Finally, an accessibility conference that connects you with the information and network you need to build the organization you want.

Leaders, join us.

  • Business: Learn why inclusive organizations win today.
  • Talent: Find, hire, and keep a diverse workforce.
  • Marketing: Share your brand's story with everyone.
  • Tech: Find new assistive tech and make your tech better.
  • UX: Build accessibility into every release, every time.
  • Accessibility: Define policies and programs that work.

AccessibilityPlus Virtual Conference

3 Days of Virtual Learning and Engagement

Unlocking the Potential of Assistive Technology

Innovation in assistive technology (AT) — from the basic to the futuristic — is driving business success. Embrace AT and discover the tech solutions your company should be using and your customers already are.

Actionable Solutions for an Inclusive Workforce

Attracting and retaining employees with disabilities can be hard if you don't know where to start. Learn how to compliantly and effectively create an inclusive culture in today's hybrid world, with accessibility at the center.

Effectively Managing Accessibility for Business

How do you actually put accessibility knowledge into practice? Learn from corporate leaders how to build an accessibility team, how to measure and track accessibility progress, and how to do it at scale.
Skip over 25 speaker profiles

Keynote Speakers

Judith Heumann

Disability Rights Advocate

Caroline Casey

Founder | The Valuable 500

AccessibilityPlus MC

Alycia Anderson

Inclusion Superwoman | The Alycia Anderson Company

Presenting our Speakers

Meg O'Connell

Founder & CEO | Global Disability Inclusion

Christopher Patnoe

Head of Accessibility and Disability Inclusion | Google

Joe Devon

Co-Founder | Diamond | GAAD

Gavin Neate

Founder & CEO | Welco.me.com

Cat Noone

CEO | Stark

Craig Leen

Partner | K&L Gates

Patrick Bardsley

CEO & Co-Founder | Spectrum Designs Foundation

Meryl Evans

Marketing & Accessibility | Meryl.net

Bill Curtis-Davidson

Co-Director & Sr. Consultant | PEAT

Alexa Huth

Strategic Communications Lead | PEAT

Jack McElaney

VP Sales & Marketing | MicroAssist

Hiram Kuykendall

CTO | MicroAssist

Lori Samuels

Accessibility Director | NBCUniversal

Jason C. Taylor

Chief Innovation Strategist | UsableNet

Sheri Byrne-Haber

Senior Staff Architect, Accessibility | VMWare

Andrea Mocellin

Founder & Inventor | Revolve Air

Andrew Houghton

Founder and CEO | Disability Inclusion Solutions (DIS)

Kathryn Gibbs

Facilities Management Director, Engineering (North America) | Merck & Co.

Michael Perry

Executive Vice President | Progressive AE

Andy Traub

Vice President, Human Resources and InclusionWorks | Allied InclusionWorks

Michael Curran

Director/Software Developer | NV Access Limited

Paula Tobler

Supervising Attorney | Disability Rights California

Additional speakers will be added soon!

Entertainers

Joe Eurell

Comedian

Joy Brooker

Singer-Songwriter

Haley Hoffmeister

Yoga Instructor

Additional entertainers will be added soon!

#NameYourPlus

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Accessibility and inclusion for all should be at the forefront of design. It shouldn’t be an afterthought. We know that and it’s our goal to make everyone aware that Accessibility Matters.

At Accessibility.com, we believe Accessibility Starts Here. And by that, we acknowledge that accessibility and inclusion start with each of us sharing our personal stories to promote awareness and understanding.

There are many shades of accessibility. We each have our own needs for inclusion - whether it's how our differences are a PLUS, how innovation has become a PLUS, or how your own personal message on accessibility and inclusion is a PLUS

We invite you to share with the world your personal message on inclusion. We want YOU to #NAMEYOURPLUS.

Here's how it works

  1. Take a photo or video of yourself sharing what is important to you when it comes to a more accessible world.
  2. Use the #NameYourPlus and #AccessibilityPlus2021 hashtags on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn to contribute your unique voice to the conversation.
  3. Tag Accesssibility.com.
  4. Help to change the world.

We will compile all of your "plusses" and we will share them on our social media channels and during the virtual conference. This is your opportunity to contribute to change.

Preliminary Agenda Topics

We are working around the clock with our talented Speaker roster putting together the final details of each item on the final timed agenda.  Until this is completed, we are excited to share with you the topics that will be presented during the conference:

Day 1 - Tuesday, October 12th

Unlocking the Potential of Assistive Technology

  • Early Adopters & What Technology Exists Now
  • Should You Use an Accessibility Overlay?
  • Assistive Technology in Action: Show and Tell
  • Assistive Technology Procurement
  • Digital Accessibility Tools Every Company Should Utilize
  • Assistive Technology Showcase

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 13th

Actionable Solutions for an Inclusive Workforce

  • Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA
  • Accessibility and Remote Work
  • Lessons from Employee Lawsuits in Enterprises
  • Myths and Realities About Employing People with Disabilities
  • Creating a Workplace Where People with Disabilities Want to Work

Day 3 - Thursday, October 14th

Effectively Managing Accessibility for Business

  • Defining and Supporting an Accessibility Program
  • Listening to Your Customers
  • How to Build an In-house Accessibility Team
  • Universal Design
  • How to Monitor, Track, and Report on Accessibility
  • Enterprise Solutions for Scaling Accessibility

Until the final agenda is available, the content above is subject to change.