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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.

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

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

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

10:45 AM
to 12:00 PM
Thu, May 20

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

  • Track: General

    Keynote: Judy Heumann Dewey Winburne Room

    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

3:35 PM
to 5:15 PM
Thu, May 20

  • Track: Gaming/XR/AI

    Accessibility in Virtual Reality Dewey Winburne Room

    taught by: Jonathan de Armis

    More Information about Accessibility in Virtual Reality

    The past decade has seen a rise in the awareness and adoption for both accessible and inclusive software design and the golden age of Virtual Reality (VR) adoption. As we approach the 10th anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) we will explore the history of VR, existing and suggested standards, examples of inclusive design, and how VR has the ability to change lives. Session Detail for Accessibility in Virtual Reality

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

5:30 PM
to 6:30 PM
Thu, May 20

5:30 PM
to 6:00 PM
Thu, May 20