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June 5, 2014

Session Updates

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

Session notes

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

Conference Evaluation

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

Plan Ahead

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.

Lost? Download a map to Rozanski Hall (pdf).

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

Download the session description (pdf).
Register for this workshop or other conference events.

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

Schedules posted!

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.