When: Monday, May 7, 2018
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Foxy Function at Function Station at 7:00pm

Join us for a before-party

Just let the bouncer know you’re with the conference, and you’ll get a free drink ticket. We’ll also have appetizers and desserts. There's no charge to attend this event, but tickets are limited.

When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Patricia Moore at 9:00am

Mother of Universal Design

From Day One to Day None: The Lifespan Design Challenge

The Design Community understands we must not create for the “elderly”, or the “disabled”, rather, for all consumers, of all ages and abilities with equity. In this era of instant web-based communication, this approach is no longer a choice. It has become a necessity and the greatest Design Challenge of our time.


Bill Tyler at 10:00am

Senior Digital Accessibility Engineer, Optum Technology

Rethinking Accessibility: Role-Based Analysis of WCAG 2.0

Focusing on accessibility with developers after they deliver code "feels wrong." It should. Analyzing WCAG success criteria reveals many issues arise from decisions made by other roles well before a line of code is written.

Break (15 minutes)


Derek Featherstone at 11:00am

Chief Experience Officer, Level Access

Where accessibility lives

Take your work to a new level by integrating accessibility and inclusion into your existing design and development process. At the end of this engaging hour, you'll walk away with real-world examples of making accessibility live in your automation tools, style guides, pattern libraries, and design systems, ready to create a more accessible and inclusive web.


Lunch (provided)


Léonie Watson at 1:00pm

Director of Communications
The Paciello Group

Technologic (Human Afterall): Accessibility mix

With a little help from Daft Punk, Léonie will explain accessibility mechanics in the browser, why CSS isn't just about looking good, and what tools you can use to get ahead of the game.


Brian Richwine at 2:00pm

Assistive Technology and Accessibility Center

How to make ARIA sing

Assistive technology often uses ARIA to improve the user experience. In this session, we’ll talk about how to use ARIA properly. We’ll cover valid ARIA roles, attributes, and values. We’ll also focus on common mistakes and misunderstandings.

Break (15 minutes)


Sandi Arendalkowski, April Ebacher at 3:00pm

Accessibility Designer & Developer

The secret life of forms

Beneath the humble form, there are layers of conversation--with a person and an organization, the language of the form, browser, screen reader, and the user's own context. When these conversations aren’t in sync, it gets messy. We’ll peel away the layers and, with your help, reconstruct and improve them.


Marcia Gonzales, Brian Hawkins, Matt Gunkel, Phyllis Treige at 4:00pm

Ending keynote - panel discussion

Accessibility today and tomorrow

Accessibility can often seem like a moving target, and that’s because it touches on so many aspects of daily life. Hear how experts with backgrounds in assistive technology, compliance, and user experience are prioritizing accessibility today—and what that means for tomorrow.

When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Location: Alumni Hall

Indiana Memorial Union
IU Bloomington