2016 Conference Online Exhibit Hall
Our 2016 Conference Sponsors
Alternative Communication Services, LLC
Booth Number: 27
Alternative Communication Services, LLC provides communication text solutions for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in higher education. We not only provide CART, remote CART, captioning and Text Interpreting (C-Print &TypeWell) for schools, we provide technical support, training and education to everyone involved in the process. Let us show you why we are the alternative!
Booth Number: 29
Dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that make phone conversations simple and accessible for individuals with hearing loss, Hamilton CapTel® makes it possible to listen while reading word-for-word captions of everything said to a user on the phone. Available on CapTel phones, PC/Mac, Smartphones, Tablets - and now on Cisco business phones!
Microscience Learning 4 All USA Inc
Booth Number: 25
Microscience Learning 4 All has offered a complete spectrum of Assistive Technology products for over 35 years. We are highlighting Clockwork and ClaroRead at this year’s conference. Clockwork Enterprise is a powerful scheduling and data tracking software. ClaroRead is an innovative writing and literacy support application. We have marketed both applications across North America for the past 10 years.
Booth Number: 11
Onix, a longtime premier Google partner and Top 50 cloud solutions company, has developed an accessibility solution called Equidox. Equidox is a tool that simplifies the process of discovering, converting, and publishing PDF documents to WCAG 2.0 AA compliant HTML. Equidox automates the conversion process, and saves universities 60% of the time currently spent on manual conversion of PDFs. Instructional designers are able to convert online course content to accessible HTML 5 and export this HTML into a CMS or LMS. The UI is easy to learn and use, and licensing can be purchased annually or on a monthly subscription basis. To learn more about Equidox and a free 14 day trial, visit our booth, or contact Patrick McGovern at 800-664-9638 ext. 5730 or email email@example.com.
Booth Number: 1
Sonocent develops software that enables students with learning disabilities to create their own notes. Instead of writing notes, students record classes and highlight key parts with color. Sonocent Audio Notetaker combines color, audio, text, images and presentation slides all into a single workspace. Available for iOS, PC and Mac.
Booth number: 64
Strada Communication, Inc is a collaborative effort by professionals sharing a common vision: we believe in a barrier free world. On-site and remote services include: Sign Language Interpreting, Captioning (CART & TypeWell), Captioned Media, and Accessible Text (Braille/Tactile Graphics). www.stradagize.com | 866-758-0194 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Booth Number: 15
TypeWell is a system for capturing spoken content and generating a real-time meaning-for-meaning transcript. Using advanced abbreviation software, a trained TypeWell transcriber synthesizes the essence of the discussion in clear English text. This form of communication access is commonly used by individuals with hearing loss or who need additional support.
Our 2016 Exhibitors
Booth Number: 2
3Play Media provides cost-effective, high quality captioning and transcription services to 1,800+ customers in higher ed, government, and enterprise. We also provide interactive plugins that make video searchable and more engaging. Our goal is to simplify the captioning process by integrating with most video players, platforms, and lecture capture systems.
Accessible Information Management LLC
Booth Number: 38
Accessible Information Management provides Disability Service offices with an online database system that manages, tracks and provides metrics on all student requests for accommodations and services. Not only does it streamline services, but it also allows students to select accommodations and provides a method of real time tracking of information.
Access Interpreting, Inc.
Booth number: 45
Access Interpreting, is a nationwide provider of sign language interpreting and communication access realtime translation (CART) services. Access delivers these services both onsite and remotely through a network of highly qualified practitioners. Stop by our booth to learn how we can complement your work.
Booth Number: 36
AccessText Network (ATN) facilitates efficient requests and fulfillment of publisher files and permissions between ATN’s member publishers and Disability Services Offices at colleges across the United States. ATN is funded and supported by the Association of American Publishers and operated by AMAC Accessibility Solutions & Research Center at GA Tech.
Booth number: 37
Ai Squared is a worldwide leader in computer access software for the visually impaired. Stop by and see what’s new in ZoomText, the industry standard for screen magnification and reading. Get a hands-on demonstration, free trial software, and check out our ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard and ZoomText ImageReader!
AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center
Booth number: 46
AMAC Accessibility is a social change organization providing solutions to the real challenges of accessibility. Our e-text, braille, captioning, described media, AT, and accessibility consulting help make it easy and affordable for organizations of all kinds to make their environments, products, and services accessible to individuals with disabilities.
American Printing House for the Blind
Booth number: 3
Louisville, Kentucky, USA, Founded 1858. APH is the world’s largest company devoted solely to making products for people who are visually impaired, and is the official supplier of educational materials for blind students in the U.S. Visit our website at www.aph.org or call one of our friendly Customer Service representatives at 800-223-1839 for more information. You may also view our shopping site at http://shop.aph.org.
Automatic Sync Technologies
Booth number: 5
Automatic Sync Technologies leverages smart automation and professional transcribers to power its CaptionSync closed captioning services. CaptionSync is an accurate, affordable web-based solution for closed captions, transcripts, translation and video search data. CaptionSync by AST was developed 12 years ago, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
BAUM USA, Inc.
Booth number: 7
BAUM USA Specializes in assistive technology solutions for people who are blind or visually impaired. Solutions include refreshable Braille displays, Braille note takers, standalone reading machines, and video magnification systems such as the VisioDesk, a very portable battery powered magnification device. More information available at go.baumusa.com/ahead.
Booth number: 17
Beacon College is the first accredited college in the nation to award bachelor degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The College is committed to student success, offering academic and personal support services permitting students to achieve their goals. Beacon College is a welcoming community for students with learning differences.
Booth number: 28
The Biomedical Sciences Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (BIOGAP) works to advance graduate admissions in the Biomedical Sciences. Together 42 member Institutions create and sustain a high Standard in the recognition, recruitment and selection of prospective graduate students, with particular attention to the diversity and overall quality of graduate students.
Booth number: 62
CaptionAccess is a deaf-owned and managed company that provides communication access services to colleges and Universities. Our services include remote real-time captioning for classes, webcastsand teleconferences, and captioning and transcription for pre-recorded media. We also offer video remote interpreting (VRI) services.
Center for Accessible Materials Innovation (CAMI)
Booth Number: 54
CAMI is a research and service project funded by the Department of Education’s First in the World program. We are looking for Minority Serving Institutions to participate in this ground-breaking, multi-year study that will investigate the graduation gap between students with disabilities and their peers who do not have disabilities
Booth number: 57
The College Internship program (CIP) provides comprehensive. Individualized services for young adults ages 18- 26 who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, PDD-NOS, ADHD and other Learning differences. The year round program offers key supports in the area of social skills, academics, internships, and a wide variety of life skills that are important for successful independent living. The program has six sites: Lee, MA; Melbourne, FL; Bloomington, IN; Berkeley, CA; Amherst, NY; and Long Beach, CA. Two week summer programs and Mploy programs are also offered for teens and young adults. For more information visit: www.cipworldwide.org
Claro Software LTD
Booth Number: 35
Claro Software develops Assistive Technology, software for people with print and reading difficulties like dyslexia. Claro has expertise in speech synthesis, OCR, word prediction, spellchecking and switch access, and combine them to make innovative, easy-to-use software products on Windows, Apple Mac OSX, iPad and iPhone, Chromebook and on the Web.
Booth Number: 59
ClosedCaption Maker adds subtitles to videos used by your deaf/hoh students. VHS, DVD, video files, plus all streaming formats (YouTube, Vimeo, etc). Cost is $3/video minute; includes transcribing - we don't use voice recognition. We've done subtitle work for colleges throughout the U.S.; list on our website.
The College Diabetes Network
Booth Number: 69
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a national nonprofit organization, whose mission is to provide innovative peer based programs which connect and empower students and young professionals to thrive with diabetes. From high school to entering the working world, CDN provides the tools and connections relevant to young adult’s lives.
Booth Number: 34
Conversor is the author of Notetalker App and Edit software, an innovative notetaking suite for students with LDs. Note Taking Express(“NTE”) provides a remote notetaking service for students at University. Conversor NTE provides an integrated notetaking platform which combines the App and Edit technology to produce written notes or transcriptions on the Notetalker Edit software platform.
Deaf Services Unlimited
Booth Number: 47
Deaf Services Unlimited provides sign language interpreting and captioning services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing allowing organizations to be in compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Services are conveniently available day and night, year round. Services can be provided on-site or remotlely using video conferencing technology.
Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society
Booth number: 67
Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society (DAPi) is the premier academic collegiate honorary recognizing high-achieving students with disabilities. DAPi is celebrating 10 years at AHEAD and has over 100 chapters at college and Universities in 32 states. DAPi provides opportunities for leadership, education and advocacy.
Disability Access Information and Support (DAIS)
Booth number: 13
DAIS provides professional development and support activities to those working with students with disabilities in higher education. A number of short online classes are offered each Spring and Fall. Principal Jane Jarrow also provides private consulting, expert witness testimony, program and site reviews for the higher education community.
Booth Number: 66
Docsoft AV: is a software and hardware package or "appliance" that can automatically create close Captioning for digital media files. Docsoft provides its customers with a way to bring close captioning in house that will save both time and money. Make your video compliant with the laws.
DO-IT, University of Washington
Booth number: 4
DO-IT serves to increase the success of individuals with disabilities in college and careers. This year, the exhibit features materials from the AccessComputing and AccessEngineering projects. These projects engage faculty and students nationwide in efforts to make computing and engineering content accessible to all students.
Booth Number: 55
ETS has been advancing the quality and equity of education since 1947. ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually, including the GRE tests, the Praxis Series assessments, the TOEFL, TOEIC and the HiSET, a high school equivalency test. ETS is committed to promoting access for persons with disabilities worldwide in more than 180 countries.
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)
Booth number: 44
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. Through its College Program, FARE offers free resources to provide a safer and more inclusive environment for students with food allergies.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America
Booth Number: 58
ScanSnap mobile scanners bring productivity and efficiency to the home and work office with one touch of a button. Our ScanSnap iX series scanners come with built-in Wi-Fi and has dramatically improved speed and image quality for best-in-class performance.
Booth number: 43
Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.
Booth number: 32
Harris Communications carries a wide variety of resources for people with any level of hearing loss, from assistive products like vibrating alarm clocks and loud, amplified telephones to books and DVDs for teaching or learning sign language and improving interpreting skills. Our product line currently includes over 2,000 products designed to help both individuals and professionals.
Booth number: 41
Irie-AT is the leading independent distributor of assistive technology in the United States and is your one-stop shop offering a full line of video magnifiers, Braille embossers, blind and low vision software, and more. At Irie-AT we support all products directly from our US office for quick and exceptional service.
Booth number: 24
At Kurzweil Education, we believe every learner deserves the opportunity to unlock their potential. Our literacy technology offers multisensory approaches to reading, comprehension, study skills, writing, and test-taking so everyone can become independent, confident learners who can achieve rigorous academic goals.
Booth number: 31
Landmark College was the first institution of higher learning to pioneer college-level studies for students with dyslexia. Today, Landmark offers two- and four-year degree programs for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities, ADHD, and ASD, as well as summer programs for high school and college students who learn differently.
Booth number: 18
Lectio is a new assistive technology designed for individuals with a language-related learning disability. Specifically, Lectio is a spot reader for students who have moved from learning to read to reading to learn. Lectio allows the user to self-select text and have it read aloud—no internet connection needed!
Booth number: 19
MindView Mind Mapping is Assistive Technology software developed specifically for students with learning disabilities. MindView helps students: Improve reading comprehension and writing skills: Outline documents in a non-linear fashion: Add research, notes and citations: Export to Word in Academic Formats i.e. APA, MLA, Harvard, etc.
National Braille Press
Booth number: 65
National Braille Press is a non-profit organization that promotes braille as literacy for the blind and visually impaired community. We strive to create fair advantages for the blind community by producing print material into braille and large print formats.
National Industries for the Blind (NIB)
Booth Number: 48
Since 1938, NIB has focused on enhancing the opportunities for economic and personal independence of people who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. NIB and its network of associated nonprofit agencies are the nation's largest employer of people who are blind. Today, NIB is not only focused on creating jobs – but on developing careers through challenging, knowledge-based positions in high-energy, quality work environments. For more information about NIB, visit www.nib.org.
The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD)
In Fall 2015 AHEAD was awarded FIPSE funding to establish the NCCSD. The creation of the Center fulfills a requirement in the Higher Education Act to offer a clearinghouse of information and training to help students better navigate higher education. Stop by to learn about the first steps the NCCSD is taking in its outreach to college students, parents, higher education professionals, faculty, researchers and policymakers. You can explore the online clearinghouse, and pick up materials for your office and students.
National Research Mentoring Network
Booth Number: 14
The NIH-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is a nationwide consortium to enhance the training and career development of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are pursuing biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social science research careers (collectively termed biomedical research careers), through enhanced networking and mentorship experiences. Components of NRMN include virtual mentoring, grantwriting coaching groups, and mentor training workshops.
Options for College Success
Booth number: 42
Options for College Success is a nonprofit 501(c )3 organization in Evanston, IL. We offer individualized services with the goal of young adults achieving independence. We focus on academic/career advancement, independent living skills, finance management and social skills/social activities. We accept ages 18-30. Students can be residents or day students.
Booth number: 21
Pepnet 2 is your source for resources and effective practices related to providing services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Funded by the US Department of Education, pn2 provides technical assistance and professional development in a broad array of content areas and a variety of environments.
Booth number: 39
The mission of the Phonak Work Life team is to provide innovate hearing solutions, accommodation guidance, and education for students transitioning to post-secondary education and the workplace. We believe that a holistic approach is necessary which considers solutions beyond a hearing aid.
Purple Communications Inc
Booth number: 9
Purple provides video relay services (VRS) using multiple platforms like TV, desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Purple’s portfolio includes telephone captioning services, text relay services, on-site interpreting services and video relay interpreting (VRI), making it possible for deaf and hearing individuals to easily communicate with each other. For more information, visit www.purple.us.
Booth number: 56
QuickCaption is one of the nation’s leading providers of Captioning and CART services. QuickCaption ensures ADA compliance in its offering of prescheduled and on-demand, on-site and remote Captioning/CART services in English and Spanish. QuickCaption also offers YouTube and live web-streaming captioning. If it can be captioned, we can caption it!
Booth number: 51
sComm is the manufacturer of the UbiDuo 2 communicator. The UbiDuo 2 enables a deaf, hard of hearing, or late deafened student or employee and college hearing staff and a hearing person to interact with each other face-to-face with zero barriers anywhere anytime on any part of the campus. The UbiDuo 2 is being utilized at colleges and universities such as Fresno City College, University of Texas, California State University, Harvard University, and others are successfully using the UbiDuo 2 to overcome barriers to face-to-face communication on different campuses. Come see the UbiDuo 2 at the sComm booth and learn more about how the UbiDuo will benefit your deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and hearing students and employees. You can learn more about the UbiDuo 2 at www.sComm.com.
Booth Number: 68
SensusAccess® is a self-service solution that automates the conversion of documents into a range of alternative formats including Braille, mp3, Daisy and e-books in 20+ languages. SensusAccess also converts inaccessible documents such as image-only pdf files into more accessible formats. The service can also provide accessibility services for MOOCS.
Booth number: 16
Symplicity is the leading provider of student affairs software solutions in higher-ed. More than 1,200 institutions leverage Symplicity’s technology to provide services in the following areas: Career Services | Enterprise CRM | Student Conduct | Advising | Campus Life | Study Abroad | Accessibility Services | Residence Life | Admissions
Booth number: 6
T-Base is North America's go-to alternate format company and industry thought leader. We simplify accessible communications by producing accessible educational materials such as textbooks and secure tests & exams in braille, large print, audio, as well as online with web accessibility and PDF documents. 1-800-563-0668. www.tbase.com
Booth number: 26
Boost students’ reading and writing confidence. Our family of Read&Write solutions enables campus-wide UDL access for students when working with: PDFs, websites, LMS, Microsoft Word, testing, and more. This award-winning software gives confidence to ELL students, those with disabilities, and others who struggle with the influx of reading and writing required in higher education.
Booth number: 12
Tom L. Thompson, is an experienced Director of Disability Resources in higher education, having served at three colleges over a period of 36 years. He specializes in doing departmental reviews of Disability Resource Centers, in providing consulting on accessibility issues and is a speaker on Disability, Inclusion, Accessibility and Social Justice.
University of Maryland Biological Sciences Graduate Program
Booth number: 8
The University of Maryland, College Park, is the Flagship Institution of the University System of Maryland. A suburban campus located near the nation’s capitol, UM offers training and mentorship for undergraduate and graduate students in Arts and Sciences and is committed to diversity and inclusion at all levels
US Census Bureau
Booth number: 33
The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. We are guided on this mission by scientific objectivity, our strong and capable workforce, our devotion to research-based innovation, and our abiding commitment to our customers. Our goal is to provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality and cost for the data we collect and services we provide.
Booth number: 52
Verb8tm Inc. accurately captions and transcribes your conferences, classes, or meetings quickly and inexpensively. Originally developed in the University of Maryland system, we understand higher education and industry needs, subject material, and formatting issues and we are dedicated to making audio content management easier than ever.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Office of Continuing and Professional Education
Booth number: 23
VCU’s Disability Support Services in Higher Education program provides Disability Support Services professionals with the training they need to effectively perform their job tasks. Modules cover an overview of disability services, legal foundations, characteristics of college students with disabilities, disclosing and documenting disabilities, obtaining services and accommodations, and technical standards.
Wright State University
Booth number: 49
The primary mission of ODS is to provide leadership and facilitate equal access to all opportunities for members of the WSU community. ODS provides institution-wide consultation on disability-related topics (legal compliance, universal design, disability scholarship); collaborates with partners to foster an all-inclusive campus; and facilitates accommodations to students with disabilities.