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Accepted Virtual Sessions for AHG 2021

(Note: this list is subject to changes. Check back for updates).

To view the virtual sessions within the full schedule, look for the sessions in rooms 'Plaza Court 2', 'Plaza Court 3' and 'Virtual Room l' and labeled 'Virtual A,' 'Virtual B' and 'Virtual C,' respectively.

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

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


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

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

  • Melissa Green, Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Alabama


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

    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


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

    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)


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

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

  • Nanci Shepardson, Senior Educational Technologist, Wilson Language Training


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

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

  • Janet Fukuda, Digital Accessibility Specialist, University of Phoenix


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

    Proposal No: 34406 Exploring the library accessible content Ecosystem

  • Michael Johnson, Director, Content Partnerships, Benetech


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

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

  • Daniel Montalvo, Accessibility Education and Training Specialist, W3C


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

    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 34291 Joys of Native app testing

  • Naveesha Maharaj, Accessiblity Consultant/SME, TMS


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

    Proposal No: 34269 Implementing a Captioning Program at MIT

  • Kathy Cahill, , MIT


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

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

  • Laura Ciporen, Digital Content Accessibility Manager, McGraw-Hill Education


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

    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


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

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

  • Charles LaPierre, Principal, Accessibility and Content Quality Architect, Benetech


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

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

  • Charles LaPierre, Principal, Accessibility and Content Quality Architect, Benetech


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

    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


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

    Proposal No: 34164 Accessible Interactive Simulations for Science Learning

  • Brett Fiedler, , University of Colorado Boulder


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

    Proposal No: 34184 Turning Math Into HTML

  • Joseph Polizzotto, Accessibility Technologist, Wake Technical Community College


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

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

  • Anne Osowski, , College of Charleston


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

    Proposal No: 34173 Tools for Automating the Creation of MP3s

  • Joseph Polizzotto, Accessibility Technologist, Wake Technical Community College


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

    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


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

    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


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

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

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


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

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

  • Karen McCall, Accessible Document Design Consultant and Educator, Karlen Communications


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

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

  • Karen McCall, Accessible Document Design Consultant and Educator, Karlen Communications


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

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

  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz


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

    (Pre-Conference Workshop)

    Proposal No: 34134 Mobile Testing Workshop (2021)

  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz


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

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

  • Charles LaPierre, Principal, Accessibility and Content Quality Architect, Benetech


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

    Proposal No: 34119 Peer-Focused Assistive Technology Support

  • Cassandra LePouttre, Assistive Technology Advisor, Smith College


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

    Proposal No: 34106 Intro to Audio Description

  • Casey Pearson, Events Specialist, 3Play Media


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

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

  • Jeff Singleton, Principal, Converge Accessibility


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

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

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


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

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

  • Rosie Arcuri, , Dawson College, Adaptech Research Network


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

    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


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

    Proposal No: 34038 Common Accessibility Questions by Online Learners

  • Elizabeth Simister, Product Accessibility Manager, Blackboard, Inc (now part of Anthology)


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

    Proposal No: 33992 Finding Common Ground Around Digital Accessibility

  • Lorenzo Milani, Mr, SAGE Publishing


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

  • Ken Nakata, Principal, Converge Accessibility


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