Sponsors

Sponsor & Advertisement Opportunity

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for or advertising with the 31st 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 2016 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 #113.

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 join us in our Exhibit Booth #522 and see our products for yourselves!

Amazon invites you to Play with Fire… on Friday

Come by the “Pier” session room any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm on Friday, March 25th 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:

* All demonstrations will be held on Friday, March 25th in “Pier” 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 Harbor Ballroom G 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 Harbor Ballroom G 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 in the "Pier" room on the 3rd floor on Thursday 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 Systems is proud to be returning to CSUN as a Showcase sponsor. This year, we will be featuring:

- 15 presentations from Deque Experts (check the session listings for details)
- Walk-in demos of Deque products from 3-5pm Wednesday and Thursday
- Free coffee and networking 8-9am Wednesday-Friday

DON'T MISS DEQUE'S ANNUAL CSUN PARTY AND ACCESSIBLE KARAOKE! On Wednesday night (3/23) we'll be hosting our annual reception, once again featuring accessible karaoke, in the Palm Foyer. The reception will kick off in the exhibit hall from 5-6:30 and then move upstairs to the Palm Foyer. You won't want to miss it!

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 #305 in the Exhibit Hall and our Showcase Suite in Harbor Ballroom "B".

Join Google's accessibility and engineering teams in our Showcase Suite in Harbor Ballroom "H" for general session presentations on a range of topics, with product spotlights on Android, Chrome, Docs and Drive, Liftware, YouTube, driverless cars, and more. 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 the Google Accessibility website. Come visit us in our Exhibit Booth #213 for even more information!

At HP Inc. we believe in reinvention. We believe that technology should make life better for everyone, everywhere. This vision guides everything we do, how we do it and why we do it. It is why we keep reinventing our company, our technologies and what tomorrow holds, so industries, communities and individuals can keep reinventing how they operate, ideate and create what matters the most to them. More information about HP is available at www.hp.com and our commitment to accessibility at www.hp.com/accessibility. Come visit us in our Exhibit Booth #821 and #823 for a Sprout demonstration and information on the developer program.

Join IBM in our Showcase Suite, Harbor Ballroom C, 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.

Microsoft is committed to creating and delivering technology that empowers people with disabilities to achieve more at school, at work and in their personal lives. We know that people interact with our products in diverse ways. So we're working hard to ensure our products are designed with accessibility in mind and provide a great user experience for individuals of all abilities. For more information about our work, please visit our website: http://microsoft.com/accessibility and be sure to stop by the Pier Room on Wednesday, March 23 to see presentations led by the Microsoft Office and Windows engineering teams. Topics include:

• Accessibility Enhancements in Office 365
• How to use Office 365 with a screen reader and keyboard
• Best Practices for authoring accessible content with Office 2016
• Increasing comprehension, particularly for gifted learners and people with dyslexia with Learning Tools for OneNote
• Getting to know Windows 10
• Accessibility in Windows 10
• What’s New for Accessibility in Edge

Start times align with conference sessions.

"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, CEO, Oracle

With more than 420,000 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 a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems. To learn more about Oracle's Accessibility Program, including our portfolio of accessible products, visit Oracle's Accessibility Program website.

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. Join us on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm in Harbor Ballroom "D" for our Tweet-Up!

Proud Sponsor of Conference Scholarships Program

For two decades, SSB BART Group has provided digital accessibility compliance solutions for thousands of organizations in the private and public sectors. SSB’s solutions ensure conformity with relevant laws, standards and guidelines, including the ADA, WCAG, CVAA, AODA, and Mandate 376, as well as Section 504 and 508 requirements. With a comprehensive suite of services designed to support effective, long-term accessibility programs, SSB helps clients address the full scope of accessible technology regulations with software, consulting and training to ensure compliance in desktop, mobile and electronic document systems.

Join us in the SSB Suite (Harbor I) for a variety of general sessions and a special event on Thursday night. We’ll also be introducing the newest extension to our Accessibility Management PlatformAlchemy – making accessibility testing and remediation easier than ever before. Catch a live demo of Alchemy’s magic in action on Thursday at 1:20pm.