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Welcome to DHS Accessibility Day 2021
Welcome to DHS Accessibility Day 2021

Schedule & Recordings

Where applicable and when permitted, hyperlinks to download electronic materials to accommodate the Blind or Low-Vision community are displayed below in the Schedule table. For convenience, there is an "all-in-one" download button on the Support page.

On-demand videos will become available on this page one to two business days after the conclusion of the event.

These materials are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as DHS endorsement or approval of any of the products, services, organizations, or any external links.
 

Day 1: May 12

TimeCategoryTitle (with video link)Speaker(s)Materials
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Remarks

Introduction and Opening Remarks

Cynthia Clinton-Brown
DHS OAST Executive Director
No materials
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. RemarksKeynote RemarksEric Hysen
DHS Chief Information Officer (CIO)
No materials
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. RemarksKeynote RemarksKatherine Culliton-González
DHS Officer for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties (CRCL)
No materials
11:00 – 11:05 a.m. BreakBreak  
11:05 – 11:45 a.m. Panel DiscussionThe Value 508 Office Brings to an AgencyBrooke Aiken (FDIC)
Allen Hoffman (Deque)
John Sullivan (GSA)
PDF Briefing about Agency's DEIA Efforts
11:45 a.m.  –  12:20 p.m.PresentationAccessible Virtual PlatformsBrandon Pace
DHS HQ Section 508 Program Manager
PowerPoint Slides for Accessible Virtual Platforms
12:20 – 1:00 p.m. Panel DiscussionDay 1 Panel Discussion: Building a Culture of Accessibility Andrew Nielson (GSA), Moderator
Panelists from Technology Partners: Adobe and Microsoft
No materials
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. BreakLunch Break  
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. PresentationGreater Accessibility with Adobe Connect 11.2Erik Rodriguez & Michael Murtha
Adobe
PowerPoint Slides for Adobe
2:00 – 2:40 p.m. PresentationTrusted Tester Working Session: ANDI TrainingVince Prentice
DHS OAST Senior Accessibility Technician
PowerPoint Slides for ANDI
2:40 – 3:10 p.m. PresentationWork-Life in COVID-19, Lessons Learned and New Accessibility CapabilitiesDean Halstead
Microsoft
PowerPoint Slides for Microsoft
3:10 – 3:15 p.m. BreakBreak  
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. PresentationAutomate Trusted Tester and Verify with Deque's Accessibility ToolsAllen HoffmanNoah Mashni
Deque
PowerPoint Slides for Deque
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. PresentationAccessibility at Work (video not available)Dean Hudson
Apple
No materials
4:15 – 4:30 p.m.RemarksClosing RemarksCynthia Clinton-Brown
DHS OAST Executive Director
No materials

 

Day 2: May 13

TimeCategoryTitle (with video link)Speaker(s)Materials
10:00 – 10:05 a.m. RemarksOpening RemarksCynthia Clinton-Brown
DHS OAST Executive Director
No materials
10:05 – 10:20 a.m. RemarksKeynote RemarksMichael Land
USCIS OIT Director of UX Design
No materials
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. PresentationAccessibility and the Public Web at DHSMatthew Harmon
DHS Office of Public Affairs
PowerPoint Slides for Public Web
10:40 – 11:00 a.m. PresentationIntroduction of the DHS Section 508 PlaybookRobert Baker
OAST Governance Division Director
PowerPoint Slides for Playbook
11:00 – 11:20 a.m. PresentationServices UpdateNicshan Floyd
OAST Services Division Director
No Materials
11:20 – 11:25 a.m. BreakBreak  
11:25 – 11:35 a.m. PresentationBenefits of a Section 508 Compliance DashboardJanice Fenlason
FEMA Section 508 Program Manager
PowerPoint Slides for FEMA
11:35 – 11:55 a.m. Presentation508 Audit Performed at USCISKen Moser
USCIS Section 508 Program Manager
PowerPoint Slides for USCIS
11:55 a.m.  –  12:10 p.m.PresentationProgressive Governance and Section 508; Interdisciplinary Initiative Towards Cultural ActionDr. Eleanor E. Thompson
USCG Section 508 Program Manager
Word Document for USCG
12:10 – 12:45 p.m. BreakLunch Break  
12:45 – 1:00 p.m.PresentationImplementing 508 in an Agile EnvironmentSoraj Nabangchang
TSA Test Automated Developer
PowerPoint Slides for TSA
1:00 – 1:20 p.m. PresentationHow to Implement 508 into the ATO and Security ProcessTimothy Monaghan & Amanda Haney
CBP Section 508 Team
PowerPoint Slides for CBP
1:20 – 1:40 p.m. PresentationWould You Rather? Accessibility EditionDominique Wheeler
DHS OAST Senior Accessibility Technician
PowerPoint Slides for Would You Rather?
1:40 – 2:20 p.m. Panel DiscussionDay 2 Panel Discussion: Building Effective Partnerships to Promote Accessibility (Federal/Industry Partnerships)

Andrew Nielson (GSA), Moderator
Panelists from Technology Partners: Google, HP, and TPGi

No materials
2:20 – 2:25 p.m. BreakBreak  
2:25 – 2:55 p.m. PresentationCreative Initiative: How Designing for People With Disabilities Drives Product InnovationSam Ogami & Jordan Ragan
HP Office of Aging & Accessibility
PowerPoint Slides for HP
2:55 – 3:25 p.m. PresentationIntegrating Accessibility into the Development ProcessKent Boucher
Oracle Accessibility Program
PowerPoint Slides for Oracle
3:25 – 3:55 p.m. PresentationUnpacking An Optimal User Journey For Screenreader UsersRyan Jones
TPGi
PowerPoint Slides for TPGi
3:55 – 4:25 p.m. PresentationAccessibility at GoogleChris Patnoe
Google Accessibility
PowerPoint Slides for Google
4:25 – 4:30 p.m. RemarksClosing RemarksCynthia Clinton-Brown
DHS OAST Executive Director
No materials
Last Published Date: May 14, 2021

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