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

Schedule

Where applicable and when permitted, DHS will post hyperlinks to download electronic materials to accommodate the Blind or Low-Vision community to receive materials in advance. For convenience, we will provide an "all-in-one" download button on the Support page two days prior to the event.

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

TimeCategoryTitleSpeaker(s)MaterialsVideo
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Remarks

Introduction and Opening Remarks

Cynthia Clinton-Brown
DHS OAST Executive Director
No materialsN/A
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. RemarksKeynote RemarksEric Hysen
DHS Chief Information Officer (CIO)
No materialsN/A
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. RemarksKeynote RemarksTo be determined (TBD)No materialsN/A
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)
No materialsN/A
11:45 a.m.  –  12:20 p.m.PresentationAccessible Virtual PlatformsBrandon Pace
DHS HQ Section 508 Program Manager
Link coming soonN/A
12:20 – 1:00 p.m. Panel DiscussionDay 1 Panel Discussion with Technology: Where Accessibility Meets Usability Andrew Nielson (GSA), Moderator
Panelists from Technology Partners: Adobe, Deque, and Microsoft
No materialsN/A
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
Link coming soonN/A
2:00 – 2:40 p.m. PresentationTrusted Tester Working SessionVince Prentice
DHS OAST Senior Accessibility Specialist
Link coming soonN/A
2:40 – 3:10 p.m. PresentationWork-Life in COVID-19, Lessons Learned and New Accessibility CapabilitiesDean Halstead
Microsoft
Link coming soonN/A
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. PresentationAutomate Trusted Tester and Verify with Deque's Accessibility ToolsAllen HoffmanNoah Mashni
Deque
Link coming soonN/A
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. PresentationAccessibility at WorkDean Hudson
Apple
No materialsN/A
4:15 – 4:20 p.m.RemarksClosing RemarksCynthia Clinton-Brown
DHS OAST Executive Director
No materialsN/A

 

Day 2: May 13

TimeCategoryTitleSpeaker(s)MaterialsVideo
10:00 – 10:05 a.m. RemarksOpening RemarksCynthia Clinton-Brown
DHS OAST Executive Director
No materialsN/A
10:05 – 10:20 a.m. RemarksKeynote RemarksTo be determined (TBD)No materialsN/A
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. PresentationAccessibility and the Public Web at DHSMatthew Harmon
DHS Office of Public Affairs
Link coming soonN/A
10:40 – 11:00 a.m. PresentationIntroduction of the DHS Section 508 PlaybookRobert Baker
OAST Governance Division Director
Link coming soonN/A
11:00 – 11:20 a.m. PresentationTrusted Tester v5.1 UpdateNicshan Floyd
OAST Services Division Director
Link coming soonN/A
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
Link coming soonN/A
11:35 – 11:55 a.m. Presentation508 Audit Performed at USCISKen Moser
USCIS Section 508 Program Manager
Link coming soonN/A
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
Link coming soonN/A
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
Link coming soonN/A
1:00 – 1:20 p.m. PresentationHow to Implement 508 into the ATO and Security ProcessTimothy Monaghan & Amanda Haney
CBP Section 508 Team
Link coming soonN/A
1:20 – 1:40 p.m. PresentationAchieving Communication in Different Platforms VirtuallyJeremy Sebest
CISA Office of the Chief Counsel 
Link coming soonN/A
1:40 – 2:20 p.m. Panel DiscussionDay 2 Panel Discussion with Technology: Where Accessibility Meets Usability

Andrew Nielson (GSA), Moderator
Panelists from Technology Partners: Google, HP, Oracle, and The Paciello Group

No materialsN/A
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
Link coming soonN/A
2:55 – 3:25 p.m. PresentationIntegrating Accessibility into the Development ProcessKent Boucher
Oracle Accessibility Program
Link coming soonN/A
3:25 – 3:55 p.m. PresentationUnpacking An Optimal User Journey For Screenreader UsersRyan Jones
TPGi
Link coming soonN/A
3:55 – 4:25 p.m. PresentationAccessibility at GoogleChris Patnoe
Google Accessibility
Link coming soonN/A
4:25 – 4:30 p.m. RemarksClosing RemarksCynthia Clinton-Brown
DHS OAST Executive Director
No materialsN/A
Last Published Date: April 14, 2021

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