Photo of this year's Conference Chair Caren Sax

Program Overview

Keynote

This year's Keynote Address at the Conference which will be held February 26, Tuesday evening, in Manchester Ballroom at 5:30 PM. Caren Sax, this year's Conference Chair will host the Tuesday evening event. A Reception will follow the Keynote Address.

Photo of Keynote Speaker Dr. Deana McDonaghWe are pleased to announce that this year our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Deana McDonagh. A faculty member of both the Industrial Design in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, Dr. McDonagh is an Empathic Design Research Strategist. Her keynote will focus on enhancing the quality of life for all through more intuitive and meaningful products which can lead to emotional sustainability.

Please join us in Manchester Ballroom on Tuesday, February 26 at 5:30 P.M. when we open the 28th Annual Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.

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Conference Schedule

Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Conference Registration 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshops 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Pre-Conference Workshops Half-Day 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Lunch Break 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Conference Registration 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshops 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Lunch Break 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Keynote Address and Welcome Reception 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • Conference Registration 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • General Sessions 8:00 AM - 5:20 PM
  • Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Opening of Exhibit Halls 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • Conference Registration 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • General Sessions 8:00 AM - 5:20 PM
  • Exhibit Halls 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Friday, March 1, 2013

  • Conference Registration 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • General Sessions 8:00 AM - 5:20 PM
  • Exhibit Halls 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Saturday, March 2, 2013

  • Conference Adjourns

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Pre-Conference Workshops

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

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Exhibits

The exhibit halls will be open Wednesday, February 27, 2013 through Friday, March 1, 2013. The Exhibit Halls are FREE and the hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, February 27, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 28, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday, March 1, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

You must register to attend the FREE Exhibit Halls. Please register for "Exhibit Hall Only" if you are only visiting the exhibitors.

Accommodation Services for the Exhibit Halls

In our effort to provide reasonable accommodation services (interpreters and sighted guides) at the conference, we are limiting requests to 20 minutes time periods when visiting the Exhibit Halls. As always, these services are based on the availability of our service providers.

You are, of course, welcome to return and request services again throughout the day and/or on additional days you may be coming to the Exhibit Halls.

We appreciate your cooperation with these procedures and thank you for your support in our efforts to provide services for the convenience of our conference attendees and visitors to the Exhibit Halls.

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Exhibitor Listing

To view the 2013 Directory of Exhibitors by Company Name, please visit the Exhibitor Directory page.

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