ACCESS Full Session Breakdown
ACCESS Boston is 37 days away, and we cannot wait to see you there!
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We have amazing speakers, engaging workshops, and lots of interstellar surprises lined up for you.
Our full session line up was recently announced, featuring accessibility experts from Adobe, Hubspot, Wistia and more.
Today we are breaking down each session and introducing the speakers so you’ll know what to expect on Oct. 3rd!
Blast Off: Into the World of Video Accessibility
Speaker: Josh Miller, Co-CEO, 3Play Media
Our very own co-founder Josh Miller is kicking off ACCESS with an introduction to video accessibility. Learn about the trends in video, elements of accessible video, and why it matters.
From 0-100: Down-to-Earth Tips for Centralizing Accessibility
Speakers: Snaedis Valsdottir, Implementation Specialist, & William Murray, Sr. Product Designer, Hubspot
First up, we have Snaedis and William, accessibility experts from Hubspot, who will dish on how you can begin to implement accessibility at your organization – even if you don’t have an accessibility initiative in place. They will walk us through how they are building an accessibility team at Hubspot and implementing accessibility into their development process.
How to Navigate the Galaxy of Accessibility Laws
Speakers: Lainey Feingold, Disability Rights Lawyer, Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Next up we have legal rebel Lainey Feingold, an internationally recognized disability rights lawyer and pioneer of Structured Negotiation known for negotiating landmark accessibility agreements. In this session, Lainey will take us through key cases, court decisions, government agency activity, settlements, and other recent developments in the digital accessibility legal landscape.
The Relationship of Video, Sound, Captions, & Everything Under the Sun
Speaker: Cara Pantano, Sr. Manager, Verizon
Cara Pantano, Sr. Manager at Verizon will dive into the results from a multi-pronged study on the relationship between video and sound. You’ll get answers to your most burning questions on how consumers are using video and what you can do to increase engagement and capture followers.
5 Videos Every Organization Should Make this Year
Speaker: Molly Swarttz, Program Management Lead, Wistia
From the video experts at Wistia, Molly Swarttz, Program Management Lead, will take us through which videos you should be creating to capture, engage, and delight your viewers. Molly will cover important stylistic and production elements to pay attention to, as well as how to incorporate accessibility into your video production process.
Toolkit for the Digital Accessibility Space
Speaker: Jack Nicolai, Product Manager, Adobe
In this session, Jack Nicolai, Accessibility Product Manager at Adobe, will share tools, techniques, and best practices to integrate accessibility requirements into your projects. This presentation will help you create better documentation to effectively communicate accessibility requirements throughout all phases of the product development lifecycle.
An Exploration into How You Can Use Accessible Video to Improve Comprehension
Speakers: Karla Morris, Manager of Instructional Design, and Casey Frechette, Professor, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
Karla Morris and Casey Frechette from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, set out to see if they could find a meaningful difference between the benefit of closed captioning and interactive transcripts in the classroom. In this study, Karla and Casey will dive into their findings uncovering the truth behind the impact of closed captions and interactive transcripts.
Astronaut Chat with actor CJ Jones
Speaker: CJ Jones, actor & comedian, Sign World Tv
In this fireside chat, we sit down with actor CJ Jones to learn about his experience as a Deaf actor in Hollywood, and how he’s using his production company, Sign World TV, as an emblem of accessibility in the entertainment industry.
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Making A Business Case for Captioning Publishing Videos
Many publishing brands and organizations have benefited from incorporating video accessibility into their video process. Accessible video has the power to turn a simple video into an inclusive and engaging experience, which can garner more viewers and potential customers. Although captioning is…
What You Can Learn From UsableNet’s 2019 ADA Lawsuit Report
If you’re an accessibility advocate, you may be familiar with the technology company, UsableNet. If you’re not familiar, UsableNet helps organizations create more accessible and inclusive digital experiences. For the last several years, UsableNet has been publishing an annual report tracking web…
How to Force Closed Captions to Appear on Your YouTube Videos
Have you ever wished that you could make people watch your video with captions? Well, we’re going to show you just how to do that! You might want to force captions on your YouTube videos for a few reasons. 3 Reasons to…