Sponsors

Sponsor & Advertisement Opportunity

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for or advertising with the 30th 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.

Learn more about how to increase your exposure during the CSUN Conference by downloading the Sponsorship brochure.

Please send your request to: conference@csun.edu

Sponsors of the 2015 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. Please visit us in Exhibit Booth #614.

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. Please visit us in our Showcase Suite Seaport "F".

Amazon invites you to Play with Fire… on Friday

Come by the “Mission Beach C” session room any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm on Friday, March 6th to get hands-on with the all-new Fire tablets and other Amazon devices.

Representatives from Amazon’s Accessibility team will be on hand to listen to your feedback and to answer questions about Fire’s new and improved accessibility tools.

Short demonstrations will be given throughout the day. Start times align with conference sessions:

  • 9:00 am: Closed Captioning on Fire TV, Fire Tablets, & Fire Phone
  • 10:00 am: Blind & Low Vision features on Fire Tablets & Fire Phone
  • 11:00 am: Introduction to Amazon Echo
  • 1:20 pm: Kindle features for struggling readers
  • 2:20 pm: Surprise – Come find out!
* All demonstrations will be held on Friday, March 6th in “Mission Beach C” on the 3rd floor, between the Seaport and Harbor Towers.

At AT&T, we believe in the ability of all people. Our dedication to accessibility is present in every product we make, in every service we offer, and in how we hire, develop and engage employees with disabilities. You are invited to join the AT&T Team, as well as several of our device manufacturers, in our private ballroom - the Seaport A Ballroom at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. All of our activities are designed with you in mind. We will have general education sessions, wireless device training sessions, and demonstrations of the latest accessible features of wireless devices, all in one location. So check out the CSUN program guide or visit us in the Seaport A Ballroom for a full listing of AT&T's activities. You will not want to miss any of our scheduled activities.

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. Visit Comcast at booth #712 in the CSUN15 Exhibit Hall to learn about Voice Guidance, the industry’s first "talking guide" built into the XFINITY X1 Entertainment Operating System; experience XFINITY’s accessible mobile apps that enable you to take TV on the go, troubleshoot your service and more; an explore career opportunities at Comcast-NBCUniversal.

"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. Visit us in booth #405 in the Exhibit Hall and our Showcase Suite in Seaport Ballroom "H" and mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 4 as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of JAWS for Windows.

Join Google's accessibility and engineering teams in our Showcase Suite in Seaport “G” for general session presentations on a range of topics, with product spotlights on Chrome, Docs and Drive, Android, and Google Glass. For a full list of our sessions, check the CSUN Conference program schedule. For more information on Google’s mission to make the world’s information universally accessible and useful, visit Google Accessibility website.

Join IBM in our Showcase Suite, Seaport Ballroom B, for general session presentations and panel discussions on a range of topics including mobile accessibility, inclusion by design, compliance management, personalizing the user experience, and much more.

IBM Accessibility is focused on establishing IT standards, shaping government policies, and developing innovative technology and industry solutions that adapt to each person’s needs and abilities to make routines, interactions, and decisions easier and more intuitive. Its hyper-personalized solutions are designed so everyone - people with disabilities; the aging population; novice technology users; people with language, learning, and literacy challenges; or any individual facing a situational impairment while using a device - can be an active and productive participant in work and life. IBM helps commercial and government organizations manage accessibility compliance issues, improve digital learning and training, simplify the user experience, and create an inclusive workplace environment.

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

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. Please join us in our Showcase Suite, Seaport "C", for our general sessions, presentations and more information.

"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.

Simply Accessible Inc., is a leading firm that delivers insightful and creative accessibility consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, educational institutions, public utilities, government agencies and other private sector clients. Since 1999, they have helped their clients with three core accessibility needs to assess the current level of accessibility, strategize on how to reach the highest level, and then ensuring that the customers’ teams possess the knowledge and skills to be self-sufficient. Join Simply Accessible, in their “mini” Showcase Suite on Wednesday, March 4-Thursday, March 5 for their general session presentations and other interactive sessions.

For two decades, SSB BART Group (SSB) has provided digital 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’s suite of services ensure compliance in desktop, mobile and electronic document systems. The firm’s Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) delivers a scalable infrastructure to manage digital accessibility across the entire development life cycle. In addition to general sessions throughout the week, be sure to join SSB’s team of experts in Balboa “B” on Thursday for special speaking sessions and the 2nd Annual AMP User Summit.

Since Toyota's founding, our corporate spirit has been "To enrich society through making things." Based on this spirit, Toyota has been developing human-assisting partner robot. Our goal is to build robots that embody "kindness" and "intelligence" and that will be able to assist with human activities in applications such as assistance, elderly care, manufacturing, and mobility in the near future.

Our global mobility mission is to create value in society, and in our company, sharing our know-how with partners to advance the freedom and joy of mobility for everyone. We also have a global mobility foundation with an integrated approach to mobility. Access: Mobility for everyone; Safety: Eradicate road fatalities; and Ecology: Decrease energy needs. Please visit us on Friday, March 6 in Mission Beach “A/B” for interactive sessions and more information.