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News and Announcements | November 2, 2016

Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference

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November 14 – 18, 2016

CUNY IT Accessibility Task Force, CUNY Computing and Information Services and Hunter College Library are sponsoring a subscription to Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference.

The agenda is below. (If you view the agenda on the conference website, it lists the times in Mountain Time zone. Add two hours to get Eastern Time zone for New York, or use the times that are converted to EST below)

The conference will be captioned.

Location: 555 West 57th St. 10th Floor, conference rooms 10A and 10B
Turn right at the elevator bank; proceed through CUNY’s glass doors to Rooms 10A and 10B. Bring a photo ID to get into the building.

If you are able to attend, please email Adina Mulliken with the days and approximate times you can come.

You are welcome to attend as few or as many sessions as you would like. Attendance may need to be limited, though we expect to have plenty of space.

 

Main Conference Track A

Time (Converted to EST) Wednesday, Nov. 16
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m Effectively Accommodating Low Vision Students, Jenna Atkinson, Utah Valley University
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Promoting the Universal Design Paradigm on Campus—Everywhere, Sheryl Burgstahler, Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. GrackleDocs: Google Docs Accessibility Checker and PDF/UA, Paul Walker, GrackleDocs
2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Keynote TalkTommy Edison , the Blind Film Critic
4:15 – 5:15 p.m. DIY Captioning – Using Camtasia & YouTube to create caption files, Jane Melander, MN State University Moorhead
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Talking to Faculty about Accessibility, Gaeir Dietrich, HTCTU
Time Thursday, Nov. 17
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. A Review of Apps & Strategies for Converting and Accessing Print and Digital Material, Felicia Arce, WIND
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. Translating Visual Information into Tactile Information, Nicole Johnson, Central Washington University
2:50 – 4:00 p.m. Plenary Panel: Sorting out certifications for Accessibility Professionals, Application Designers & Developers, Hadi Rangin, University of Washington, moderator
4:15 – 5:15 p.m. LaTeX and MathML – What Content Creators Need to Know, Krista Greear, Univeristy of Washington
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Interactive maps: how do you make them accessible?, Gian Wild, AccessibilityOz
Time Friday, Nov. 18
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Accessibility and the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative, Jayme Johnson, CCC Online Education Initiative
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. A Little Means a Lot: Simple Ways to Improve Online Course Accessibility, Jennifer Perkins, Eastern Kentucky University
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. WordPress & ATAG Compliance, Joe Dolson, Accessible Web Design

 

Main Conference Track B

Time (Converted to EST) Wednesday, Nov. 16
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Automated Testing Tools Crash Course, Luis Garcia (double-session)
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. An Introduction to Accessibility Testing for Mobile Apps, Jeff Singleton, Cryptzone
2:50 – 4:00 p.m. Keynote TalkTommy Edison , the Blind Film Critic
4:15 – 6:30 p.m. Generating and Using Accessible Mathematics on the Web, Dr. Volker Sorge, Progressive Accessibility Sol. (Double Session)
Time Thursday, Nov. 17
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Open Source Tools for Evaluating and Inspecting Web Accessibility , Jon Gunderson, University of Illinois
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. PDFs and Professors: What is Reasonable to Ask of Instructors, Krista Greear, University of Washington
2:50 – 4:00 p.m. Plenary Panel: Sorting out certifications for Accessibility Professionals, Application Designers & Developers, Hadi Rangin, University of Washington, moderator
4:15 – 5:15 p.m. When to test or trust vendor accessibility evaluations, Susan Cullen, California State University
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Building an Accessibility Procurement Process in Higher Education, Kara Zirkle, Miami University
Time Friday, Nov. 18
11:15 – 1:30 p.m. Advanced Techniques for PDF Accessibility, Rob Haverty, Adobe (double-session)
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. The Universal College Campus – Accessible Technology for All, Brad Held, Accessible Technology Coordinator, University of Central Fl

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