Accessing Higher Ground 2019, November 18 - 22, 2019, Westminster, CO

Pre-Conference Agenda

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    Monday & Tuesday 2-day Workshops (Nov. 18-19)

    A. Growing an IT Accessibility Program on your Campus (2-day workshop)
    B.PDF Train-the-Trainer and Introduction to PDF Accessibility (2-day workshop)
    C. BYOD: 360 Degrees-Approaching Accessibility in Chemistry & Math From All Sides (2-days)
     

    Monday, Nov.. 18 (full-day workshops)

    10:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    D. Knowbility’s Accessibility Master Class
    10:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    E. Hands-on Video Accessibility Workshop (with Able Player)
    10:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    F. Hands-on Lab: Accessible Adobe InDesign Layouts to Produce Accessible PDFs
    10:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    G. Learning, Practicing, and Honing Our Leadership to Shape Our Work and Our Field
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    Tuesday, Nov. 19 (full-day workshops)

    9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
    H. Teaching about Accessibility in Computing and IT Courses: A Capacity-building Institute
    9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
    H. Teaching about Accessibility in Computing and IT Courses: A Capacity-building Institute
    9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
    I. Introduction to Online Course Accessibility
    9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
    J. BYOD Lab: Everything you need to know about accessibility testing
     

    Tuesday, Nov. 13 (morning workshops)

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    K. Understanding and Evaluating WCAG 2 Color and Contrast
    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    L. BYOD Lab: Campus Accessibility Compliance Strategies utilizing a Maturity Model
    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    M. Demystifying Assistive Listening Devices
     

    Tuesday, Nov. 19 (afternoon workshops)

    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    N. Accessible PDF Forms from Adobe InDesign
    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    O. BYOD Lab: Understanding EPUB: How to Examine the Structure and Accessibility of EPUBs
    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    P. Captioned Media: Developing a Systematic Approach that Meets the Needs ...
    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Q. BYOD Workshop: Mobile Accessibility Challenges, Best Practices and Techniques
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    Optional Media Add-ons

    Access to additional 18 video-recorded sessions (group access)
    Post-conference group access for all video-recorded sessions (both streamed and video-taped)
    Upgrade to group access for all video-recorded sessions (group access)
     

    Program Items & Meals

    General Conference Sessions - Wednesday, Nov. 14
     
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    "AIMHub: Cost Effective, Rapid Accessible Instructional Materials Exchange"
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    A New Automated Notetaking, Captioning and Transcription Solution
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Accessibility – How to deal with documents!
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Audio Description: An In-Depth Review and Analysis
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    DIY IT Accessibility: Building the Foundation for Accessible Course Content at the U. of Maryland
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Educating College Level Students on Assistive Technology
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Finding the ways to make wayfinding work
    8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Introduction to Accessible PDF Documents
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    It is all about the student; selecting the right reading app for student success.
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Navigating the Course: Creating Accessible STEM
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Not So Fast: Implementing Accessibility Reviews in a University’s IT Software Review Process
    8:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Making Websites Usable, Not Just Accessible
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    [Moved from Fri 11:45am] IT Procurement: Accessibility as a Functional Criterion
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    [Moved from Wed 2:15pm] Mathematics in Born Accessible Publications
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    [Moved from Wed 3:30]How Do You Know It’s Working? Assessing Access Focused Prof. Learning on Campus
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    [Moved from Wed 3:30pm] UDL Jedi Training: Move Learners and Leaders with Only Your Mind
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    [Moved from Wed 9:15] AbleData: Finding Assistive Technologies to Support Student Accommodatn Needs
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Accessible Educational Materials All the Way Through Postsecondary
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Math Accessibility in Word, Canvas, Conversion and More!
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Open and Accessible: low cost and inclusive by design
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Thinking outside the dots
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Understanding WCAG 2.1
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Video Notes: A Mobile Device Strategy for Learning for Post-Secondary Deaf Students
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    [Moved from Fri 11:45] IT Procurement: Accessibility as a Functional Criterion
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    [Moved from Wed 2:15] Mathematics in Born Accessible Publications
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    [Moved from Wed 3:30] UDL Jedi Training: Move Learners and Leaders w/ Only Your Mind
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    [Moved from Wed 3:30]How Do U Know It’s Working? Assessing Access Focused Prof. Learning on Campus
     

    Marketing Options

    2 brochures/pamphlets in Conference Bag*
     
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    "We don’t have enough staff assigned to making IT accessible!"
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    [Moved from Fri 10:30am] Accessibility Ed: A New Certificate & Undergrad Minor in a11y Studies
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    All Numbers and Notes: Creating Accessible Math and Music Materials for Students Who Are Blind
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Designing Accessibility: Building it in Versus Bolting it on
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    How to CADET: free caption and audio description authoring software from WGBH’s NCAM
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    How to design and create accessible documents and contribute to barrier-free education
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Identifying Challenges to EPUB Adoption
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Navigating the Venn Diagram of Video Accessibility Laws
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    State of ARIA 2018
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    The Power of Partnerships: institutional alliances to transform accessibility for a small liberal …
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    [Moved from Fri 10:30a] Accessibility Ed: A New Certificate & Undergrad Minor in a11y Studies
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    [New] Campuses Take Proactive Measures on Accessibility Certification, Testing, and Procurement
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    [Cancelled] De-Emphasizing Disability to Increase Accessibility?
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    [Moved from Wed 9:15am] Zoom: Striving for Functional Accessibility
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Building a campus-wide Universal Design framework from the ground up
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Creating inclusive learning enviroments with Microsoft Accessibility
    2:15 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Evaluating and Repairing Word and PowerPoint Files
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Including people with disabilities in your project design, development, testing process
    2:15 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Tips and Tricks for Accessible PDFs
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Universal Design in Digital Publishing
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    What the heck is all this EPUB Hubbub about ?
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Which Piece of the Puzzle are You Missing? Unwebbing the Possibilities
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    [Moved from Wed 9:15] Zoom: Striving for Functional Accessibility
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    [New] Build Your Own Content Remediation Model
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    [New] The Path to Digital Document Accessibility
    2:15 PM  -  4:30 PM
    The California State University Accessible Procurement Process from Multiple Perspectives
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    [Moved from Fri 11:45am] There and Back Again On Our Accessibility & UDL Journey
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    [Moved from Fri 9:15am] Fantastic Forms and How To Fix Them
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Expanding Access through University-wide AT software licensing
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Experiences of Students with Visual Disabilities with Tactile Graphics
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    From the professor’s word processor to the student’s smartphone- practical accessible EPUB …
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    The ABC’s of a11y – Creating a Common Vocabulary
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Website Liability Under US Accessibility Laws
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Why a less than perfect VPAT is okay
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    [Moved from Fri 11:45am] There and Back Again On Our Accessibility & UDL Journey
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    [Moved from Fri 9:15a] Fantastic Forms and How To Fix Them
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    [Moved from Wd 9:15] AbleData: Finding Assistive Technologies to Support Student Accommodatn Needs
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    General Conference Sessions - Thursday, Nov. 15
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    [Cancelled] Navigating Resistance: Discussing Accessibility with Faculty
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    [Moved from Fri 11:45] Design Considerations in Delivering a11y Training in Online Higher Ed
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    ARIA 1.1: An in-depth view into the new and shiny
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Assistive Technology for Campus wide Access for Those with Visual Challenges
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Disability Services Offices Talk About EPUB – Is It Time To Adopt?
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    EIT Accessibility at Youngstown State University
    8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    How to Meet WCAG Requirements with Free WAI Resources
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Intro. to Web Accessibility: A Practical Demo. of the Real-Life Implications for Persons with …
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Powerful Presentation Skills for the Accessibility Professional
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Students’ Perspectives: Leveraging Student Workers to Expand Services and Increase Sense of …
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Transparency in Textbooks – Knowing ahead of time what you will get
    8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    What’s new in Acrobat
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    What’s new in WCAG 2.1
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    [Moved from Fri 11:45a] Design Considerations in Delivering a11y Training in Online Higher Ed
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    "Stories behind UD, accessibility and diversity: a complete video curriculum for faculty"
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Automated Live Captioning with Higher Ed in Mind
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Can you see us? We can hear you: Unpacking the realities of the blind experience at CU Boulder
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    IT Colleagues: from Accessibility Newbies into Accessibility Auditors
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Promoting Document Accessibility Efforts and PDF Remediation Options
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    The Importance of Semantics (For designers and developers)
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Thinking Beyond Described Video with Integrated Described Video (IDV)
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    What is VPAT® 2.0?
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    [Moved from Thurs 2:15p] Tips for Working with Accessibility Consultants
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    [Moved from Thurs 2:15pm] Tips for Working with Accessibility Consultants
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    [New] Faculty Collaboration – Building Workable Relationships
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    [New] Stories of Inclusive Technology: Diversity, a11y & Universal Design — a video curriculum
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    [Moved from Thurs 9:15] A Personalized Approach to Engaging w/ Course Content: Automating UDL Princ…
    2:15 PM  -  5:00 PM
    [Moved from Thurs 9:15am] Making Math Accessible Doesn’t Have To Be Terrifying!
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Automation in PDF Accessibility: What Can and Can’t Be Done
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Building a sustainable document remediation plan: Hits and misses from GMU’s 1-year pilot
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Detangling Complex Components
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Intro to Audio Description
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Lessons learned building an internal digital accessibility consultancy at Yale
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Leveraging Library Consortia to Improve Vendor E-Resource Accessibility in the Big Ten …
    2:15 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Make Accessible EPUBs from Adobe InDesign Layouts (Lecture session)
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Making Web Pages Accessible for Persons with Anxiety Disorder Using WCAG Guidelines and UDL
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Reduce, Reuse, Revise: Saving Your Sanity by Single Sourcing Content
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Social media and accessibility
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    [Moved from Thurs 9:15] A Personalized Approach to Engaging w/ Course Content: Automating UDL Princ…
    2:15 PM  -  5:00 PM
    [Moved from Thurs 9:15am] Making Math Accessible Doesn’t Have To Be Terrifying!
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    [Cancelled] Strategies for Creating Accessible Instructional Videos in Online Courses (the 1st time)
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Access360: Developing a Shared Framework to Support Institutional and System Level Change
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Does poor note taking affect retention? Tenn. Tech explores notetaking software w\ ‘at risk’ ...
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    I Was Wrong! Build Your Successful Accessibility Program by Learning from My Mistakes
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Journals, Monographs, and Trade Books Can Be Accessible Too
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Practical First Steps for Achieving Web Accessibility and Avoiding Liability
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Redesigning the Word Online Ribbon with Community Feedback
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Standards 101: The Many Shades of Grey
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    The Forest and the Trees: Scaling for Enterprise-Level Digital Accessibility
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Keep it Simple. Accessible Design Thinking
    7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM
    Keynote Talk & Dinner - Thursday, Nov. 15
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    General Conference Sessions - Friday, Nov. 16
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Accessibility: Past, Present, and Future
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Accessible Interactive Simulations for Science Learning
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Building Interdepartmental Relationships that Promote Change
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    If You Build It, They Will Come – Success with a Custom Captioning Solution
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Purchasing Born Accessible Software and Content Can Change the World
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Risk Analysis and Portfolio Prioritization for Higher Ed
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Teaching Accessibility: A National Survey and the Way Forward
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    The Library Accessibility Committee: From a grassroots interest group to a proactive force …
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    The power of PDF/UA (Lecture session)
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Trending Tech Tools: What’s New, What’s Improved & What’s on the Horizon for AT & …
    Virtual Teaching Accessibility and Universal Design Mini-Conference (group access)
     

    Friday, Nov. 16 - 9:15 a.m. - 12:45 pm

    Teaching Accessibility and Universal Design Mini-Conference - Virtual
     
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    [Moved from Fri 10:30] New Accessibility Features in MathJax v3.0 (Lecture session)
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    [Moved from Fri 11:45] Interactive 3d printed tactile campus maps
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Accessibility at Scale: Meeting the Diverse Needs of MOOC Learners
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Accessibility during a web build
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Getting to Governance: Prepare your digital content for an ongoing accessibility governance program
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    More Accessible Than You Realize: What the Big 5 publishers Provide
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    More than Disability…. Captioning for the world
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Shared Approach to Procurement and Vendor Relations
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Working collaboratively: building partnerships between internal teams and external vendors …
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    [Moved from Fri 11:45a] Interactive 3d printed tactile campus maps
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    [New] Teaching Accessibility & Multi-Screen Design – a Content Strategy Master’s Course
     

    Ad Options

    Full-Page Ad in Program Guide
     
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    [Moved from Fri 10:30] Pretty Accessible: Bringing Beauty, Simplicity, & Usability to a11y Products
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    Not Another Lecture-Style Presentation
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    Our Other Tools: Courage, Freedom, Hospitality, Aspiration, and More
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    [Moved from Fri 10:30] Pretty Accessible: Bringing Beauty, Simplicity, & Usability to a11y Products
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    [Moved from Fri 10:30m] New Accessibility Features in MathJax v3.0 (Lecture session)
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    [New] Best Practices for Automating Document Accessibility
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    [New] Notetaking Accommodations and Technology – Beyond the Technical Tools
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    [New] Teaching Accessibility: Case studies of courses that include a11y topics in their curricula
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