Sessions – 2016 Accessibility Conference

Sessions and Events at the 2016 Accessibility Conference!

Sessions, Workshops and Events Schedule

  • Monday and Tuesday, May 30 and 31, 2016 – Conference and sessions
  • Monday, May 30, 4:00 pm – Evening Social – All Conference participants invited. No pre-registration necessary.
  • Monday, May 30, 2016 – Accessibility Camp
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – Workshops
    • Creating Accessible Fillable Adobe Forms – Full!
    • Accessible Document Training from Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro XI – Full!
    • Accessible Document Remediation: Making Existing PDFs Accessible – Full!

Keynote and Capstone

  • Monday, May 30 – Keynote – James Sanders “Disability – A Technical Challenge”
  • Tuesday, May 31 – Capstone – The Honourable David C. Onley – “Accessibility Today – Are We Still Rising to the Challenge?”

Community – Open Discussion Sessions

Streams

Schedules

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

Monday, May 30, 2016 Session Schedule

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Monday
8:00 – 8:30 am – Registration opens. Light breakfast and refreshments available
8:30 – 8:45 am – Welcome – (Rozanski 101)
8:45 – 9:45 am – Keynote Speaker
9:45 – 10:00 am – Refreshment Break – Rozanski Concourse

10:00 am – Sessions Start (Draft Monday Schedule – Subject to Change)

Accessibility Conference 2016 - Monday, May 30 - Schedule of Sessions

Accessibility Conference 2016 - Monday, May 30 - Schedule of Sessions
TimeMonday - Rozanski 101Monday - Rozanski 102Monday - Rozanski 103Monday - Rozanski 105Monday - Rozanski 106
10:00 to 10:45 amWeb Accessibility
Integrating Accessibility in the Web Design Process from the Get-Go
David Best, Sandy Feldman, Rob Harvie
Inclusive Media and Design

Why would you, and how do you include disabled users effectively in the Web design development process?

Introductory
Doc & Media
PDF and the User Experience Survey Results
Karen McCall
M.Ed.

An overview of the first PDF and the user experience survey results identifying our own experiences with PDF documents.

Introductory
Teaching & Learning
Infusing AODA standards into the creation of accessible presentations
Michelle Woolfrey & Amanda Lin
Ryerson University

Through interactive discussion, participants will learn how to make presentations more inclusive for individuals of all types of abilities.

Introductory
Leading for Inclusion
Governing Dogs: An Autoethnographic Tale of Redefining 'Service Dog' in Canada
Brooke Sillaby
McMaster University

Service dogs are no longer just for the blind and can perform tasks to assist individuals with health and disability concerns.
Countdown 2025
Achieving Accessibility in your Test Centre: A Ryerson Transformation Project
Estefania Toledo & Brian Williams
Ryerson University

How do you overcome challenges facing your Test Centre? Discover how Ryerson removed barriers and transformed their operations in 6 months.

Introductory
11:00 to 11:45 amWeb Accessibility
Test Your Web Development Early, Often and Correctly with WAVE from WebAIM
George L. Joeckel III
Utah State University

Receive an overview of WAVE, observe a short web page evaluation and conduct a web page evaluation.

Introductory
Doc & Media
PDF and HTML...Can't We All Just Get Along?
Adam Spencer
Accessibil-IT Inc.

Digital accessibility is not an either or war between formats, and it needs to be approached as a sustainable business problem.

Advanced
Leading for Inclusion
Accessibility by Committee: Helping Create Workplace Buy-in for AODA Goals

Joanne Oud, Julie Schnurr & Irene Tencinger,
Wilfrid Laurier University

Learn how and why an Accessibility Committee has succeeded in creating workplace awareness, support, and responsibility for accessibility goals.

Introductory
Leading for Inclusion
Multisensory Grocery Store: Inclusive Wayfinding System for Visually Impaired Shoppers in Grocery Stores
Doaa Khattab
Sheridan College

Inclusive grocery store design to enhance the shopping experience of visually impaired (VI) shoppers.

Advanced
Teaching & Learning
Beyond Compliance: A Student-Centered Study on Accessible and Inclusive Video Captioning
Hillary Rexe, Anne Zbitnew & Charles Silverman
Humber College

A screening and discussion about a documentary short about student-centered study on accessible and inclusive video captioning in post-secondary education.

Introductory
Noon to 12:45 pmLunchLunchWeb Accessibility
Accessibility in rapid iterative development
Aidan Tierney
Manager Digital Accessibility
TD

Accessibility techniques and approaches for rapid, iterative mobile app development. Integrating accessibility into sprints and user stories.

Introductory
Accessibility in the Workplace
Inclusive Workplace Learning and Development - A Story of Collaboration
Monica Ackermann & John Brisbin
Scotiabank

Scotiabank's holistic approach to inclusive workplace learning includes policy, accessible e-learning tools and a commitment to inclusion and accommodation.

Introductory
Teaching & Learning
Creating Accessible in-Class Learning Opportunities
Kathryn Brillinger
Conestoga College

Participate in two brief demonstrations: inaccessible delivery of a information and active learning opportunity and then more accessible delivery. Discuss further enhancements and some recent research.

Advanced
1:00 to 1:45 pmLunchWeb Accessibility
Improving your website based on accessibility foundation
Pierre Dubois
Canadian Intellectual Property Office

See how WCAG is a baseline for any UX (Usability) activities and go beyond for your SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Introductory
Web Accessibility
Case Study: How AMI built an accessible, inclusive broadcast media website
Virginia Vuleta, Everett Zuefelt & Andre Gaulin
AMI

How to design and build an accessible and inclusive broadcast media website on Drupal 8.

Advanced
LunchLunch
2:00 to 2:45 pmWeb Accessibility
Accessibility of Web Forms
Rabab Gomaa
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Techniques for making web form accessible highlighted by screen reader demonstrations.

Advanced
Doc & MediaAD, CC and Me: Lessons Learned in DIY Video Accessibility
Billy Gregory
The Paciello Group

"If accessibility is all about inclusion, videos about accessibility should be too."

Introductory
Leading for Inclusion
Collaboratively Realizing AODA Change - The Journey of the Residence Accessibility Review Committee
Jessica Bowen, Phil Legate & Deanna Merkley
Humber College

This session discusses the learning over a 6 month period from creating a collaborative accessibility review committee in residence.

Introductory
Realize the Vision
Towards a new vision of accessible museum exhibitions
Kathryn Lyons
Canadian Museum of History

Learn about the physical and philosophical transformation of the Canadian Museum of History, starting with its new vision for inclusion and accessibility in the Canadian History Hall.

Introductory
Teaching & Learning
Does Meeting Guidelines For UDL In Course Delivery Plus Teaching And Supporting Good Note Taking Tools And Strategies Add Up To Compliance For AODA?
Sherri Parkins
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Take 1 student + notetaking = better students! Right!? Come figure out the complexities of notetaking, Universal Design for Learning and AODA and solutions.

Introductory
2:45 to 3:15 pmRefreshment Break - Rozanski ConcourseRefreshment Break - Rozanski ConcourseRefreshment Break - Rozanski ConcourseRefreshment Break - Rozanski ConcourseRefreshment Break - Rozanski Concourse
3:15 to 4:00 pmWeb Accessibility
Fringe a11y Techniques That Shouldn’t Be
Adrian Roselli
Consultant, Buffalo, NY

We'll look at somewhat obscure techniques that can make your pages & applications even better for users.

Introductory
Doc & Media

ICI.Radio-Canada.ca: Welcoming all audiences

Dominique Gagné
Radio-Canada

Learn how Radio-Canada is transforming its website so it becomes inclusive and be a useful service for all Canadians.

Introductory
Realize the Vision
Transition pathways to post-secondary education and employment for youth with disabilities
Sally Lindsay, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital & Michelle Duncanson, University of Toronto

The purpose of our presentation is to highlight strategies of successful transition pathways to post-secondary education for youth with disabilities.

Introductory
Realize the Vision
Depictions of Inclusion: Logos, Badges, Certifications and Smilin’ Harvey Balls
Rob Harvie
Inclusive Media and Design

How might we realize a visualization of the AODA? This presentation explores various facets of creating 'buy-in' for a shared vision of accessibility.

Introductory
Web Accessibility
An image is worth a thousand words, but...
Toufic Sbeiti
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

How can you post images on your website and still reach to everyone?

Introductory

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Session Schedule

8:00 to 8:45 am – Light breakfast and refreshments
8:45 am – Sessions Start

Download a print schedule (docx). Draft! Final schedule will be posted on May 26.

Accessibility Conference 2016 - Tuesday, May 31 - Schedule of Sessions

Accessibility Conference 2016 - Tuesday, May 31 - Schedule of Sessions
TimeTuesday - Rozanski 101Tuesday - Rozanski 102Tuesday - Rozanski 103Tuesday - Rozanski 105Tuesday - Rozanski 106
8:45 to 9:30 amWeb Accessibility
University of Guelph: The Changing Landscape of The Web Accessibility Remediation Plan
Vitaliy Fursov, Miranda Mafe & Jackson Keenan
University of Guelph

University of Guelph’s AODA Website Remediation Project Team will present their platform model in getting University websites AODA compliant.

Introductory
Doc & Media
What's New in Repositories for Accessible Content?
Posie Aagaard & Natasha Arguello
University of Texas at San Antonio

Review online repositories for accessible materials to serve print-disabled students; discuss methods for developing local access policies and processes

Introductory
Leading for Inclusion
When Good Intentions Go Wrong
Brian Kon
Sterling Frazer Associates

A real life look at what happens when accessible design implementation falls short of design standards and the needs of people with disabilities.

Advanced
Teaching & Learning
The Post-Secondary Accommodation Experience
Anne Moore
Conestoga College

What is the impact of the post-secondary accommodation model? Lets talk about the research, different models, and the contradictions between accommodation intentions and outcomes.

Introductory
Countdown 2025
Future Proofing Your Building for Accessibility
Jeff Wilson
Adaptability Canada

Enabling building owners, property management and tenants to think beyond accessibility legislation and standards by applying inclusive design and innovation to how you plan and execute retrofit projects on your buildings.

Introductory
9:30 am to 10:00 amRefreshment Break - Rozanski ConcourseRefreshment Break - Rozanski ConcourseRefreshment Break - Rozanski ConcourseRefreshment Break - Rozanski ConcourseRefreshment Break - Rozanski Concourse
10:00 to 10:45 amRealize the Vision
Beyond checklists: How one company developed a passion for accessibility
Janna Cameron
D2L

Checklists don’t inspire change and sustained dedication. Janna will share how D2L R&D developed a passion for accessibility.

Introduction
Realize the Vision
Advancing the AODA: 2016 and Beyond
Olga Dosis
George Brown College

*Session Cancelled*
Leading for Inclusion
Braille On Box – Increasing Marketplace Accessibility On Consumer Goods
Timothy Lee
MicroCare Inc

Printing Braille on packaging requires an understanding of the process and a realistic plan for the costs and outcomes.

Introductory
Teaching & Learning
Episodic Disabilities and Post-Secondary Education in Canada: A Pilot Study to Explore the Perspectives of Students and Disability Service Providers
Wendy Porch
Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation

This session will explore the results of a pilot research project intended to examine the experiences of students with episodic disabilities in post-secondary education.

Introductory
Leading for Inclusion
Measuring the Queen's University built environment for accessibility compliance
Yvonne Holland, Barry Kaplan
Queen's University

Case study: A physical barrier accessibility audit in a large broader public sector organization, referencing minimum and maximum provincial and municipality accessibility compliance standards.

Introductory
11:00 to 11:45 amWeb Accessibility
Building a design a11y practice - in spirit rather than letter
Catherine Lou and Stefan Twerdochlib
TELUS digital

Case study of how TELUS digital integrated accessibility into product design and delivery. Starting small, and improving user experience as a team sport.

Introductory
Web Accessibility
Bundy’s Hierarchy of Digital Accessibility Needs
Kevin Rydberg, Siteimprove &
Keith Bundy, Dakota State University

Assistive Technology users have specific usability needs and it’s important that you engage them while testing.

Introductory
Doc & Media
Alternative Format and Copyright
Sue Burns
University of Waterloo

Learn how to practice due diligence and minimize legal risk to your institution with an overview of the Canadian Copyright Law, elements of fair dealing, and publisher contracts.

Introductory
Leading for Inclusion
AccessNow - Crowdsourcing Accessibility Info Worldwide
Maayan Ziv
Ryerson University

Join Maayan Ziv, founder of AccessNow, as she shares the #AccessNow mission, discussing the power of social media and technology to create accessibility worldwide.

Introductory
Realize the Vision
Who Will Be Excluded from Campus Life?
Luke Anderson, Stop Gap Foundation & Lorene Casiez, AccessAbility Advantage

Luke and Lorene will present their experiences and discuss the impact of campus culture and the built environment, and how it affects the campus experience for students with a range of abilities.

Introductory
NoonLunch - Rozanski ConcourseLunch - Rozanski ConcourseLunch - Rozanski ConcourseLunch - Rozanski ConcourseLunch - Rozanski Concourse
1:00 to 1:45 pmCapstone
Accessibility Today – Are We Still Rising to the Challenge?
The Honourable David C. Onley
no sessions scheduledno sessions scheduledno sessions scheduledno sessions scheduled
2:00 to 2:45 pmWeb Accessibility
Implementing WCAG 2.0 and Beyond - Lessons Learned From User Feedback
Jason Soo Hoo
eSolutions

We will share lessons learned and feedback from our users and clients related to optimizing websites for accessibility.

Advanced
Realize the Vision
Who counts and who’s counted? Conversations around voting and divisions in the disability community
Natalie Spagnuolo, York University & Fady Shanouda, University of Toronto

Why have disability organizations both resisted and championed the implementation of e-voting in university contexts?

Introductory
Realize the Vision
Creating a Global Inclusive Quality Education Standard
Karen McCall
M.Ed.

Can we achieve a global inclusive quality education standard and more importantly, are we ready for global education reform?

Advanced
Teaching & Learning
Identity, Disclosure, Access
Kate Kaul
York University

This presentation considers questions of identity and disclosure for students and instructors seeking accommodations and seeking to improve accessibility at the university level.

Introductory
Leading for Inclusion
Intelligent Wayfinding: the Evolution Of Navigation for blind/low vision individuals
Debbie Gillespie, CNIB
& Rob Nevin, U-R-Able

Wayfinding involves good planning, and mental mapping. By creating accessible environments, decision making can happen on the fly allowing for spontaneous exploration and knowledge gathering.

Introductory
2:45 to 3:00 pmRefreshments provided in the ConcourseRefreshments provided in the ConcourseRefreshments provided in the ConcourseRefreshments provided in the ConcourseRefreshments provided in the Concourse
3:00 to 3:45 pmNo session scheduled.
Web Accessibility
A Toolkit for Inclusive Web Design: From concept to action… Everyone onboard
Andre LeFort
AODA Online

Integrate inclusive web design into your digital projects and digital content strategies with reference to real world examples.

Introductory
Realize the Vision
Fully Online AODA Compliance Training: Questioning its Effectiveness Through Reflection and Conversation
Kate Brown & Rita Ieshu
McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning

A discussion about exclusively using online AODA training modes; entrenching institutional attitudinal shifts and; the value of interconnecting training modes.

Introductory
Countdown 2025
It's All About - Getting There. Accessible Transportation - The Missing Link
Linda Hunt
Accessibility Solutions

Accessible Transportation is often the missing link between Persons with Disabilities and their ability to be independent and engaged members of their communities

Introductory
Accessibility in the Workplace
Framework for employee accommodation and inclusion
Richard Aubrey, Lester Leung, Anne Jackson
RBC

We will present RBC processes, and welcome open discussion on methods of digital workplace inclusion.

Introductory

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