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AccessU 2021 includes one day of workshops followed by three days of multi-track training classes. All times are US Central times.

Our rooms at AccessU 2021 are dedicated to some of the most notable people in the accessibility space.

Past Sessions:

Thursday, May 13, 2021: Deep Dives (Pre-Conference Workshops)

9:00 AM
to 4:45 PM
Thu, May 13

  • Track: Dev/Coding/Testing
    Comprehensive Forms Workshop Bill Cahill Room

    taught by: Karl Groves

    More Information about Comprehensive Forms Workshop

    Forms are the #1 method for users to interact on a website - with the site owner or with each other. Forms are how content is created and how visitors convert to customers. Forms are how work is performed during our jobs. Despite their importance, usability and accessibility issues with forms outnumber all other issue types. During this full-day workshop attendees will learn how to design and develop more usable accessible forms – from design to development. During a highly interactive and … Session Detail For Comprehensive Forms Workshop

  • Track: Content/Documents
    Best Practices in PDF Remediation Ana Sisnett Room

    taught by: Karen McCall

    More Information about Best Practices in PDF Remediation

    This session spans the basic tags available as a starting point and then gets into the decisions PDF remediation professionals face when working on each document. Session Detail for Best Practices in PDF Remediation

  • Track: Design/UX
    Usability Testing with People with Disabilities Jim Thatcher Room

    taught by: Elisa Miller

    More Information about Usability Testing with People with Disabilities

    The best way to learn how your website or app will work for people with disabilities is to observe them using it. Usability testing let users try out your product so you can learn what works for them for usable accessibility. But how do we do that? and how has that changed in a COVID world? Come learn how to include different abilities in your next usability testing lifecycle. You'll hear tips and tricks from a seasoned expert on logistics, preparations, and tools to use. Session Detail for Usability Testing with People with Disabilities

9:00 AM
to 3:30 PM
Thu, May 13

Tuesday, May 18, 2021: Virtual AccessU Conference

9:00 AM
to 10:30 AM
Tue, May 18

10:45 AM
to 12:15 PM
Tue, May 18

12:30 PM
to 1:45 PM
Tue, May 18

2:00 PM
to 3:30 PM
Tue, May 18

2:00 PM
to 5:15 PM
Tue, May 18

3:45 PM
to 5:15 PM
Tue, May 18

Wednesday, May 19, 2021: Virtual AccessU Conference

9:00 AM
to 12:15 PM
Wed, May 19

9:00 AM
to 10:30 AM
Wed, May 19

9:00 AM
to 5:30 PM
Wed, May 19

10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Wed, May 19

  • Track: General
    IAAP Roundtable Discussion Dewey Winburne Room

    taught by: Christopher Lee, Glenda Sims, Amy Carney & co-presented by: Karen McCall, Dax Castro

    More Information about IAAP Roundtable Discussion

    Join Dr. Christopher Lee, IAAP Managing Director, while he guides discussions with panelists Glenda Sims, Michael Ausbun, Karen McCall, and Dax Castro. The roundtable discussion will cover: The history and foundation of IAAP certifications How the programs set benchmarks of knowledge and skills for both individuals, organizations, and those we serve as accessibility professionals Details from the two IAAP technical specialist credentials of Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) and Accessible … Session Detail For IAAP Roundtable Discussion

10:45 AM
to 12:15 PM
Wed, May 19

12:30 PM
to 1:45 PM
Wed, May 19

2:00 PM
to 3:30 PM
Wed, May 19

3:45 PM
to 5:15 PM
Wed, May 19

6:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Wed, May 19

Thursday, May 20, 2021: Virtual AccessU Conference

9:00 AM
to 10:30 AM
Thu, May 20

9:00 AM
to 12:15 PM
Thu, May 20

  • Track: Content/Documents
    Making Inclusive Charts Bill Cahill Room

    taught by: Doug Schepers

    More Information about Making Inclusive Charts

    Complex charts and graphs are among the biggest challenges in digital accessibility, and lack clear guidance in WCAG. In this session, you'll learn how to identify common accessibility problems in data visualization, how to create effective alternative descriptions, and how to make accessible charts in SVG. Session Detail for Making Inclusive Charts

10:45 AM
to 12:15 PM
Thu, May 20

12:30 PM
to 1:45 PM
Thu, May 20

  • Track: General
    Keynote: Judy Heumann John Slatin

    taught by: Judy Heumann

    More Information about Keynote: Judy Heumann

    Knowbility is thrilled to welcome Judith Heumann as our Keynote Speaker on our final day of programming which also happens to be Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Join us for a lively review of Judy's accomplishments as a passionate advocate for the civil rights of people with disabilities.  Session Detail for Keynote: Judy Heumann

2:00 PM
to 5:15 PM
Thu, May 20

2:00 PM
to 3:30 PM
Thu, May 20

3:45 PM
to 5:15 PM
Thu, May 20

5:15 PM
to 6:00 PM
Thu, May 20