The Accessibility Conference

News Bulletins

June 7, 2016
Session Information

Session Information – Many presenters have provided their contact information on their session description. If you’re interested in a topic or session, check the Sessions page

Mark your calendars for 2017!

  • Workshops: Monday, May 29, 2017
  • Conference: Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30 and 31, 2017

May 27, 2016
Prep Notes

Sessions are located in Rozanski Hall and start

  • Monday at 8:30 am
  • Tuesday at 8:45 am
  • Find us on Google maps

Conference confirmation emails and parking passes (if ordered) were sent from info@OpenEd.uoguelph.ca – check your junk mail if you didn’t receive an email.

Conference parking is located in P14/15.

Bring a sweater! Room temperatures can vary.

May 26, 2016
Governing Dogs

A new session “Governing Dogs:An Autoethnographic Tale of Redefining ‘Service Dog’ in Canada” – Monday at 10:00 am.

Download a print schedule (Word docx, legal (8.5 x 14) paper )


May 10, 2016

May 2, 2016
Calling all Assistive Technologists/Alt Format Transcriptionists

• What’s New in Repositories for Accessible Content?
• Alternative Format and Copyright – Learn how to practice due diligence and minimize legal risk
• Assistive Technologist/Alt Format Transcriptionist Group Discussion

Visit the Document and Media Session descriptions.

April 21, 2016
Keynote and Capstone

  • Monday – Keynote – James Sanders – “Disability – A Technical Challenge”
  • Tuesday – Capstone – The Honourable David C. Onley – “Accessibility Today – Are We Still Rising to the Challenge?”

Learn more about the Keynote and Capstone speakers.

April 13, 2016
Join a Community Event

  • Inclusive Education Design Jam
  • Assistive Technologist /AltFormat Transcriptionist Group Discussion
  • Accessibility Camp

Visits Sessions 2016 to discover an event for you.

April 6, 2016
Accessible Documents Workshops

Learn to create an accessible Word doc, transfer that Word doc to an accessible PDF, ensure an existing PDF is accessible, or create an accessible fillable form. Register for one or more Workshops on Wednesday, June 1:

  • Creating Accessible Fillable Adobe Forms
  • Accessible Document Training from Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro XI
  • Accessible Document Remediation: Making Existing PDFs Accessible


January 4, 2016
Robert Pearson

Robert Pearson, AMIThe organizers of the Accessibility Conference would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Robert Pearson, who died unexpectedly over the holiday season.

Through his position as Accessibility Officer for AMI (Accessible Media Inc.), Robert was a longstanding and enthusiastic Conference sponsor and presenter.  Robert’s keen knowledge and understanding of accessibility issues, as well as his dedication to fostering inclusivity, will be greatly missed.

AMI Spotlight – Robert Pearson
International W4A Conference In Montreal – The Web For All Conference will be held in Montreal, April 11 to 13, 2016.


Accessibility Conference on AMI-TV – AMI Inside attended the 2015 Accessibility Conference, taping sessions and interviewing speakers and participants. Two sessions are posted on AMI Inside. Enjoy!

Season 1, Episode 7
The Guelph Accessibility Conference

AMI Inside
Season 1, Episode 8
Web Extra: The Guelph Accessibility Conference – Jeffrey Preston

Session Information – Many presenters have provided contact information on their session descriptions. If you’re interested in a past topic or session, check the “About Us & Session Descriptions” page for additional links.

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