Knowbility Accessibility Leadership Symposium

Digital communications have transformed how we do business. Equal access to modern communication technology for people with disabilities is critically important and leadership is needed to ensure that no one is left out. Knowbility’s Accessibility Leadership Symposium is designed to meet this leadership challenge. Board Chair Rich Schwerdtfeger invites you to join a select group of business, government, and academic leaders to collaborate on current issues faced by organizations of all types and sizes related to accessibility law, emerging standards, and the creation of innovative, flexible, and comprehensive accessibility programs.

WHAT: A dynamic, collaborative symposium of leaders gathered to address accessibility in a highly interactive setting.

WHEN: May 15th and 16th, 2017

WHY: To support leaders as they gain deeper understanding of digital accessibility including governance, leadership and oversight; financial and strategic planning; compliance controls and artifacts; staff competency and professional development; metrics and monitoring; and more.

HOW: Through a facilitated series of interactive presentations and discussions, the Symposium will provide leaders with knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully implement accessibility within an organization. Participants will leave with a network of highly influential business, academic, and governmental figures with shared concerns and understanding of both the opportunities and challenges of digital accessibility.

WHERE: The Symposium will take place at the Driskill Hotel – a place of great historical significance in Austin, Texas. Not only did the Driskill originally house the American National Bank of Austin, but it was also the location for the city’s first television and first radio stations.

Please join us in building a business leadership community in digital accessibility

For sponsorship and registration information please contact jlooney@knowbility.org or complete an interest form. 

  • Level of accessibility knowledge: * Required
    Rate your knowledge of accessibility from 1 being brand new to the topic and 5 representing subject matter expertise.
  • Are you responsible for the Accessibility mission in your company? * Required
  • Are you responsible for the budget and funding of Accessibility activities at your company, or a division of your company? * Required
  • Are you responsible for the Accessibility Strategy at your company? * Required
  • Is your industry regulated by Accessibility Criteria? * Required
  • Are you interested in sponsorship opportunities? * Required
  • Are you considering sending members of your team to the non-executive AccessU conference? * Required