Schedule (2017)

We will use the auditorium on the ground floor for the morning and rooms on the fifth floor for lunch and the afternoon sessions.

Preliminary Schedule (subject to change)

8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Doors open. Check in at the registration desk in the lobby (have your ID ready). Continental breakfast and coffee/tea service will be set up outside the auditorium.

8:55 a.m. Opening remarks from Peter Fay (IBM) and Welcome! from Char James-Tanny

9:10 a.m. Keynote from Chieko Awasaka

9:55 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Panel: Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Accessibility Solutions (Dr. Ruoyi Zhou, Moderator)

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Lunch served (fifth floor). This year’s menu includes vegan and omni chili, a variety of wraps (some in tortillas and some in lettuce), fruit salad, pizza, desserts, and snacks. All condiments will be on the side.

12:15 p.m. Sponsor sessions

  • IBM (tentative)
  • Vision-Aid
  • Deque (tentative)

12:45 p.m. Break

1:00 p.m. Break-out sessions

  • Panel: Navigating an Inaccessible World: Inclusive Design for Mobile Apps and Websites (Jennifer Sagalyn, Joann Becker, Taylor Snook)
  • Panel: Innovations in Affordable Assistive Technology

1:45 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. Break-out sessions

  • Inclusionary Technology: A Solution for Managing Accommodations of a Mobile Workforce (Lou Orslene and Peter Fay)
  • Panel: Empowering and Employing the Blind and Visually Impaired

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Break-out sessions

3:45 p.m. Closing remarks and clean-up