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)
- 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