Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops will be offered on Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 26, 2013 for Full-Day and Half-Day sessions. These workshops are designed to give in-depth training on specific topics.

Monday, February 25, 2013

9:00 AM PST


(Part One) Creating Accessible Web Applications with ARIA and HTML5

Half Day Workshop

Summary

Expand your knowledge in new accessibility features available in HTML5 and ARIA. The constantly evolving accessibility features in HTML5 specifications are examined, including how to implement ARIA (The W3C’s Accessible Rich Internet Applications specification) and many advanced techniques to make complex, interactive, AJAX-driven web applications accessible.

Speakers

  • Hans Hillen, Senior Accessibility Consultant, The Paciello Group
  • Steve Faulkner, Technical Director, The Paciello Group
  • Gez Lemon, The Paciello Group
Location
Oxford

Current Trends in AT for K-12 Settings

Half Day Workshop

Summary

Explore and discuss the current issues and trends surrounding assistive technology devices and services for public schools and districts. Assistive Technology tools, devices and services have been interwoven into the fabric of the schooling system; discuss “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD), “Universal Design for Learning” and what tools work best for our students.

Speakers

  • Kirk Behnke
Location
Windsor C

1:30 PM PST


(Part Two) Responsive Design and Accessibility

Half Day Workshop

Summary

Responsive web design was created to provide an optimal viewing experience, with this thought in mind, how do you apply it to accessibility needs across a wide range of devices? We will explore and provide insight into procedures and best practices for keeping the spirit of Responsive Design in line with Accessibility needs.

Speakers

  • Hans Hillen, Senior Accessibility Consultant, The Paciello Group
  • Steve Faulkner, Technical Director, The Paciello Group
  • Gez Lemon, The Paciello Group
Location
Oxford

Asperger Syndrome and School: Top Ten Solutions for Success

Half Day Workshop

Summary

Despite a general increased awareness of Autism and a growing amount of material marketed to address the needs of students with Asperger Syndrome, professionals can still find facilitating student success to be quite a challenge. This seminar will allow participants to expand their focus from single child centered interventions, such as schedules or social stories, to big picture issues at school site and district levels and an essential assistive technology toolkit.

Speakers

  • Keri Huddleston
  • Teru Langsdale
Location
Windsor C

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

9:00 AM PST


Overview of Assistive Technology

Full Day Workshop

Summary

Welcome to an introduction to the many types of Assistive Technology available to us today. The workshop includes a wide discussion of the variety of technology offered in the conference’s Exhibit Hall. This workshop is especially useful to newcomers to the fields of AT and disabilities and those who are first-timers at the CSUN Conference.

Speakers

  • Kelly Fonner
  • Scott Marfilius
Location
Ford C

Google Apps Accessibility

Full Day Workshop

Summary

Learn Accessibility features and functionalities on Google Apps followed by a question and answer session with a variety of Product Managers across the Google App Suite.

Speakers

  • TV Raman, Research Scientist, Google Inc.
  • Ajay Surie, Product Manager, Google Inc.
Location
Ford AB