• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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39th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Has Concluded

Using Generative AI as Your Accessibility Testing Assistant

Date & Time
Monday, March 18, 2024 - 9:00 AM PDT  
Orange County 1-3  
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Session Summary (Abstract)
 We have seen the media focus on the impact, both positive and negative, of ChatGPT and other generative AI tools. At ETS, our accessibility team has embraced AI as our assistant and apprentice. Learn from our accessibility experts about AI, and what it can, and cannot, do to help you do your job as an accessibility specialist.  During this workshop, you will learn how to use ChatGPT to create your own, custom, accessibility tools, specifically Bookmarklets, a simple way to add accessibility tooling to your web browser. You will leave this workshop with functional tools, tailored to your specific needs. This workshop is hands on so please bring your own laptop.
Learning Objectives

Learn the limits and capabilities of ChatGPT for accessibility
Understand accessibility bookmarklets and how they work
Learn to author ChatGPT prompts to create bookmarklets
Learn how to test and evaluate ChatGPT Bookmarklets in your work.

Markku Hakkinen
Markku (Mark) Hakkinen, PhD, is Director of Accessibility Standards and Inclusive Technology at Educational Testing Service.  He leads of team of accessibility specialists, engineers, and scientists focused on the design and development of accessible assessment and learning technologies.   Prior to ETS, Dr. Hakkinen, he has held positions at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland), the Paciello Group, the DAISY Consortium, and was CTO and founder of his own assistive technology company.
Shrirang Saharasbudhe
Shrirang Saharasbudhe, PhD, is a Senior Accessibility Engineer  in the Accessibility Standards and Inclusive Technology Group at Educational Testing Service.  Dr. Saharasbudhe focuses on the creation of innovative, accessible interactive educational assessments and on the design and implementation of accessibility engineering processes.  He received his PhD in Information Systems from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro.  Prior to his PhD studies, Dr Saharasbudhe was a Senior User Interface Architect at Infosys, Lts. and a software developer for the DAISY Consortium.
Brionna Johnson
Briona Johnson, MS, is an Accessibility Specialist in the Accessibility Standards and Inclusive Technology Group at Educational Testing Service. In her role at ETS, Bri is engaged in the accessibility design, review, and testing of educational assessment and learning technologies. Prior to joining ETS, she was teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing in Texas. She received her Master's Degree in Deaf Education from Vanderbilt University.  
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  • Markku Hakkinen
  • Shrirang Sahasrabudhe
    Educational Testing Service
  • Brionna Johnson

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