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From: Anne.Naber@thomsonreuters.com
Date: Wed, Sep 13 2017 10:53AM
Subject: accessibility conferences
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Hi,
I am fairly new to the accessibility field, and am part of a small but growing accessibility team. My colleagues and I would like to start attending any conferences related to accessibility, but I'm not sure which ones to give serious consideration to. Has anyone attended any accessibility related conferences you found to be helpful/informative? The only one I am really aware of is CSUN.
Thanks,
Anne

From: Thompson, Rachel
Date: Wed, Sep 13 2017 11:04AM
Subject: Re: accessibility conferences
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Anne,

I have learned so much at Accessing Higher Ground (http://accessinghigherground.org/). It is focused on technology accessibility, particularly in higher education. I try to attend every year.

Rachel

Dr. Rachel S. Thompson 
Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility 
The Office of Information Technology
The University of Alabama
A207 Gordon Palmer Hall
Box 870248 
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 
Phone 205-348-0216
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Hi,
I am fairly new to the accessibility field, and am part of a small but growing accessibility team. My colleagues and I would like to start attending any conferences related to accessibility, but I'm not sure which ones to give serious consideration to. Has anyone attended any accessibility related conferences you found to be helpful/informative? The only one I am really aware of is CSUN.
Thanks,
Anne

From: John Foliot
Date: Wed, Sep 13 2017 12:08PM
Subject: Re: accessibility conferences
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Hi Anne,

For reasons long and complex, I did not manage to get my conference list
updated in 2017, but here's a list of all of the major conferences I knew
of for 2016. Many of them repeat annually. See:
http://john.foliot.ca/accessibility-conferences-2016/

My Top 3 North American conference recommendations would be CSUN, John
Slatin AccessU, and Accessing Higher Ground.

M-enabling is very interesting from a policy and process perspective,
although there isn't a ton of "dev" related sessions that I've observed.

Be sure to also watch for local "accessibility camps", such as the ones
coming up in Toronto (Sept. 28 & 29 - http://http://conf.a11yto.com//),
Seattle (Sept. 23rd - http://accessibilitycampseattle.org/), Boston (Oct. 7
- http://a11y-bos.org/) and The Bay Area (Oct. 21 -
http://www.accessibilitycampbay.org/): many of these are low-cost or free,
but also happen during weekend hours. Still, great content, great speakers,
and a valuable time well spent.

HTH

JF

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 11:53 AM, < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Hi,
> I am fairly new to the accessibility field, and am part of a small but
> growing accessibility team. My colleagues and I would like to start
> attending any conferences related to accessibility, but I'm not sure which
> ones to give serious consideration to. Has anyone attended any
> accessibility related conferences you found to be helpful/informative? The
> only one I am really aware of is CSUN.
> Thanks,
> Anne
> > > > >



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John Foliot
Principal Accessibility Strategist
Deque Systems Inc.
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Advancing the mission of digital accessibility and inclusion

From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: Thu, Sep 14 2017 3:16PM
Subject: Re: accessibility conferences
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Hello:


This collection of worldwide meetups, related to accessibility may also
be helpful.

If folks on the list knows of any that are missing, I'm sure
contributions are welcome.

Best,

Jennifer


Accessibility and Inclusive Design In-Person Groups
http://www.lireo.com/accessibility-inclusive-design-in-person-groups/

From: Bourne, Sarah (MASSIT)
Date: Mon, Sep 25 2017 6:53AM
Subject: Re: Boston Accessibility Conference October 2nd
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For those of you in the Boston area:

The Boston Accessibility Conference is being held on Saturday, October 2. The conference is free, and Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

This IT accessibility conference brings together people together in an informal, non-threatening environment to learn from each other and to promote universal design and accessibility of information technologies (IT.) The target audience of the Boston Accessibility Conference is intended to include web developers, software developers, people involved in government IT, other IT professionals, usability professionals, students of computer science/web development/multimedia/IT, along with end-users with disabilities and IT accessibility professionals. The expectation is that many, but not all, participants will be at the introductory to intermediate-level when it comes to being knowledgeable about accessibility.

It's based loosely on the Bar Camp model; sessions are scheduled in advance when possible. If you are interested in speaking, send an email to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = with your name, the session title, the session description, and (optionally) a bio and photo. You can also propose session(s) on the day of the conference.

You can find more information and the (required!) registration link at http://a11y-bos.org/annual-events/about-a11ybos-2017/

Can't make it to Boston? There are many other accessibility meetup groups that also have annual events. Deborah Edwards-Orono maintains the most complete list I know of: https://www.lireo.com/accessibility-inclusive-design-in-person-groups/

sb
Sarah E. Bourne
Director of IT Accessibility
1 Ashburton Place, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
Office: (617) 626-4502
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Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS)
EOTSS provides secure and quality digital information, services, and tools
to constituents and service providers when and where they need them.

From: Bourne, Sarah (MASSIT)
Date: Mon, Sep 25 2017 6:56AM
Subject: Re: Boston Accessibility Conference October 2nd
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Oops: the Conference is on Saturday, October 7, not the 2nd.

Sarah E. Bourne
Director of IT Accessibility
1 Ashburton Place, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
Office: (617) 626-4502
= EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = | www.mass.gov/eotss
Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS)
EOTSS provides secure and quality digital information, services, and tools
to constituents and service providers when and where they need them.


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From: Bourne, Sarah (EOTSS)
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2017 8:53 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Boston Accessibility Conference October 2nd

For those of you in the Boston area:

The Boston Accessibility Conference is being held on Saturday, October 2. The conference is free, and Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

This IT accessibility conference brings together people together in an informal, non-threatening environment to learn from each other and to promote universal design and accessibility of information technologies (IT.) The target audience of the Boston Accessibility Conference is intended to include web developers, software developers, people involved in government IT, other IT professionals, usability professionals, students of computer science/web development/multimedia/IT, along with end-users with disabilities and IT accessibility professionals. The expectation is that many, but not all, participants will be at the introductory to intermediate-level when it comes to being knowledgeable about accessibility.

It's based loosely on the Bar Camp model; sessions are scheduled in advance when possible. If you are interested in speaking, send an email to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = with your name, the session title, the session description, and (optionally) a bio and photo. You can also propose session(s) on the day of the conference.

You can find more information and the (required!) registration link at http://a11y-bos.org/annual-events/about-a11ybos-2017/

Can't make it to Boston? There are many other accessibility meetup groups that also have annual events. Deborah Edwards-Orono maintains the most complete list I know of: https://www.lireo.com/accessibility-inclusive-design-in-person-groups/

sb
Sarah E. Bourne
Director of IT Accessibility
1 Ashburton Place, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
Office: (617) 626-4502
= EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = | www.mass.gov/eotss Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) EOTSS provides secure and quality digital information, services, and tools to constituents and service providers when and where they need them.