Conference

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Millennium Harvest House, Boulder

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  
Canyon Ajax and Web Accessibility, Dennis Lembree
Millennium Lab [DAISY] Using the 'Save as DAISY' plug-in to create Accessible Content, Sam Ogami, CSU-Chancellor's Office, Jayme Johnson, HTCTU
Sugarloaf [LEGAL] Legal Issues - Section 508 and Higher Education, Debra Buck, Executive Director, ATAP & Ken Nakata, Bayfirst Solutions, LLC (double session - ends at 10:15)
Flagstaff/Trailridge [BRAILLE] Lab: OCR, Microsoft Word, and Braille Delivery, Susan Christensen (2- hr session)
Living room Report on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Cyber-Community "Summit" Regarding Communication Support at the Postsecondary Level, Bill Clymer
231 Bookshare.org Support for Post-secondary Students: helping students in higher education get the books they need, on time, in accessible formats, Lisa Friendly, Benetech
9:00 a.m. Break
Century Room Exhibit Hall Opens
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  
Canyon Taming a 5,000 Pound Gorilla - How the CSU is training thousands of staff and faculty on accessibility, Jean Wells, CSU (California State University)
Millennium Lab [ATHEN] Lab: Accessible PDF Forms with Adobe LiveCycle Designer, Sean Keegan, HTCTU (2 hr session - ends at 10:00)
Living Room [Vendor/HiSoftware] Building a Holistic Web Accessibility Program, Tammy Cosseboom, HiSoftware
231 [Vendor/Freedom Scientific] I Can See Russia from My House with JAWS & Magic - (aka. Classroom & Internet Solutions with FS products),
Eric Damery Session, Freedom Scientific
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Half-Hour Sessions
Canyon Conversion of American Japanese language textbooks to Braille, Teresa Haven, Arizona State University (.5 hr session - ends at 11:00)
Sugarloaf Demonstration of MagniTalk and Dragon Naturally Speaking, Denise Roberts, WesTAC/Assistive Technology Partners [ends at 11:00]
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. One-Hour Sessions
Living Room NFB NonVisual Access Certification, Anne Taylor, National Federation of the Blind
231 Screen Reading on the MacBook Air: An Overview, Karen McCall, Karlen Communications
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Visit Exhibit Hall
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon - Jason Regier
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  
Millennium Lab Lab: Functional Accessibility Evaluation of Web 2.0 Applications, Jon Gunderson, University of Illinois (2 hr session)
331 [EASI] Accessible Online Forms - Scott McDaniel, SurveyGizmo (vendor session)
Living room [EASI] Accessibility Trends in Libraries: Websites and Databases Revisted, Axel Schmetzke, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Suzanne L. Byerley, UCCS
231 [ATHEN] Captivate and Camtasia: Accessibility and Screen-Recording Applications, Sean Keegan, HTCTU
Flatirons [Vendor/TextHelp] The Power of Read & Write GOLD - Literacy & Mathematics., Mo Doherty, TextHelp Systems Inc.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Canyon Wounded Warriors in Transition, Jim Long, U.S. Dept. of Education, OCR
Sugarloaf [ATHEN] Selecting Software for Students with Learning Disabilities, Jayme Johnson, HTCTU
Flagstaff/Trailridge Demonstration: A Practical Hands-on How-To Guide for Dragon Naturally Speaking, Wink Harner, Disability Resources & Services
Living Room [ATHEN] DO-IT Video Search: A Case Study in Accessible Multimedia, Terry Thompson, DO-IT,University of Washington
231 Assisting and Accommodating Struggling Students using WYNN 5.10, Elaine Huot, Success Stream Learning
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Exhibit-Hall Reception
Century Room Hors d'oeuvres in Exhibit Area
6:30 p.m. ATHEN Meeting (Sugarloaf)
Access Technologies Higher Education Network is a professional association and network for Access Technologists in Higher Education. The purpose of ATHEN is to collect and disseminate best practices in access technology in the higher education environment as well as present a collective voice for the professional practice of access technology in higher education.

This meeting is open to both members and non-members. Join our meeting and learn about the benefits of ATHEN membership.

7:00 p.m. Film: Blindsight
Muenzinger Auditorium, CU campus ($5 fee payable by cash or check at the door)

Transportation provided to and from campus. Meet in hotel lobby at 6:15 p.m.

Conference

Friday, November 14, 2008

Millennium Harvest House, Boulder

7:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Checkin/Info
8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  
Century Room - Exhibit Hall 8:00 - Exhibit hall opens
Canyon World caption tool to the Rescue, Alice Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Millennium Lab Lab: Alt Format the Dolphin Way, Ron Stewart, AHEAD (2 hr session)
Flagstaff/Trailridge Stabilizing the Concepts of Digital and Access within Research and Education, Daniel Berkowitz, Digilife Media
Sugarloaf Developing Accessible Online Math and Science Courses, Gail Burchfiel, LEARN NC, Saroj Primlani, NC State University
Living Room A Case Study of Implementing Website Accessibility at a University, Kevin Price, UIC & Janet Peters, Great Lakes ADA Center, UIC
231 Math and Science Accessibility: Kindergarten to Rocket Science, John Gardner, ViewPlus Technology
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  
Canyon Alt-Format Production – One Campus’ Solution, Susan Kelmer, St. Louis Comm. College (1.75 hr session - ends at 11:00)
Sugarloaf Panel: Accessibility of Learning Management Systems. In this panel discussion representatives from Blackboard and Desire2Learn, along with their respective collaboration partners from higher education institutions, will discuss their views of accessibility, the current state of accessibility in their products, how they integrate accessibility into the design process, their short- and long-range access goals, and the role of collaboration in improving access of Learning Management Systems. The panel is joined by a representative from the California State Universities Chancellor's Office, who will discuss CSU's recent evaluations of 5 learning management systems. Hadi Rangin, Web Design & Accessibility Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Ken Petri, Director, OSU Web Accessibility Center, Ohio State University, Sandra Earl, Usability Specialist, Desire2Learn, Terry Thompson, AccessIT/DO-IT, The University of Washington, John Dennett, Academic Solutions Engineer, Blackboard, Deborah Kaplan, Director, Accessible Technology Initative, Ohio State University (1.75 hr session - ends at 11:00)
Flagstaff/Trailridge Lab: Evaluating Web Accessibility Without a Screen Reader, Jon Whiting & Aaron Andersen, WebAIM (1.75 hr session - ends at 11:00)
Living Room Powerful Access to the Internet Using WYNN 5.1, Steve Boyle, Freedom Scientific Learning Systems Group
231 Tactile Graphics: Content-Rich and User Friendly, Lucia Hasty, Bana [2-hr session -- ends at 11:15]
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  
Millennium Lab [Vendor/Freedom Scientific] I Can See Russia from My House with JAWS & Magic - (aka. Classroom & Internet Solutions with FS products),
Eric Damery Session, Freedom Scientific
Living Room New Media Types Are Proliferating; Is Captioning Keeping Up?, Kevin Erler, Automatic Sync Technologies
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Visit Exhibit Hall
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Luncheon Panel -- "From the Battlefield to the Classroom: Accommodating Verterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars," moderated by Dennis Stone, TecAccess
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  
Millennium Lab Lab: Universal Document Design: Capitalizing on the Accessibility Features in Microsoft Office 2007, Laurie McDonald (double session -- ends at 4:30)
331 Using a Rubric to Evaluate Web Applications for Accessibility, Lisa Fiedor & Saroj Primlani
Living Room [EASI] TransformingLegacy Systems: Promoting Accessible Library Information System Design Using the ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2005 (DAISY) Standard, Mary J. Barnett
231


Marketing Accessibility and Universal Design in Higher Education, Ellen Perlow, Texas Woman's University
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Canyon Building Accessible Websites Using MOSS 2007 and the Accessibility Kit for SharePoint, Dana Simberkoff, HiSoftware
Flatirons/Trailridge Raising Awareness of Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning on a University Campus, Lisa Fiedor, NC State U.
Living Room Alternative Text Formats in the Context of a Textbook Rental Program, Lance Alexis, Western Carolina University
231 [ATHEN] iTunes U Accessibility Evaluation, Joe Humbert, Indiana University