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 academiaThe Accessibility Imperative of Interactive Maps in Higher EducationGordon Boyes — Concept3D
Jill Bobrick — Concept3D
Gavin Potts — Concept3D
Accessible academiaBuilding Accessible Style Templates in Word for Campus Faculty and StaffMary Ann Tobin — Penn State University-Main Campus
Elizabeth J Pyatt — Penn State University-Main Campus
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
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
 Break to visit sponsors 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (CDT)
Accessible academiaKey Considerations for Accessibility in WordPress WebsitesAmber Hinds — Equalize Digital
Leadership through policies and initiativesCase Study: Building a Digital Accessibility Liaison NetworkKathy Marks — Arizona State University
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 WebCorey Vickery — Red Hat
Nikki Massaro — Adobe, Inc.
PostersTeach Access: Bridging the Gap Between Accessibility and EducationLeslie Johnson — Teach Access
Rolando Méndez — Teach Access
PostersCase Study: Creating Accessibility Training for Faculty and StaffLaura Barr — University of Rochester
PostersI’m a Not a Blind Professional, I am Professional who is BlindAlyssa Cheeseman — Pearson Education
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (CDT)
Accessible academiaHow to Kill Your PDF (and Get Away With It)Patrick Kelly — Harper College
Leadership through policies and initiativesBreaking Barriers, Crafting Connections: Empowering Editors and Content Developers in Higher Education with Accessible Web ExperiencesPiero Tintori — Terminalfour
Web accessibility and best practicesDemystifying Web Accessibility StandardsJaime Oleksik — Carnegie
Alayna Setterlind — Carnegie
David Hamilton — Carnegie
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM (CDT)
 Trivia 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
Web accessibility and best practicesAchieving a 93.5% Reduction in Accessibility Errors: A National Park College Use CaseJeff Dillon — Squiz
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
Accessible academiaA Roadmap for the Improvement of Digital Accessibility - Navigating the Evolving LandscapeBrooke Bailey — University of Virginia
Shiro Hatori — Concept3D
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
Web accessibility and best practicesWCAG 2.2: Exploring the Why, the What and the How?Penny Kronz — DubBot