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IBM Accessibility Research at CSUN 2018

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Artificial intelligence (AI), automation, compliance, and best practices in enterprise accessibility make up the IBM Accessibility Research lineup for the 33rd annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego next week (March 19-23, 2018).

CSUN is the world’s largest event dedicated to presenting and exploring new ways technology can assist people with disabilities. At the forefront of enterprise accessibility, IBM will be discussing how they are leading the development of new (and pending) accessibility standards that will directly affect the design and development of new solutions, and how new accessibility tools and inclusive design techniques will help enhance the human experience on any device.

In addition, IBM will demonstrate how the next generation of accessibility technology will be driven by AI and be at the center of new DevOps processes that automate and streamline the accessibility conformance of web and mobile applications to industry standards.

These talks stem from proven approaches and best practices across the IBM enterprise and through working with clients and partners worldwide.

Featured Sessions

AI-enabled Accessibility

Extending deep learning into applications beyond speech and image recognition to solve some of the grand challenges of making IT accessible with AI.

Explore how AI will help eliminate the societal and socio-economic challenges faced by those living with learning and cognitive disabilities in the future.

Governance and Compliance

Participants that helped to develop the new VPAT 2.0 conformance reporting template discuss the essential requirements and rationale behind the format and the contents.

Learn what actions the W3C Accessibility Conformance Test Task Force is taking to harmonize and improve test case development to meet accessibility standards.

Explore the latest news in worldwide accessibility policy and standards.

Enterprise Accessibility Tools and Inclusive Design Practices

Discussion on the importance of driving accessibility in open source projects and just how easy it is to get started as a contributor to the Va11yS project.

Examines the current state of web colors and explains the tools and techniques developers can use to help create websites and games for those who experience color blindness.

Inclusion results when good processes and practices are normalized into the workplace. Introduces participants to tools, techniques, and technologies for achieving inclusion, including using the Mobile Accommodation Solution.

IBM Accessibility Best Practices

Top learnings from IBM’s three-decade history of managing the accessibility of products and employee applications.

Discussion how IBM reinvented accessibility training and what they learned from the new approach.

For more information:

  • Visit the IBM Accessibility website

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