2017 Online Exhibit Hall
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!
247 Accessible Documents PTE Ltd (Bronze Sponsor)
Booth # 220
247 Accessible Documents offers a cloud based On-demand Accessible PDF Remediation Services. We assist organizations to meet their accessibility compliance needs supporting section 508 & WCAG 2.0 Don’t struggle to make documents accessible. Upload a PDF. We implement accessibility by adding tags, writing alternate descriptions and setting the correct reading order.
Ai-Media (Gold Sponsor)
Access Innovation Media (Ai-Media), founded in 2003, is dedicated to ending the experience of social, education and vocational exclusion by creating economic access solutions for people with disabilities. Operating 24-hours, 365 days per year, Ai-Media delivers accurate real-time speech-to-text captioning and transcription services and works with committed partners in public, private and community sectors contributing to a more inclusive world.
Aira Tech (Gold Sponsor)
Aira develops transformative technology that provides greater information and independence to those with vision loss by connecting them immediately via Smart Glass to a network of certified Agents.
Alternative Communication Services, LLC (Charging Table Sponsor)
ACS is a family of companies represented by Alternative Communication Services (ACS), EduCAPTION, Home Team Captions, Closed Caption Productions, and PostCAP. We provide communication text solutions for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. 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.
Beacon College (Bronze Sponsor)
Beacon College of Leesburg, Florida is recognized as the foremost institution of higher education in the United States exclusively serving students with a Learning Disability, ADHD, or other specific learning difference. By every measure, Beacon College transforms the lives and futures of its students.
Blackboard, Inc (Gold Sponsor)
Blackboard is committed to delivering products and services that conform to the highest levels of accessibility standards. Our solutions bring learners closer to the knowledge they seek and the potential they can achieve.
Charmtech Labs LLC -Captivoice (Bronze Sponsor)
CaptiVoice – EdTech Digest’s Best Special Needs Solution of 2017 – is a universally accessible reading platform created by professors of Stony Brook University. Capti helps support, monitor, and assess students with diverse needs such as dyslexia, ADHD, vision loss, low English proficiency, etc. Capti replaces 5+ other tools used by educators!
Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (Bronze Sponsor)
The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC), the world’s largest rehabilitation counseling organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities, sets the standard for competent delivery of quality rehabilitation counseling services through its nationally accredited and internationally recognized Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification program. For more information visit www.crccertification.com.
Hawkes Learning (Gold Sponsor)
Hawkes is dedicated to providing all students an engaging learning environment on the web. We understand that students have different needs, so we strive to make our product flexible. Our mission is to deliver an easy to use interface that allows students of all abilities to focus on learning the course material
Kurzweil Education (Bronze Sponsor)
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.
Landmark College (Silver Sponsor)
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.
Lexxic Ltd (Charging Table Sponsor)
Lexxic is an award-winning psychological consultancy specialising in dyslexia and neuro-diversity. Lexxic has a successful track record delivering services to FTSE 100 companies and government organisations. As a team of highly qualified Business Psychologists, we are passionate about helping employees and organisations reach their full potential.
Equidox by Onix (Lanyard Sponsor)
Onix, a longtime Google partner and Top 100 Cloud Solutions company, created Equidox software to automate the process of converting inaccessible PDFs to HTML to conform to the new WCAG 2.0 AA standard or into accessible PDF formats. Instructional designers, web content editors and Alt Format professionals love Equidox because it reduces document and course remediation time by 60% via an easy to use interface.
Pearson VUE (Bag Sponsor)
Helping to improve people’s lives through professional certification and academic testing is Pearson VUE’s mission. Our customers’ credentials help people advance in technology, government and professional careers, as well as attain educational growth. Visit PearsonVUE.com to learn how our testing experts can develop, manage, deliver and grow your testing program.
Piero,LLC (Bronze Sponsor)
Piero, LLC seeks to innovate alongside with people of various disabilities to increase their sense of empowerment. Our smart door system enables wheelchair users to confidently enter public buildings without the assistance of others, meanwhile providing facilities managers with real-time door diagnostics for preventative, proactive maintenance on all entryways.
QuickCaption, Inc. (Charging Table Sponsor)
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! Please visit us: www.QuickCaption.com.
Sensible Innovations, LLC (Gold Sponsor)
Sensible Innovations mission is to provide visually impaired individuals with the same information sighted people get using smart technology. Their premier app, AWARE, is a navigational app that creates???Signs that you can hear??? Using Bluetooth Low Energy devices (Internet of Things technology) that are strategically located in public spaces. Sensible Innovations continues to develop smart technology that encourages independence for people who are visually impaired.
Sensus ApS (Bronze Sponsor)
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.
Sonocent, LLC (First Time Attendee Breakfast Sponsor)
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 software combines color, audio, text, images and presentation slides all into a single workspace. Available for iOS, Android, PC and Mac
Strada Communication, Inc. (Bag Sponsor)
Strada provides services that reduce or eliminate communication barriers. Our nationwide network means we are ready to help you wherever you are. Not sure what will work in YOUR situation? Call and talk to one of our knowledgeable staff. We have experience supporting others just like you.
T-Base Communications (Gold Level Sponsor)
T-Base Communications specializes in the transcription of textbooks and other learning materials into alternate formats— tactile graphics, UEB, large print, e-Text, audio and accessible PDF—for educational institutions to provide for their students who are blind or have low vision. High quality. Fast turnaround.
Texthelp (Charging Table Sponsor)
Boost students’ literacy confidence. Our award-winning family of literacy software enables campus-wide UDL access for students across platforms. Our newest solution, EquatIO, also makes math digital and more accessible. All our products give confidence to ELL students, those with disabilities, and others who struggle with the increased demands of higher education.
West Virginia Autism Training Center (Bronze Sponsor)
Booth # 413
The WV Autism Training Center’s College Program provides individualized skill building and therapeutic supports to degree seeking students with Autism Spectrum Disorder through a mentored environment while navigating a college experience. Application to the College Program is separate from and in addition to Marshall University.
Our 2017 Exhibitors
3Play Media provides premium captioning, transcription, and subtitling to more than 1,600 customers in higher education, enterprise, entertainment, and government. 3Play Media makes your video accessible and searchable and simplifies the captioning process through flexible APIs, integrations with numerous video players and platforms, and a user-friendly online account system.
Accessible Information Management LLC
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.
The AccessText Network (ATN) facilitates fulfillment of publisher files for Disability Service Providers at colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada from ATN’s 31 Member-Publishers. ATN is funded and supported by the Association of American Publishers and operated by AMAC Accessibility Solutions & Research Center at GA Tech.
Come visit the AHEAD regional Affiliate booth! Stop by to register win an AHEADgehog, piece up a piece of swag for AHEAD 2018 or get your picture in a hot air balloon! We will also have information on our 37 affiliates. Booth #105!
AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center
Booth # 411
AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center is committed to the promotion of technological innovation and the development of user-centered research, products, and services for individuals with disabilities. We address unmet needs in higher education, government, non-profits, and corporations by providing accessibility and inclusive environments for the universal benefit of all.
American Printing House for the Blind
Booth # 322
APH is the world’s largest company devoted to making products for people who are visually impaired and blind, and is the official supplier of educational materials for blind students in the U.S. working at less than college level. Visit our website at www.aph.org or call 800-223-1839 for more information.
Automatic Sync Technologies
Booth # 408
CaptionSync by AST was developed more than ten years ago, in collaboration with a team of expert advisers from higher education and with funding from an SBIR grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Today AST’s CaptionSync service is the most cost-efficient, high quality, transcription and captioning service available.
CaptionAccess is a deaf-owned company that provides remote CART and hybrid captioning for classes, webcasts, and teleconferences. We also offer captioning and transcription for pre-recorded media and video remote interpreting (VRI) services
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation promotes the health, well-being, and independence of people living with paralysis, a spinal cord injury, or mobility impairment as well as their caregivers and families by providing free comprehensive information, resources and referral services in order to achieve a better quality of life.
The College Diabetes Network
Booth # 308
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.
College Living Experience
College Living Experience (CLE) provides individualized services to young adults with learning differences and varying disabilities in the areas of academics, independent living, social skills and career development.
CUNY School of Professional Studies-Disability Services
MS in Disability Services in Higher Education offered by CUNY School of Professional Studies. Representatives from the program will be available. This is the first of its kind in the country, the program prepares graduates to assume significant responsibility in providing educational access to students with disabilities.
Deaf Services Unlimited
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 Americans with Disabilities Act. Services are conveniently available day and night, year round. Services can be provided on-site or remotely using video conferencing technology.
Delta Alpha Pi
Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society (DAPi) is the premier academic collegiate honorary recognizing high-achieving students with disabilities. DAPi has over 120 chapters at colleges and universities in 33 states. DAPi provides opportunities for leadership, advocacy and education regarding disability issues as well as an annual scholarship for an active member. Website: www.deltaalphapihonorsociety.org
The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)
The Described and Captioned Media Program provides services to benefit students (early learning through Grade 12) who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Available to schools and families are a free on-demand collection of described and captioned educational media and information related to accessible media.
Disability Access Information and Support (DAIS)
Booth # 207
Disability Access Information and Support (DAIS) provides online professional development courses, program/site reviews, and more to institutions of higher education and professionals in the field of disability services. DAIS President Jane Jarrow provides these services, and welcomes the opportunity to provide technical assistance to the DSS community. Visit www.daisclasses.com
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 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.
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.
Fairleigh Dickinson University
LD Virtual Tutoring (LDVT) and The Regional Center for Learning Disabilities: Fairleigh Dickinson University. LDVT supports college students who learn differently anywhere in the world with course-specific tutoring and study skills development by experienced learning specialists using real time video. The Regional Center is for LD students attending FDU.
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is the leading food allergy non-profit, and focuses on supporting the quality of life and health of individuals with food allergies. FARE’s College Program supports colleges, universities and students working together to create a safer, more inclusive college environment for students managing food allergies.
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.
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!
Match Ware Inc
MindView has been designed to help visual thinkers create impressive written assignments and presentations. The smooth transition from a Mind-Map to Word in academic formats i.e. MLA and PowerPoint means students can make powerful academically formatted documents.
Microscience Learning 4 All
Clockwork Enterprise Solutions is a comprehensive management system for Disabilities Services Departments, offering a single solution to supporting the needs of disabled students in a post-secondary environment. Visit Microscience Learning 4 All to learn how counselors and administrators can streamline management and accelerate productivity through this simple, but powerful application.
National Braille Press
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 Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD)
The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) provides a clearinghouse of information including websites, training and outreach materials, scholarly research, and information regarding all facets related to higher education and disability. NCCSD is associated with AHEAD and was funded by FIPSE to create the clearinghouse via a Higher Education Reauthorization Act provision.
National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes
The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes seeks to transform systems and create conditions for optimal success in a way that recognizes and honors the experiences, perspectives and strengths of deaf individuals. Visit us to learn about how NDC can support you!
National Industries for the Blind
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.
OrCam’s breakthrough artificial vision technology wearable device gives independence to people who are blind, visually impaired or have a reading disability. The OrCam MyEye is a smart camera worn on eyeglasses that instantly and discreetly reads text, recognizes people and identifies products - enhancing people’s lives.
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.
sComm is the manufacturer of the UbiDuo 2. The UbiDuo 2 communication device enables deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individual to communicate with each other face-to-face with zero barriers. The UbiDuo allows a deaf or a hard of hearing person to sit across from a hearing person anywhere, anytime, in the work, academic, and social settings. Learn more at www.sComm.com
Student Accommodation Manager (SAM)
The Student Accommodation Manager, or SAM, is a secure web-based application designed to help postsecondary Disability Service Providers manage student data, accommodations, case notes, reports, disabilities, and much more. Georgia Tech’s AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center developed SAM, for Disability Services Offices lacking strong institutional IT support.
Symplicity assists disability services offices in providing students with the accommodations they need to thrive while helping institutions remain compliant with ADA requirements.
SyncWords is the premier company in closed captioning automation and workflow. With over 300 customers in media, education and government, we automate closed captioning with precision when you provide media and a transcript. Your captions are ready in minutes and available in all major formats. SyncWords offers premium quality transcription too. SyncWords adds accessibility, searchability, and clarity to your media while delivering outstanding quality and value.
User1st is committed to making the web accessible to everyone by designing and implementing simple yet powerful software solutions. Comprised of developers, legal experts, social activists, and academics, the User1st team is working together to help organizations ensure that their websites are accessible to individuals with disabilities and compliant with web accessibility legislation.
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC)
TWC partners with colleges and universities to provide students with semester or summer experiential learning opportunities in D.C. Our Leadership Initiative for Students with Disabilities provides eligible participants with scholarship funding and support they may need to complete classroom and workplace responsibilities and live comfortably in our housing facilities.