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

Location: Washington, DC

Photo of Shawn Lawton Henry
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

Photo of the building for the Partnership for Public Service Conference Center,
Partnership for Public Service Conference Center

(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.

2009 Annual Symposium on Plain Language and Usability

from Ginny Redish


The Center for Plain Language hosts an annual symposium on plain language and usability.

The 2009 Symposium will be

Date: October 30, 2009
Time: Workshop: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Symposium: 12:30 – 5:00 PM
Reception: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Place: National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
Cost: $150 for students, teachers, and federal employees who are members of the Center for Plain Language
$200 for students, teachers, and federal employees who are not members
$200 for all other members of the Center for Plain Language
$250 for all other non-members

This year’s theme is "Achieving Transparency through Plain Language".

The keynote speaker will be Congressman Bruce Braley (D., Iowa).
Braley is the chief sponsor of the Plain Language Act of 2009. The act, which would require federal agencies to write in plain language, is currently being considered in the U.S. Congress.

Speakers include

  • Karen Schriver on visual design
  • Ginny Redish on how plain language makes a difference on ballots
  • Sandy Hilfiker on designing health web sites
  • and others

If you sign up for the symposium, you may also sign up for a free 2-hour workshop on plain language that the Center is holding on the morning of October 30.

See for more information and registration.

We hope to see many local champions of plain language at the symposium.