The Accessibility Conference – News
June 5, 2014
If you attended the session “Utilizing Success Attributes for Students Transitioning to University” (Tuesday at 10:00) with Dr. Elyse Chaplin, Associate Dean of Students at Florida Atlantic University and would like to receive the evaluation form and session materials, please send an email to Elyse Chaplin.
Interested in the viewing the slideshare for the session “Building an Accessible WordPress Theme”? Visit the session description.
June 2, 2014
If you’re interested in additional information on a session, most presenters have provided their contact information or links and can be contacted directly. Visit the Sessions page for the list of conference streams and sessions.
May 28, 2014
Thanks to all the speakers, sponsors, volunteers and participants that make this conference great!
Take a moment to complete the conference evaluation . Feedback always appreciated!
May 26, 2014
Register at the Door
If you haven’t registered in advanced, you may register at the door. The conference is located in Rozanski Hall. Park in P14/15 and arrange for a parking pass at the Registration Desk. Download a map (pdf).
Attending the conference on Tuesday and Wednesday? Please complete the evaluation form.
May 23, 2014
Conference Start time:
- Tuesday at 8:30 Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Preston “Cripping the Classroom”
- Wednesday at 8:45 break-out sessions
A participant hand-out with a summary of the sessions will be available for pick-up at the Registration Desk. Plan your day ahead and review the session descriptions.
If you need/desire captioning, please indicate the sessions you plan to the attend on the Captioning Request Form.
Email letters have been sent to confirm workshop and conference registration and parking vouchers (if ordered). If you haven’t received your confirmation, check your junk mail for an email from info@OpenEd.uoguelph.ca
Workshop registration closes on Friday, May 23 at 4 pm.
May 20, 2014
Two new sessions added
- Web Accessibility Case Studies
- Insights and Innovation in Accessibility: The Student Perspective
Visit the Sponsor Sessions descriptions for more information.
May 15, 2014
New Session: Diving Through Barriers
SCUBA – The Great Equalizer. Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Read the session description.
May 15, 2014
New Session: Values Driven Accessibility: Beyond Legislation
Explore underpinning values that drive accessibility in a university environment. Wednesday at 8:45 am. Visit the description.
May 9, 2014
Keynote Speaker – Jeffrey Preston
Jeffrey Preston will open the Accessibility Conference with the session “Cripping the Classroom: Educating in a post-AODA world“.
The session “Note-Taking: More than Using a Pen and Paper?” is a computer lab with limited seating. Pre-register for this session.
May 8, 2014
And more sessions
Some Workshops have limited seating. Register early to ensure your spot. Visit the Workshop page.
May 1, 2014
More sessions added
Recently added sessions in Document and Media Accessibility include:
- Office Document Accessibility: Update on the Accessible Digital Office Documents (ADOD) resources
- Design Education as a Catalyst for Inclusion
Recently added Workshops:
- Adobe InDesign Accessible PDFs
- Creating Accessible Documents
April 29, 2014
Attend a Monday Workshop with CapComm – Mobile Communications and Remote Streaming Text
April 24, 2014
Workshop Registration is Open!
Register for a half-day workshop on Monday, May 26.
- Workplace AODA Diversity Training: Celebrating Diversity in the Workplace
- Accessibility Certification Workshop
More workshops will be posted as they are confirmed. Visit the workshop descriptions.
April 14, 2014
Session Descriptions Posted!
Most session descriptions are posted! And more to come. Visit the sessions page for the Conference Streams, Session Descriptions and Tuesday and Wednesday Schedules.
April 8, 2014
The Tuesday and Wednesday schedules are posted. Visit the sessions page.
April 3, 2014
Registration is open!
Visit the registration page for the online registration forms.
The first workshop is confirmed on Monday, May 26: Workplace AODA Diversity Training: Celebrating Diversity in the Workplace with Lynne Bard of Beyond Rewards.