Conference Chair Caren Sax

Program Overview

Keynote Address - Tuesday Evening

Mark your calendars for this year’s Keynote Address at the Conference which will be held March 22, Tuesday evening, at 5:30 pm. Caren Sax, this year's Conference Chair will host the Tuesday evening event. A Welcome Reception will follow the Keynote Address.

Keynote Speaker Christopher P. LuWe are honored to announce that Christopher P. Lu, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor has accepted our invitation to be this year’s Keynote Speaker. Mr. Lu was sworn in on April 4, 2014, after being confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate. He serves as the chief operating officer of a 17,000-employee organization that works to create greater opportunities for all Americans. In his Keynote Address, Mr. Lu will discuss the critical role of technology in the modern workplace, and the Labor Department's efforts to promote the development and adoption of accessible workplace technology by America's employers

Please join us in the Harbor Ballroom on Tuesday, March 22 at 5:30 pm as we commence the 31st Annual Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.

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Strache Leadership Award

This year's Strache Leadership Award Recipient Dr. Catherine S. Fichten Each year the Center on Disabilities recognizes a leader in our field who has made a major impact in education and research. We are honored to announce that this year’s Strache Leadership Award Recipient is Dr. Catherine S. Fichten. Dr. Fichten’s experience includes co-directing the Adaptech Research Network and working as a clinical psychologist at the Behavioural Psychotherapy and Research Unit of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Her research interests include factors affecting the success of college and university students with various disabilities, with a focus on information and communication technologies which makes her a very well-deserving recipient of this year’s Strache Award.

The Strache Leadership Award will be presented at the Keynote Address on Tuesday evening.

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Conference Schedule

Monday, March 21, 2016

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

  • Conference Registration 8:00 AM – 5:30 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, March 23, 2016

  • Conference Registration 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall Registration 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • General Sessions 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Lunch Break 11:40 AM-1:20 PM
  • Opening of Exhibit Hall 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • Conference Registration 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall Registration 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • General Sessions 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Lunch Break 11:40 AM-1:20 PM

Friday, March 25, 2016

  • Conference Registration 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall Registration 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • General Sessions 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Exhibit Hall 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Lunch Break 11:40 AM-1:20 PM
  • Conference Adjourns

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Full-Day and Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops will be offered on Monday, March 21, 2016 and Tuesday, March 22, 2016. These workshops are designed to give in-depth training on specific topics.

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Exhibit Hall Opening

Join us on Wednesday, March 23 when we open the door to the Exhibit Hall! With so many innovative products and services on display, you’ll want to get an immediate start, right at the opening at 12:00 pm on Wednesday. We invite you to review the list of exhibitors on the conference website to plan ahead and organize your time. Also, be sure to note the Exhibit Hall hours for this year.

The Exhibit Hall is located in the Grand Hall on the lobby level of the hotel. The Exhibit Hall Opening Reception will be held at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, March 23, following the opening at 12:00 pm.

You must register to attend the FREE Exhibit Halls. Please register for "Exhibit Hall Only" if you are only visiting the exhibits. You only need to register once to access the exhibits during open hours.

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 Hall.

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 Hall.

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Exhibitor Listing

To view the 2016 Directory of Exhibitors by Company Name, please visit the Exhibitor Directory page.

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