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

ACCESS San Francisco 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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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!)

Sam Joehl, Level Access

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2017 Digital Accessibility Trends


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Session Description

From Level Access, Sam Joehl, Principal Technical 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

Sam Joehl
Principal Technical Consultant | Level Access

Terrill Thompson, UW

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Able Player & Video Accessibility at UW


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Session Description

From the University of Washington, Terrill Thompson, Technology Accessibility Specialist, describes 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.

This presentation will cover:

  • Why it’s important to make content accessible
  • How UW approaches video accessibility
  • UW’s internal captioning grant
  • Tools UW has built to facilitate accessibility on campus

Presenter

Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist | University of Washington

Mike Wood, UCOP

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Incorporating Accessibility into Course Design


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

This presentation will cover:

  • Accessibility in higher education
  • What is the Innovative Learning Technology Initiative?
  • ILTI’s solutions to accessible course design
  • The future of course design

Presenter

Mike Wood
Assistant Director | Innovative Learning Technology Initiative, University of California Office of the President

Arlene Mayerson, DREDF

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The Legal Landscape of Closed Captioning


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

This presentation will cover:

  • Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Web Access
  • Netflix Litigation
  • MIT/Harvard litigation
  • Other applications

Presenter

Arlene Mayerson
Directing Attorney | Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

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