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AHG 2019 – Post-Conference Resources

Purchase Audio and Videos from AHG 2019

Purchase access to over 99 hours of video-recorded sessions and audio-only recordings from AHG 2019.
(There is also an option to purchase access to 2018 videos).

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Previewing Videos & Audio

You can view some videos & audio recordings from 2019 to get a sense of the content and quality:

2019 UDUC Schedule Screenshot
2019 UDUC Schedule Screenshot

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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Discounts

AHG 2019 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.

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 2019 and 2018 agenda pages or you can use the session title links below to access the videos for  2019 or 2018.
  • 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 2019 and  2018 agenda pages.
  • Account expiration: you will be able to access the videos for at least 2 years but most likely for longer.

Video & Audio Recording Pricing

Ticket Type By April 24 After April 24

All 2019 Main Conference Sessions (November 20 – 22)

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

2019 conference participant $125 $225
non-2019 participant $275 $375

Pre-Conference Sessions Only (November 18-19)

View Session Titles.

2019 conference participant $110 $190
non-2019 participant $220 $325

2019 Audio Recordings

2019 Audio Recordings – (includes over 50 sessions) (pdf) (coming soon)

This will also include access to a transcript and the PowerPoints for most of the sessions so that you can follow the PowerPoint as you listen to the audio.

2019 attendee $90 $125
2019 non-attendee $140 $220

Upgrade to Group Option

Upgrade to group access for 2019 videos

(separate logins for up to 30 on your campus)

$200 $200

2018 Add-ons

Access to all 2018 videos, including pre-conference sessions $110 $145

Discounts

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.)

AHG 2019

Pre-Conference Virtual Schedule

Time Monday, Nov. 18
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Lab: Creating Accessible Digital Documents in MS Office, Kristi Elmore, Systems Analyst, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, et al.
Time Tuesday, Nov. 19
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* Lab: Acquiring Accessible IT Products for your Campus, Cheryl Pruitt, Director, Accessible Technology Initiative, California University Chancellor’s Office.

(lunch break 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. MST)

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. YOU CAN Create Accessible Math for Students With Print Disabilities, Susan Kelmer, Alternate Format Access Coordinator, University of Colorado Boulder

 

Main Conference Track A

Time Wednesday, Nov. 20
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m Overview of the Microsoft Immersive Reading Tools in Office 365 , Karen McCall, Senior Advisor, Accessible Document Design, Open Access Technologies
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Break
11:15 – 12:20 p.m. Creating (More) Accessible Comics and Graphic Novels, Eric Stallard, Laboratory Specialist, Pima Community College
12:20 – 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Authoring Documents with Accessibility in Mind , Paul Rayius, Director of Training, CommonLook
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The Publisher Sent Me An ePub! Now What? Susan Kelmer, Alternate Format Access Coordinator, University of Colorado Boulder
 Time Thursday, Nov. 21
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Commonly Seen Accessibility Errors Files, Becky Gibson, Sr. Accessibility Strategist, Knowbility.
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Using the Microsoft Accessibility Checkers to Optimize Document Accessibility, Karen McCall, Senior Advisor, Accessible Document Design, Open Access Technologies.
10:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. The Great PDF Purge, Crystal Tenan, IT Accessibility Coordinator, NC State University.
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. The Blueprint for Student Success: Accessibility Support for Faculty and the Workflow to Make It Happen, Shawn Jordison, DSPS High Tech Center Faculty, Santa Monica College
4:20 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Velvet Hammer: Accessible Procurement Buy-In and Pushback at Cal State San Bernardino,  Leon McNaught, Accessibility Coordinator, CSU San Bernardino
7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Keynote Talk: Dr. Wanda L. Diaz Merced: Human Centered Astronomy,”
 

Time

Friday, Nov. 22
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Building an Accessible Online Course: Best Practices & Principles, George Joeckel, Web Accessibility Specialist, Utah State University / WebAIM.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Bookshare, AccessText and Alternate Media Centers: Sources to Obtain Alternative Formats, Dawn Evans, AccessText Network Coordinator, Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation.
12:45 – 2:00 p.m. How To Empower Professors To Support Students With Disabilities, Auston Stamm, Accessibility & Assistive Technology Coordinator, Saint Mary’s College.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Writing Effective Alternative Text for Educational Content: Best Practices for Reducing Cognitive Load, Valerie Morrison, E-Text Manager, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation.

 

 

Main Conference Track B

Time Wednesday, Nov. 20
8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Introduction to Accessible PDF Documents, Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe.
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Break
11:15 – 12:20 p.m. Navigating the Venn Diagram of Video Accessibility Laws, Elisa Edelberg, Content Marketing Manager, 3PlayMedia.
12:20 – 2:15 p.m. Lunch Meetup (or on your own)
2:15 – 3:30 p.m. “This Isn’t Why I Became An Instructor!”: Motivating Faculty to Embrace Accessibility, Jennifer Pedersen, Instructional Design Accessibility Specialist, University of Alaska Anchorage.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Toward Universal Design in Online Learning: The Interface Between Technology and Pedagogy, Mahadeo Sukhai, Head of Research and Chief Accessibility Officer, Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Time Thursday, Nov. 21
8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Getting Past ‘Yes’, to Genuine Action: Using the Dark Arts for Purposes of Good, Greg Hanek, digital Accessibility Architect, Indiana University
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Lab: EPUB Reading Systems for Students with Learning Disabilities, Joseph Polizzotto, Alternate Media Supervisor, UC Berkeley.
10:30 am – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:00 – 4:20 p.m. Able Player 4.0: A free, open source accessible media player, Terrill Thompson, Manager, IT Accessibility Team, University of Washington.
4:20 – 5:20 p.m. Intro to Audio Description, Jaclyn Leduc, Content Marketing Associate, 3PlayMedia.
Time Friday, Nov. 22
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. EPUB Face Off – Publishers Getting it Right or Wrong, George Kerscher, Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Hey, Siri — Are We There Yet? The State of ASR & Synthesized Speech for Captioning & Description, Elisa Edelberg, Content Marketing Manager, 3PlayMedia.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Different Role, Same Goal: Creating a Culture That Embraces Accessibility, Jennifer Pedersen, ETT Lead, University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula College.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment in 3 Steps, Liezl Madrona, Instructional Designer Accessibility Specialist, Butte College.

 

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. 20
8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Tips and Tricks for Inexpensive Accessibility Testing , Elizabeth Simister, Product Accessibility Manager, Blackboard, Inc.


Faculty Learning Community for Inclusive Pedagogy , Michelle Jarman, Director Disability Studies Program, University of Wyoming

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Writing Good Alt Text Gaeir Dietrich, Access Specialist, Consultant.


Trending Tech Tools – 2019 Update: What’s New, What’s Improved & What’s on the Horizon for Assistive Technology & Accessibility Tools , Rachel Kruzel, Assistive Technology Specialist, University of St. Thomas

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Break
11:15 am – 12:15 p.m. Teaching about accessibility in computing courses , Sheryl Burgstahler, Director, Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington.


If you Give an Instructor Usability: The Slippery Slope to Accessibility , Christopher Phillips, EIT Accessibility Coordinator, Utah State University.

2:15 – 3:30 p.m. IT Procurement: Accessibility as a Functional Criterion , Hadi Rangin, IT Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington.


Institutional Roadblocks to Accessibility: A collaborative session on how to overcome organizational resistance , Howard Fooksman, Educational Technology Consultant, Purdue University.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Feel Good about Your Tactile Graphics , Gaeir Dietrich, Access Specialist, Consultant.


Extreme Design: Solve for Extremes to Create Better Designs for Everyone ,Derek Featherstone, Chief Experience Officer, Level Access.

Time Thursday, Nov. 21
8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Social media and accessibility – 2019 update ,Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz.


Alternative wayfinding systems to assist blind/visually impaired to independently navigate college campuses , Jim Kessler, Senior Access Consultant, AHEAD.

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Social media and accessibility – 2019 update ,Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz.


Monitoring Your Organization’s Accessibility Effort , Justin Stockton, Senior Accessibility Analyst, The Paciello Group.

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Add Accessibility to Your Process the Easy-ish Way James Green, Sr. Director, Head of Accessibility & UX Research, Visa.


Neutralizing the Fear Factor: How perceptions of ongoing “risk” hamper momentum for your accessibility program , Rick Ferrie, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, BarrierBreak.

3:15 – 4:20 p.m. Add Accessibility to Your Process the Easy-ish Way (continued) James Green, Sr. Director, Head of Accessibility & UX Research, Visa.


WAI Curricula: Build Your Own Accessibility Courses , Shadi Abou-Zahra, Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

4:20 – 5:30 p.m. Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC: Nuance PowerPDF and Foxit Phantom for Business Karen McCall, Senior Advisor, Accessible Document Design, Open Access Technologies.


Scaling Online Course Accessibility , Kristin Noppenberger, Senior Accessibility Instructional Designer, University of Alabama.

 


2018 Video Content

(Note: dates/times below are FYI.)

AHG 2018

Pre-Conference Virtual Schedule

Time Monday, Nov. 12
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Lab: Math Accessibility in Word, Canvas, Conversion and More! , Paul Brown, Texthelp, et al,
10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lab: Accessible Adobe InDesign Layouts to Produce Accessible PDFs and EPUBs, Bevi Chagnon, President and Founding Partner, PubCom—Publishing Communications

(lunch break: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. MST)

Time Tuesday, Nov. 13
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* Lab: Understanding and Evaluating WCAG 2 Color and Contrast, Jonathan Whiting, Director of Training & Evaluation, WebAIM

(lunch break 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. MST)

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Captioned Media: Developing a Systematic Approach that Meets the Needs of Your Institution, Stephanie Zito, National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC), et al

 

 

Main Conference Track A

Time Wednesday, Nov. 14
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m Not So Fast: Implementing Accessibility Reviews in a University’s IT Software Review Process , Crystal Tenan, NC State University, et al
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. “We don’t have enough staff assigned to making IT accessible!”, Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Lab: Evaluating and Repairing Word and PowerPoint Files, Jonathan Whiting, WebAIM (double-session)
Time Thursday, Nov. 15
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Powerful Presentation Skills for the Accessibility Professional, Christa Miller, Virginia Tech
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. IT Colleagues: from Accessibility Newbies into Accessibility Auditors, Kristen Dabney, Tufts University
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Social media and accessibility, Gian Wild, AccessibilityOz
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. I Was Wrong! Build Your Successful Accessibility Program by Learning from My Mistakes, Angela Hooker, Microsoft
7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Keynote Talk: Britney Wilson: And People With Disabilities,”
Time Friday, Nov. 16
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Trending Tech Tools: What’s New, What’s Improved & What’s on the Horizon for Assistive Technology & Accessibility Tools, Rachel Kruzel, Augsburg University
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Shared Approach to Procurement and Vendor Relations, Bill Welsh, Rutgers University, et al
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Not Another Lecture-Style Presentation, Brad Held, University of Central Fl

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Understanding WCAG 2.1, Becky Gibson, Knowbility

 

Main Conference Track B

Time Wednesday, Nov. 14
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Navigating the Course: Creating Accessible STEM, Megan Gibbs, Kennesaw State University
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. State of ARIA 2018, Joe Humbert, Interactive Accessibility
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Including people with disabilities in your project design, development, testing process., Robert Jolly, Knowbility, Inc.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Experiences of Students with Visual Disabilities with Tactile Graphics, Guy Toles, Georgia Institute of Technology
Time Thursday, Nov. 15
8:00 – 10:15 a.m. What’s new in Acrobat, Rob Haverty, Accessibility, Adobe (double-session)
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:15 – 5:00 p.m. Lab: Making Math Accessible Doesn’t Have To Be Terrifying!, Susan Kelmer, University of Colorado Boulder (double-session)
(break from 3:15 – 4:00 pm)
7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Keynote Talk: Britney Wilson: “And People With Disabilities,”
Time Friday, Nov. 16
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Accessibility: Past, Present, and Future, Gerard Cohen, Wells Fargo
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Interactive 3d printed tactile campus maps, Holly Lawson, Assistant Professor, Portland State University, et al
11:45 – 12:45 a.m. Pretty Accessible: Bringing Beauty, Simplicity, and Usability to Accessible Products, Rachel Comerford, Macmillan Learning et al

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.

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Making Websites Usable, Not Just Accessible (continues)The California State University Accessible Procurement Process from Multiple Perspectives (continues>

 

Main Conference Track C

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Time Session
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Making Websites Usable, Not Just Accessible, Karen Hawkins, Publicis.Sapient (double-session – ends at 10:15 a.m.)
DIY IT Accessibility: Building the Foundation for Accessible Course Content at the University of Maryland, Sue Johnston, University of Maryland
IT Procurement: Accessibility as a Functional Criterion, Hadi Rangin, University of Washington
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Identifying Challenges to EPUB Adoption, Christian Vinten-Johansen, Manager, Penn State University, et al
All Numbers and Notes: Creating Accessible Math and Music Materials for Students Who Are Blind, Michele Bromley, Portland State University
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Building a campus-wide Universal Design framework from the ground up, Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington
The California State University Accessible Procurement Process from Multiple Perspectives, Dawn Okinaka, California State University, Office of the Chancellor, et al (double session – ends at 4:30)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Website Liability Under US Accessibility Laws Ken Nakata, Cyxtera
Thursday, Nov. 15
Time Session
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. What’s new in WCAG 2.1, Jonathan Whiting, WebAIM
Disability Services Offices Talk About EPUB – Is It Time To Adopt?, Jamie Axelrod, Northern Arizona University
9:15 a.m.- 10:15 a.m. Thinking Beyond Described Video with Integrated Described Video (IDV), Chris O’Brien, Accessible Media Inc
Promoting Document Accessibility Efforts and PDF Remediation Options, Gaby De Jongh, University of Washington, et al
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Intro to Audio Description, Elisa Edelberg, Content Marketing Specialist
Making Web Pages Accessible for Persons with Anxiety Disorder Using WCAG Guidelines and UDL, Valorie Sundby, AMAC
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Keep it Simple. Accessible Design Thinking (Lecture session), Eric Eggert, Knowbility
The Forest and the Trees: Scaling for Enterprise-Level Digital Accessibility, Kathryn Weber-Hottleman, University of Connecticut