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IBM's Involvement

We strive to make our own events and presentations as accessible as possible, and to help others do the same. We have led the development of guidance on Planning an Accessible Conference for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. Accessibility considerations for online events are equally important, especially now that many events are moving online, and we also contributed accessibility guidance to the ACM’s new report: Virtual Conferences: A Guide to Best Practices.

ACM Assets
18 – 22 October 2021
The premier forum for presenting research on the design, evaluation, use, and education related to computing for people with disabilities and older adults.
ACM Assets site
Participating IBM employees
Dr Shari Trewin
The History of SIGACCESS

M-Enabling Summit
04 – 06 October 2021
The M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase is dedicated to promoting digital environments and assistive technologies for senior citizens and users of all abilities
M-Enabling Summit Conference site
Participating IBM employees
Phill Jenkins
Panel Discussion | Successes and Failures: What Worked and What Did Not Work during the Pandemic?

AccessU 2021
13, 18 – 20 May 2021
AccessU is the only three-day, hands-on conference that provides tools that can immediately be put to use by designers, developers, project managers, administrators, and anyone who is responsible for online content and development. John Slatin AccessU teaches those skills in an interactive and communal environment where you will learn everything you need to know about integrating accessibility into your company.
AccessU 2021 site
Participating IBM employees
Mary Jo
Inclusive Design Workshop
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Accessibility Checker presentation
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Alexandra Grossi, Will Scott
Accessible Project Development, Planning to
Delivery: Here’s the Playbook and Tools to
Get It Done

CSUN Accessibility Conference
06 – 14 March 2021
For over 34 years, the Center on Disabilities, through the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, has provided 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. In 2018, the conference drew more than 5,000 people to San Diego.
CSUN Accessibility Conference site
Participating IBM employees
Mary Jo Mueller
Accessibility Conformance Reports Using the VPAT

FAccT 2021
04 – 10 March 2021
The ACM FAccT conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in fairness, accountability, and transparency in socio-technical systems.
FAccT 2021 site
Participating IBM employees
Shari Trewin
An Equality Opportunity: Combating Disability Discrimination in AI

Access Israel
26 January 2021
This webinar focused on "Innovation in Web & App accessibility". The webinar was a huge success with over 850 people registering from 79 countries. During the three and half long event the participants heard from leading experts in the field and learned about the newest and most innovative solutions for accessibility in websites and applications. For this webinar Access Israel partnered with IAAP, who are leaders in the field of web accessibility.
Access Israel site
Participating IBM employees
Thomas Brunet
The IBM Equal Access Toolkit: Guidance and Tools from Plan to Launch