Speakers and Handouts

Dan Clark & Eric Damery, Freedom Scientific

Lab: Accessible Distance Learning Solution for Training and Testing with JAWS and MAGic
Tuesday, November 10, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Training Materials and Online Learning

Web Resources

JAWS Tandem

The Freedom Scientific Webinar Training Room

Practice Documents, Exams, and Continuing Education Units

Contact Information

Saint Petersburg, Florida (Word)


Terrill Thompson, DO-IT, University of Washington

Video Accessibility (PowerPoint Presentation)

Video Accessibility (PDF)
Tuesday, November 10, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

A Longitudinal Study on Higher Education Web Accessibility: Implications for Advocates (Powerpoint Presentation)

A Longitudinal Study on Higher Education Web Accessibility: Implications for Advocates (PDF) Friday, November 13, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Julie Balassa, Valencia Community College
Jeff Bazer - Dolphin Computer Access

Taming the Savage Source File (aka using Word & Dolphin EasyConverter to produce multiple student-ready alternate formats from one raw source file) (Word)

Taming the Savage Source File (aka using Word & Dolphin EasyConverter to produce multiple student-ready alternate formats from one raw source file) (Powerpoint Presentation)

Friday, November 13, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Betsy Beaumon - Bookshare/Benetech

Bookshare's University Partners Program: Increasing the availability of accessible materials and textbooks for post-secondary students in the US.
Saturday, November 14, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

BKS University Partner Program (PDF)


Mary Barnett

Making the DAISY (ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2005) Connection: DAISY, Academic Libraries, and Assistive Technology in Higher Education
Saturday, November 14, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Robert Beach - Kansas City Kansas Community College

Starting Up an Alternate Format Production System
Thursday, November 12, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Growing Daisy!
Thursday, November 12, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Steve Boyle - Freedom Scientific Learning System Group

Tips for Maximizing your AT Potential with WYNN Software
Thursday, November 12, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Gaeir Dietrich - HTCTU

DAISY 101
Thursday, November 12, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Alice Anderson - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Student Technology Use: Who, What, How, When, Where and Why?
Thursday, November 12, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


Deanna Arbuckle - University of Dayton

Assistive Technology & Higher Education ~ A Collaboration for Provision of E-Text (PDF)
Thursday, November 12, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Outline - Assistive Technology & Higher Education ~ A Collaboration for Provision of E-Text (PDF)


Dennis Lembree - Web Overhaul.com / Web Axe

Twitter and Web Accessibility (ppt)

Twitter and Web Accessibility (pdf)

Twitter and Web Accessibility (rtf)
Thursday, November 12, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


Michelle Swaney - Center on Deafness, University of Tennessee
Heather Webb, Office of Disability Services, University of Tennessee

Collaboration for Accessible Distance Education
Thursday, November 12, 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


E. A. Draffan - University of Southampton

Walking the tightrope between standards and a holistic approach to Web 2.0 usability and accessibility

Walking the tightrope between standards and a holistic approach to Web 2.0 usability and accessibility(HTML)
Thursday, November 12, 11:15 am - 12:15 p.m.


Eric Wagenfeld - Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne

Accessible Technology on a Budget: How to utilize available free and low cost AT to better serve your students
Friday November 13, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Hadi Rangin - University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Marc Thompson - University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Usability and accessibility in Web Conferencing Tools: Side-by-side comparison of four Web conferencing Tools (Powerpoint presentation)

Usability and accessibility in Web Conferencing Tools: Side-by-side comparison of four Web conferencing Tools (HTML version)
Friday, November 13, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


John Gardner - ViewPlus

DotsPlus Braille for the Mainstream Teacher
Thursday, November 12, 11-15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Easy to Make Accessible Scientific Graphics
Thursday, November 12, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Andy Leach - Dolphin Computer Access

Dolphin Pen II, Next Generation Access Technology on a USB Thumb Drive6
Friday, November 13, 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Susan Kilmer - St. Louis Community College at Meramec

The Amazon Kindle DX and Accessibility - An Overview

The Amazon Kindle DX and Accessibility - An Overview (Word)
Saturday, November 14, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


E. William Clymer - National Technical Institute for the Deaf/RIT

Assistive Technologies at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Friday, November 13, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


Jesse Hausler - Colorado State University
Craig Spooner - Colorado State University

The Universally Designed Learning Experience
Friday, November 13, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Kamran Rasul - American University

Learn how to utilize the Blackboard System to distribute accessible files to your students, securely!
Friday, November 13, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In-house Captioning!
Saturday, November 14, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


Panel Lunch

From Clay Tablets to the Kindle – implications of the new e-book technology, moderated by Anne Taylor, NFB Panelists: Gaeir Dietrich, HTCTU, Susan Anthes, CU-Boulder, Zahavit Paz, LDRFA
Friday, November 13, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

E Text Readers and E Text Books

The development of Technology and Assistive devices


Jean Salzer - Student Accessibility Center, UW-Milwaukee

Universal Design in Teaching with Interactive Whiteboards
Saturday, November 14, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


Kara Zirkle - George Mason University

Web Accessibility - Roles and Responsibilities
Thursday, November 12, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


Bryan Gould & Trisha O'Connell - WGBH National Center for Accessible Media

Accessible Science: How To Describe STEM Images
Thursday, November 12, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Mireia Ribera - Universitat de Barcelona

Making PDF documents truly accessible
Friday, November 13, 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Making PDF documents truly accessible (PDF)

Adobe Accessibility Quick Reference Card

Accessing PDF Documents with Assistive Technology - A Screen Reader User's Guide

Collection of training files and examples (zip file)