2015 Federal Accessibility Forum Resources

Sharing Accessible Solutions for Everyone

PEAT joined federal leaders and accessibility experts on October 20, 2015 at the 2015 Federal Accessibility Forum, held as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  The one-day event was open to federal employees, contractors, and others working to ensure the technologies they use, develop, and promote are accessible. Participants shared best practices, learned about new technologies, and networked with colleagues and accessible technology experts. All presentation materials from the event are available for download.


Schedule and Agenda:

Time Event
9:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session

  • Welcome (9:00-9:15)
  • Federal Leadership Panel (9:15-10:15)

Moderator: Bill Peterson, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


  • Danny Harris, CIO, U.S. Department of Education
  • Willie Smith, Senior Procurement Executive, U.S. Department of Transportation, and Co-Chair of the U.S. CIO Council’s Accessibility Community of Practice
  • Dawn Leaf, CIO, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Adrian Gardner, CIO, Federal Emergency Management Administration
10:15 - 10:45

Break and Exhibits

10:45 - 11:45


11:45 - 12:45


12:45 -1:30

Plenary Session: A Conversation with Adrienne Biddings, Policy Counsel at Google and Deborah Kaplan, Section 508 Coordinator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

1:30 - 2:00

Break and Exhibits

2:00 - 3:00


3:00 -3:15


3:15 - 4:15