Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference for Education, for Businesses, for Web and Media Designers: Ninth Annual Conference
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Thursday, Nov. 9

Corrected Description for: [8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.] Audio Description: the Visual Made Verbal, Joel Snyder, Director, Described Media, Nat’l Captioning Institute, Flagstaff room

Audio Description uses words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative to convey the visual image that is not fully accessible to a segment of the population and not fully realized by the rest of us--sighted folks who see but who may not observe. The balance of the session will focus on how quality description is developed and its technical requirements in various office and educational venues and formats.

Key Points:
1 - Active Seeing / Visual Literacy
2 - Using Language to Conjure Images
3 - Developing an Audio Description program

Expertise Level: B (B=beginner, I=intermediate, A=advanced)
Major Disability Groups Addressed: Vision
Topic Areas: Legal, Other: Service Delivery

Added: Exhibitor Presentation: [10:00 - 10:20 a.m.] Understanding Section 508, WebAIM

Time Change: Nimas 101 : the Basics of the New Accessible Digital Textbook Standard, Janice Carter, Benetech [moved from Thursday, 3:45 to 8:00 a.m.]

Added: [3:45 p.m.] Using Duxbury to Create Braille, Gaeir Dietrich, HTCTU, Room 331

Friday, Nov. 10

Added: Exhibitor Presentation: [11:30 - 12:00 noon] Illinois Accessible Web Publishing Wizard for Microsoft Office, The Illinois Center for Information Technology Accessibility

Cancellations/Changes from Original Agenda (Summer Registration Packet)

Thursday, Nov. 9

Cancelled: [8:00 a.m.] Increasing Participation of People with Disabilities in the Research Process Through the Use of Email & Internet Technologies, Brenda J. Lightfoot, University of Texas at Austin

Location Change: [7:00 p.m.] Film screening of Sound and Fury will be at Muenzinger Auditorium, not the ATLAS building.

Friday, Nov. 10

Time Change: Introduction to Microsoft OneNote, Karen McCall, Karlen Communications [moved from Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.]

Cancelled: [8:00 a.m.] [EASI] Using the Tablet PC to Communicate Graphs to Students with Visual Impairments, Robert Cohen & Valerie Claire Haven, University of Massachusetts at Boston

Time Change: eLearning Problems and Solutions: An Empirical Study of Canadian Postsecondary Students with Disabilities, Campus Based Disability Service Providers, Faculty, and eLearning Specialists, Catherine Fichten,, Dawson College [moved from Friday 3:15 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.]

Added: [8:00 a.m.] Lab: Animation and Moving Creations, Jen Sweeney, Tool Factory, Inc. (K-12 Session)

Added: [9:15 a.m.] Advancing Cognitive Technologies: Preliminary Research Results, Cathy Bodine, AT Partners

Topic & Speaker Change: [11:15 a.m.] CSS/DHTML/AJAX Accessibility, Jared Smith [changed to:] Captioning Media on the Web, Shane Anderson

Cancelled Speaker: [12:15 p.m.] Plenary Luncheon Speaker Michael Chorost
[replaced with]
Panel Discussion – The ‘Sound and Fury’ of Cochlear Implants: deaf cultural identity, technology and the concept of disability

Speaker Change: Guido Corona will replace Phill Jenkins for
[2:00] New IBM Technologies Benefiting Higher-Education

Cancelled Session: [3:15 p.m.] [EASI] eCollege’s Approach to an Accessible CMS, Sarah Bradford, eCollege

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