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Annual Interagency Accessibility Forum. October 12 - 14, 2021. Accessibility: A foundation for inclusion, diversity, and equity

PROGRAM Day 1/Tuesday, October 12th | Day 2/Wednesday, October 13th | Day 3/Thursday, October 14th
Katy Kale, Deputy Administrator, General Services Administration (GSA)

Robert "Bobby" Duffy, Chief Information Officer and Director of the Office of Information Resources Management (IRM), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
12:10 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.
Keynote Address
Daniel Pomeroy, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Information Integrity and Access, General Services Administration (GSA)

Whitney Quesenbery, Executive Director, Center for Civic Design
12:45 P.M. – 12:50 P.M.
Break with Vendor Videos
12:50 P.M. – 1:35 P.M.
General Session
Small Wonder – Building a 508 Program at a Small AgencyBuilding a 508 program can be challenging, even with entire teams of experts on hand…let alone when your agency has a couple of hundred people at most. Join Bobby Duffy, CIO at MSPB, and Dennis Oden, Accessibility Program Manager to hear and discuss tips and tricks for programs that consist of “me, myself, and I."
Moderator: Dennis Oden, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board
Panelists: Robert "Bobby" Duffy, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board
1:35 P.M. - 2:20 P.M.
Breakout Sessions
Track A: Lead Our Agencies Towards Access
Dancing to Accessibility: How to Fill Your Dance Card - No Special Shoes Required Learn the steps to the accessibility dance. Experts from Civil Rights, 508, IT, procurement and Reasonable accommodations will lead a discussion of the importance of collaboration and networking across disciplines to ensure accessibility for all. Successes and challenges for filling your agency’s accessibility dance card will be shared. You will leave with tips on when to tap, clog, waltz, and do a little shimmy to make your agency the hip-hopping accessibility place to work.
Moderator: Avis Ryan, General Services Administration (GSA)
Panelists: Annette Carr, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Yolanda Humphrey, Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Michael Looney, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Mark Urban, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Track B: Create Amazing Content
Accessibility First: Creating a Native Mobile App for Veterans The VA Office of the CTO, along with its partners Ad Hoc and Digital Foundry, created a native mobile flagship app. This app makes it easy for Veterans to check the status of their benefits and complete simple, transactional interactions. The app was designed and developed with an “accessibility first” mindset, and we will talk in detail about how we built in accessibility every day during our design and development process.
Moderator: Kimberly Borowicz, Department of Labor (DOL)
Panelists: Martha Wilkes, U.S. Digital Service
Bess Green, Digital Foundry
Meli S. Manek, Ad Hoc
Track C: Buy and Manage Compliance
Ensuring ICT Accessibility Throughout the Acquisition Lifecycle This presentation provides best practices and tips for ensuring ICT accessibility is built in as a requirement for Federal government acquisitions. The focus is on evaluating Section 508 compliance for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions, as these products represent most of the government's spend on IT. Information relevant to both Federal Agencies and Industry will be shared.
Moderator: Antonio Haileselassie, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Panelists: Betsy Sirk, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
2:20 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Break with Vendor Videos
2:30 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.
Breakout Sessions
Track A: Lead Our Agencies Towards Access
Inclusive Apprenticeship and Career Pathways: the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship This session will focus on how inclusive apprenticeships can drive access to career paths for diverse job seekers with disabilities. It will highlight the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship (PIA) and its work to advance apprenticeships in high-growth, high-demand fields, such as information technology, cybersecurity, clean and renewable energy, and healthcare. The session will also share PIA's resources that help employers and industry intermediaries increase access to support and foster Universal Design, and adopt accessible technology.
Moderator: Jennifer Komissarenko, Department of Labor (DOL)
Panelists: Josh Christianson, Department of Labor (DOL)
Scott Robertson, Department of Labor (DOL)
Track B: Create Amazing Content
Designing to Support Cognitive and Learning Disabilities This presentation will be based on Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities. I will discuss personas that illustrate challenges individuals with cognitive and learning disabilities experience when using the web. I will then illustrate solutions through positive and negative design patterns. This will include guidance on plain language as well as overall design strategies.
Moderator: Elizabeth Small,
Panelists: Dr. Rachel Bradley Montgomery, Library of Congress
Track C: Buy and Manage Compliance
Creating a Machine-Readable ACR Federal agencies face challenges in delivering accessible services to people with disabilities. Vendors submit accessibility conformance reports (ACR) to show that their products meet requirements. These ACR documents are a snapshot, rather than a continuous adherence to requirements.

Open Product Accessibility Template (OPAT) will develop a digital native accessibility compliance report. Based on Section 508 requirements, we will have machine-readable documentation. This will support better validation and automated accessibility testing.

Moderator: Michael Horton, General Services Administration
Panelists: Syed Azeem, General Services Administration (GSA)
Mike Gifford, Civic Actions / General Services Administration (GSA)
3:15 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Breakout Sessions
Track A: Lead Our Agencies Toward Access
Inclusive Design Demands Inclusive User Research: How to develop equitable research and testing opportunities User research is meant to surface and advocate for the voice of the user. But how do you ensure you’re hearing from those not in the majority? IRS’s Office of Online Services is exploring how to broaden user research capabilities for greater inclusivity, especially in accessibility and language proficiency. We’ll share our accessibility-beyond-compliance mindset and rationales; roadmap for creating inclusive user research practice; early-stage practical tips; and suggestions for measuring progress. Audience discussion welcome.
Moderator: Angela Watkins, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
Panelists: Ronna ten Brink, Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Alcora Walden, Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Track B: Create Amazing Content
Web Accessibility at the CFPB The CFPB maintains a large public-facing website at www.consumerfinance.gov. Its design and development team is tasked with ensuring Section 508 compliance so that its content is accessible to all, a challenge given the large number of pages and diversity of content. This talk will present strategies used to meet this challenge, including creation of a design system and use of free, open-source automated accessibility testing tools.
Moderator: Kimberly Borowicz Department of Labor (DOL)
Panelists: Andy Chosak, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Sonna Kim, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Track C: Buy and Manage Compliance
Breaking through Silos: Leverage Staff Creativity to Serve the Agency Mission The National Gallery of Art recently launched a large-scale project to make our website more accessible by drafting short descriptions of each of the approximately 200,000 images. Learn how we developed an onboarding process and flexible, scalable workflow that leverages the available time and interests of staff and volunteers. In addition to making the website more accessible, this project builds buy-in and builds capacity for more than one hundred colleagues associated with the institution.
Moderator: John Gordy, National Gallery of Art (NGA)
Panelists: Lorena Bradford, National Gallery of Art (NGA)
John Sullivan, Senior Technology Advisor to the Deputy Associate Administrator, General Services Adminsitration (GSA)

PROGRAM Day 2/Wednesday, October 13th

Cheryl Campbell, Assistant Secretary for Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The Honorable Senator Tammy Duckworth, United States Senator from Illinois
12:10 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.
Keynote Address
Judith E. Heumann, International Disability Rights Activist, and Former Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State (2010-2017)
Moderator: Andrea M. O'Neal, Senior Advisor to the Administrator (Equity), General Services Administration (GSA)
12:45 P.M. – 12:50 P.M.
Break with Vendor Videos
12:50 P.M. – 1:35 P.M.
General Session
International Digital Accessibilities Activities
Moderator: Jacob King, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Panelists: Axel Leblois, Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict)
Dr. Yulia Sarviro, Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict)
1:35 P.M. - 2:20 P.M.
Breakout Sessions
Track A: Lead Our Agencies Toward Access
Neurodiversity at Work: Creating Inclusive Work Futures Many people with neurological conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and dyslexia have exceptional skills, including in pattern recognition, memory, and mathematics. Yet they often struggle to fit the profiles sought by employers and estimates for unemployment for neurodivergent adults range as high as 80% to 85% (HBR 2017). While a growing number of companies are also refining HR processes to hire neurodiverse talent, there are many barriers and more work needs to be done. This panel will briefly discuss the needs for neurodiversity at work programs, what has worked, as well as, gaps and strategies for mainstreaming based on neurodiverse-led efforts as the future for creating holistic inclusive workplaces.
Moderator: Gary Morin, NIH National Institute on Mental Health
Panelists: Rhonda Moore, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Jessica Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Keivan Stassun, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering
Charlotte Valeur, Global Governance Group, UK
Track B: Create Amazing Content
Creating Accessible Fillable PDF Forms in Adobe Indesign How to easily build a fillable form in Adobe Indesign that satisfies accessibility requirements.
Using style sheets and other basic program features, we will produce a simple 508 compliant PDF form that will need no further external adjustment.
Moderator: William Windly,
Panelists: Charles Lindemuth, U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Track C: Buy and Manage Compliance
Enhancing Accessibility: AI and Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is often referred to as the driver of the 4th Industrial revolution, is making unprecedented breakthroughs and is evolving at an exponential rate. My topic will be on AI for Accessibility: 5 ways AI is breaking down barriers, increasing accessibility, and creating a more inclusive internet/web.
Moderator: Kimberly Shorter, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Panelists: Brianna McGowan, Services Administration (GSA)
Pia Zaragoza, PhD, General Services Administration (GSA)
2:20 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Break with Vendor Videos
2:30 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.
Breakout Sessions
Track A: Lead Our Agencies Toward Access
Moving from task based programs to a Safe, Accessible, Functional, Engaging (SAFE) work-life for federal staff with disabilities Most agencies provide accessibility and other services for staff with disabilities out of various offices, using individuals in many silos. Tasks are performed related to the person with a disability, but don’t necessarily consider the whole person and their range of needs. This presentation proposes a hopefully more effective, whole-person approach to all kinds of accessibility needs over an employee's work-span.
Moderator: David Whittington, Census Bureau
Panelists: Angie Fuoco, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Track B: Create Amazing Content
From 5,000 to 0: prioritizing documents for remediation There were over 5,000 documents on the Office of Natural Resources Revenue's (ONRR) primary website, onrr.gov. Almost none of them were Section 508 compliant for accessibility. We'll go over how we broke down the list into manageable chunks and prioritized the list. We used this prioritization to create a phased approach that got the most used documents accessible first.
Moderator: Lindsay Goldstein, Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR)
Panelists: Maroya Faied, Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR)
Shannon McHarg, Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR)
Track C: Buy and Manage Compliance
Adopting and Aligning to the ICT Testing Baseline How can an agency prepare to align to the ICT Testing Baseline and/or adopt a Baseline-aligned test process? This presentation will discuss the ICT Accessibility Testing Baseline Portfolio and provide updates on progress and ongoing efforts related to the portfolio. Presenters will also discuss the benefits of adopting and implementing a Baseline-aligned test process in their agencies along with suggestions for preparing to evaluate their existing test processes to validate alignment with the ICT Testing Baseline.
Moderator: Antoinette Johnson, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Panelists: Katherine Eng, U. S. Access Board (UASB)
Andrew Nielson, General Services Administration (GSA)
Michael Horton, General Services Administration (GSA)
3:15 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Breakout Sessions
Track A: Lead Our Agencies Toward Access
Reframe and Reinforce: Using Lessons from Neuroscience to Improve Leadership Understanding and Support for Accessibility Metaphors have been used as powerful teaching tools throughout history because they link new concepts to concepts people already understand, reframing in a way that allows listeners to more easily learn. Today, neuroscientists call this "neural reuse," which is the theory that metaphors use the exact same neural circuits as the new, more difficult concept being shared. In other words, metaphors don't "dumb down" an idea - they help listeners more quickly understand difficult new concepts! By reframing accessibility issues through the use of metaphors, and then reinforcing these ideas over time, you can successfully engage your leadership and turn them into true Section 508 Evangelists!
Moderator: William Windly, General Services Administration (GSA)
Panelists: Brandon Jubar, Department of Labor (DOL)
Track B: Create Amazing Content
What is the Current State of Audio Description in the US Federal Government? Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that federal agencies use electronic and information technology that is accessible to people with disabilities. For video and multimedia projects, this means captioning for Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons. It also means audio description (AD) for persons who are blind or partially sighted. Learn all you need to know about AD and how you can make your media projects accessible in a cost effective manner.
Moderator: Arthur Brunson, General Services Administration (GSA)
Panelists: Gary Morin, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Pat Sheehan, Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
Dr. Joel Snyder, Audio Description Associates, LLC
Andrew Nielson, Director of the Government-wide IT Accessibility Program, General Services Administration

PROGRAM Day 3/Thursday, October 14th
Krystal Brumfield, Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA)

Lou Charlier, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Labor (DOL)
12:10 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.
Keynote Address
Accessibility: A Look at the Foundation (Past, Present, and Future) Accessibility is one of the foundations of diversity, equity and inclusion and an instrumental part of what the government stands for in supporting its employees and the American public. Today you will get a brief look at that foundation....its past, present, and future.
Moderator: Arthur Brunson, General Services Adminsitration (GSA)
Panelists: Brooke Aiken, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Tim Creagan, U.S. Access Board
Yvette Gibson, General Services Adminsitration (GSA)
Andrew Nielson, General Services Adminsitration (GSA)
John Sullivan, General Services Adminsitration (GSA)
12:45 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Break with Vendor Videos
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Virtual Vendor Showcase

Select one of the four virtual exhibition tracks (A through D, below) where accessibility consultants and IT companies will showcase their accessibility products and services that support indivduals with disabilities. Each vendor presentation will be 10-minutes in length including any questions, with a 5-minute transition period between each to allow the next vendor to cue up their presentation and allow attendees to transition between tracks as desired. Background information on each vendor can be found at the bottom of this page below the agenda.

Track A:
  • BarrierBreak - 1:00 P.M.
  • Rio Global Corp - 1:15 P.M.
  • Codemantra - 1:30 P.M.
  • Vispero - 1:45 P.M.
Track B:
  • Esri - 1:00 P.M.
  • NSITE - 1:15 P.M.
  • New Editions Consulting - 1:30 P.M.
  • Adobe - 1:45 P.M.
Track C:
  • Crawford Technologies - 1:00 P.M.
  • Accessibility Track - 1:15 P.M.
  • FCC/Mitre - 1:30 P.M.
  • Automatic Sync Technologies - 1:45 P.M.
Track D:
  • Ava - 1:00 P.M.
  • Morphic-Raising the Floor - 1:15 P.M.
  • Accessibility Shield - 1:30 P.M.
2:00 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.
General Session
Driving Innovation of Accessible Work Technology to Empower Diverse Workers with Disabilities

Join this IAAF panel session by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to learn more about innovative approaches to foster accessible technology in the workplace, including artificial intelligence. Brandon Jubar, Branch Chief for IT Quality Management at DOL’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, will moderate a discussion with three DOL leaders who champion this work.

This discussion will feature DOL Chief Innovation Officer Chike Aguh; Taryn M. Williams, Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy at DOL; and Maya Raghu, Deputy Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

Moderator: Brandon Jubar, Department of Labor (DOL)
Panelists: Chike Aguh, Department of Labor (DOL)
Maya Raghu, Department of Labor (DOL)
Taryn Mackenzie Williams, Department of Labor (DOL)
2:45 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Break with Vendor Videos
3:00 P.M. – 3:50 P.M.
General Session
Ask the Expert End your IAAF experience with an opportunity to compare visions from key governmentwide accessibility experts! Mark Urban queries an all-star panel of leaders from the US Access Board, the General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as they peer into the past and future of Digital Accessibility, and answer questions about its’ broader role as part of the emerging governmentwide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility efforts.
Moderator: Mark Urban, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Panelists: Andrea M. O'Neal, Senior Advisor to the Administrator (Equity), General Services Administration (GSA)
Dr. Sachin Pavithran, U.S. Access Board
Betsy Sirk, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Yvette Gibson, Director, Government-wide Accessibility (Section 508) Training & Outreach, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration
Steve Harding, Director of Digital Strategies, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration

Exhibitors

The 2021 IAAF showcases vendors during breaks in programming each day of the event, and hosts virtual vendor showcases on Wednesday, Oct 14th from 1:00-2:00 PM ET. Explore vendor products and services designed to support and enhance the lives of people with disabilities.

NOTICE: Vendor participation was performed through an open registration and selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Federal CIO Council, GSA, partner agencies and other contributing agencies do not endorse the products, services, and claims of participating vendors.

Explore products and services designed to support and enhance the lives of people with disabilities.

  • 247 Accessible Documents: We are a provider of accessible document remediation services. We work along Section 508, WCAG, AODA & PDF/UA guidelines to ensure that organizations across industries can have their documents compliant and accessible.
  • Accessibility Shield" Accessibility Shield is a project management platform designed for WCAG compliance. Built for agencies, our tools provide intuitive solutions for Scanning, Auditing, Prioritizing and Remediating violations.
  • Accessibility Track: Innovative projects with and for the accessibility community. After six prior meetings with members of the Accessibility Testing Community, we collectively decided to form a new organization to generate new standards for accessibility test reporting. Our mission is to reform the way accessibility test results are generated and reported, and foster the adoption of new standards by vendors and product review providers.
  • Accessibility Shield: AccessibilityOz brings accessibility experience that is unmatched in breadth and depth. Founder Gian Wild is a web accessibility pioneer: she consulted with the Australian Government on the implementation of WCAG 2 in Australia, has spoken at the United Nations on the importance of web accessibility, and she spent six years on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group contributing to the development of WCAG2. The team has provided training, roadmaps and audits for countless organizations.
    Gain peace of mind tackling your unique accessibility challenges with AccessibilityOz and our three signature tools: OzART, our automated accessibility testing tool; OzWiki, our database of web accessibility errors, examples and solutions; and OzPlayer, the world's most accessible video player.
  • Agilitech Solutions: Agilitech Solutions offers simple, fast and affordable solutions for Section 508, ADA and WCAG 2.0) accessibility compliance/conformance. Unlike other companies, we bring cutting-edge web accessibility solutions to both the public and commercial sectors without requiring complex, lengthy service engagements.
  • Appligent: Appligent Document Solutions’ professionals make your documents accessible to individuals who need to have the document read to them aloud using their computer.
  • Automatic Sync Technologies: CaptionSync by AST was developed more than 14 years ago, in collaboration with a team of expert advisors from higher education and with funding from a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Today AST’s CaptionSync service is the leading video accessibility service for accuracy, cost-effectiveness, expertise and ease of use.
  • CommonLook: Test, create, remediate and validate PDFs for accessibility and compliance with the latest ADA and Section 508 regulations.
  • Ava: Are you a professional? We work with employers, teachers, event organizers and other accessibility specialists looking to fully include their deaf & hard-of-hearing members.
  • Equidox: Equidox PDF remediation software enables organizations to quickly and easily convert inaccessible PDF documents into accessible and usable PDF, HTML, and ePub content using AI-powered Smart Detection Tools. Equidox’s best-in-class software is available both on-prem and cloud-based, and includes free training and support. Equidox also offers expert document remediation services, and both software and services are listed on the GSA schedule. Let Equidox help you break down barriers to information and reach everyone in your potential audience.
  • BarrierBreak: BarrierBreak is a digital accessibility testing and consulting company based in India. We specialise in accessibility testing, accessible documents, and accessibility consulting. Your one stop solution for all your accessibility needs ensuring conformance to WCAG standards and compliance to Section 508, ADA, VPAT Creation and Accessibility Procurement.
  • codemantra: codemantra is a global leader in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP). Its AI-driven platform automates digital document accessibility compliance; captures, classifies, and extracts data; and transforms documents into any output format.
  • CommonLook: Test, create, remediate and validate PDFs for accessibility and compliance with the latest ADA and Section 508 regulations.
  • Crawford Technologies: AccessibilityNow® is a complete platform for the creation and management of accessible documents. Providing high levels of automation and integration into any environment, the platform includes software solutions and a wide range of tailored services to meet the document accessibility needs of all organizations, large and small, private sector and governments of all levels. Leveraging AI and automation, the comprehensive AccessibilityNow platform is flexible and supports both the unique processing requirements of high-volume transactional documents as well as static documents of all types.
  • Equidox: Equidox PDF remediation software enables organizations to quickly and easily convert inaccessible PDF documents into accessible and usable PDF, HTML, and ePub content using AI-powered Smart Detection Tools. Equidox’s best-in-class software is available both on-prem and cloud-based, and includes free training and support. Equidox also offers expert document remediation services, and both software and services are listed on the GSA schedule. Let Equidox help you break down barriers to information and reach everyone in your potential audience.
  • Esri: Esri builds ArcGIS, the leading mapping and spatial analytics software. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri ArcGIS products are designed to deliver location intelligence and meet digital transformation needs for organizations of all sizes.
  • FCC/MITRE: The FCC TRS initiative focuses on ensuring that users who are d/Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind have access to evolving communication technologies, and benefit from targeted testing and research which explore the impact of technology transitions on universal access.
  • InnoCaption: InnoCaption is the only mobile app that offers real-time captioning of phone calls through live stenographers and automated speech recognition software – the choice is yours. Our technology makes phone calls easy and accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing community!
  • Microassist: Microassist is a minority-owned, small business providing custom curriculum development and delivery that is compliant with Section 508, WCAG 2.0, and other recognized standards. For over twenty years our accessibility team has provided in-depth accessibility analysis and remediation of websites, mobile applications, documents, and other media files and platforms. We also offer a growing portfolio of online and instructor led accessibility training classes.
  • Morphic - Raising the Floor: Raising the Floor is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping ensure that everyone has access to information and communication technologies, including those who face barriers due to disability, literacy, digital literacy or aging.
  • New Editions Consulting: New Editions Consulting, Inc. is a customer focused, award winning, small, woman owned business that focuses on Children and Youth, Aging, Disability, Health, Workforce Development, Education, Housing, Transportation and International Development Programs.

    We specialize in Technical Assistance and Training, Section 508 and Accessible Information Communication Technology, Software and Web-Based Solutions, Program Management and Strategic Planning, Integrated Communications and Information Dissemination, Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement and Policy Analysis/Data Analysis/Studies.
  • NSITE: NSITE provides a continuum of employment services that connect employers with talented, dedicated people who are blind, visually impaired, and/or veterans to meet their workforce needs. As you move through the hiring process, NSITE is with you every step of the way to ensure that finding the right employee-employer match is as smooth and seamless as possible.
  • Perceptive Devices LLC: We provide Percept-D™, a patented technology for true hands-free and voice-free control of diverse electronics devices for improved productivity, safety and accessibility. It allows for control via simple facial gestures that can be captured by webcams or sensors mounted on eyewear.
  • Pneuma Solutions: As the world continues to move to a more virtual environment, you need an affordable solution that guarantees full access to everyone in your audience. Pneuma Solutions, the global leader in accessible cloud solutions, introduces Scribe For Meetings! The goal is to make the on-screen content in your online meetings and webinars using Zoom or Teams accessible to print-impaired participants in an as accessible manner as possible.
  • Rio Global Corp: AccessBot is a dedicated accessibility testing software with inbuilt support for the revised section 508 standards and the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). It is a web-based tool compatible with website usability standards.
  • Splash Box: At Splash Box we help our clients align marketing and branding strategies with their business objectives. We provide high end graphic design to meet marketing goals and reinforce their brand positioning with their clients. We are also proud to offer 508 Remediation Service and ADA Compliance website reviews, thereby helping to make the internet a more accessible place for the hard of sight.
  • Vispero: Vispero combines two Latin words: visio and spero. Visio means “the vision"; and spero, “hope". At Vispero we are driven in our mission of providing hope, determination, and independence through our complementary family of brands.

    Vispero is the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. Although officially formed in 2016, our brands Freedom Scientific, Enhanced Vision, Optelec, and TPG Interactive, share a long, rich history as industry leaders dating back to 1975.
  • Word Wizards: Word Wizards provides 508 compliance remediation, transcription services, graphic design, and integrated media solutions. From quote to completion, we work closely with our clients to provide the highest quality product with superior customer service.

Thank you

To all keynote speakers; breakout session moderators and panelists; attendees; IAAF volunteers, exhibitors and volunteers.

Reviewed/Updated: October 13, 2021