Accessibility Summit 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 9:30am to 5:30pm

University of Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Join us for a full-day online conference with experts on web accessibility, presented by Environments for Humans. Learn strategies for captioning, how different screen readers handle HTML5 and ARIA, integrating accessibility across multiple devices, how people with disabilities access the web and more.

Accessibility Summit

Thanks to the generous support and partnership from the University of Michigan Office of Institutional Equity and an anonymous sponsor, MI UPA will host the Environments for Humans Accessibility Summit at no cost for those who attend at our meeting room location in Ann Arbor.

Speaker Schedule (as of September 4, 2011)

Lunch at 2pm (one hour)

  • 3:00pm – Glenda Sims: Captioning Strategy
  • 4:00pm – Henny Swan: Integrating Accessibility Across Devices
  • 5:00pm – Matt May: Watch Your Language
  • * 6:00pm – Derek Featherstone: Everything I Know about Accessibility I Learned from Star Wars


University of Michigan Union (map)
Pendleton Room
530 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308

Cost and Registration

There is no cost to attend the conference at our MI UPA event, but:

  • The conference will be viewed in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If you’re not able to come to Ann Arbor, you will need to purchase your own ticket from Environments for Humans.
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • First-come, first served. There will be no waiting list.
  • Register online via Guestlist

Note: If you want free wifi for the event, you must email secretary {at} michiganupa {dot} org by September 20. (University of Michigan people don’t need to request wifi, as your uniqnames and passwords will allow you access.) Any requests received after September 20 will not be filled.

Additional Information

  • Arrive before 10:00am since the session begins promptly.
  • The online conference will be presented via the Internet via Adobe Connect and will be viewed via a projector.
  • Attendees don’t need to bring their laptops, except for note taking.
  • Free continental breakfast will be served before the conference begins.
  • * Since an evening event is scheduled in the venue, we will need to vacate the room by 5:30pm

While the conference is free, those attending will need to arrange for their own lunch (one hour lunch break). Lunch is available from several restaurants in the Michigan Union as well as local Ann Arbor restaurants within walking distance.

Questions? Email secretary {at} michiganupa {dot} org.

1 thought on “Accessibility Summit 2011”

  1. Information on the slideshows and recordings were emailed to all registered attendees for the Accessibility Summit. If you didn’t receive an email message, let us know.


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