2020-2021 Upcoming Accessibility and UI/UX Conferences

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Conference Information Resources

Scheduled Conferences

Multiple dates, 2020

  • Gordon Research Conferences
    Location: various locations in the world (926 total biological, chemical, and physical scientific meetings throughout the year)

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

Jul 2020

August 2020

September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

  • November TBD, 2020
    DCUX 2020
    Location: Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Washington, DC
  • November 11–13, 2020
    Australian Assistive Technology Conference (AATC20) The Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) is a member of the Alliance of Assistive Technology Professional Organisations with sister organisations Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Europe, America and Australia. The aim of this agreement is to foster cooperation between these organisations and their members. ARATA is also a member of the Coalition on Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology in Asia, aiming to facilitate the advancement of Rehabilitation (RE) and Assistive Technologies (AT) and promote the adoption of these technologies by the people of Asia. Fellow signatories include AT and RE services in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.
    Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  • November 16–20, 2020
    Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD): Accessing Higher Ground
    Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado
  • November 19–20, 2020
    Assistive Technology Conference of New England (ATCNE) 2020
    Location: TBD

December 2020

January 2021

February 2021

March 2021

September 2021

The 4th Annual ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium: Perfecting Traditional Methods, Tackling Emerging Interfaces, and Beyond

Location: Washington, DC

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Shawn Lawton Henry
Keynote Speaker: Shawn Lawton Henry
"The Missing Link: Accessibility and Usability Working Together"

ICT 2019 Accessibility Testing Symposium Preliminary Program (.pdf)

Registration is Open

Main Symposium: Tuesday & Wednesday, October 1 & 2, 2019

Preconference Workshops: Monday, September 30 on:
A: Trusted Tester, B: Image Descriptions, C: Mobile Testing, D: PDFs, E: Team Instruction

Bootcamp-Style Instructional Course: Thursday, October 3 for
Assessing and Managing Risk

Bootcamp-Style Instructional Course: Thursday & Friday, October 3 & 4 for
Accessibility Testing for Beginners

Venue: Partnership for Public Service Conference Center (conference rooms and meeting rooms rental)
1100 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20005, USA

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Partnership for Public Service Conference Center

Hotel:
(The hotel is half a block (practically acrosss the street) from the venue.)
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Washington, DC Convention Center
900 10th Street NW Washington, DC 20001

To book, select "More Options" and then enter Group Code ICT at the Hotel Booking Site.

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Revised Section 508 Chapter 4 – Hardware

Register on the Accessibility Online website.

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Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Revised Section 508 Chapter 4 – Hardware (July 25)
The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place July 25 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and review requirements for hardware, including mobile devices, in the updated Section 508 Standards that the U.S. Access Board published in January. Presenters will cover requirements for operable parts, technologies with two-way voice communication, devices with display screens, closed caption and audio description processing technologies, closed functionality, and privacy, among others.

For more details or to register for this or other webinars in the free series, visit www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/schedule.

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The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series provides helpful information and best practices for federal agencies in meeting their obligations under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which ensures access to information and communication technology in the federal sector. This webinar series is made available by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the Access Board.

Section 508 Best Practices: Revised Section 508 Chapter 4 – Hardware

July 25, 2017, 1:00- 2:30 (ET)

Presenters:

  • Bruce Bailey, IT Specialist, U.S. Access Board
  • Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board
  • Deborah Kaplan, Section 508 Policy Lead, Office of the CIO, HHS (moderator)

Register on the Accessibility Online website.