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ACCESS celebrates video accessibility & the people who make it happen.

ACCESS Los Angeles featured all-around accessibility experts who shared invaluable advice on how to navigate the ever-changing digital accessibility realm.

Josh Miller, 3Play Media

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Why Accessible Video is Better Video


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Session Description

Josh Miller, co-founder and CRO of 3Play Media, discusses why accessible video is important for your content and your audience.

This presentation will cover:

  • The key components of accessible video
  • Who does accessible video benefit?
  • The current state of accessibility
  • Who is 3Play Media?

Presenter

Josh Miller
CRO and Co-Founder | 3Play Media

Mike Shebanek, Oath

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Yahoo’s Award-Winning Captioning Initiatives


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Session Description

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

This presentation will cover:

  • How Oath does accessibility
  • How they incorporate accessible media into their products and services
  • A look inside Oath’s award-winning accessibility labs
  • Common accessibility issues they face
  • Oath’s captioning workflow

Presenter

Mike Shebanek
Senior Director of Accessibility | Oath (formally Yahoo!)

Owen Edwards, Level Access

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2017 Digital Accessibility Trends


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Session Description

From Level Access, Owen Edwards, Senior Accessibility Consultant, talks 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.

This presentation will cover:

  • Who is Level Access?
  • The big picture on digital accessibility
  • Laws, regulations, and standards to know
  • New technologies to watch out for

Presenter

Owen Edwards
Senior Accessibility Consultant | Level Access

Panel (Netflix, Oath, UCLA, UCI, UCOP)

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PANEL: Creating Accessible Content


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Session Description

This diverse panel discusses how they incorporate accessibility into their respective organizations.

This presentation will cover:

  • Advice the panelist wish they had known
  • What everyone should do day one when implementing accessibility
  • Tips and tricks to get budget/buy-in
  • How accessibility has improve the user experience

Panelists

Brian Macken
Content Distribution Manager | Netflix

Mike Shebanek
Senior Director of Accessibility | Oath

Catherine Carpenter
Professor | UCLA Center for Human Nutrition

Judi Franz
Classroom Technology Support | UC Irvine

Travis Lee
Instructional Designer | Innovative Learning Technology Initiatve, University of California Office of the President

CJ Jones, Actor

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On Being a Deaf Actor, Director, & Producer


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Session Description

Actor, producer, and director, CJ Jones, shares 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.

This fireside chat will cover:

  • CJ’s background and how he got into acting
  • What it’s like to be a Deaf actor in Hollywood
  • How his roles have impacted societal perceptions of Deaf people
  • Sign World TV and how its improving communication between Deaf and hearing people in media

Presenter

CJ Jones
Actor, Director, Producer, Founder | Sign World TV

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