We’re very excited that six members of our team will soon be making the trek from the land down under to the 35th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in Anaheim, California!

The conference provides an inclusive setting for researchers, practitioners, exhibitors, end users, speakers and other participants to share knowledge and best practices in the field of assistive technology. It showcases cutting edge technology and practical solutions, and is the largest of its kind in the world.

Andrew Arch, Allison Ravenhall, Julie Grundy, May-Fei Lee, Sarah Pulis and Stewart Hay have been approved to give a record SEVEN presentations, so we’re just a bit proud 🙂

It’s also our fifth time at CSUN, so we’re really looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces, and meeting new fellow accessibility aficionados. Contact us if you would like to meet up with any of us at CSUN.

Here’s a quick rundown of all the presentations the crew will be giving over the three days of the conference.

How To Train Your Dragon (NaturallySpeaking)

Presenters: Sarah Pulis and Andrew Arch
Time: 3.20pm PST, Wednesday 11 March
Location: Grand JK
Abstract: Learn how native HTML elements, ARIA attributes and ARIA design patterns behave in different versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

Personalised Technical Accessibility Training: A Case Study

Presenter: Allison Ravenhall
Time: 8am PST, Thursday 12 March
Location: Grand C
Abstract: “We want accessibility training for our app team but we don’t want all-day classroom sessions.” How I delivered a different sort of accessibility training program.

How To Influence People To Champion Accessibility

Presenter: Stewart Hay
Time: 2.20pm PST, Thursday 12 March
Location: Elite 2
Abstract: A look at effective influencing techniques that can help win the hearts and minds of people so they willingly become accessibility champions.

Making Accessible Web Animations

Presenter: Julie Grundy
Time: 3.20pm PST, Thursday 12 March
Location: Orange County 4
Abstract: Learn how to provide useful and fun interface animations to enhance people’s understanding while giving them control over what they see so nobody is excluded.

Accessible Procurement: Stories From The Trenches

Presenters: Sarah Pulis and May-Fei Lee
Time: 11am PST, Friday 13 March
Location: Orange County 1
Abstract: Tips for successful accessible procurement strategies from working with vendors as well as organisations procuring accessible products.

Using The Black Art Of Marketing To Sell Accessibility

Presenter: Stewart Hay
Time: 1.20pm PST, Friday 13 March
Location: Orange County 4
Abstract: A look at how classic marketing techniques can be used as a framework to build awareness and influence people to embrace accessibility and inclusive design.

WCAG 2.1 For Older Adults

Presenters: Andrew Arch and Makoto Ueki
Time: 4.20pm PST, Friday 13 March
Location: Grand JK
Abstract: Web accessibility is crucial to the provision of a positive online experience for older people, as it contributes to their connectedness, quality of life and well-being.

Catch our talks afterwards

We will be making all our presentations available online. If you’re interested, you can get in touch with us (and keep up with our updates) on Twitter through our respective profiles:

Andrew Arch – @amja

Allison Ravenhall – @RavenAlly

Julie Grundy – @stringy

May-Fei Lee – @May-Fei

Sarah Pulis – @sarahtp

Stewart Hay – @OhMyDeity

You can also follow all the discussion on the hashtag #CSUNATC20.

We’ll be seeing you soon at CSUN!