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Accepted Sessions for AHG 2021

(Note: this list contains both virtual and onsite sessions. Onsite sessions will not be streamed but some streamed sessions will be shown onsite. Those labeled "TBD," indicate the type of presentation is still being determined. Check back for updates.)

Proposal No: 35493 People-First Design: Prioritizing Accessibility Needs in Product Development

  • Sarah Horton, , Author and consultant

  • Scheduled for 3:30pm on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Ballroom D

    Session type TBD


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    Proposal No: 35285 How Voice Transforms The Learning Experience

  • Paul Stisser, Director, ReadSpeaker

  • Scheduled for 2:00pm on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 4

    Onsite session


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 35151 PDF Accessibility Workshop

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

  • Scheduled for 9:00am on 2021-11-16 in Gov Square 10

    Session type TBD


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 35150 PDF Accessibility Overview

  • Chad Chelius, Vice-President ADTraining (Global), AbleDocs

  • Scheduled for 10:30am on 2021-11-15 in Gov Square 10

    Session type TBD


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 35133 1-Day Accessibility Testing Workshop

  • Karl Groves, Extreme Accessibility, Tenon

  • Scheduled for 10:30am on 2021-11-15 in Gov Square 11

    Session type TBD


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    Proposal No: 35000 Simplifying Web Accessibility at Any Scale

  • Jay Pope, Web Accessibility Specialist, Pope Tech

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 4

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34952 Independence, Compliance and Beyond: practical solutions for creating accessible media

  • Lars Ballieu Christensen, Senior Advisor, SensusAccess

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 14

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34498 Accessible Infographic Techniques Beyond Alt-text

  • Dax Castro, Accessible Document Specialist, AbleDocs

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 10

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34708 Accessible Color: Dos and Don’ts

  • Dax Castro, Accessible Document Specialist, AbleDocs

  • Scheduled for 2:00pm on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 12

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34656 Designing the Digital Accessibility Gateway: Using Data to Create Sustainability and Culture

  • Jessica Guess, Program Manager for Accessibility Compliance, University of Cincinnati

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 2

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34621 How and What Syllabi Analysis Can Tell Us About Accessibility, Teaching, and Learning

  • Melissa Green, Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Alabama

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-17 in Virtual Room 1

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34586 [Cancelled] Making Campus Easier to Navigate with Accessible Navigation Technology

  • Mike May, Chief Evangelist, GoodMaps

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on in

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34301 Make it Stop! The Case Against, and Alternatives To, the Test-for-Free Model

  • Rob Carr, , University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Scheduled for 3:30pm on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 10

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34541 Spoken Presentation in HTML

  • Irfan Ali, Spoken Presentation in HTML, ETS/W3C

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 4

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34531 Evaluating Web Accessibility: How Hard Can it Be?

  • Jonathan Whiting, Director of Training & Evaluation, WebAIM

  • Scheduled for 11:45am on 2021-11-19 in Gov Square 10

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34529 Decoding label and name for accessibility

  • Jonathan Whiting, Director of Training & Evaluation, WebAIM

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 14

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34524 I Didn’t Know Word Could Do That! (or IDK Word Could do That)

  • Catherine M. Stager, Assistive Technology Specialist, FRCC BCC

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 11

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34519 Creating a Campus-wide Digital Accessibility Initiative

  • Kate Percival, Digital Accessibility Aalyst, State University of New York at Oswego

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Ballroom D

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34516 Icebreakers into Accessibility

  • Elizabeth Codick, Graduate Student, Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 10

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34511 Finding Sustainability through Digital Accessibility

  • Mike Paciello, Vice President, ADAmerica, AbleDocs

  • Scheduled for 10:30am on 2021-11-19 in Gov Square 12

    Session type TBD


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    Proposal No: 34508 Campus-wide Development and Practices of an Independent Accessible Technology Office

  • Allyson Bartley, Accessible Content Specialist, CSU, Chico

  • Scheduled for 11:45am on 2021-11-19 in Plaza Court 4

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34501 How has Covid-19 affected mobile tech use by students with disabilities?

  • Mary Jorgensen, Research Associate, Adaptech Research Network
  • Catherine Fichten, Co-Director, Faculty, Dawson College, Adaptech Research Network

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-18 in Virtual Room 1

    Virtual session


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 34499 Creating more robust Infographics – Beyond Alt-text

  • Dax Castro, Accessible Document Specialist, AbleDocs

  • Scheduled for 9:00am on 2021-11-16 in Gov Square 11

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34487 25 Million Requests for Greater Access: a Review of Student Preferences for Course Accessibility

  • Krista Greear, Accessibility Strategist, Blackboard Ally

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 11

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34480 How to get Faculty Interested in Alt Text: Providing Purpose in UDL and Access Training

  • Justi Echeles, Course Development Manager / Accessibility Specialist, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

  • Scheduled for 10:30am on 2021-11-19 in Virtual Room 1

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34474 Making Social Media Accessible

  • Keith Bundy, Accessibility Community Consultant, Siteimprove, Inc.

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 11

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34475 Panel: Do PDFs Belong in our Accessible Future?

  • Krista Greear, Accessibility Strategist, Blackboard Ally

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 11

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34472 [CANCELLED] Beyond “99 Red Balloons” – A Pragmatic guide to alternative text

  • AmyJune Hineline, Community Ambassador and QA Engineer, Kanopi Studios

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 14 (Lab)

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34470 Accessibility is a moving target

  • AmyJune Hineline, Community Ambassador and QA Engineer, Kanopi Studios

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 10

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34457 Assistive Technology Tools that Facilitate Reading and Writing Skills

  • Nanci Shepardson, Senior Educational Technologist, Wilson Language Training

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on 2021-11-17 in Virtual Room 1

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34453 Easy Accessibility for Chemistry

  • Volker Sorge, Dr, Progressive Accessibility Sol.

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-19 in Plaza Court 4

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34446 Automated Generation of Tactile Mathematics

  • Volker Sorge, Dr, Progressive Accessibility Sol.

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Ballroom E

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34447 Assessing the Accessibility of Web 2.0 Tools

  • Wendolyn Velez-Torres, Senior Instructional Technologist, Coppin State Univesity

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 11

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34444 Scaling Web Accessibility – University of Phoenix Accessibility SMEs

  • Janet Fukuda, Digital Accessibility Specialist, University of Phoenix

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-17 in Virtual Room 1

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34424 Four design strategies to prevent most accessibility issues

  • Nora Stern, Senior Digital Accessibility Engineer, Optum
  • Lori Neff, Senior Digital Accessibility Engineer, Optum

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 10

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34419 Three behaviors for developers getting started with accessibility

  • Nora Stern, Senior Digital Accessibility Engineer, Optum

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 1

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34392 How to Develop an Efficient Accessibility Testing Process

  • Lyssa Prince, ICT Accessibility Program Manager, Oklahoma State University

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 12

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34414 Using the JAWS screen reader to create better digital content

  • Rachele DiTullio, Accessibility Engineer, TPGi

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 15

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34406 Exploring the library accessible content Ecosystem

  • Michael Johnson, Director, Content Partnerships, Benetech

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 3

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34401 Low cost, high impact user research with people with disabilities

  • David Sloan, Principal Accessibility Engineer, Research and Strategy Lead, TPGi

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 1

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34383 The online accessibility hub: what makes a great institutional accessibility website?

  • David Sloan, Principal Accessibility Engineer, Research and Strategy Lead, TPGi

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Ballroom D

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34394 Creating Accessible Social Media Content

  • Emily Shuman, Director, Rocky Mountain ADA Center

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Ballroom E

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34390 Holistic Accessibility Across the Penn State University

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

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 12

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34387 EPUB Crawl: Demystifying Automated eBook Accessibility Testing

  • Okan Guney, President, Logictran

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Ballroom D

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34385 The evolution of innovative technology for accessible STEM

  • Vijayshree Vethantham, Vice-President, Partner Engagements, Continual Engine US LLC

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-19 in Gov Square 12

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34381 [Cancelled] Accessible Documents Made Easy: Introducing T-Base’s Self-Serve Transcription Tool

  • Jeff Jullion, National Account Executive, Education, T-Base Communications

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Ballroom D

    Onsite session


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 34363 Using the Capability Maturity Model to advance accessibility and inclusivity

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

  • Scheduled for 9:00am on 2021-11-16 in Gov Square 12

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34372 First-Generation Students, Inclusivity and Alternative Formats

  • Lisa Andion, Dr., Blackboard

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 10

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34370 The Intersection of Universal Design and User Experience (UX) in Design Thinking

  • Jodi Arnold, UX/UI Analyst, Northern Arizona University

  • Scheduled for 2:00pm on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 15 (Lab)

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34315 Curricula on Web Accessibility: Build, Compare and Select Courses on Web Accessibility

  • Daniel Montalvo, Accessibility Education and Training Specialist, W3C

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 3

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34298 A11y, AI & Machine Learning: Opportunities & Threats

  • Christopher Land, Senior Accessibility Technical Program Manager, Oracle

  • Scheduled for 11:45am on 2021-11-19 in Gov Square 12

    Onsite session


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 34291 Joys of Native app testing

  • Naveesha Maharaj, Accessiblity Consultant/SME, Deque

  • Scheduled for 2:30pm on 2021-11-15 in Virtual Room 1

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34287 See Life’s Possibilities Clearly by Choosing the Proper Assistive Technology

  • Kimberly Cline, Director of Sales North America, LVI America

  • Scheduled for 3:30pm on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 1

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34269 Implementing a Captioning Program at MIT

  • Kathy Cahill, , MIT

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-17 in Virtual Room 1

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34264 PDF Accessibility – Creating accessible forms

  • Chad Chelius, Vice-President ADTraining (Global), AbleDocs

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 14

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34262 [Cancelled] PDF Accessibility – What to do with those pesky tables in your PDF document

  • Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-19 in Gov Square 14 (Lab)

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34260 PDF Accessibility – When is Good Enough, Good Enough?

  • Christa Miller, Director of Inclusive Media Design, Virginia Tech

  • Scheduled for 2:00pm on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 10

    Onsite session


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 34255 PDF Accessibility – Train the Trainer

  • Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe

  • Scheduled for 10:30am on in

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34232 Better Techniques to Make Complex Graphics Accessible

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

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 1

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34209 Annotations for All: Creating accessible and understandable annotated and marked-up content

  • Laura Ciporen, Sr. Digital Product Developer-Accessibility and Inclusive Content Design, McGraw-Hill Education

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 2

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34245 Help! How Can I Deal with Increased Needs Without Increased Staff Levels?

  • Terrill Thompson, Manager, IT Accessibility Team, University of Washington

  • Scheduled for 2:00pm on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Ballroom E

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34234 Taking the Tears Out of Text Language Markup – A Journey

  • Brian Richwine, Senior Accessibility Strategist - Learning Technologies, Indiana University Bloomington

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Ballroom D

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34070 Cross Departmental Accessibility Focus: College-Wide Student Success and Online Courses

  • Steven Bianco, Coordinator, Accessibility and LMS Administration, Florida SouthWestern State College

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 11

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34224 The Bigger Picture of Learning Technology: Leveraging Digital Transformation (Dx) to Advocate for UDL

  • Katherine Hamilton, Brand Manager, Glean

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 10

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34217 Finding Our Place: Creating a Culture of Accessibility at the University of Texas at San Antonio

  • RaLynn McGuire, Learning Experience Accessibility Specialist, University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Scheduled for 2:00pm on 2021-11-18 in Virtual Room 1

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34206 [Cancelled:] Accessibility and Interactivity: Ensuring Everyone Participates in the Digital Future

  • Rick Johnson, Vice President of Product Strategy, VitalSource Technologies
  • Stacy Ray, Bookshelf Installed Apps Product Manager, VitalSource Technologies

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on in

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34215 Bookshare Reader: A New beginning for Accessible Reading with Bookshare

  • Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible, Benetech

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-18 in Virtual Room 1

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 33977 Bookshare Making Math Accessible One Image at a Time

  • Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible, Benetech

  • Scheduled for 2:00pm on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 3

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34210 Making an Online Science Lab Accessible to All

  • Carrie Hansel, Interim Manager, Indiana University

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Ballroom D

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34201 EPUB Reading Apps Roundup – How to assess EPUB reading systems and how you can Stay Up to date on which to recommend

  • George Kerscher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium

  • Scheduled for 3:30pm on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 3

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34181 Understanding The Digital Tools And Technology At Your Fingertips – You Don’t Need To Be An Expert!

  • Crystal Rose Hill-Farrell, Accessibility Specialist, Wesleyan University

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-19 in Gov Square 10

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34195 Techquity: Bring Access and Inclusion to All Students on Your Campus

  • Rachel Kruzel, Territory Sales Director, Texthelp

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 12

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34164 Accessible Interactive Simulations for Science Learning

  • Brett Fiedler, , University of Colorado Boulder

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-19 in Plaza Court 2

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34184 Turning Math Into HTML

  • Joseph Polizzotto, Accessibility Technologist, Wake Technical Community College

  • Scheduled for 10:30am on 2021-11-19 in Plaza Court 2

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34178 Why Universal Design for Learning (UDL) / Inclusion Matters

  • Anne Osowski, , College of Charleston

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 2

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34173 Tools for Automating the Creation of MP3s

  • Joseph Polizzotto, Accessibility Technologist, Wake Technical Community College

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-18 in Virtual Room 1

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34165 A Qualitative Analysis of Remote Learning Benefits and Barriers Among Students with Disabilities

  • Rebecca Mushtare, Associate Professor, State University of New York at Oswego

  • Scheduled for 10:30am on 2021-11-19 in Plaza Court 3

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34018 Building a Culture of Accessibility: Accessing Wellness Resources to Improve Learning Environments

  • Heather Flett, Director Postgraduate Wellness Office, Postgraduate Medicine, UofT, University of Toronto

  • Scheduled for 11:45am on 2021-11-19 in Plaza Court 3

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34155 Underpinning Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives with a Universal Design Framework

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

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-19 in Plaza Court 3

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34151 Strategies for using the Microsoft Immersive Reading Tools

  • Karen McCall, Accessible Document Design Consultant, Karlen Communications

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 3

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34153 Beyond VPAT, importance of Accessibility culture aspect in vendor selection

  • Cheryl Pruitt, Director, Accessible Technology Initiative,, California University Chancellor's Office
  • Sue Cullen, Directorof Universal Design & IT Accessibility, Tech for All

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 11

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34148 Tips for using Read&Write Text-to-Speech

  • Karen McCall, Accessible Document Design Consultant, Karlen Communications

  • Scheduled for 3:30pm on 2021-11-17 in Virtual Room 1

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34145 How to read a VPAT and Accessibility Conformance Report

  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

  • Scheduled for 2:00pm on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 2

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34137 Social media and accessibility

  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

  • This session has not been scheduled

    Virtual session


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 34134 Mobile Testing Workshop

  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

  • Scheduled for 9:00am on 2021-11-16 in Virtual Room 1

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34132 Mobile accessibility: testing mobile sites and native apps for accessibility

  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

  • Scheduled for 2:00pm on in

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 33971 Audio Description: There’s An App For That!

  • Joel Snyder, Dr., Audio Description Associates, LLC-Audio Description Project of the American Council of the Blind

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-19 in Gov Square 11

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34122 Global Certified Accessible Third-party Certification for EPUBs

  • Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible, Benetech

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 3

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34119 Peer-Focused Assistive Technology Support

  • Cassandra LePouttre, Assistive Technology Advisor, Smith College

  • Scheduled for 11:45am on 2021-11-19 in Virtual Room 1

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34113 Teach Access: On A Mission to Ensure Products Are Born Accessible

  • Kate Sonka, Executive Director, Teach Access

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-19 in Plaza Court 1

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34101 Affecting Digital Accessibility Change through Scalable Procurement Workflows

  • Michele Bromley, IT Accessibility Coordinator, Portland State University

  • Scheduled for 10:30am on 2021-11-19 in Gov Square 11

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34107 Accessibility in Procurement: How to Read a VPAT

  • Terrill Thompson, Manager, IT Accessibility Team, University of Washington

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 12

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34109 Tips for Accessible Online and Hybrid Learning

  • Elisa Lewis, Content Marketing Manager, 3Play Media

  • This session has not been scheduled

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34106 Intro to Audio Description

  • Elisa Lewis, Content Marketing Manager, 3Play Media

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 2

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34099 Breaking the Cycle: Building Accessibility into the Content Development Process

  • Jeff Singleton, Principal, Converge Accessibility

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-19 in Virtual Room 1

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34091 Checking PDFs for PDF/UA-1 Compliance

  • Chad Chelius, Vice-President ADTraining (Global), AbleDocs

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 15

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34089 Easily Make Your Website and Digital Content More Accessible, Usable and Readable with ReachDeck

  • Rachel Kruzel, Territory Sales Director, Texthelp

  • Scheduled for 2:00pm on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Ballroom D

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34085 Managing Alternate Media Student Staff Remotely in the Pandemic and Beyond  

  • Annissa Stout, Alternate Media Coordinator, University of Arizona

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Ballroom D

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34054 Breaking through the Apathy Fog: An Awareness Campaign for Digital Accessibility in Higher Education

  • Michele Bromley, IT Accessibility Coordinator, Portland State University

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 1

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34076 Case For Adding Accessibility in Undergraduate Computer Science and Engineering Curriculums

  • Caroline Hart, Undergraduate Student, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 14 (Lab)

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34074 Dump the documents: Examples of “no file downloads” approach to accessibility

  • Joan Concilio, Web Specialist, Penn State College of Medicine

  • Scheduled for 11:45am on 2021-11-19 in Plaza Court 2

    Virtual session


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 34066 Accessible PDF Forms from Adobe InDesign

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

  • Scheduled for 1:30pm on in

    Onsite session


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 34063 Accessible Adobe InDesign Layouts to Produce Accessible PDFs

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

  • Scheduled for 10:30am on 2021-11-15 in Gov Square 14 (Lab)

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34061 Exploration of the New and Improved Read&Write for Google Chrome Toolbar and PDF Reader

  • Rachel Kruzel, Territory Sales Director, Texthelp

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 12

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34059 Trending Tech Tools – 2021 Edition: What’s New, What’s Improved & What’s on the Horizon for AT & Accessibility Tools

  • Rachel Kruzel, Territory Sales Director, Texthelp

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Ballroom E

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34052 Browser Extensions For All – “We’re Different, We’re the Same”

  • Rosie Arcuri, , Dawson College, Adaptech Research Network

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 2

    Virtual session


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 34046 Create Accessible Documents in Word, PowerPoint, & Excel

  • George Joeckel, Online Training Program Manager, Utah State University / WebAIM

  • Scheduled for 9:00am on 2021-11-16 in Plaza Ballroom D

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34048 Academic Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Post-Secondary Students with and Without Disabilities

  • Catherine Fichten, , Dawson College, Adaptech Research Network

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 3

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34038 Common Accessibility Questions by Online Learners

  • Elizabeth Simister, Product Accessibility Manager, Blackboard, Inc

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 3

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34027 A Learning Garden For All

  • Patricia Kepler, Accessibility Specialist, Portland Commuity College

  • This session has not been scheduled

    Session type TBD


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    Proposal No: 34025 SVGWiz: Creating Accessible and Explorable Complex Graphics

  • Jennifer Lucas, Instructional Media Specialist, Portland Community College

  • This session has not been scheduled

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34022 The Essentials of Modern Born Accessible Publishing on your campus

  • George Kerscher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 4

    Onsite session


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 34014 The Nuts and Bolts: Alternate Format Production Intensive

  • Susan Kelmer, Alternate Format Production Program Manager, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Scheduled for 10:30am on 2021-11-15 in Gov Square 15 (Lab)

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34012 Accessibility Metadata – A Digital Textbook Superhero!

  • Erin Lucas, Sr Director of Digital Accessibility, RedShelf

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 10

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34007 Browser Extension to Support College Learning

  • Catherine M. Stager, Assistive Technology Specialist, FRCC BCC

  • Scheduled for 10:30am on 2021-11-19 in Plaza Court 4

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 34004 How Does the Awareness of Assistive Technology Impact Students with Disabilities’ Success At the College Level?

  • Humberto Hernandez, Instructional Designer, D'youville

  • This session has not been scheduled

    Session type TBD


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    Proposal No: 34002 From a Grassroots Effort to University Policy: How Northwestern Changed Its Approach to Digital Accessibility

  • Jim Stachowiak, Director of Assistive Technology, Northwestern University

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 1

    Onsite session


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 33979 Revamp Your Accessibility Training

  • Christa Miller, Director of Inclusive Media Design, Virginia Tech

  • Scheduled for 9:00am on 2021-11-16 in Gov Square 16

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 33996 Perceptions of e-learning by d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students

  • Austin Gehret, , Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Ballroom E

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 33992 Finding Common Ground Around Digital Accessibility

  • Lorenzo Milani, Mr, SAGE Publishing

  • Scheduled for 3:30pm on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 2

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 33989 User Engagement – Key to the development of AT products

  • Roxana Fischer, UX Research Analyst, Vispero

  • This session has not been scheduled

    Session type TBD


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    Proposal No: 33988 New W3C-WAI Guidance on Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities

  • lisa seeman, , Athena ICT

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 12

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 33961 COVID-19 and the Accessibility Spotlight

  • Christa Miller, Director of Inclusive Media Design, Virginia Tech

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 12

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 33957 Flexible Trainings to Guide Instructors towards Accessibility

  • Laura Jervis, Instructional Designer, University of Florida

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-19 in Gov Square 15 (Lab)

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 33955 OCR’s Year In Review

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

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Ballroom E

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 33953 How the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Resolves Digital Accessibility Investigations

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

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Ballroom E

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 33946 The Revolving Door: Moving Libraries to an Accessible Digital Environment

  • Kathryn Weber-Hottleman, IT Accessibility Coordinator, University of Connecticut

  • Scheduled for 9:15am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 3

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 33944 Automatic accessibility checks on online courses: Supporting teachers in getting their homework done

  • Gottfried Zimmermann, Professor, Stuttgart Media University

  • Scheduled for 2:00pm on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 14 (Lab)

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 33938 Demystifying PDF Accessibility: Clearing those pesky errors + Unfamiliar Tips

  • Brittany Usman, Instructional Designer, The University of Texas at Arlington

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 2

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 33928 CommonLook’s Free Software for Higher Education

  • Paul Rayius, Vice President of Training, CommonLook

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 1

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 33926 Upcoming Changes to the Standards: A look at PDF/UA-2

  • Paul Rayius, Vice President of Training, CommonLook

  • Scheduled for 11:45am on 2021-11-19 in Plaza Court 1

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 33922 Website Liability Legal Update (Including Winn-Dixie)

  • Ken Nakata, Principal, Converge Accessibility

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-17 in Plaza Court 2

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 33920 Aligning the Team Effort Toward Accessible Content

  • Jeff Singleton, Principal, Converge Accessibility

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on in

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 33910 Streamlining Captioning Services: Lessons Learned From the Pandemic

  • Sarah Herpst, Accessibility Analyst, Indiana University

  • Scheduled for 2:00pm on 2021-11-18 in Plaza Court 1

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 33905 ARIA Foundations, Patterns and Components for Improving Web Accessibility Development

  • Dennis Lembree, Director of Accessibility, Diamond

  • Scheduled for 8:00am on 2021-11-18 in Gov Square 15 (Lab)

    Onsite session


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    Proposal No: 33892 How can campus-wide digital technologies (such as wayfinding, digital signage &a; self-service kiosks) be made accessible?

  • Laura Miller, Corporate Business Development Manager, Vispero

  • Scheduled for 11:15am on 2021-11-17 in Governors Square 15

    Onsite session


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