CU-Boulder and the Accessing Higher Ground would like to thank the generousity of the following sponsors. We encourage you to check out their websites, products and, of course, their presentations at the conference.
Dolphin Computer Access Ltd.
"It is our vision to deliver independence to people with vision and print impairments all over the World. With over 160 million visually impaired people and 600 million dyslexic or learning disabled people, that's no small challenge. But we're determined to make a difference and have been working hard on that goal since Dolphin started in 1986."
- Noel Duffy, Dolphin Computer Access.
Dolphin's roots are in assistive technology and we are proud to have developed one of the first commercial screen readers. When it comes to assistive technology, we know that one size does not fit all, so we focus on creating the perfect software for each of our users. This includes making inaccessible IT accessible for people in employment, thanks to SuperNova with Dolphin's Scripting for bespoke applications, as well as empowering visually impaired seniors to email, skype or write letters to family using Dolphin Guide.
Since those early days we have lead the market with innovations like SuperNova, the only combined magnification, speech and Braille software. We were also the first company to offer any assistive technology on a USB thumb drive when we developed and launched the Dolphin Pen in 2006. These days our AltFormat team are also leading the way in making text accessible for all people with a visual or print impairment with EasyConverter, and providing access to talking books with EasyReader.
ATHEN is a professional association and network for Access Technology 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.
- ATHEN Track at AHG
- ATHEN National Meeting at AHG: Weds., Nov. 17, 6:30 pm, Loc: TBA
Meeting the Challenge, Inc.
DBTAC Rocky Mountain ADA Center
For individuals with rights and organizations with responsibilities for compliance with federal disability laws, Meeting the Challenge, Inc. (MTC) is an information services consulting firm that provides technical assistance in the form of multimedia materials, training, and direct assistance, client-focused consulting services, mass communications and outreach, and research and development. Unlike federal agencies or other private technical assistance services, MTC's services provide a one-stop source encompassing all federal disability laws customized to the needs of each customer.
Meeting the Challenge operates the DBTAC Rocky Mountain ADA Center. The DBTAC Rocky Mountain ADA Center is one of 10 regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a division of the U.S. Department of Education. Our mission is to provide information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals and organizations in Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Our core services include materials dissemination, technical assistance on the ADA, training, referrals to experts, and research.
Intel combines a long track record as a technology innovator with a commitment to shifting healthcare to a people-centered model. This has resulted in breakthrough new devices that address the needs of patients and clinicians in new ways.
Intel technology is also enabling a wide array of solutions from our partners in the technology industry. From high-end imaging equipment to information exchange infrastructures, we’re helping other manufacturers and service providers move healthcare into the future.
One of the innovative products Intel has created in the area of accessibility and Assistive Technology is the Intel ® Reader. The Reader was designed and built based on user research and the latest technologies to give you the freedom to read what you want, where you want.
The Intel® Reader transforms printed text to the spoken word. It combines a high-resolution camera with the power of an Intel® Atom™ processor. Read on the spot, or store text for later listening. Easy-to-use buttons, audio and visual navigation, and straightforward menus keep things simple. Weighing just over a pound and about the size of a paperback book, the mobile Intel Reader can be used at school, work, home, or on the go. Versatile enough to play MP3, DAISY* books, and text transferred from a PC, the Intel Reader can also be used with the Intel® Portable Capture Station to make it easy to scan, convert, and store multiple pages from a book or magazine.
The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities was established in 2001 by the Regents of the University of Colorado. A private endowment and sustained annual contributions by our founding donors, William T. and Claudia L. Coleman, support the Institute's activities. The Institute is headed by David Braddock, PhD, Associate Vice President of the University of Colorado, who serves as Executive Director. Enid Ablowitz is the Institute's Associate Director. The Institute's mission is to catalyze and integrate advances in science, engineering and technology to promote the quality of life and independent living of people with cognitive disabilities.
- The Coleman Institute is sponsoring the plenary talk by Dr. Clayton Lewis on Implications of Cloud Computing for People with Cognitive Disabilities.
Note: The Coleman Institute has generously sponsored the plenary speaker. The Thursday talk is free but the lunch meal is $15.
Other Sponsors & Supporters
- The Colorado/Wyoming Consortium of Support Programs for Students with Disabilities
- Office of AT | CTO, CU-Boulder
- Program Accessibility Committee, CU-Boulder
- Universal Design & Accessibility Committee, CU-Boulder
- CU-Boulder ODECE, CU-Boulder
- Leeds School of Business
- Disability Services, CU-Boulder
- The Center for People with Disabilities