AHEAD 2019 Lunch & Learn

On Thursday and Friday during the lunch hour (12:45-1:45), join AHEAD’s sponsor/exhibitors for an in-depth look at some of their popular products for higher education. As disability service professionals, we know how often products and services offered by external sources can answer some of our most challenging questions. Bring your cash-and-carry lunch and your questions and keep learning during lunch!

Thursday, July 11, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

LL1-Aira: Award-winning Technology For Blind and Low Vision Users
Greg Stilson, Director of Product Management

Come and learn about how to make your campus exceptionally accessible through Aira. You’ll get an overview of Aira, meet its highly-trained agents, hear from Aira users, and learn how to bring Aira to your campus. Aira is free to use at the AHEAD conference. Download the free app at https://aria.io/app.

LL2- “In the Cloud” with Clockwork
Jamie Axelrod, Northern Arizona University
George Melendy, Clockwork

Clockwork has assisted student services staff with their daily workload, emphasizing ease of use, flexibility, confidentiality, test booking, and reporting. Now Clockwork is available in the “cloud.” Jamie Axelrod, Past President of AHEAD, will take you through the journey of migrating his current “on premise” product to the hosted version of Clockwork.

LL3- Your Ally in Accessibility-related Change Management
Krista Greear, Accessibility Strategist

The introduction of new technology can spark exciting changes. Regardless of your role at your institution, there are things you can do to help support an accessibility-related change management process. In this session, you will learn strategies and techniques to re-energize your efforts towards a more inclusive digital ecosystem.

LL4- Learning Process Automation: Exploring Artificial Intelligence Frontiers in Accessible Learning
Mousumi Kapoor, Founder and CEO, Continual Engine
Rajiv Narayana, CEO, ansrsource
Navneet Kapoor, Member of the Board, Continual Engine
A.P. Moller-Maersk, Chief Transformation Officer

Traditional methods of delivering learning content are no longer sufficient to meet rising demand. Design and development firm ansrsource, with technology partner Continual Engine, will share how Learning Process Automation is revolutionizing accessible content development by driving affordability at an unprecedented scale.

Friday, July 12, 12:45-1:45 p.m.

LL6- The Sonocent Classroom: Get to Grips with Audio Notetaker
Craig Nathan-Moss, Sonocent Account Manager

Explore Sonocent’s key features to kick-start and inspire your use of note-taking technology. See the full Sonocent package in action: from the app, to the software, to our Loan License Manager. Have a go on your own device throughout the conference with Sonocent’s exclusive trial for every AHEAD attendee.

LL7- A new world... using captions differently.
Eileen Hopkins, Ai-Media

Captions have been used traditionally as a support for deaf and hard of hearing people. A diverse student population, including a growth in numbers of students on the Autism spectrum, increased use of social media, and continuing interest in access have led to captioning providing support to a wider user group.

LL8- Using Cloud Technology to Streamline ADA Compliance
Trent Sunahara, Chief Strategy Officer, BlueDAG

Today, technology is helping us create more accessible campuses and classrooms than ever before. Come and learn to use cloud-based technologies to manage student requests, identify accessibility barriers, and integrate multiple people from different departments into remediation and support plans

LL9- Document Accessibility using the CommonLook Family of Tools for Ensuring Compliance
Paul Rayius, Director of Training, CommonLook

CommonLook has developed a complete suite of accessibility tools designed to address the entire scope of a document accessibility program. We will cover using CommonLook tools to perform audits and document accessibility reporting, remediate existing documents that have accessibility issues, and create accessibility PDF documents from Word and PowerPoint. Best practices to ensure continued compliance with standards, tools for documents created from databases, and new technologies such as CommonLook AI will be discussed.

LL10 - Bridging the Gap Between Paper & Digital
Jodi Szuter / Director of Business Development - USA @ Scanning Pens, Inc.

Provide students more access, independence, and simple solutions on exams and in daily study by bridging the gap between paper and the digital curriculum. Come learn how higher education institutions around the world are using ReaderPen & ExamReader (portable text to speech) to help students with dyslexia, specific learning disabilities, low vision, ELL and more