Agenda at a Glance

Oct. 2nd

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 p.m. Harpoon Brewery Welcome Party!

Oct. 3rd - Sessions

  • 9:00 AM Welcome Party: Registration & Snacks
  • 10:00 AM Blast Off: Into the World of Video Accessibility with Josh Miller, Co-CEO, 3Play Media
  • 10:10 AM From 0-100: Down-to-Earth Tips for Centralizing Accessibility with Will Murray, Sr. Product Designer, and Snaedis Valsdottir, Implementation Specialist, Hubspot
    • Session Description: 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.
  • 11:00 AM How to Navigate the Galaxy of Accessibility Laws with Lainey Feingold, Lawyer, Office of Lainey Feingold
    • Session Description: 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.
  • 11:50 AM The Relationship of Video, Sound, Captions, & Everything Under the Sun with Cara Pantano, Sr. Manager, Verizon
    • Session Description: 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.
  • 12:15 PM Out-of-this-World Lunch
  • 1:15 PM 5 Videos Every Organization Should Make this Year with Molly Swarttz, Program Management Lead, Wistia
    • Session Description: 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.
  • 2:05 PM Toolkit for the Digital Accessibility Space with Jack Nicolai, Product Manager, Adobe
    • Session Description: 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.
  • 2:50 PM Networking Lunar Break
  • 3:30 PM An Exploration into How You Can Use Accessible Video to Improve Comprehension with Karla Morris, Manager of Instructional Design, and Casey Frechette, Professor, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
    • Session Description: 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.
  • 4:15 PM Astronaut Chat with Actor CJ Jones
    • Session Description: 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.
  • 5:00 PM Landing Happy Hour!

Workshops - Track A: All About Video Accessibility with 3Play

  • 11:00 AM Up, Up, and Away: Getting Started with Video Accessibility
    • Workshop Description: Learn the elements of accessible video and how you can use 3Play to caption, describe, transcribe, and translate your videos.
  • 11:50 AM Making the Most of Your 3Play Account
    • Workshop Description: Geared for current 3Play customers, meet with the 3Play team, one-on-one to ask any burning questions about your 3Play Media account.
  • 1:15 PM A Complete Guide to the Audio Description Frontier
    • Workshop Description: What is audio description? Learn the basics of how to add audio description to online video, legal requirements for audio description, video player compatibility, examples and demos, how to create audio description, and benefits of audio description outside of accessibility.
  • 2:05 PM To Infinity and Beyond: What's on the Roadmap at 3Play?
    • Workshop Description: Get the inside scoop into new releases at 3Play.
  • 3:30 PM Houston, We Have Some Questions: One-on-One with the 3Play Team<
    • Workshop Description: A panel style workshop featuring members from 3Play's sales, marketing, support, and development team. Come prepared with questions from video accessibility to 3Play's services to favorite food spots in Seaport!

Workshops - Track B: All About Digital Accessibility

  • 11:00 AM Inclusive Digital Marketing with 3 Media Web
    • Workshop Description: 4 out of 5 Americans can consume your marketing without accessibility concerns. But what about that 1 in 5? 19% of Americans have a disability—56 million people, according to the US Census. Does your digital marketing exclude every 5th user? Learn how to create inclusive digital marketing with TJ Kelly, a Digital Marketing Strategist at 3 Media Web.
  • 11:50 AM Creating a Company Culture that Champions Accessibility
    • Workshop Description: Taught by 3Play's Director of Marketing Lily Bond, you'll learn how to make accessibility a priority at your organization. You'll explore who are the key players you need on board, how to build an accessibility-focused committee, and how you can raise awareness for the importance of accessibility.
  • 1:15 PM What to Know About Automatic Speech Recognition
    • Workshop Description: Is automatic speech recognition (ASR) enough to make video accessible? What is the most accurate ASR software? In this session will dive into the current state of automatic speech recognition.
  • 2:05 PM How to Create an Accessible Online User Experience
    • Workshop Description: Is your website fulfilling your user's needs? Is it easy to navigate? Is your product or website designed with the user in mind? Creating a positive online user experience is important for user loyalty and business success. In this session, you will learn how to understands the user's journey through your website or product, elements of user experience, and leave with essential tools you can use to test and build a positive user experience.
  • 3:30 PM Rallying Teams Around Accessibility Compliance with 3 Media Web
    • Workshop Description: Kelsey Whytock and Mike St. Jean, Project Managers at the award-winning digital web agency 3 Media Web, will share their experiences leading several successful projects and teams through the web design and development process, all while tying in accessibility standards, testing, and compliance certification. Learn about the planning, implementation and continued follow ups needed to run your next project.