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IBM at CSUN 2013, February 27 – March 1

San Diego, California

All IBM sessions will take place in the IBM suite located in the Manchester B ballroom on the second level of the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

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Accessibility risk and compliance management have changed. Are you ready?

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In the not-so-distant past, organizations integrating accessibility into their IT strategy worked with a fairly finite and stable set of factors. Today, new regulatory requirements and evolving standards – along with disruptive trends such as social computing, HTML 5, and smart device proliferation – are rapidly changing the accessibility risk profile for organizations across industries.

Don't miss IBM's cross-industry mobile panels!

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Industry and consumers have made a fundamental shift from desktop computing to mobile. The shift to mobile has happened so quickly that many are wondering how they address accessibility in this rapidly changing environment where the players, the technology, and the platforms are changing under our feet. How to deliver accessible solutions on these varying devices? How do we meet government accessibility compliance criteria? How are the large enterprises addressing mobile accessibility? What advancements have been made in accessible mobile platforms? What standards will fill the gaps and change the accessibility landscape?

IBM has brought together accessibility experts from government, major enterprise IT providers, mobile OS providers, mobile device providers, and industry standards efforts to bring focus and direction to addressing accessibility in one of the most liberating opportunities for people with disabilities in the last decade. With mobile, accessibility becomes a mainstream priority that will benefit all users.

Wednesday, 1:50 pm
Panel 1: Accessibility & Mobile Movement: In this panel, hear from mobile and IT leaders about how mobile adoption worldwide is changing from an add-on assistive feature to mainstream innovation opportunity. Panelists: Greg Fields, BlackBerry; Matt King, IBM CIO; Rob Sinclair, Microsoft; Tom Wlodkowski, Comcast; Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM Software Group; Brian Cragun, IBM Research

Thursday, 1:50 pm
Panel 2: Inclusive Mobile for Everyone - Challenges: In this panel, hear from business and government leaders about the unique challenges supporting mobile accessibility, solutions, and gain insight into inclusive mobile deployment strategies.
Panelists: Andrew Arch, Australian Government Information Management Office; Bruce Bailey, U.S. Access Board; Peter Korn, Oracle; Pirthipal Singh, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat; Madeleine Rothberg, WGBH National Center for Accessible Media; Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM Software Group; Brian Cragun, IBM Research

Friday, 9:20 am
Panel 3 - Closing Gaps: Mobile Standards Enablement: In this panel, learn about open technologies, state of mobile standards development, and how industry leaders are working to close gaps in mobile technology development.
Panelists: Bruce Bailey, U.S. Access Board; Judy Brewer, World Wide Web Consortium; Janina Sajka, Capital Accessibility; John S Lee, BlackBerry; T. V. Raman, Google; Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM Software Group; Brian Cragun, IBM Research; Mary Jo Mueller, IBM Research

All IBM sessions will take place in the IBM suite located in the Manchester B ballroom on the second level of the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Session ID Time Title Abstract Presenters
OTH-037 8:00 am - 9:00 am Access to Economic Opportunity This session takes the audience through a discussion of how accessible technology can help close the looming worldwide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) gap. Holly Nielsen, IBM Research
OTH-038 9:20 am - 10:20 am Do Mobile Apps Measure Up to Standards? Experiences and issues validating mobile applications to current and forthcoming accessibility standards. Successes, gaps, and recommendations are presented. Brian Cragun, IBM Research
WEB-077 10:40 am - 11:40 am Accessibility Challenges -- Web Conferencing This session will cover accessibility challenges faced by participants in a web conferencing environment and demonstrate best practices, techniques, & technology to overcome these challenges. Mary Jo Mueller, IBM Research
WEB-078 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm Panel 1: Accessibility and Mobile Movement In this panel, hear from mobile and IT leaders about how mobile adoption worldwide is changing from an add-on assistive feature to mainstream innovation opportunity. Greg Fields, BlackBerry; Matt King, IBM CIO; Rob Sinclair, Microsoft; Tom Wlodkowski, Comcast; Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM Software Group; Brian Cragun, IBM Research
WEB-079 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm Web-Based Multi-Language Media Captions In this session, you will be introduced to IBM AbilityLab Media Captioner and Editor. This automated technology makes adding captions and transcripts easier than ever. Kaoru Shinkawa, IBM Research
WEB-080 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm IBM's WCAG 2.0 Compliance Web-Costing Model IBM will review a comprehensive costing and effort model developed to assist organizations plan, deliver and maintain their Web Accessibility WCAG 2.0 compliant web sites. Phill Jenkins, IBM Research, Dan Shire, IBM Canada

 

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Session ID Time Title Abstract Presenters
WEB-081 8:00 am - 9:00 am Making Mobile both Accessible and Secure Mobile devices must be both secure and accessible. Issues, experiences, and recommendations for enterprises deploying mobile policies where security and accessibility must work in harmony. Brian Cragun, IBM Research
WEB-083 9:20 am - 10:20 am Using WAI-ARIA to Make Typical Pages Fabulous Most sites have no WAI-ARIA or have only landmarks and isolated widgets, leaving accessible interactions to cumbersome web-1.0 paradigms. It’s time for big change. Bill Curtis-Davidson, IBM Research; Matthew King, IBM CIO; Mary Jo Mueller, IBM Research
OTH-039 10:40 am - 11:40 am Accessibility Risk Management Join IBM to learn about a new integrated services offering which helps people-centric organizations turn risk management into innovation opportunities Puthukode G. Ramachandran, IBM Research
WEB-084 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm Panel 2: Inclusive Mobile for Everyone-Challenges In this panel, hear from business and government leaders about the unique challenges supporting mobile accessibility, solutions, and gain insight into inclusive mobile deployment strategies. Andrew Arch, Australian Government Information Management Office; Bruce Bailey, U.S. Access Board; Peter Korn, Oracle; Pirthipal Singh, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat; Madeleine Rothberg, WGBH National Center for Accessible Media; Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM Software Group; Brian Cragun, IBM Research
WEB-085 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm Integrating Accessibility in Rapid Development Rapid application development (RAD) processes need accessibility enablement. Methods of integration vary. Successes, gaps, and recommendations for integrating accessibility into rapid development processes are presented. Brian Cragun, IBM Research

 

Friday, March 1, 2013
Session ID Time Title Abstract Presenters
WEB-086 8:00 am - 9:00 am Enterprise Web Accessibility - Unified Accessible Design & Accessible Code Frameworks Two case studies on experiences and issues integrating a unified accessible design and accessible code framework into the enterprise. Tim Harshbarger, State Farm; Julie Romanowski, State Farm; Bill Curtis-Davidson, IBM Research
WEB-087 9:20 am - 10:20 am Panel 3 - Closing Gaps: Mobile Standards Enablement In this panel, learn about open technologies, state of mobile standards development, and how industry leaders are working to close gaps in mobile technology development. Bruce Bailey, U.S. Access Board; Judy Brewer, World Wide Web Consortium; Janina Sajka, Capital Accessibility; John S Lee, BlackBerry; T. V. Raman, Google; Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM Software Group; Brian Cragun, IBM Research; Mary Jo Mueller, IBM Research
OTH-040 10:40 am - 12:10 pm Panel: Preferences for Global Access A new US Department of Education funded project designed to collect user preferences and store this information on the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) cloud. Madeleine Rothberg, WGBH National Center for Accessible Media; Jim Tobias, Inclusive Technologies; Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM Software Group