Sponsors

Sponsor & Advertisement Opportunity

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for or advertising with the 29th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference? Each registered conference attendee will receive conference materials and your advertisement can be printed in our conference program.

To learn more about how to increase your exposure during the CSUN Conference, please send your request to: conference@csun.edu

Sponsors of the 2014 International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference

ABILITY Magazine is consistently ranked on the Top 50 Magazines in the World — and is the leading magazine covering Health, Disability and Human Potential. We are an award-winning publication, distributed by Time-Warner. For nearly 20 years, our mission has been to provide new insights into our individual levels of ability. From Diabetes to Spinal Cord Injury and celebrity interviews to CEO profiles, ABILITY covers the latest on Health, Environmental Protection, Assistive Technology, Employment, Sports, Travel, Universal Design, Mental Health and much more. Our writers include MDs, PhDs, JDs, best-selling authors, U.S. Senators and advocates. Cover interviews consist of Movie and TV Celebrities, Sports Figures, Business Leaders, Presidents, First Ladies and more.

Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Our tools and services enable our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. We help our customers make, manage, measure and monetize their digital content across every channel and screen.

With a mission “to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices,” Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished, and used items in categories such as books; movies; music & games; digital downloads; electronics & computers; home & garden; toys; kids & baby; grocery; apparel; shoes & jewelry; health & beauty; sports & outdoor; and tools, auto & industrial.

"Since our inception, Canon's fundamental corporate philosophy has been kyosei. From this starting point, we strive to develop superior technology that continually enriches the lives of our customers and aim to build a society in which all people - regardless of differences in culture, customs, language, or race - live and work in harmony for all time.

In recent years, the diversity of our customer base in advanced countries has blossomed, even as these countries face aging populations. Our customers today transcend past categories and demographics: for example, even small children are computer literate.

The underlying concept of universal design, which seeks to provide goods that are inherently accessible and useable by all people, is perfectly in tune with the kyosei philosophy and is the product development ideal we aspire to.

We hope you will continue to lend your understanding and support to our universal design initiatives in future Canon products and services."

Canon Inc.

The CEA Foundation is a public, national foundation affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association. It was established with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives. The Foundation is focused on strategic support of programs to impact these communities and has launched its first series of grants in 2012. It also serves to facilitate dialog between industry, consumers, government, advocacy groups and other key stakeholders around important issues.

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

"Deque invents software that makes the web accessible.

That’s both our mission and our passion and something we have been doing for over 10 years with major corporations, government agencies, and other organizations. Every Deque team member – some of whom have been with the company since it was founded in 1999 – is passionate about the importance of accessibility in the digital world and in helping customers achieve the outcomes that accessibility provides. Our culture focuses heavily on these key pillars, in hiring, evaluation, and career paths."

"Freedom Scientific is the largest worldwide manufacturer of assistive technology products for those who are blind or have low vision. Freedom Scientific is also the only company with a complete line of products for those with vision impairments. All of these products are tested and guaranteed to work together. Freedom Scientific has been in business for over ten years and its products are sold in 55 countries and translated into 24 languages."

As part of Google’s mission to make the world’s information universally accessible and useful, we’re committed to making accessibility a reality for all of our users, including those with disabilities. Visit Google Accessibility website for more information.

Join the IBM team in our suite (Manchester B Ballroom) for general session presentations and panel discussions on a range of topics including the latest in accessible user interface design, mobile accessibility, accessibility risk and compliance management and much more.

In the not-so-distant past, organizations integrating accessibility into their IT strategy worked with a fairly finite and stable set of factors. Today, evolving legislation – along with disruptive technology trends such as social computing, HTML 5, and smart device proliferation – are rapidly changing the accessibility risk profile for organizations across industries.

Check the CSUN program and website for a full listing of IBM’s general sessions, panels and presentations.

"At Microsoft, our mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. We consider our mission statement a promise to our customers. We deliver on that promise by striving to create technology that is accessible to everyone—regardless of age or ability.

Microsoft recognizes and values the capabilities and contributions of all people—including those with disabilities. We are a more successful company because of our efforts to recruit and employ top quality people including those who happen to have disabilities. And we recognize that our employees with disabilities make an added contribution by helping us reach a broader market for our products."

The desire to communicate in a mobile world does not discriminate. There are an estimated 600 million people worldwide who have a recognised disability, in addition to others with needs for improved accessibility, whether in regards to vision, hearing, speech, mobility, cognition or age.

Nokia has a long history of transforming the freedom of wireless communications, and we are working to bring this wireless world to everyone. We have a team of experts dedicated to developing internal product design standards, initiating research projects, and training employees worldwide for servicing customers with unique wireless communication needs.

For the people of Nokia, it all comes back to our mission of "connecting people."

"Oracle is committed to creating accessible technologies and products that enhance the overall workplace environment and contribute to the productivity of our employees, our customers, and our customers’ customers."
- Safra Catz, President and CFO, Oracle

With more than 390,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—and with deployments across a wide variety of industries in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle offers an optimized and fully integrated stack of business hardware and software systems.

The Paciello Group LLC is a privately held consulting group passionately dedicated to helping government agencies, technology vendors, e-commerce corporations, and educational institutions make their technology equally accessible to all people, including those with disabilities. The company offers professional consulting and technology solutions to ensure that clients reach all audiences effectively and efficiently while meeting governmental and international standards.

Our mission at Sprint is to provide the highest quality wireless service for our customers, including those with disabilities. From our industry-leading devices to pioneering the nation's first 4G network, we are committed to anticipating the needs of our customers and making our award-winning services accessible to all. We demonstrate that commitment by working with a number of phone manufacturers and vendors to offer wireless services and devices that incorporate helpful, easy-to-use features.

For nearly two decades, SSB BART Group (SSB) has provided technology accessibility compliance solutions for thousands of organizations, including corporations , government agencies and leading educational institutions. SSB’s solutions ensure conformity with relevant laws, standards and guidelines, including the ADA, WCAG, CVAA, AODA, Mandate 376 and Section 508 requirements. Implementing a comprehensive approach to address the full scope of accessible technology regulations, SSB offers software, consulting and training to ensure compliance in desktop, mobile and electronic document systems. The firm’s Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) delivers a scalable infrastructure to manage accessibility across the entire development life cycle. In addition to general sessions throughout the week, be sure to join the SSB team in Harbor H Ballroom on Thursday for special speaking sessions, the Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) User Summit, and Happy Hour beginning at 4 PM.