A Full Recap of ACCESS at Home 2021

July 6, 2020 BY SOFIA ENAMORADO
Updated: July 6, 2021

Let’s talk about the world beyond the pandemic.

As we begin to return to normal, the world as we knew it will never be the same. We’ve become digitally dependent and now need to figure out how to transition to in-person, while continuing to value digital.

Our future is looking very hybrid.

At ACCESS, we explored:

  • Accessibility lessons from the pandemic
  • How organizations can ensure their hybrid workplaces are accessible
  • How will companies who don’t address web accessibility struggle to transition back
  • Legal landscape of accessibility in 2021

 

Watch the full ACCESS at Home Sessions and Workshops!

 

ACCESS Sessions

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Video in a Post-Pandemic World with Josh Miller of 3Play Media

We kicked things off with our very own, Co-CEO and Co-Founder Josh Miller. He took us through how the pandemic shaped the use of captioning, and audio description.

Josh took us through the evolution of video in the events and fitness industry, and how they’ve impacted other organization’s use of video. In addition, he covers how we can confront some of the challenges of hybrid work environments through captioning.

 Watch Video in a Post-Pandemic World ➡️ 

 

A Guide to Creating Accessible Hybrid Workspaces with Casey Naiduk of Accessibility.com📈

In this session, Casey Naiduk, the Head of Content and Experience at Accessibility.com, shared practical steps for accessible hybrid environments. From accessibility novices to experts, attendees walked away with a roadmap for confronting a new era of work environments.

Attendees learned the drivers for accessibility, what accessibility in the workplace looks like, who owns accessibility, challenges faced by all departments, and accessibility testing. 

Didn’t get a chance to attend the session? View the full recording and slide deck here!

 Watch A Guide to Creating Accessible Hybrid Workspaces ➡️ 

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5 Expert Predictions That Will Shape Events in 2021 & Beyond with Devin Cleary and Rachel Ruggieri from Bizzabo 🤝

The world of professional events is undergoing a profound change, and we have an exciting opportunity to re-image and re-invent how we plan and deliver personalized experiences. There’s also lots of talk in the industry these days about new technologies, financial models, changing audiences, the hybrid format, accessibility, and growing demand for improved return on events.

In this session, Devin Cleary and Rachel Ruggier reveal the trends that will have the biggest influence over the next five years, and how you can maneuver to gain a competitive edge.

Key topics covered include business events of the future: Multi-sensory, authentic, and experiential; accessibility tips to execute truly inclusive events; and top trends and unique ideas about tomorrow’s hybrid experiments.

If you happened to miss the session, you can watch the full recording with the slide deck here! 

 Watch 5 Expert Predictions That Will Shape Events in 2021 & Beyond ➡️ 

 

What The Winn-Dixie Case Reversal & Other Important Rulings Mean For the Future of Web Accessibility
with Ken Nakata from Converge Accessibility
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Earlier this year, the courts reversed the landmark decision of the case Gil v Winn-Dixie. In this session, Ken Nakata, former Department of Justice attorney and Principal at Converge Accessibility, will dive into the significance of this decision for businesses that operate both digitally and physically.

In this session, former Department of Justice attorney Ken Nakata takes us through a detailed overview of the Winn-Dixie case and it’s affect on the digital accessibility landscapes.

This session is imperative for any corporate or B2B brands that want to understand accessibility laws and the web.

Catch the full sessions with the recording and slide deck here! 

 Watch What The Winn-Dixie Case Reversal & Other Important Rulings Mean For the Future of Web Accessibility ➡️ 

 

Workshop: Inclusive Design Post-Pandemic with Johan Verstraete

In this interactive session, inclusive design expert Johan Verstraete teaches us how to use inclusive design for better sensory experiences.

Using thought provoking questions, Johan forces us to think about the role of inclusive design in our lives and how we can improve user experiences by learning to think differently.

Johan also dives into how the pandemic will influence the future of design.

View the entire session with the recording and slide deck here!

 Watch Workshop: Inclusive Design Post-Pandemic ➡️ 

 

Accessibility Accountability in a Post-Pandemic World with Dax Castro🎥

In this presentation, accessibility expert Dax Castro shares how companies who don’t address web accessibility will struggle to transition back.

Dax covers the ROI of accessibility, as well as tips for getting buy-in from higher ups.

Looking to amp up your accessibility initiative? View the full presentation with the recording and slide deck here. 

 Watch Accessibility Accountability in a Post-Pandemic World ➡️ 

 

All About Live Captioning – Best Practices and What’s on the 3Play Roadmap? 🎙️

Join the 3Play product team as they share best practices for live captioning and debut an exciting new product on the 3Play radar.

We’ve also compiled all of these tips into a checklist so that you can always refer to it when you’re creating your next presentation. 

Watch the full session on live captioning!

 Watch All About Live Captioning ➡️ 

 

Accessibility at Xbox and Microsoft – Fireside Chat

Lily Bond, VP of Marketing at 3Play sat down for a fireside chat with Sean Jordan, Product Marketing Manager at Xbox, and Anita Mortaloni, Director of Accessibility at Microsoft, to talk about accessibility, trends, and the future of the gaming industry.

They cover topics around how users influence the direction of Xbox and Microsoft’s products, what resources they use to document their initiatives, and so much more.

Additionally, learn how accessibility is shaping the future of the gaming industry.

You don’t want to miss this session! Watch the full recording and slide deck here. 

 Watch Accessibility at Xbox and Microsoft ➡️ 

 


 

Thank you to all of our wonderful speakers and attendees for making our first virtual ACCESS a success! Watch all of the sessions and workshops here 👇 

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