Speakers and Handouts

(Speakers listed in alphabetical order by last name).

(Speaker name link to speaker email. Titles link to Powerpoints and other documents related to session).

Stephen Acker, OhioLINK, Ken Petri, Ohio State University

Accessible digital textbooks in the mobile learning environment

November 16, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


Candice Alder, Meeting the Challenge, Inc.

Effective Communication & the ADA: What's new?

November 16, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Service Animals & Disability Rights Laws

November 18, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Julie Balassa, Valencia Community College

Alt Format Workflow-Eligibility to Request to Production to Delivery

November 16, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Other Resources


Lab: Dolphin Easy Converter - 1-IN-5-OUT (with Jeff Bazer, Dolphin Computer Access)

November 17, 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Other Resources

Easy Converter New Project Steps (Word format)


Jeff Bazer, Dolphin Computer Access

Lab: Dolphin Easy Converter - 1-IN-5-OUT (with Julie Balassa) (see links above under Julie Balassa)

Alternate Formats 101 - the Basics (coming soon)

November 16, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

PDF to MP3 in Seconds - Done! (coming soon)

November 18, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


Robert Beach, Kansas City Kansas Community College

Lab: Read & Write 10: Old Friends and New Features (with Gaeir Dietrich) (coming soon)

November 18, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Betsy Beaumon, Benetech, Geoff Freed, NCAM-WGBH

Digital Image and Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials: the DIAGRAM Center Project (coming soon)

November 16, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Steve Boyle, Freedom Scientific Learning Systems Group

What's New with WYNN? Introducing WYNN 6! (coming soon)

November 17, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Dan Comden, University of Washington

Networked AT in the Higher Ed Environment (Coming Soon)

November 18, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Norm Coombs & Beth Coombs, EASI

Information Technology & Disabilities Ejournal: History and Future

November 18, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Gaeir Dietrich, HTCTU

An ATHEN Workshop on Implementing Accessibility on Campus - A-Z

November 14, 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

See "An ATHEN Workshop ..." under Ron Stewart for handouts

Lab: Read & Write 10: Old Friends and New Features (with Robert Beach) (Coming Soon)

November 18, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Robert Erichsen, MiraCosta College, Maureen "Mo" Doherty, Texthelp Systems

Passport to Success for All Students: Mira Costa Community Colleges Universal Design Initiative (coming soon)

November 16, 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Derek Featherstone, Furtherahead

Accessibility for the Modern Web: HTML5 and ARIA (pdf format)

November 17, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Accessible Form Design and Development (pdf format)

November 17, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Accessibility Beyond Compliance (pdf format)

November 18, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Clara Van Gerven, National Federation for the Blind

Lab: Making Tactile Graphics (coming soon)

November 18, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Lucia Hasty, Rocky Mountain Braille Associates

Lab: Create Stunning Tactile Graphics with Phoenix and Firebird

November 17, 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Other Resources

Url: www.tactilegraphics.org

Angela Hooker, Cascades Technologies, Inc.

Accessibility Tesing in the Real World

November 16, 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Plain Language: Accessible Content for POUR Writers 

November 17, 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Jayme Johnson, High Tech Center Training Unit

Rolling Craps on Canvas - Accessible Forms and Graphics with HTML5 (coming soon)

November 16, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Academic Considerations for Mobile Platforms (with Sean Keegan, Stanford U.) (coming soon)

November 18, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Suzanne Jonsen, Learning Ally

Listen Up…Developing a Comprehensive Achievement Program for Students with Learning Differences and Visual Impairments (coming soon)

November 17, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Sean Keegan, Stanford University

Authoring Math Content for the Web and DAISY (with Ron Stewart, HTCTU) (coming soon)

November 16, 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Academic Considerations for Mobile Platforms (with Jayme Johnson, HTCTU) (coming soon)

November 18, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Robert E. Kindya, USF, Michael Dinunzio, Technopro Computer Solutions Inc.

Lab:  CLOCKWORK DATABASE SCHEDULER - ACADEMIC (Coming Soon)


Greg Kraus, NC State University

An ATHEN Workshop on Implementing Accessibility on Campus - A-Z

November 14, 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

See "An ATHEN Workshop ..." under Ron Stewart for handouts

Moodle 2 Accessibility: Results from NC State University’s Accessibility Evaluation

November 16, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Other Resources

Full report on Moodle 2 Accessibility:
http://go.ncsu.edu/moodle-accessibility

Don’t Ask, Do Tell: Making Third Party Web Sites Accessible Without the Owners’ Help and Educating Owners How to Make Better Sites (coming soon)


Sandy Lahmann, Meeting the Challenge, Inc.

Developing Student Leaders in the ADA: ADA Requirements for Postsecondary Institutions and Empowering Students with Disabilities

November 16, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Americans with Disabilities Act: State & Local Governments (Title II) Requirements

November 16, 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Clayton Lewis, University of Colorado-Boulder, Jim Tobias, Inclusive Technologies

Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure: Input from Higher Education

November 16, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Other Resources

GPII Notes from Presentation Feedback and Round-Table Discussions (Word format)

URL: http://gpii.net


Jason Maseberg-Tomlinson, Kansas State University

Impact of Executive Functioning on Online Learning Environments

November 17, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Jason Maseberg-Tomlinson, Kansas State University

Impact of Executive Functioning on Online Learning Environments

November 17, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Matt May, Adobe

Adobe Connect and Adobe Captivate Accessibility (coming soon)

November 16, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


Karen McCall, Karlen Communications

Handouts for all of Karen's sessions, including her pre-conference workshops:

  • Creating Accessible Word and PowerPoint Documents
  • Working with Accessible PDF Documents

and her main conference session:

  • PDF Accessibility with Adobe Tools

can be found at: http://www.karlencommunications.com/ (under the section: "Conference Handouts")


Cherie Miller & Suzy Haines, Bookshare/Benetech

Got Different File Types? How Bookshare Cracks the Conversion Codes

November 17, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Liz Miller & Kara Zirkle, George Mason University

Accessible Text Production: What Has Been Successful for George Mason University

November 16, 11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.

Roles and Responsibilities, Who is Really Responsible for Accessibility and How Can We Help?

November 18, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


Ken Nakata, HiSoftware

Practical Legal Compliance for Universities (coming soon)

November 18, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


Tony Olivero, National Federation of the Blind - NVA Certification Program, Sandra Earl, Desire2Learn

Beyond Checklists – Promoting Nonvisual Accessibility through Task-based, First-hand Testing (coming soon)


Hadi Rangin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lync, the New Generation of Office Communication: Are You Ready to Give Up with Your Office Phone?

November 17, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Mobile Accessibility, Challenges, and Best Practices (presented with James Hahn)

November 17, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Sharaine Roberts, CaptionFirst, Allen Ford, Lt. Coordinator of Veterans with Hearing Loss Project

Veterans with Hearing Loss: Access to Education and a Better Life

November 16, 9:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m.


Glenda Sims, Deque

Practical Accessibility Testing (presented with Wes Dillon, Deque)

November 17, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Captioning Strategy

November 17, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


Jared Smith, WebAIM, Marisol Miranda, EASI

Evaluating Web Content Accessibility - Using WAVE to Facilitate Human Evaluation

November 16, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(slides available at WebAIM site: http://webaim.org/presentations/2011/ahg/wave/ )

Kel Smith, Anikto LLC.

Innovations in Accessibility: Designing for Digital Outcasts

November 16, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Demo Files


Ron Stewart, HTCTU

An ATHEN Workshop on Implementing Accessibility on Campus - A-Z (with Gaeir Dietrich, HTCTU, Terrill Thompson, U. of Washington, Greg Kraus, NC State University)


Authoring Math Content for the Web and DAISY (with Sean Keegan, HTCTU) (coming soon)

November 16, 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Production of Accessible Professional Journals

November 17, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Lab: Low Cost No Cost Access Technology Solutions (pdf)

November 18, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Nantanoot Suwannawut, Indiana University UCCS

Integrating Accessibility into the Design of Online Learning Management systems: Theories and practice
November 16, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Terrill Thompson, DO-IT, University of Washington

Web Accessibility: 30 Tips in 60 Minutes

November 17, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Robert Todd, Georgia Tech/CATEA

Mentoring in Second Life: Accommodation Strategies (coming soon)

November 18, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Shannon Urban, Blackboard Collaborate

Equal Opportunity Education: An Accessibility Imperative (coming soon)

November 17, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Kathy Wahlbin, Interactive Accessibility

Building the Next Generation of Accessible Web Sites with ARIA and HTML5 (Coming Soon)

November 14, 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Renee West, National Federation of the Blind

Access Equals Success: Job Listings on NFB-NEWSLINE® Create a Foundation for Opportunity (Coming Soon)

November 17, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Jon Whiting, WebAIM

Implementing Institutional Accessibility: the Need for Administrative and Ground-level Support PDF version

November 16, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.