Sponsors (2012)

Please joining us in thanking our 2012 sponsors.

Microsoft NERD CenterThe Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) is a research and software innovation campus located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The NERD vertical campus spans two buildings with its primary presence and conference center located at One Memorial Drive and a recently renovated and expanded space located at One Cambridge Center. NERD is home to some of Microsoft’s most strategic teams including Microsoft Research New England, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), SharePoint Workspace, Microsoft Technical Computing, Microsoft Advertising, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office 365, and more. NERD has become a hub of activity for the local tech community and has hosted more than 500 events and welcomed more than 40,000 visitors during the past two years.
3 Play Media logo3Play Media provides premium closed captioning and transcription services that make video accessible for Section 508 and ADA. Our goal is to simplify the captioning process through flexible APIs, a secure online account system, and integrations with a multitude of players, platforms, and lecture capture systems. We also provide interactive transcripts and tools that make video searchable, more engaging, and navigable.

Adobe logo

Adobe sponsored the continental breakfast foods.

Accessible Media Inc. logo

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast services, AMI-audio and AMI-tv, and a companion website (ami.ca). AMI serves Canadians who are blind, low vision, deaf and hard of hearing.

CA logo

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud. Learn more about CA Technologies at www.ca.com.

Digital Accessibility Centre

Digital Accessibility Centre, based in the UK, provides digital accessibility testing services. As market leaders in the field of digital product accessibility, DAC supplies transparent, robust, and inclusive testing services aligned with WCAG 2.0. Visit the DAC website for a full list of their services.

JTF Hosting

JTF Hosting focuses on our customers. We have many years of experience with global businesses of all sizes, and we have expertise that puts us above other web hosting companies. You can rely on us for all of your web hosting and domain registration needs. With 24-hour support and a money-back guarantee, we provide the best possible customer service.

Interactive Accessibility

Interactive Accessibility are accessibility experts specializing in accessibility for websites, web applications, documents and mobile applications. They provide customized solutions to meet all your accessibility needs including Section 508/WCAG 2.0 audits, accessibility strategy, development, PDF accessibility, training, help desk support, and monitoring services. For more information, please see Interactive Accessibility services.

New England Index

New England INDEX provides information to the public about programs and services for people with disabilities in Massachusetts. INDEX also develops accessible websites and online learning courses.

Pearson logo

Pearson is the world’s leading education company. From pre-school to high school, early learning to professional certification, our curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools and testing programs help to educate millions of people worldwide – more than any other private enterprise.


Founded in 1997, SSB BART Group helps companies design and enhance their ICT systems—including Web sites, Web applications, software, hardware, and IT services—making them accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. We are proud to have a diverse team of engineers, programmers, and consultants, many of whom have disabilities themselves, giving them a real edge in identifying needs and issues, and effectively testing and creating products and services with accessibility and usability in mind.

We help our clients blend accessibility into their processes at the cellular level, making it a part of the development life cycle. Accessibility and inclusion should be considered in every area of an organization including IT, Human Resources, Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Product Development, and all other service touch points for customers and employees. This includes mobile technology, online career centers, web applications, kiosks, software, documents, social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.), and websites. The need to be accessible grows as our reliance on technology, communications and use of social networks increases.

Contact SSB BART Group to discuss your specific accessibility requirements.

The Paciello Group

The Paciello Group (TPG) is a leading international authority on Internet and software accessibility. TPG is passionately dedicated to helping government agencies, technology vendors, e-commerce corporations, and educational institutions make their technology equally accessible to all people, including those with disabilities. The company offers professional consulting, technology solutions, and monthly monitoring services to ensure that clients reach all audiences effectively and efficiently while meeting governmental and international standards.