Hey SF! Have You Registered for ACCESS?

October 3, 2017 BY SOFIA ENAMORADO
Updated: February 20, 2018

Hey San Francisco! Have you heard?

We are going to be in town on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, for ACCESS!

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What is ACCESS?

ACCESS is a one-day event hosted by us that celebrates video accessibility and the people who make it happen.

Join us for a day of amazing speakers, networking, swag, delicious food, drinks and more!

Who will be there?

arlene mayerson
From Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Arlene Mayerson, Directing Attorney, will share the important lessons she learned from working as the NAD’s lawyer in the groundbreaking accessibility cases against Netflix, Harvard and MIT.

mike shebanek
From Oath (formally Yahoo!), Mike Shebanek, Senior Director of Accessibility, will dish about Yahoo/Oath’s award-winning accessibility team, with a deep dive into their superior captioning strategy.

Sam Joehl
From Level Access, Sam Joehl, Principal Technical Consultant, will talk about the common mistakes he sees when auditing websites, as well as talk about the essential regulations one must know when working in the digital accessibility space, particularly when it comes to complying with CVAA requirements.

Terril Thompson
From the University of Washington, Terrill Thompson, Technology Accessibility Specialist, will describe UW’s multi-faceted approach to video accessibility, including their strategies, funding methods, and tools they have developed to facilitate captioning and audio description on campus.

Mike Wood
From Innovative Learning Technology Initiative at the University of California Office of the President, Mike Wood, Assistant Director of Learning Technology Platforms, will share expert tips and strategies for designing accessible courses and content.

travis lee
From the Innovative Learning Technology Initiative at the University of California Office of the President, Travis Lee, Instructional Designer, will dive into the essential elements of universal design, and how others can use these tactics to build accessible websites, courses, content… you name it!

That’s not all though! We have more amazing speakers coming your way, so stay tuned!

Who is this event for?

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This event is for you, the video and content creators who are navigating through the video accessibility trenches.

Whether you work in entertainment, corporate, or education, there is something here for you.

ACCESS is for those who want to help transform the current state of video accessibility while learning how to leverage inclusive design to reach wider audiences and use its elements to create more dynamic content.

Through ACCESS, we want to bring content creators together to share ideas, strategies, and solutions.

What should I expect?

This year we have all-around accessibility experts who will be sharing invaluable advice on how to navigate the ever-changing digital accessibility realm.


We have a diverse lineup of speakers and panelists who will be sharing their strategies, approaches, advice, and even what they have learned from past mistakes.

We’ve also carved out time for everyone to network and mingle while enjoying delicious food and specialty drinks.

So bring questions and opinions, and don’t forget a notepad and business cards!

Anything else I should now?

The event is taking place at The Hall.

Make sure to arrive before 1:30 PM to register, pick up swag, and get some refreshments! Sessions will run from 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM, followed by a happy hour!

Click below to register!

click to reserve your spot now!

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