proposal No: 10277 It Takes a Village: Utilizing People, Systems, and Technology to Scale Online Course Accessibility

  • Nancy Swenson, Associate Instructional Designer, University of Central Florida

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    Proposal No: 10272 Creating and Strengthening Our Connections to Our Purposes and Each Other

  • Scott Marshall, Associate Director for Instructional Technology and Accessibility, University of Minnesota

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    Proposal No: 10266 Seeing Disability Differently…By Design: Developing Online UDL Training for Teachers with a Disability Studies Focus

  • Chris Lanterman, Principal Lecturer, Northern Arizona University

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    Proposal No: 10257 Maybe Level AAA is not so bad?

  • Gerard Cohen, Lead Accessibility Strategist, Wells Fargo

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    Proposal No: 10254 Web Accessibility – What do web professionals say?

  • Kimberly Doberstein, Developer, University of Minnesota

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    Proposal No: 10248 Universal Design: An Intercultural Perspective

  • Foad Hamidi, Dr. , University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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    Proposal No: 10233 Our Road to Accessibility; Partnering Across Teams

  • Scott Virkler, Chief Product Officer, McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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    Proposal No: 10235 Extreme Accessibility

  • Karl Groves, Extreme Accessibility, Tenon

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    Proposal No: 10225 Tips and Tricks for Accessible PDFs

  • Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe

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    Proposal No: 10223 What’s new in Acrobat

  • Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe

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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 10221 PDF Train the Trainer: Learn how to teach others to create accessible PDFs and become an Adobe certified trainer (2-day workshop)

  • Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe

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    Proposal No: 10211 Faculty Professional Development for Building Accessible Online Courses

  • Lene Whitley-Putz, Training and Development Coordinator, @ONE for training

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    Proposal No: 9266 Video player accessibility

  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

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    Proposal No: 9264 Updates to social media accessibility in 2017

  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

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    Proposal No: 9260 Accessibility during the build of a web site

  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

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    Proposal No: 9255 Intro to Audio Description

  • Lily Bond, Director of Marketing, 3Play Media

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    Proposal No: 9253 The State of Closed Captioning in Higher Education

  • Lily Bond, Director of Marketing, 3Play Media

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    Proposal No: 9248 Inclusive UX design techniques for ethically sensitive online experiences

  • David Sloan, UX Research Lead, The Paciello Group

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    Proposal No: 9246 The W3C Accessible Online Learning Community Group—what have we done and what should we do next?

  • David Sloan, UX Research Lead, The Paciello Group

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    Proposal No: 9244 Navigating the Path to Accessibility – University of Virginia

  • Beth Crutchfield, Vice President, Policy and Program Services, Level Access

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    Proposal No: 9184 Tips for collaboration between disability and technology services

  • Sheryl Burgstahler, Director, Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington

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    Proposal No: 9235 Using Android with a screen reader: What’s it Like?

  • Robert Beach, Assistive Technology Specialist, Kansas City KS Comm. Col.

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    Proposal No: 9230 Contracting Language for Accessible Documents

  • Bevi Chagnon, President and Founding Partner, PubCom—Publishing Communications

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    Proposal No: 9211 Improving University Websites by Integrating Functional Accessibility Testing into CMS Theme Development Processes

  • Robert Fentress, Senior Accessibility Solutions Designer, Virginia Tech

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    Proposal No: 9225 How PDF/UA makes a PDF Document More Accessible than WCAG Alone

  • Bevi Chagnon, President and Founding Partner, PubCom—Publishing Communications

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    Proposal No: 9226 AIMHub: Demo of Alt. Media Exchange System, for Campuses by Campuses

  • Cheryl Pruitt, Director, Accessible Technology Initiative, California University Chancellor's Office

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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 9210 Accessible Adobe InDesign Layouts to Produce Accessible PDFs and EPUBs

  • Bevi Chagnon, President and Founding Partner, PubCom—Publishing Communications

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    Proposal No: 9222 The stories behind universal design, accessibility and diversity: a video curriculum for faculty

  • Allison Kidd, , Colorado State University

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    Proposal No: 9221 Introduction to Online Course Accessibility

  • Joseph Feria-Galicia, Accessibility Team Lead, UC Berkeley

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    Proposal No: 9029 Innovative Remote CART Technology Setups to Deliver Quality Audio and Great Student Experiences

  • Patrick Sweeney, Instructional Technology Consultant, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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    Proposal No: 9208 Developing an Accessible MOOC to Teach ICT Accessibility

  • Zerrin Ondin, Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology

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    Proposal No: 9168 So you have a policy on ICT, what do you do when everything becomes an exception?

  • Jamie Axelrod, Director, Disability Resources, ADA Coordinator/504 Compliance Officer, Northern Arizona University

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    Proposal No: 9200 Ally: Accessibility training, and remediation, and tracking. Oh my!

  • Nicolaas Matthijs, Product Manager, Ally, Blackboard

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    Proposal No: 9195 100 Days of Accessibility: A Web Designer’s Journey to Learn Accessibility

  • Amy Carney, Publications Specialist, Alaska State Libraries, Archives, and Museums

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    Proposal No: 9191 Campus Orientation via Electronic Access for Blind and Visually Impaired

  • Jim Kessler, Senior Access Consultant, AHEAD

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    Proposal No: 9192 Accessibility in the Classroom: An Online Training Program That Engages Faculty in A Proactive Model of Accessibility

  • Grey Reavis, University IT Accessibility Coordinator, NC State University

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    Proposal No: 9189 Documents in the Classroom: A Strategy to Support Accessible Course Material

  • Jeff Buhse, Assistive Technologist, University of Manitoba

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    Proposal No: 9186 Not So Fast: Implementing Accessibility Reviews in a University’s IT Software Review Process

  • Grey Reavis, University IT Accessibility Coordinator, NC State University

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    Proposal No: 9104 Teaching Faculty Something, but Not TOO Much

  • Sheryl Burgstahler, Director, Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington

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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 9159 Virtual Communication Access: Is it for me?

  • Tia Ivanko, Technical Assistance Specialist, National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes

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    Proposal No: 9178 Accessibility of Bibliography Software

  • Alisa Louther, Assistive Technology Specialist, American University

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    Proposal No: 9176 UDL, Accessibility and Quality Assurance – Collaborations at the University of Arizona for Accessible Online Classes

  • Dawn Hunziker, IT Accessibility Consultant, University of Arizona

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    Proposal No: 9177 Building a Procurement Process around Accessibility

  • Kara Zirkle, Accessible Technology Coordinator, Miami University

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    Proposal No: 9171 Accessible Website Procurement – Tips for successfully engaging an agency partner

  • Jordan Wilson, Director, Primacy

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    Proposal No: 9031 UC Denver: Best Practices for Ensuring Students Properly Adopt Your New AT

  • Dave Tucker, CEO, Sonocent

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    Proposal No: 9120 Have you thought about what AT has to offer students with mental health considerations?

  • Shannon Lavey, MS, OTR/L, Colorado State University

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    Proposal No: 9169 Audio Description in Higher Education

  • Terrill Thompson, Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

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    Proposal No: 9165 Year 2 Update – A Centralized Approach to EIT Accessibility at Four Colleges in Western Massachusetts

  • Rob Eveleigh, EIT Accessibility Coordinator, Amherst, Hampshire, Mt Holyoke, and Smith Colleges

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    Proposal No: 9163 A11yFirst for CKEditor: Support Creating of Accessible Web Documents through User Interface Enhancements

  • Jon Gunderson, Coordinator of IT Accessibility, University of Illinois

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    Proposal No: 9161 Moving from a Web Policy to an EIT Standard: Success and Growing Pains We Experienced

  • Dean Brusnighan, Assistive Technology Specialist, Purdue University

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    Proposal No: 9157 Web Accessibility and Athletic Conferences: who is in the Sweet 16

  • Jon Gunderson, Coordinator of IT Accessibility, University of Illinois

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    Proposal No: 9040 Visual Braille Bootcamp

  • Christa Miller, , Virginia Tech

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    Proposal No: 9133 Website Liability Under US Accessibility Laws

  • Ken Nakata, Director of Accessibility Consulting Practice, Cryptzone

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    Proposal No: 9149 NVDA Workshop

  • Robert Beach, Assistive Technology Specialist, Kansas City KS Comm. Col.

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    Proposal No: 9146 Making Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Education Accessible

  • Shilpi Kapoor, CEO, 247 Accessible Documents

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    Proposal No: 9143 Section 508 Refresh

  • Beth Crutchfield, Vice President, Policy and Program Services, Level Access

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    Proposal No: 9117 Digital Accessibility Trends in Education

  • Beth Crutchfield, Vice President, Policy and Program Services, Level Access

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    Proposal No: 9072 Creating and Exporting Word and PowerPoint Documents to Create Accessible PDFs with Acrobat Professional

  • George Joeckel, Web Accessibility Specialist, Utah State University / WebAIM

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    Proposal No: 9138 Constantly Improving: Creating an Accessible Campus

  • Michael Cole, Educational Accessibility Technologist, Wichita State University

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    Proposal No: 9136 Low-cost, system-wide web accessibility evaluations

  • George Joeckel, Web Accessibility Specialist, Utah State University / WebAIM

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    Proposal No: 9128 Building a Plan to Help Educators Through the OCR Resolution Process

  • Kevin Rydberg, Senior Digital Accessibility Consultant, Siteimprove

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    Proposal No: 9130 Preparing for the Government Knock on Your Door

  • Ken Nakata, Director of Accessibility Consulting Practice, Cryptzone

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    Proposal No: 9105 Accessibility in a Test-Driven Development Environment

  • Stefan Heymanns, Senior Software Engineer, Netflix Inc.

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    Proposal No: 9064 How the University of Connecticut Supports the Transition to College with AT

  • Dave Tucker, CEO, Sonocent

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    Proposal No: 9098 Balancing Automated Scanning, Manual Testing and Assistive Technology for Successful Website Accessibility Testing

  • Ken Nakata, Director of Accessibility Consulting Practice, Cryptzone

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    Proposal No: 9089 Recipe for Rapid Web Accessibility and Continued Success!

  • Ken Nakata, Director of Accessibility Consulting Practice, Cryptzone

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    Proposal No: 9095 Integrating Universal Design and Accessibility into a Distance Education Graduate Certificate Program

  • Deb Castiglione, Universal Design & Instructional Technology Spec, University of Kentucky

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    Proposal No: 9093 Using an SLC (Staff Learning Community) to Share UDL & Accessibility Strategies

  • Deb Castiglione, Universal Design & Instructional Technology Spec, University of Kentucky

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    Proposal No: 9086 Taking the “Alt” out of Alternate Media: Converting instructional materials into accessible formats for all students

  • Scott Kupferman, Professor, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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    Proposal No: 9081 Tools for Automating The Captioning of Video

  • Joseph Polizzotto, Access Technology Specialist Instructor, High Tech Center Training Unit

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    Proposal No: 9080 Crucial Conversations for Getting to Yes and Getting Past No

  • Krista Greear, Access Text and Technology Manager, Univeristy of Washington

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    Proposal No: 9077 Document Dance-off: Word Doc, PDF, HTML and EPUB 3

  • Krista Greear, Access Text and Technology Manager, Univeristy of Washington

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    Proposal No: 9050 An exploratory study examining how students with print disabilities navigate accessible documents

  • Korey Singleton, ATI Manager, George Mason University

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    Proposal No: 9038 Braille for College Level STEM Courses

  • Christa Miller, , Virginia Tech

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    Proposal No: 9035 Sustaining Web Accessibility at the Penn State University Libraries

  • Binky Lush, Manager, Discovery, Access and Web Services, Penn State University Libraries

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    Proposal No: 8991 An Introduction to 3D Printing Technology for Accessibility Accommodations

  • Elizabeth Pyatt, Accessibility IT Consultant, Penn State

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    Proposal No: 9026 3D Graphic Usability for Objects Designed for Users with Visual Impairments

  • Elizabeth Pyatt, Accessibility IT Consultant, Penn State

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    Proposal No: 9019 Community: Reimagining our work as possibility, ownership, dissent, commitment, and gifts

  • Scott Marshall, Associate Director for Instructional Technology and Accessibility, University of Minnesota

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    Proposal No: 9008 Working with Vendors: techniques to assess and ensure accessible products and services

  • Lisa Sawin, Director of User Experience & Digital Strategy, Yale University

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    Proposal No: 9005 Developing Faculty Who are Accessibility Champions

  • Christa Miller, , Virginia Tech

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    Proposal No: 9002 Voice Over on the Mac Computer Workshop

  • Robert Beach, Assistive Technology Specialist, Kansas City KS Comm. Col.

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    Proposal No: 8973 Launching the A11y Facts Portal – A Consumer Friendly Approach to Accessibility Information

  • Robert Martinengo, CAMI Project Director, Georgia Institute of Technology

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