Accessibility Conferences

Interactive Accessibility is a frequent speaker at accessibility conferences across the United States.  Here are some of our upcoming speaking engagements.

Integrating Accessibility into Rich Internet Applications using HTML 5 standards

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.

PixelMEDIA to Host Accessibility Expert Kathy Wahlbin

  • 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:
    • Lists
    • Headers
    • Links
    • WAI-ARIA


Wed, February 12th


5:30 - 6:00: Networking

6:00 - 7:00: Presentation

7:00 - 7:30: Q&A, Networking


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

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!

Participants will:

  • 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.

Conference Links

Creating an Accessibility Community

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.

Accessible Web Content & Intellectual Disabilities

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