Accessibility Forum

Title:  “Taking Accessibility Mainstream: Making the Case for an International Society of Accessibility Professionals”

Date:           Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012

Length:       One day

Time:           8:30 AM – 4:45 PM

Location:    2012 CSUN Conference, Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, CA
                      Edward Room, 2nd floor
                     (Registration for this event is separate from the CSUN registration.  See below for registration details.)

Hosted by:  Accessibility Interoperability Alliance (AIA) - the technical & engineering division of the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)

Overview:  This forum is intended to bring focus to the needs of the development community in achieving accessible technology. 

As evidenced by the results of the Developer’s Survey on Accessibility conducted in late 2010, respondents highlighted an industry and profession in the midst of a fragmented landscape of partial solutions and serious obstacles to the attainment of more uniform, universally accessible technology.  These obstacles range from basic challenges, such as a lack of developer skills, little or no coverage in engineering courseware, and lack of testing/development tools, to more subtle issues that include a poorly understood business case and lack of a cohesive professional identity for accessibility developers.

The objective of this Forum is to allow for sharing of insights and best practices, discussion of critical issues facing the industry, and advancement of the concept of an International Accessibility Professional Society with an infrastructure to support it. The goal is for those within the business and development communities to be the driving force for change in the accessible technology environment.

Schedule and Session Details  - For additional details including Schedule-at-a-Glance and session descriptions.

Pricing:         Early Bird Registration - $245 per person - Register by 1/31/2012
                       Regular Registration - $295 per person - Registration Fee starting 2/1/2012

                       Registration for this event is a separate fee from the CSUN Conference and utilizes a separate registration form.

To Register:       Registration is now closed.

Request for More Information - Fill out this form to be added to the distribution list for the Accessibility Forum.  You will be notified as additional details become available.  This form does not register you for the event.

Who should attend?

All individuals worldwide currently focused on advancing accessibility within their organization or with a need to begin an accessibility implementation within their organizations.  We encourage organizations to bring teams to this event.  Attendees will include Accessibility Officers/ Program Managers and all those involved in the IT development lifecycle, including Product Managers, Programmers, Web Developers, Information Architects, Designers and Testers. 

Organizations who could benefit from attending include those within electronic/information technology (E/IT), assistive technology (AT), higher education, government agencies, and accessibility organizations plus all organizations who require accessible systems to support their employees and their customers such as financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and many others.

Sponsored By:

Microsoft logo           Adobe logo             SSB BART Group logo           Logo for Alternative Media Access Center 


IBM Logo        TextHelp logo          Canon Logo

Ai Squared Logo


Supporting Partners:


G3ict Logo         Logo for American Foundation for the Blind           Logo for RESNA