Assistive Technology and Accessible Media: Fifth Annual Conference
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Thursday, November 7, 2002

University Memorial Center (UMC)

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Check-In (Room 235)

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.    Continental Breakfast 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.     Breakout Sessions

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

NCAM: Online Books for People with Disabilities, Jim Fruchterman, Benetech

EASI: Commercial Library Databases and Users with Visual Disabilities: Are Vendors Committed to Accessibility?, Sue Byerley & Mary Beth Chambers, CU-Colorado Springs                              

Managing Assistive Technology at the Small to Medium Sized State University: DSS Advisors’ Perspectives, Todd A. Van Wieren, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Lab: Creating Barrier Free Instructional Design,  Karen McCall, Karlen Communications (double session - ends at 10:15 a.m.)

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

PIVot: MIT's Accessible Web-based Tutor, Geoff Freed, National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)

High Speed Electronic Text Creation and Management;  Students Benefits, Administrative Issues, and Ways to Share, Margaret Londergan, Indiana University

Educational CART and Captioning -- The future is remote!, Philip A. Hyssong, Caption First, Inc.

Lab: Introduction to Keyboard-only Access to Windows, Alan Cantor, Cantor + Associates Inc. (3 hr session - ends at   12:15 p.m.)

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

NCAM: Teaching Every Student: Mind, Media and Instructional Design, Skip Stahl, CAST

EASI: Strategies for Creating a Barrier-Free Virtual Library Environment, Axel Schmetzke, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Alternate Media Exchange and Distributed Scanning Network:  A model for developing alternate media resources, Sean Keegan & Gaeir Dietrich, HTCTU

Lab: (Starts at 10:45 a.m.) Creating Accessible Tagged Adobe PDF Files, Karen McCall, Karlen Communications

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Access to the Printed Word – Audio Books for Students Who Cannot Effectively Read Standard Print, Jim Eliot, RFB&D

Making Web pages conform to the 508 Standards, Ken Nakata, U.S. Department of Justice (ends at 3:00 p.m.)

Speech Recognition: An Accommodation Planning Perspective, Alan Cantor, Cantor + Associates Inc.

Lab: Succeeding in Authoring Websites that are Accessible to Screen-readers and Text Browsers, John Clinebell, The SALT Center

Lab: Using WYNN – A Hands-On Lab, Renee Clark, Freedom Scientific, Learning Systems Group, (double session - ends at 4:00 p.m.)

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

NCAM: SALT – Specifications for Accessible Learning Technologies, Andrew Kirkpatrick, NCAM

Research Frontiers in Cognitive Disability and Technology: CU's Coleman Institute, Dr. David Braddock, The Coleman Institute

Lab: Evaluation and Repair Tools for Accessible Web Content, Wendy Chisholm, World Wide Web Corsortium (W3C) (double session - ends at 5:00 p.m.)

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lecture: NCAM: Using Macromedia Tools & Rich Media to Create Accessible Learning Objects, Bob Regan, Macromedia (extended session - ends at 5:00 p.m.) 

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

EASI: Now I See It, Now You Don’t: A Report on the Virtual Reference Environment, Bryna Coonin, ECU

Build It Yourself! Making and Using Three-dimensional Models to Teach Science to Students with Disabilities, Joan E. Bradley, Ohio State University (OSU)

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Create Accessible Videos, Dan Comden, University of Washington

Pre-Conference Agenda

Friday Agenda


Friday, November 8, 2002

University Memorial Center

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Breakout Sessions

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

NCAM: Access to Web-based Rich Media, Andrew Kirkpatrick, National Center for Accessible Media

Developing and Implementing a Campus Web Accessibility Policy: Trials and Tribulations, J. Trey Duffy & Alice Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Computer-assisted Training & Cognitive Rehabilitation in Traumatic Brain Injuries, Mary Ann Keatley, NeuroHealth

Lab: Read for Success: Kurzweil 3000 in Today's Learning Environment, Joan Cunningham, Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc. (double session - ends at 10:15) 

Lab: JAWS for Windows, Advanced Features and Access to the Internet, Dave Wilkinson, Freedom Scientific (double session - ends at 10:15 a.m.)

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Section 504 and Access to Information Technology, Tim Spofford, Office for Civil Rights, US Dept. of Ed.

Enterprise Accessibility using Crunchy Web Evaluation & Repair Tools, Louis Hutchinson, Crunchy Technologies

Transitions: Leading Students Toward the Next Chapter of Life, Lisa Dignan, Patty Pratz, Laramie County CC

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

EASI: Library Database Accessibility – A Usability Study, Ron Stewart, Oregon State University (OSU)

Keyboard Virtuosity: Customizing Windows for Mouse-Free Operation, Alan Cantor, Cantor + Associates Inc.

From the Grassroots Level: Web Accessibility Success Stories at CSU, Cath Kilcommons & Jill Lenz, CSU

Deaf & HOH Communication Double Session: Accessing Telecommunications: Functional Equivalent? Karen Boyd, CU-Boulder, Rex Moers, Sprint

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Special Lab: Accessible Web-CT, Nicole Coleman, CU-Boulder
(Sign-up required at information desk)

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A Roadmap For Achieving Accessible Websites and Distance Learning: A Case-Study of Higher-Ed Institutions, Robert Gattis & Cristi Harris, RM DBTAC (double session - ends at 3:45)

Latest Innovations in Blindness Technolgy, Jim Misner & Robert LeBlond Beyond Sight, Inc.

So How Do You Decide How You Deliver Services? James Bailey, University of Oregon

Accessible Web Graphics Made Easy, John Gardner, (OSU) & Carolyn Gardner, ViewPlus Technologies, Inc. - demonstration (double session - ends at 3:45)

Lab: Building Web Sites for Accessibility Using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Nicole Coleman, CU-Boulder (double session - ends at 3:45)

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Scan, Read Achieve…Updates to the Electronic Text Boost for Students, Margaret Londergan, Indiana University

A for Accessibility: Ensuring LIS Education for Diversity and Equity Access, Ellen Perlow, Texas Woman's University of Library and Information Studies

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

EASI: The National Center for Accessible E-learning, Norm Coombs & Dick Banks, EASI

NaturallySpeaking Preferred vs. Pro: Reasonable Accommodation or Enhanced Productivity, Randy Larscheidt, Adaptive Technologies

Help with Publications if the Type is Too Small, Mike Gold, Virginia M. Woolf Foundation

Virtual Computer Assisted Transcription (VCAT) - a wireless,  on demand transcription service for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, Stephen Sutter, CreateAbility Concepts, Inc.

Pre-Conference Agenda

Thursday Agenda


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