2023 Event Schedule

8th Annual Accessible Technology Symposium
October 27, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

All sessions will be held in Shriver Center.

8:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast - Heritage Room

9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks/Welcome - Heritage Room

David Seidl, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO
Cristina Alcalde, Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Sean Poley, Director of Accessible Technology

9:15 a.m.

Keynote: Accessibility is a Journey, Not a Destination - Heritage Room

Bree Callahan, ADA/Section 504 Coordinator Compliance Services, University of Washington

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

The Role of Collaborative Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies for Document Accessibility - John Dolibois Room A

Vijayshree Vethantham, Senior Vice-President, Growth & Strategy, Continual Engine US LLC
Sean Poley, Director of Accessible Technology, Miami University

Exploring Ableism, Inspiration Porn, and Disability Microaggressions - John Dolibois Room C

Annastashia Blesi, Assistant Director, The Miller Center for Student Disability Services, Miami University

11:15 a.m.


11:30 a.m.

Web Accessibility 101 - John Dolibois Room A

Laura Fathauer, Senior Web Accessibility Specialist, Miami University

Get Your Gauges Up with Ally: Because Accessible Content is Better Content - John Dolibois Room C

Cyndi Govreau, Instructional Design & Technology Specialist, Miami Online
ElizaMarie Quinn-Alger
, Accessible Technology Coordinator, Miami University

12:15 p.m.

Lunch - Heritage Room

1:30 p.m.

Multi-Line Braille: A Refreshing Era in STEM Accessibility - John Dolibois Room A

Greg Williams Ph.D.

Creating Accessible Branding Materials - John Dolibois Room C

Courtney O'Banion, Director of Digital Marketing, Miami University
John Rizzo, Director of Creative Services, Miami University
Jessica Rea, Director of Web Marketing, Miami University

2:15 p.m.


2:30 p.m.

Newsletter Accessibility - John Dolibois Room A

Laura Fathauer, Senior Web Accessibility Specialist, Miami University
Polly Heinkel, Web Communications Specialist, Miami University

Disabili-Tea - John Dolibois Room C

The Students with Disabilities Advisory Council (SDAC), Miami University

3:30 p.m.


Miami University is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable event experience. If you need disability related accommodations (e.g. interpreter, captioning, materials in an accessible format) to facilitate full participation please contact the Miller Center by phone at 513-529-1541, Ohio Relay 711 or SDS@MiamiOH.edu at least three business days prior to the event.