Join us online! Each session includes a pre-recorded presentation with live Q&A.

Attendees will have on-demand access for two weeks after the event through this website. HighEdWeb paid members will have long-term access through the Professional Development Library.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Your time zone: (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Track Name Speakers
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM (CDT)
KeynoteWelcome and Keynote: The Power of Digital Accessibility to Build Bridges and Open Doors in Higher EdLainey Feingold — Law Office of Lainey Feingold
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (CDT)
Accessible academiaBuilding Accessible Style Templates in Word for Campus Faculty and StaffMary Ann Tobin — Penn State
Elizabeth J Pyatt — Penn State
Leadership through policies and initiativesBreaking Accessibility Out of the SiloAnnie Heckel — Cornell University
Web accessibility and best practicesCreating Accessibility Ecosystems: Institutional Scaffolding for Design and ContentRob Carr — WebAIM, Utah State University
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
BreakBreak: Visit Sponsors 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (CDT)
Leadership through policies and initiativesCase study: Building a digital accessibility liaison networkKathy Marks — Arizona State University ( ASU )
Web accessibility and best practicesHacking Browser Validation: Take Control of Form Error Handling Without Third-Party LibrariesJason Pitoniak — Rochester Institute of Technology
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM (CDT)
PostersUse Red Hat’s open source audio player for better audio accessibility on the webNikki Massaro Kauffman — Red Hat
Corey Vickery — Red Hat
Posters"This Bunny Needs a Text Alternative": Using Play to Teach Accessibility and StandardsKenzie Woodbridge — British Columbia Institute of Technology
PostersMakers Making Change: Building Accessible Open Source Assistive DevicesCharlie Lindahl — Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
PostersI’m a Not a Blind Professional, I am Professional who is BlindAlyssa Cheeseman — Pearson
PostersCase Study: Creating Accessibility Training for Faculty and StaffLaura Barr — University of Rochester
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (CDT)
Accessible academiaHow to Kill Your PDF (and Get Away With It)Patrick Kelly — Harper College
Web accessibility and best practicesDemystifying Web Accessibility StandardsJaime Oleksik — Carnegie
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM (CDT)
BreakTrivia Break hosted by DubBot 
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
Accessible academiaThe Evolution of Accessibility in Math-Intense Engineering CoursesSara Shunkwiler — Johns Hopkins University
Alexa Valdez — Johns Hopkins University
Mel Rizzuto — Johns Hopkins University
Leadership through policies and initiativesA University-wide strategy for Document AccessibilityShilpi Kapoor — BarrierBreak
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
Accessible academiaA Roadmap for the Improvement of Digital Accessibility - Navigating the Evolving LandscapeBrooke Bailey — University of Virginia
Leadership through policies and initiativesProviding a Homegrown Accessibility Training without Reinventing the WheelSusan Blair — The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
Web accessibility and best practicesPractical Guide to Automated Accessibility TestingMark Steadman — Fidelity Investments