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Accepted Sessions for AHG 2021

(Note: this list contains both virtual and onsite sessions. 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—Accessible Design + Publishing

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

    Session type TBD


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    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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    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

  • Mark 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, Chax Training and Consulting

  • 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, Chax Training and Consulting

  • 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, Web/Digital Content Coordinator, 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, Chax Training and Consulting

  • 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 Wright, Senior Accessibility Strategist, Anthology

  • 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 Wright, Senior Accessibility Strategist, Anthology

  • 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, TMS

  • 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, Associate Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, 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: 34209 Annotations for All: Creating accessible and understandable annotated and marked-up content

  • Laura Ciporen, Digital Content Accessibility Manager, 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, Head of Brand , 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, Lead Accessibility/UDL 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, Principal, Accessibility and Content Quality Architect, 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, Principal, Accessibility and Content Quality Architect, 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 and Educator, 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 and Educator, 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

  • Scheduled for 2:15pm on in Matchless

    Virtual session


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    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 34134 Mobile Testing Workshop (2021)

  • 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, PhD, President - Founder/Sr. Consultant, 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, Principal, Accessibility and Content Quality Architect, 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

  • Casey Pearson, Events Specialist, 3Play Media

  • This session has not been scheduled

    Virtual session


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    Proposal No: 34106 Intro to Audio Description

  • Casey Pearson, Events Specialist, 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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    Proposal No: 34066 Accessible PDF Forms from Adobe InDesign

  • Bevi Chagnon, President and Founding Partner, PubCom—Accessible Design + Publishing

  • 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 (2021)

  • Bevi Chagnon, President and Founding Partner, PubCom—Accessible Design + Publishing

  • 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 (now part of Anthology)

  • 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, Head 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, Associate Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, 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, Associate Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, 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

  • Michael Mace, Manager, 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, Director of Business Development, Vispero

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

    Onsite session


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