Interactive Accessibility is a frequent speaker at accessibility conferences across the United States. Here are some of our upcoming speaking engagements.
When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:30 PM
Where: IBM Innovation Center
1 Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Boston Accessibility Conference
Are you interested in accessibility? Join passionate developers, media specialists, designers, usability professionals, and accessibility experts to share knowledge and learn at the Boston Accessibility Conference. This year’s annual event will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Cambridge IBM Innovation Center, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
- What is accessibility
- Background/history of accessibility
- How does a blind user use the Internet
- How the accessibility landscape is changing
- Changes to ADA /508
- Basic development tips:
Wed, February 12th
5:30 - 6:00: Networking
6:00 - 7:00: Presentation
7:00 - 7:30: Q&A, Networking
ATIA 2014 ORLANDO
- January 29 - February 1, 2014 Pre-Conferences January 28 - 29, 2014
- General Conference Information
- Attendee Registration
The biggest names and companies in AT will convene at Caribe Royale All-Suites Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, January 29, 2014, to learn the latest cutting edge information, products, services and best practices in assistive technology for service professionals serving children, students and adults with disabilities.
ATIA 2013 Orlando
- Pre-Conference Seminars: January 29-30, 2013, Pre-conference information
- Conference: January 30, February 2 2013, General conference information
- Schedule at-a-glance
- Pre-conference information
New Technology & Accessibility in Higher Education - Promises and Challenges
Speakers: Kathy Wahlbin, Howard Kramer, & Korey Singleton
Personal computers arrived on campuses around 25 years ago. The Web followed on most college campuses about 10 to 12 years later. Now both technologies are ubiquitous throughout campuses (and everywhere else). The Internet, in tandem with the computer, is used in the classroom, for grading, for faculty-student communication and for myriad other academic and administrative activities. Add to this other digital and communication technologies such as “lecture capture,” “online homework systems,”? “mobile technologies and apps,”? “Cloud-based systems”? and “e-books,”? and we find a campus learning environment that is dramatically different from that seen just over two decades ago or even ten years ago.
This 1-day pre-conference will discuss new technologies such as those mentioned above and discuss both their promises and challenges. Speakers will discuss how to use these technologies to their greatest effect and how to insure that these new technologies are implemented so that they are accessible.
Accessible Mobile Applications and Websites
Speaker: Kathy Wahlbin
How accessible are the iPhone, iPad and Android devices? What sort of accessibility features are available and how does the level of support differ between native applications and websites? In the rapidly evolving mobile environment this can seem unclear. During this hands-on workshop, we will review these features and challenges, and explore tools and techniques for testing mobile websites and applications. The devices may be small, but the topic is big!
- Explore the top three accessibility features available on iPhone and Android devices
- Learn the key accessibility differences between iPhone and Android devices
- Practice the five key steps to determining if an application is accessible on the iPhone or Android device
Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN 2013)
The 28th annual conference will be held on February 25 to March 2, 2013 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, CA.
Speakers: John F Croston, Char James-Tanny, Jennison Asuncion, Robert Bosken, and Kathy Wahlbin
During this panel, learn and share approaches on building and sustaining communities of people who share an interest in digital accessibility.
Speaker: Kathy Wahlbin
Demonstrate how Web design is impacted by NaturalReader, Kurzweil 3000 and Read&Write GOLD, which is used online by those with learning disabilities.
View the Presentation: Accessible Web Content & Intellectual Disabilities