Archive for October, 2019

2019 Boston Accessibility Conference – 11/2 – Register Now!

2019/10/21


Register Now for the 2019 Boston Accessibility Conference!

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When

  • Saturday, November 2, 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM

Where

  • Fidelity Investments Corporate Headquarters
  • 245 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110
  • Close to Boston’s South Station

What

This is a conference about making technology accessible, especially the web. It is an opportunity for programmers, designers, developers, students, usability professionals, accessibility experts, and end-users to share information and learn from each other.

Who

Keynote Speaker: Jutta TreviranusInclusive Design Research CentreOntario College of Art and Design University

Organizers

2019 sponsors include my own program, INDEX, which has free information about programs, providers, and services for people with disabilities in Massachusetts. See DisabilityInfo.org. We build accessible web applications and online courses. See INDEX Technical Services. We also develop mass-scale, artificial-intelligence-driven Web text simplification for people with cognitive disabilities. See EasyText.AI.

Register Now for the 2019 Boston Accessibility Conference!

U.S. Federal Interagency Accessibility Forum

2019/10/07

Federal Annual Interagency Accessibility Forum: Ensuring accessibility is a business imperative.
Today, I will be a panelist for the general session, Future Directions of Inclusive Technologies, at the United States Federal Interagency Accessibility Forum.

I will be speaking and answering questions about:

  • How can Artificial Intelligence (AI) help people understand what they read? (This relates to my EasyText.AI research.)
  • How can AI help people with disabilities live independently?
  • How can AI help people with disabilities gain and retain employment?
  • How we must not teach AI our biases.

Moderator

Betsy Sirk, Information Technology and Section 508 Program Manager, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Panelists


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