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John Slatin AccessU 2023
Attendee Guide

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Welcome to John Slatin AccessU 2023!

AccessU 2023 Attendee Guide

John Slatin AccessU is one of the highlights of our year. We reconnect to our origins, making the digital world more inclusive for people with disabilities. We recommit to our mission through a hands-on training conference dedicated to improving digital accessibility, awareness, and skills.  We gather as a community sharing knowledge, insights, and fellowship. And we have a lot of fun along the way!

Attending in person? Don't neglect to complete the RSVP survey to be sure you're counted and your needs are met for meals and special events. Chack your email and Slack for the link.

Class Schedule

We have the Full Schedule of Classes on the website. And it's also available in Microsoft Excel workbook format.

Connecting via Zoom

You have been sent an email from saying you are registered, please check your spam if you can't find this.

Once you activate the 'Agree and Join' control, it will take you to log into Zoom. Make sure you log in with the email address stated on the Zoom Events email. If you need to log in with a different email address please let us know and we can change it.
Once you're into Zoom Events please use the 'Join The Lobby' control. All upcoming talks are listed in the Sessions tab - go to Sessions at the top right hand side. You can browse all sessions and even bookmark them to return to later. Once a session has been bookmarked, you'll be ablke to find it in a calendar view in the Itinerary.

When a session has started, a 'Join' button will appear. Activate this to join the session.

Sometimes Zoom has issues with workplace security, if you think your work email may be blocking Zoom then please let us know your personal email and we'll amend this.
Any issues please just reach out on the Help channel of the Slack or send email to

Conference Shuttles

A free shuttle will run daily from the conference hotels to St. Edward's University. The shuttle stops at both hotels - look for the signs. Schedule is subject to change based on requests and level of use, so check in daily.

Tuesday, May 9


  • 4:30 PM - Depart from St. Ed's / 5:00 PM Arrival at Hotel
  • Round trip back to St Ed's
  • 5:40 PM - Depart from St. Ed's / 6:10 PM - Arrival at Hotel

Wednesday, May 10


  • 7:00 AM Depart from Hotel / 7:30 AM Arrival at St. Ed's
  • 7:55 AM Depart from Hotel / 8:20 Arrival at St. Ed's


  • 4:30 PM - Depart from St. Ed's / 5:00 PM Arrival at Hotel
  • Round trip back to St Ed's
  • 5:40 PM - Depart from St. Ed's / 6:10 PM - Arrival at Hotel

Evening Event Shuttle to Umlauf

  • 6:30 PM - Depart from Hotel / 7:00 PM Arrival at Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
  • 8:30 PM - Early Departure from Umlauf / 9:00 PM Hotel Arrival
  • 10:00 PM - Depart from Umlauf / 10:30 Hotel Arrival

Thursday, May 11


  • 7:30 AM Depart from Hotel / 8:00 AM Arrival at St. Ed's
  • 8:10 AM Depart from Hotel / 8:40 Arrival at St. Ed's


  • 4:30 PM Depart from St. Ed's / 5:00 PM - Arrival at Hotel
  • 5:50 PM Depart from St. Ed's/ 6:20 PM Arrival at Hotel

Friday, May 12


  • 7:10 AM - Depart from Hotel / 7:40 AM - Arrive at St. Ed's
  • 8:20 AM - Depart from Hotel / 8:45 AM - Arrive at St. Ed's


  • 3:00 PM Depart from St. Ed's / 3:30 PM - Arrival at Hotel

Parking at St. Edward's

St. Edward's will be providing free parking for AccessU attendees anywhere on campus. No need to register.

Zoom Events & Slack

Zoom Events will be our conference hybrid platform for all sessions and events for AccessU 2023. Slack will be used as an additional method of communication and for networking. We will have a Zoom Events & Slack page for more information on how to utilize these tools and make the most of your AccessU experience.

Learning Center

All sessions will be recorded and made available for your viewing for approximately 100 days after the conference in our Learning Center. We will provide accompanying materials and ensure they have been remediated for accessibility.

If you did not receive your log-in credentials for the Learning Center please email

Hotel Accommodations

Knowbility has secured a limited number of rooms through Fairfield by Marriott - South Austin and Austin Marriott South.
These rooms are at a discounted rate for Monday, May 8 - Friday May 12, 2023.

Discounted room blocks are full as of May 4, 2023.


Knowbility is committed to providing accessible experiences and accommodations. Knowbility will be providing live captioning and ASL interpretation for all plenary events, such as keynotes.

Auto-captions will be available to all Deep Dive and general sessions through Zoom Events. Live-captioning, ASL interpretation services, and other accessibility needs can be made available upon request.

Requests should be made during registration and at least 5 days prior to the event.

If you have any questions, please contact us at


Still have questions? - email us at

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining our annual AccessU conference and for all you do to support our shared mission of making the digital world more accessible and inclusive for all.

    Thank you to our AccessU 2023 Sponsors: Evinced, Visa, Fable, IAAP - the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, Barrier Break - creating a limitless future, and Oklahoma AbleTech