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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.


CSUN Accessibility Conference
03.09–03.13.20,
Anaheim, CA
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 IBMers
Unfortunately, we were unable to attend the CSUN conference in person this year. There was a lot of great material that we were hoping to share with you there. We have made the presentations available that we were going to share with you below:

Note: The PowerPoint presentations are password protected for modifications. Upon opening you will be prompted for a password. Click the “Read only” button to view the presentations.



AccessU 2020
05.19–05.20.20,
Austin, TX
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 2020 site
Participating IBMers


ASSETS 2020
10.26–10.28.20,
Virtual
IBM is a gold sponsor of ASSETS 2020, the 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. This is the premier forum for presenting research on design, evaluation, use and education related to computing for people with disabilities and older adults. The conference is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing (SIGACCESS), which is chaired by IBM Accessibility’s Dr Shari Trewin. This year the technical paper presentations, posters, demos, competitions, awards and social opportunities are fully virtual, so it’s easier than ever to attend and take a peek into the future of accessible computing.
ASSETS 2020 site