Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference for Education, for Businesses, for Web and Media Designers: Ninth Annual Conference
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Main Conference Schedule
Thursday, November 9, 2006
Millennium Harvest House, Boulder

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

Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal, Joel Snyder, Nat’l Captioning Institute, Director, Described Media (ends at 10:00)  
Millennium Lab
A Foot on Each Platform: Supporting Students Using Macs on a Windows Campus, Shawn Foster, Southern Oregon University  
231 Lab
Test your favorite Webpage with Firefox and WAVE: an Introduction to Web Accessibility, Cath Stager-Kilcommons  
331 Nimas 101: the Basics of the New Accessible Digital Textbook Standard, Janice Carter, Benetech  
Living Room [EASI] Beyond HTML: Accessible Enhancements to Online Courses, Robert Todd, Georgia Tech  
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.    
Millennium Lab

[ATHEN] Lab: Creating Accessible PDF Forms using Adobe Acrobat Professional, Sean Keegan, HTCTU (2 hr session)  
231 Lab
[EASI] Digital Talking Books for Math and Science, Dave Schlappenbach & Brad Hosac, gh LLC (via Web Conferencing)

Section 504, Title II, and Disabilities of Students at the Post-Secondary Level, Jim Long, Dept. of Ed. OCR (ends at 11:15)`  
Living Room
Next Generation Tools for Creating and Evaluating Functional Web Accessibility, Jon Gunderson, Hadi Bargi Rangin, UIUC (ends at 11:15)  
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    
Flagstaff  [EASI] Podcasts and Students With Disabilities in E-learning, Norm Coombs & Dick Banks, EASI  
231 Lab  Math OCR used for Tactile Graphics, Dan Comden, University of Washington  
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Open Time – Visit Exhibit Hall  
Keynote Lunch – Hotel Ballroom   
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Buffet Lunch  
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Introductions: Bobby Schnabel, CIO & Vice Provost for Academic and Campus Technology  
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.



Keynote: Kevin Kling, Humorist & Playwright

Kevin Kling is a humorist and playwright who built his reputation in the Twin Cities during the 1990s with his groundbreaking plays 21A and Fear and Loving in Minneapolis. Kling is also a frequent National Public Radio commentator. His NPR pieces have included Acting the Swan to Overcome the Duck, an essay where Kling discusses how the inspiration of Shakespeare's Richard III helped him come to terms with a disability.

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Q & A  


2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 Millennium Lab

Lab: Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools and Techniques, Jon Whiting & Shane Anderson, WebAIM (ends at 4:15)
231 Lab Supporting Reading and Writing with WYNN for the Adult Dyslexic Student, Elaine Huot, Success Streaming Learning  
[ATHEN] Accessibility of Remote Access to Computing- Virtual Computing Labs at NC State, Saroj Primlani, NC State  
Living Room  Tips and Tricks for accessible CSS, Vijay Patel & Steve Bailey, CU
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    
Flagstaff Effective Practices for describing STEM images in Digital Talking Books, Bryan Gould, NCAM   
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.    
231 Lab [ATHEN] Computer Access on Campus: Separate, Equal or Hybrid? Alice Anderson & Henry Huang  
331  Weaving Web Accessibility into an Organization, Cynthia York, Janine Harig, Johns Hopkins  
Living Room
[EASI] Supporting E-learning With Accessible, Synchronous, Web Conferencing, George Buys, Talking Communities  
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.    
Flagstaff Using Duxbury to Create Braille, Gaeir Dietrich, HTCTU   
4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Exhibit-Hall Reception  
7:00 p.m.    
  Evening Film Screening - Sponsored by the Coleman Institute
Sound & Fury, with introduction by director Josh Aronson followed by Q&A
(Muenzinger Auditorium on CU campus - $5 Admission. Map:

Friday, November 10, 2006
Millennium Harvest House, Boulder

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Check-In/Info  
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Coffee/Tea  
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions  
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m    

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



Millennium Lab  Lab: Got Small Files? When Smaller is Better, Jill Lenz, CSU (ends at 10:15)  
231 Lab  Animation and Moving Creations, Jen Sweeney, Tool Factory, Inc. (K-12 Session)  
[ATHEN] Geeklopedia: From Blog to Wiki – A Primer on Tech Terminology (v 2.0), Daniel Berkowitz, Boston University  
Living Room  Improving Web Usability with Good Design Techniques and CSS, Trace Donald, Auburn University  
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.    
Flagstaff [ATHEN] Update on Automated Tactile Graphics, Dan Comden, University of Washington  
231 Lab  Advancing Cognitive Technologies: Preliminary Research Results, Cathy Bodine, AT Partners  

Research on Accessibility of Higher Education Websites, Terry Thompson, AccessIT & Sheryl Burgstahler, DO-IT  
Living Room  [EASI] Designing Accessible Online Course Content, Norm Coombs & Dick Banks, EASI
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Smoothie / Snacks in Exhibit Hall  
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    
431 User-Centered Design Approach to Web Pages, Jill Lenz, CSU  
Millennium Lab  Unobtrusive Javascript. DOM scripting. Huh?, Vijay Patel  
231 Lab  [EASI] Evaluating Online Admissions Application Systems for Accessibility and Usability, Sharon Trerise, Cornell University  
331  ACCESS to Postsecondary Education through Universal Design for Learning, Marla Roll, CSU  
 Living Room Captioning Media on the Web, Shane Anderson, WebAIM
12:25 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (Hotel Ballroom)  
12:45 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Introduction   
 12:55 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion - The "Sound and Fury" of Cochlear Implants: deaf cultural identity, technology and the concept of disability  
 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Q & A / final announcements  
 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.    

Accessibility Consortiums: a New Approach to Resolve IT Accessibility Issues, Jon Gunderson, Hadi Bargi Rangin, UIUC  
Millennium Lab
Creating a Campus AT Lab Using Principles of Universal Design, Gerri Wolfe, Ph.D., Matoya Jones & Kevin Karneboge, University of Georgia  
231 Lab  New IBM Technologies Benefiting Higher-education, Guido Corona, IBM  
331  [ATHEN] E-Text and DAISY Training @ Boston University, Daniel Berkowitz, Boston University (ends at 4:00)  
Living Room  [EASI] Accessible Online PowerPoint and alternatives, Terry Thompson, AccessIT  
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.    
431 [EASI] Introduction to Microsoft OneNote, Karen McCall, Karlen Communications  
Millennium Lab  Learning Management Systems and Accessibility, Clare Ramsaran, Kevin Kelly, San Francisco State University  
231 Lab

[ATHEN] Messing With Math and Sleeping With Science: the Road to Higher Education Access, Pratik Patel & Sherly Porter
331  Cross Media Publishing: PDF, HTML, and Print: The Accessibility Implications, Greg Pisocky, Adobe Systems  


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Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

Disability Services wishes to thank the following co-sponsors for supporting this conference.

The President’s Fund for Diversity Programming

Office of Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, CU-Boulder

The Colorado/Wyoming Consortium of Support Programs for Students with Disabilities

IT Council, CU-Boulder

Program Accessibility Committee, CU-Boulder

Office of Diversity and Equity, CU-Boulder


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