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2017 Post-Conference Resources


Purchase access to over 70 hours of video-recorded sessions and DVD audio recordings from AHG 2017.
(There is also an option to purchase access to 2016 videos).

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Purchase Options and Registration Links

You can purchase access to all main conference videos from each year. Pre-conference tracks are purchased separately.  See pricing below.

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AHG 2017 Conference attendees receive a discount rate on video access and other resources. AHEAD and ATHEN members receive a 10% discount.See pricing and discounts below.

Previewing Videos

You can view some videos from previous years and some excerpts on our "About AHG" page.

How Does It Work?

  • Accessing Videos: After purchasing access to the videos you will receive login information and instructions for accessing the videos.
  • Watching Videos: Once you receive your login and password you can choose videos for viewing on the 2017 and 2016 agenda pages or you can use the session title links below to access the videos for 2017 or 2016.
  • Duration of access: You will retain access to the videos you purchase for as long as we keep them posted online, which will be for at least 2 years and probably longer.
  • PowerPoints & Handouts: Slide are included in the videos and when provided by speakers, can be found along with handouts on the 2017 and 2016 agenda pages.

Video & DVD Pricing

Ticket Type By May 15 After May 15

All 2017 Main Conference Sessions (November 15 – 17)

Includes 42 Main Conference Sessions – Track A, Track B and Track C (Taped Sessions).

2017 conference participant $120 $225
non-2017 participant $220 $345

Pre-Conference Sessions Only (November 13-14)

View Session Titles.

2017 conference participant $90 $150
non-2017 participant $225 $320

2017 DVD

2017 Audio DVD – (includes over 50 sessions) (docx)
2017 attendee $75 $90
2017 non-attendee $90 $120

Upgrade to Group Option

Upgrade to group access for 2017 videos

(separate logins for up to 25 on your campus)

$300 $350

2016 Add-ons

2016 audio DVD (includes over 50 sessions) (docx) $55 $75
Access to all 2016 videos, including pre-conference sessions $125 $225


AHEAD member discount 10% 10%
ATHEN member discount 10% 10%

†AHEAD discount cannot be combined with the ATHEN discount. Visit the AHEAD discount page for the discount code.
  For the ATHEN discount code, send an email to ATHEN Membership

Video Content

(Note: dates/times below are FYI.)


Pre-Conference Recordings

Time Monday, Nov. 13
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Creating a Sustainable Captioning Program at Your Institution, Jane Melander, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Lesley Blicker, Minnesota State System Office

Time Tuesday, Nov. 14
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Accessibility in Organizations and Planning, Rob Carr, Oklahoma State University

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Lab: EPUB 101: Understanding the Structure and Contents of an ePUB, Rachel Comerford, Director of Content Standards, Macmillan Learning, Amy Salmon, Senior Accessibility Consultant, TechForAll, Korey Singleton, George Mason University

AHG 2017

Main Conference

(The main conference program includes sessions from Track A, Track B, and Track C (Taped Sessions)

Main Conference Track A

Track A includes the following sessions
Time Wednesday, Nov. 15
8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m Lab: Tips and Tricks for Accessible PDFs , Rob Haverty, Adobe (Double Session)
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Comparing WCAG 2.0 to PDF/UA: Understanding the Standards and Mitigating Risk, Paul Rayius, NetCentric Technologies
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Audio Description in Higher Education, Terrill Thompson, University of Washington (double-session)
Time Thursday, Nov. 16
8:00 – 10:15 a.m. Panel: The Power of Collective Negotiation: How can universities work together to require accessible vendor products?, Pramila Patel, CU-Boulder, et al (double session)
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:15 – 5:00 p.m. Lab: What’s new in Acrobat, Rob Haverty, Adobe (double-session)
(break from 3:15 – 4:00 pm)
7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Keynote Talk: Michael Schuman: Me and my iPad: How Technology Is Helping Me Beat Blindness
Time Friday, Nov. 17
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Section 508 Refresh, Beth Crutchfield, Level Access
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Advancing the Accessibility Profession in Higher Education, Sharon Spencer, International Association of Accessibility Professionals
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. ePUB versus PDF: ePUB is the new standard for accessible ebooks, Rachel Comerford, Macmillan Learning, et al

Main Conference Track B

Time Wednesday, Nov. 15
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Low-cost, system-wide web accessibility evaluations, George Joeckel, WebAIM
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Intro to Audio Description, Lily Bond, 3Play Media
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. A training program for simple manual evaluation of websites and the use of automated testing tools — a blended approach, Susan Cullen, California State University
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Extreme Accessibility, Karl Groves, Extreme Accessibility, Tenon
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Ally: Accessibility training, and remediation, and tracking. Oh my!, Nicolaas Matthijs, Ally, Blackboard, et al
Time Thursday, Nov. 16
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Teaching the creation of accessible educational materials through an e-learning course, Lars Ballieu Christensen, Sensus Aps
9:15 a.m.- 10:15 a.m. Balancing Automated Scanning, Manual Testing and Assistive Technology for Successful Website Accessibility Testing, Jeff Singleton, Cyxtera
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Developing Faculty Who are Accessibility Champions, Christa Miller, Virginia Tech
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. How much accessibility testing do I really need to do?, Luis Garcia, eBay
7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Keynote Talk: Michael Schuman: Me and my iPad: How Technology Is Helping Me Beat Blindness
Time Friday, Nov. 17
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Taking the "Alt" out of Alternate Media: Converting instructional materials into accessible formats for all students, Scott Kupferman, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, et al
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Question Still Remains: How Do I Know You Know Accessibility?, Michele Williams, Pearson, et al
11:45 – 12:45 a.m. It Takes a Village: Utilizing People, Systems, and Technology to Scale Online Course Accessibility, Nancy Swenson, University of Central Florida

Taped Sessions

The sessions listed below were not part of the live stream Virtual Conference but were taped during the conference. They are the same format as the videos above except that it does not include video of the speaker, only the audio and slides.

Main Conference Track C

Time Wednesday, Nov. 15
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Inclusive UX design techniques for ethically sensitive online experiences, David Sloan, UX Research Lead, The Paciello Group
Website Liability Under US Accessibility Laws, Ken Nakata, Cyxtera
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. An exploratory study examining how students with print disabilities navigate accessible documents, Korey Singleton, ATI Manager, George Mason University, et al
Improving University Websites by Integrating Functional Accessibility Testing into CMS Theme Development Processes, Robert Fentress, Virginia Tech, et al
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Using MathType to Create Accessible Math Graphs, Darrin Evans, North Carolina Community College System, et al
Have you thought about what AT has to offer students with mental health considerations?, Shannon Lavey, Colorado State University
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Tools for Automating The Captioning of Video, Joseph Polizzotto, High Tech Center Training Unit, et al (double session – ends at 4:30)
UDL, Accessibility and Quality Assurance – Collaborations at the University of Arizona for Accessible Online Classes, Dawn Hunziker, University of Arizona, et al
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tools for Automating The Captioning of Video (continues)
Using an SLC (Staff Learning Community) to Share UDL & Accessibility Strategies, Deb Castiglione, University of Kentucky
Time Thursday, Nov. 16
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Contracting Language for Accessible Documents, Bevi Chagnon, PubCom—Publishing Communications
The IDPF and W3C Merger: Understanding the future of accessible ebook standards, Rachel Comerford, Macmillan Learning
9:15 a.m.- 10:15 a.m. Tips for collaboration between disability and technology services, Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington, et al
Creating an accessible environment and enabling student success, Christopher Aldin, Blackboard
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Video player accessibility, Gian Wild, AccessibilityOz
The W3C Accessible Online Learning Community Group—what have we done and what should we do next?, David Sloan, The Paciello Group, et al
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Teaching Faculty Something, but Not TOO Much, Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington
Web Accessibility – What do web professionals say?, Kimberly Doberstein, University of Minnesota


2016 Video Content

(Note: dates/times below are FYI.)

Pre-Conference Virtual Track

Time Monday, Nov. 14
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lab: Evaluating Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) for University Procurement, James Jackson, Michigan State University

(lunch break: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. MST)

2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Lab: Writing video transcripts, captions and audio descriptions, Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz
Time Tuesday, Nov. 15
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* Lab: Mobile Accessibility Strategies & Standards – What new in 2016?, Kathy Wahlbin, Interactive Accessibility

*Important Note: This is only the morning portion of Kathy Wahlbin’s full-day workshop. The morning portion was more lecture and demonstration and less interactive than the afternoon portion, which we felt would not translate well to a remote audience.

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. BYO Device Lab: Simplify your development life with tools, tests and procedures, Eric Eggert, Knowbility
AHG 2016

Main Conference Track A

Time Wednesday, Nov. 16
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m Effectively Accommodating Low Vision Students, Jenna Atkinson, Utah Valley University
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Promoting the Universal Design Paradigm on Campus—Everywhere, Sheryl Burgstahler, Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. GrackleDocs: Google Docs Accessibility Checker and PDF/UA, Paul Walker, GrackleDocs
12:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Talk: Tommy Edison off-site link, the Blind Film Critic
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. DIY Captioning – Using Camtasia & YouTube to create caption files, Jane Melander, MN State University Moorhead
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Talking to Faculty about Accessibility, Gaeir Dietrich, HTCTU
Time Thursday, Nov. 17
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. A Review of Apps & Strategies for Converting and Accessing Print and Digital Material, Felicia Arce, WIND
9:15 a.m.- 10:15 a.m. Translating Visual Information into Tactile Information, Nicole Johnson, Central Washington University
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. LaTeX and MathML – What Content Creators Need to Know, Krista Greear, Univeristy of Washington
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Interactive maps: how do you make them accessible?, Gian Wild, AccessibilityOz
Time Friday, Nov. 18
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Accessibility and the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative, Jayme Johnson, CCC Online Education Initiative
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. A Little Means a Lot: Simple Ways to Improve Online Course Accessibility, Jennifer Perkins, Eastern Kentucky University
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. WordPress & ATAG Compliance, Joe Dolson, Accessible Web Design

Main Conference Track B

Time Wednesday, Nov. 16
8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Automated Testing Tools Crash Course, Luis Garcia (double-session)
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. An Introduction to Accessibility Testing for Mobile Apps, Jeff Singleton, Cryptzone
12:50 – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Talk: Tommy Edison off-site link, the Blind Film Critic
2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Generating and Using Accessible Mathematics on the Web, Dr. Volker Sorge, Progressive Accessibility Sol. (Double Session)
Time Thursday, Nov. 17
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Open Source Tools for Evaluating and Inspecting Web Accessibility , Jon Gunderson, University of Illinois
9:15 a.m.- 10:15 a.m. PDFs and Professors: What is Reasonable to Ask of Instructors, Krista Greear, University of Washington
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. When to test or trust vendor accessibility evaluations, Susan Cullen, California State University
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Building an Accessibility Procurement Process in Higher Education, Kara Zirkle, Miami University
Time Friday, Nov. 18
9:15 – 11:30 a.m. Advanced Techniques for PDF Accessibility, Rob Haverty, Adobe (double-session)
11:45 – 12:45 a.m. The Universal College Campus – Accessible Technology for All, Brad Held, Accessible Technology Coordinator, University of Central Fl


Taped-Sessions 2016

The sessions listed below were not part of the live stream Virtual Conference but were taped during the conference. They are the same format as the videos above except that it does not include video of the speaker, only the audio and slides.

Main Conference Track C

Time Wednesday, Nov. 16
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Sharing accessible materials: building collaborative repositories and registries, Sue Ann Ma
ARIA: What, Why and When, Philip Kragnes, Manager, Computer Accommodations Program, University of Minnesota
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Accessible Media Training: Design Considerations for Faculty and/or Student Affairs Staff, Brad Held, University of Central Florida
ADA and the Internet – Legal Update, Beth Crutchfield, SSB Bart Group
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Subject area studies as a means to involve faculty and increase accessibility, Phyllis Petteys, Portland Community College
One size does not fit all: Exploring the boundaries of design & inclusive UX, Denis Boudreau, Deque Systems
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. 15 Years After an OCR Suit: NC State University’s Accessibility Refresh, Serena Reavis, University IT Accessibility Coordinator, NC State University
Web Accessibility: Converting PDFs to WCAG 2.0 Compliant HTML, Patrick McGovern, Onix
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Mobile: what not to do, Gian Wild, AccessibilityOz
Social Media, Accessibility, and You, John Foliot, Deque
Time Thursday, Nov. 17
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. Video player accessibility, Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Be A Power Player at the Procurement Table! Tips from the Vendor’s Chair, Elizabeth Delfs, Pearson, Inc.
The Future of Closed Captioning, Lily Bond, 3Play Media
AHG 2016