Showcase Suites

Elizabeth Suite "A": Microsoft Corp.

1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 882-8080

Accessibility makes it easier for anyone to see, hear, and use a computer, and to personalize their computer to meet their own needs and preferences. For many people with impairments, accessibility is what makes computer use possible. For nearly twenty years, Microsoft has focused on making computers easier to use for individuals with a wide array of difficulties and impairments. Learn about the latest innovations in Microsoft products during the various sessions presented this week in the Microsoft Showcase.

Elizabeth Suite “F”: IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center

11501 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758

At IBM, we believe technology is only as effective as its ability to connect and enable networks of people. As businesses become more social, new opportunities are arising to extend the impact of enterprise technology. The IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center (HA&AC) focuses on technology solutions to address the issues associated with disability, aging and low literacy. An integral part of IBM Research, the Center is a worldwide organization that works with governments, collaborates with partners, and delivers solutions to clients in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The HA&AC enables human capability through innovation, so all people can reach their potential, regardless of age or ability. Visit IBM in the Elizabeth Ballroom F to learn more about Inclusive Social Business and experience new and innovative technologies.

Elizabeth Suite “G”: Deque Systems, Inc.

2121 Cooperative Way, Suite 210
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 225-0380, fax: (703) 225-0387

Deque Systems seeks to accelerate a barrier-free World Wide Web by delivering powerful compliance software and consulting services for anyone who needs to produce accessible web properties. Deque's Worldspace software platform is used by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, educational institutions, and individual developers to provide accessibility tools in every phase of the software development lifecycle. Deque Systems is an SBA 8(a) and SDB certified woman-owned business that believes that no one should be left out of life on the Web.

Elizabeth Suite “H”: Freedom Scientific

11800 31st Court North, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
(800) 444-4443, fax: (727) 471-7931

Join Freedom Scientific in Elizabeth H for a series of product presentations showcasing our very latest technology for those with visual impairments and learning disabilities. Highlights include our new high-definition TOPAZ® video magnifiers that let you see more text on the screen; and the SARA™ CE next-generation self-contained scanning and reading appliance for blind and low vision users. We’ll also demonstrate the PEARL® Portable Reading Camera with Freedom Scientific’s popular OpenBook® software; the MAGic® Large Print Keyboard; and the latest release of our popular screen reading software, JAWS® 13. New sessions include Social Media with JAWS; and a JAWS Certification Workshop. You’ll also learn how to build vision awareness in your local community by partnering with Freedom Scientific.