2016 Federal Accessibility Forum Resources Available

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 8:00am-4:15pm

Natcher Conference Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

This event provided resource sharing and collaboration opportunities to federal government employees, contractors, and others working to ensure the technologies they use, develop, and promote are accessible. The workshop presentation materials are available for download to anyone interested in learning or sharing digital accessibility.

Materials for Download:

2016 Accessibility Forum Schedule

2016 Exhibitors List

2016 Workshop Schedule - sessions and titles only

2016 Workshops with descriptions


S1 - The Accessibility of Video Players

S1 - Introduction to The Three A's: Accessibility, Assistive Technology and Accommodation

S1 - Implementing Speech-to-Text Applications

S1 - Implementing Speech-to-Text Applications ~ Handouts

S1 - Low Cost and Simple Approach to Generating Accessible Forms Using MS Word and PDF Apps

S1 - Trusted Tester, Interagency Trusted Tester Program and Agile Development at USCIS

S1 - Section 508 and the Cloud (no presentation files available)

S1 - Section 508 and Agile Development (no presentation files available)


S2 - Getting Social: Best Practices for Accessible Social Media Engagement

S2 - The Visual Made Verbal: Making Your Media Accessible to People Who are Blind

S2 - An Introduction to the Section 508 Procurement Process

S2 - Updating Your Section 508 Testing Process for the New WCAG Standards of the Refresh

S2 - Mobile Accessibility: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

S2 - Best Practices for Skype for Business

S2 - Trusted Tester, Interagency Trusted Tester Program and Agile Development at USCIS


S3 - Social Media Accessibility: How do You Make Social Media Accessible When Accessibility is So Low?

S3 - The Real Reason Accessibility Matters in the Game Accessibility Space

S3 - Testing Native Mobile Apps for Section 508 Compliance

S3 - Leveraging Technology & Innovation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons in Federal Sector

S3 - Smart Strategies for Designing Accessible E-Learning

S3 - Trusted Tester, Interagency Trusted Tester Program and Agile Development at USCIS

​S3 - The Section 508 Playbook (no presentation files available)


Schedule and Agenda:

Time Event
8:00 - 9:00


9:00 - 9:15 Welcome
9:15 - 10:15

Plenary Panel: The Bottom Line: Employees with Disabilities  

Moderator:  TBA

  • Lindsey Teel, Office on Disability and Employment, Department of Labor
  • Gary Morin, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Wendy Cheng, Food and Drug Administration
  • Brandon Pace, Department of Homeland Security 


10:15 - 10:45

Break and Exhibits

10:45 - 11:45


11:45 - 12:45


12:45 -1:30

Plenary Panel: Artificial Intelligence and Accessibility

Moderator:  TBA

  • Mike Paciello, The Paciello Group
  • Matt King, Facebook
  • P G Ramachandran, IBM  
  • Dean Halstead, Microsoft ​
1:30 - 2:00

Break and Exhibits

2:00 - 3:00


3:00 -3:15


3:15 - 4:15



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