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The AccessU 2022 schedule includes one day of pre-conference workshops followed by three days of live training and Q&A sessions. All times are US Central times.

Types of Sessions

This year AccessU will not only be hybrid but will include asynchronous sessions as well. ALL general sessions will be available to virtual and onsite attendees.

  • Deep Dives: These full-day Pre-Conference workshops will be presented live onsite at St. Edward's University (some presenters will join virtually). Only attendees who purchase Premiere or PreConference tickets will have access to these workshops.
  • Live Session: These will be full 90 min-180 min sessions presented live onsite at St. Edward's University (some presenters will join virtually).
  • Q&A: Our Asynchronous sessions are pre-recorded and will be available for attendees May 5, 2022 in our Learning Center. These scheduled Q&A sessions will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and follow up with the presenters. All Q&A sessions will have a designated classroom at St. Edward's University and several Asynchronous presenters will be joining on-site for their session.
  • Roundtable: A moderator will introduce a topic/idea and facilitate discussion with panelists and the audience. Most roundtable moderators and panelists will be onsite, though some panelists and attendees will participate virtually.
  • Demonstration: Presenters will demonstrate a product, service or technology on-site at St. Edward's University. Information regarding virtual participation will be coming soon.

Past Sessions:

Monday, May 9, 2022

8:00 AM
to 8:20 AM
Mon, May 9

8:30 AM
to 4:30 PM
Mon, May 9

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM
Mon, May 9

  • Track: Policy/Strategy
    Keynote: Redefining Accessibility for the World Wide Web Town Lake Holiday Inn

    taught by: Molly Holzschlag

    More Information about Keynote: Redefining Accessibility for the World Wide Web

    Join the session on Youtube. Inclusion, diversity, universality. An entire industry has emerged to find the technical solutions, but do we really understand the social issues that have held us back from seeing Accessibility for the Web not as a tack-it-on-after endeavor, rather the most important point of connectivity between humans, computers, networks, and ultimately individuals and society. This session reveals some of the misperceptions we've all fallen into along the way about what … Session Detail For Keynote: Redefining Accessibility for the World Wide Web

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

7:30 AM
to 8:00 AM
Tue, May 10

8:00 AM
to 8:20 AM
Tue, May 10

  • Track: Misc/Fun/Social
    Welcome: Day 1 Ragsdale Maybee Ballroom
    More Information about Welcome: Day 1

    Sharron Rush and special guest Molly Holzschlag greet all AccessU attendees and reflect on the importance of gathering. Session Detail for Welcome: Day 1

8:30 AM
to 10:00 AM
Tue, May 10

10:15 AM
to 11:45 AM
Tue, May 10

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM
Tue, May 10

1:45 PM
to 5:00 PM
Tue, May 10

1:45 PM
to 3:15 PM
Tue, May 10

3:30 PM
to 5:00 PM
Tue, May 10

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

7:30 AM
to 8:00 AM
Wed, May 11

8:00 AM
to 8:20 AM
Wed, May 11

  • Track: Misc/Fun/Social
    Welcome: Day 2 Ragsdale Maybee Ballroom
    More Information about Welcome: Day 2

    Knowbility staff welcome you to another wonderful day of learning and opportunities to continue the mission. Session Detail for Welcome: Day 2

8:30 AM
to 10:00 AM
Wed, May 11

10:15 AM
to 11:45 AM
Wed, May 11

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM
Wed, May 11

  • Track: Policy/Strategy
    Keynote: Accessibility for Small Business Ragsdale Jones Auditorium

    taught by: Kelsey Ruger

    More Information about Keynote: Accessibility for Small Business

    At latest count there were over 32.5 million small businesses in the US, which account for 99.5 percent of all US businesses. These businesses, which include many highly valued start ups are responsible for creating 1.5 million jobs a year and account for 64% of new jobs.This session will focus on what we know about small businesses, how they solve problems, and how we can share the importance of accessibility with this growing but traditionally under capitalized group of businesses.  Session Detail For Keynote: Accessibility for Small Business

1:45 PM
to 3:15 PM
Wed, May 11

3:30 PM
to 4:15 PM
Wed, May 11

3:30 PM
to 5:15 PM
Wed, May 11

4:30 PM
to 5:15 PM
Wed, May 11

Thursday, May 12, 2022

7:30 AM
to 8:00 AM
Thu, May 12

8:00 AM
to 8:20 AM
Thu, May 12

8:30 AM
to 9:30 AM
Thu, May 12

  • Track: Policy/Strategy
    Keynote: The Future of Work Must Prioritize Disability Inclusion Ragsdale Maybee Ballroom

    taught by: Catarina Rivera

    More Information about Keynote: The Future of Work Must Prioritize Disability Inclusion

    With the future of work rapidly taking shape, savvy leaders need to recognize that disability inclusion is imperative. While more than 15% of the world is disabled, disability awareness and inclusion are often not seen as priorities. In her keynote, Catarina addresses 3 myths blocking leaders from focusing on disability, explores the emotions surrounding disability, and articulates a vision for the future of work that centers on disability inclusion. Catarina will also share tips for how you … Session Detail For Keynote: The Future of Work Must Prioritize Disability Inclusion

9:45 AM
to 10:30 AM
Thu, May 12

9:45 AM
to 11:30 AM
Thu, May 12

10:45 AM
to 11:30 AM
Thu, May 12

12:15 PM
to 1:15 PM
Thu, May 12

  • Track: Design/UX
    Keynote: The Art of Perseverance Ragsdale Jones Auditorium

    taught by: Kemi Yemi-Ese

    More Information about Keynote: The Art of Perseverance

    It is a known fact that we as humans face challenges.  People with disabilities face even more apparent challenges in all areas of life. From physical to societal barriers, this population has had to rely on creativity and tenacity to gain equity. It is both how we face those challenges and create opportunities for others that define our character. During this session,  Kemi Yemi-Ese CRC, LPC, will share tools integral to the art of perseverance through the lens of her lived experiences as a … Session Detail For Keynote: The Art of Perseverance

1:30 PM
to 2:15 PM
Thu, May 12

1:30 PM
to 3:15 PM
Thu, May 12

2:30 PM
to 3:15 PM
Thu, May 12