The 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, known to people in the industry as the 2016 CSUN Conference, is being held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, CA from March 21 to March 26. CSUN, through the International Conference on Assistive Technology for Persons with Disabilities, provides an inclusive setting and hosts many groups including:
- end users
CSUN showcases much of the new and innovative assistive technology that helps people with disabilities. You can read the full list of exhibitors in the Exhibitor Directory.
The conference also hosts many sessions that cover a variety of topics around assistive technology including many topics on digital accessibility, the WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 guidelines, and the ADA. Among the speakers is the CEO and Founder of Interactive Accessibility, Kathy Wahlbin and Interactive Accessibility’s Principal Accessibility Specialist, Greg Kraus.
Kathy’s sessions include:
- Creating an Accessibility Specialist Training Program for your Organization, presented by Kathy Wahlbin, Suzanne Taylor and Mia Lipner at 2:20 Wednesday, March 23 in Mission Beach AB on the 3rd floor of the Seaport Tower.
- Beyond Accessible: Research on Practical Application of Learning Content, presented by Kathy Wahlbin at 10:00 on Thursday, March 24 in Mission Beach AB on the 3rd floor of the Seaport Tower.
- Beyond WCAG 2.0: New Techniques for Mobile Accessibility, presented by Kathy Wahlbin and Jeanne Spellman at 2:20 Thursday, March 24 in Harbor Ballroom F on the 2nd floor of the Harbor Tower.
- WCAG: New Needs, New Work to Enhance WAI Guidelines, presented by Kathy Wahlbin, Michael Cooper, Judy Brewer, Andrew Kirkpatrick, and Jim Allan in the Harbor Ballroom F on the 2nd floor of the Harbor tower.
Greg’s sessions include:
- Succession = Successfully Passing the Accessibility Baton, presented by Greg Kraus, Paul Paire and Brent Whiting in Solana Beach A on the third floor between Harbor and Seaport Towers.
- The Accessibility Playground: Web Accessibility Training by Experimentation, presented by Greg Kraus in Cortez Hill C on the 3rd floor of the Seaport Tower.
For more sessions see the full session listing on the conference website.
Among the many events at CSUN is the 2016 CSUN Tweetup, which we at Interactive Accessibility are proud to sponsor. The Tweetup will be a social gathering of people who know each other through Twitter and an opportunity for them to meet in person. People tweeting about accessibility use the popular hashtag #a11y and will be tweeting about CSUN using the hashtag #csun16. You don’t have to be a Twitter user to attend and meet the many great people that will be there. You can follow us on twitter at @ia11y.
We hope to see you at CSUN 2016. Please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to schedule time to talk to us. And follow us on Twitter for live tweeting from the event. @ia11y
For more information and to register for CSUN see the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference Website.