The National Federation of the Blind Center of Excellence and the Maryland Technology Assistance Program

present

Web Accessibility Training Day

November 4, 2015

Registration is now closed!

The presentation materials are available for download.

Location

National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
200 E. Wells Street
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Event

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access to Commerce, Public Information, and Education (CENA) and the Maryland Technology Assistance Program are proud to announce that we will be hosting another Web Accessibility Training Day on November 4, 2015.

This year, we are expanding both the technical and the policy tracks to pack more content that fits your needs into the day. Whether you are wondering how to implement accessibility in education, curious about the Section 508 update, or wanting to learn more about how to test for web accessibility, we’ve got you covered.

Come learn with us!

The event will be conducted as part of the NFB Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access to Education, Public Information, and Commerce, as part of its training initiative. The Center of Excellence serves to share the considerable knowledge that the NFB and its partners have of web accessibility in order to bring about greater accessibility in government, education, and business; to promote best practices nationally; and to build Maryland’s status as leader in the field.

Sessions

 

GENERAL SESSIONS:

8:00–8:10 a.m.: Introductory Remarks by Anil Lewis, Executive Director, Jernigan Institute, National Federation of the Blind; James McCarthy, Director, Maryland Technology Assistance Program
8:10–8:30 a.m.: Welcome - Mark Riccobono, President, National Federation of the Blind
8:30–9:30 a.m.:  Keynote: The lifecycle of an accessibility bug: tips and tricks to get them fixed, Wendy Chisholm (Microsoft)
9:30–9:45 a.m.: Break

 

MORNING SESSIONS (POLICY):

9:45–10:45 a.m.: Section 508 Update, Bruce Bailey (Access Board)
10:45–11:00 a.m.: Break
11:00 a.m.–noon: Teaching Accessibility, Larry Goldberg (Yahoo) & Jeff Wieland (Facebook) – virtual session

 

MORNING SESSIONS (TECHNICAL):

9:45–10:45 a.m.: ARIA and Javascript Accessibility, Paul Bohman (Deque)
10:45–11:00 a.m.: Break
11:00 a.m.–noon: W3C Tools, Sharron Rush (Knowbility)
noon–1:30  p.m.: Lunch Break and Exhibits

 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS (POLICY):

1:30–2:30 p.m.: Digital Accessibility, Anne Taylor (Microsoft), Dan Goldstein (Brown, Goldstein &Levy)
2:30–2:45 p.m.: Break
2:45–3:45 p.m.: Maslow Up: Food & Health Accessibility, Kel Smith (Anikto)
3:45–4:00 p.m.: Break
4:00–5:00 p.m.: An Inside Perspective on Bringing Accessibility into Business, Susan Mazrui (AT&T), Lori Golden (Ernest & Young), JoAnna Hunt (Blackboard); moderator: Anil Lewis (National Federation of the Blind)

 

AFTERNOON SESSION (TECHNICAL):

1:30–2:30 p.m.: Building Accessible Apps for Voting, Scott Wickham (Konnech)
2:30–2:45 p.m.: Break
2:45–3:45 p.m.: Functional Web Accessibility Evaluator, Jon Gunderson (University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana)
3:45–4:00 p.m.: Break
4:00–5:00 p.m.: aXe, The Accessibility Engine, Preety Kumar (Deque)

 

 

Registration

Fee: $100

Virtual attendance is now available for $50. Space is strictly limited.

Lodging

For those of you who are coming in early for the event, a courtesy room block is available at the nearby Royal Sonesta Harbor Court hotel. The nightly rate is $149 for the night before the event.

Sponsors

Thank you to our Accessibility Champion Sponsor, Deque Systems, Inc.  

Deque logo

Supporting Sponsors

Ai Squared logo

NetCentric logo

If you would like to learn more about available sponsorship opportunities, please visit our Sponsor Information webpage.

 

National Federation of the Blind logo and tagline Live the life you want.Maryland technology assistance program logo

 

 

For further information please contact Clara Van Gerven at 410-659-9314 ext. 2410 or at [email protected].