John Slatin AccessU | May 12-14, 2014
John Slatin AccessU
Accessibility - Train to Win!
Accessibility has never been more important. Advances in legislation, in technology, in civil rights awareness, and in the need for professional expertise mean that we must all continue to learn and grow the skills that keep the Open Web open to all. Join us in Austin for the annual John Slatin AccessU conference to do just that! This year's curated content is designed to be more practical and usable than ever. You will go home with wildly improved skills and be ready to put them right to work. And, as with any great training, there will be hard work and then there will be celebration and glory in abundance. Hope to see you in May!Next Tab: Registration
Accessibility in 2014 - Train to Win!
- AccessU (May 12-13, 2014)
- AccessU Post-Conference (May 14, 2014)
- AccessU+ (Includes Conference & Post-Conference Registration)
|Winner Circle (only 25 seats will be sold at this rate)||Frontrunner||Early Leader||Standard|
|Until January 7||Until February 28||Until April 20||After April 20|
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on discounts for groups of 10 or more.
11-25-2013 Save the date! John Slatin AccessU will be coming back to St. Edwards from May 12th - 14th, 2014 and AccessU Post conference on May 14th - stay tuned for registration information, speakers, and more!
06-24-2013 Now there are two ways to attend John Slatin AccessU – in person or online!
If you are among the lucky ones who will gather in Austin, we are looking forward to welcoming you in person next week. But if you can't travel at this time, you can still attend a (shorter, less comprehensive but still) GREAT lineup of accessibility classes right At Your Desk.
Featured Classes - Coming Soon
Check back soon for featured classes
Keynote: Patricia Walsh
A blind triathlete in training for the 2016 Olympics, Patricia is a brilliant technologist as well as a dedicated athlete. Her talk will bring home the importance of training to reach our goals.
About John Slatin AccessU
AccessU, an annual accessibility training institute presented by Knowbility, provides three days of instruction in how to make electronic information technology accessible to everyone - including people with disabilities. If you believe that the web should empower all people, need information about how to meet state and federal accessibility mandates, or are a commercial web developer who wants to understand emerging best business practices for the web, AccessU will provide the resources you need.
Join world renowned accessibility experts for two days of classes to improve your skills and better understand the the need and the techniques for inclusive IT design. For everything from the basics to the bleeding edge, AccessU is the place to be in May!
Who is John Slatin?
Dr. John Slatin was the founder of the Accessibility Institute at the University of Texas. In 2002, Sharron Rush, John Slatin, and other accessibility leaders sat in his office and brainstormed ideas for classes they wanted to make available to the community. Each class was written on a sticky note and moved around a white board until the outline for a kick-ass conference - the very first AccessU - was formed. In keeping with the Knowbility spirit to make accessibility fun, they planned some great social events around the classes, and each year following, the community grew and the classes improved. In 2008 when John died after a gallant fight against leukemia, the conference was named in his honor.
AccessU is located on the campus of St. Edward’s University, a private institution located in the heart of South Austin.
Hotel Accommodations & Directions
Group rates are available at Wyndham Garden Hotel, located at Woodward and I-35. All conference attendees are responsible for securing their own room; be sure to ask for the Knowbility group rates. Call 512-448-2444 to make your reservation.
From the North: Take IH-35 south to Exit 231 (Woodward Street) turn left at the light. The main hotel entrance is on the left.
From the South: Take IH-35 north to Exit 230 (Ben White Boulevard/Hwy 71/Hwy 290): stay on the IH-35 frontage road going north for 1.5 miles. The hotel entrance is on the right.
From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport: Take a left (west) out of the airport on I-71/Ben White Boulevard. Proceed 5 miles and turn right onto Woodward Street for .5 miles. The hotel entrance is on the right.
Breakfast and lunch on each conference day are included in the cost of attendance.
Efforts will be made to prepare an inclusive menu; however, those with significant dietary restrictions are encouraged to prepare and bring personal provisions.
- Monday May 12th
- Breakfast: Registration opens at 7:00 am and we will provide plenty of coffee and a Texas taco bar breakfast in the ballroom.
- Lunch: Provided for all at 12:30 and the keynote talk at 1:00 pm.
- Tuesday May 13th
- Breakfast: Sleep in. Classes don't start until 9:00 am and we will serve only a continental breakfast of coffee, pastries, and fruit.
- Lunch: Once again provided in the Mabee ballroom.
- Wednesday May 14th
- Breakfast and lunch for post conference registrants.
*** Please note that only registered and paid attendees will be able to attend the post conference sessions. There are no pro bono seats in these sessions. Thanks for understanding.
In the spirit of inclusion, we make every effort to accommodate the special needs of our conference attendees. If you have a request or particular need, please contact Kimberly Leno at 512-305-0310
We need your support. Volunteer to help with the conference or become one of our sponsors.
Volunteer with us at AccessU to not only support the program, but receive a discount off of your registration! Volunteers help to guide conference attendees to their classes, assist with registration, and many other conference-related tasks. To sign up, please complete the volunteer form. Be sure to tell us that you’re volunteering specifically for AccessU in the comments and questions field.
Through sponsorship of AccessU, your company or organization will make a high profile statement of support for technology inclusion, for people with disabilities and for emerging accessibility standards. Several sponsorship levels are available; don’t wait to sign up!
As a registered 501(c)(3) organization, Knowbility presents AccessU through the generosity of our partners and supporters. To contribute to this program, and keep accessible technology education coming back year after year, donate to Knowbility today!