2022 Lunch & Learn Exhibitor Presentations

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:30 - 2:00 pm, 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!

Wednesday. July 20

What’s New in Glean? Transcription, Audio Clean-Up, Task List and more!

Room 26C

Presented by Paddy Heaton - Event & Community Lead, Glean

Discover all the new features we’ve added to Glean in 2022 so far! Learn how your students can get transcripts, improve audio recording quality, keep track of their to-do list, and more

Have a go on your own device throughout the conference with Glean’s exclusive trial for every AHEAD attendee.

Thursday. July 21

Going Paperless: Using Technology to Revolutionize the Accommodation Request Process

Room 26C

Presented by Brent Fragnoli-Assistant Director, Accessibility Education & Outreach, University of Notre Dame; Amy Jobst-Assistant Director. Testing Center & Student Access, University of Notre Dame; Alicia Freeland- Client Manager – Symplicity

 In this ‘Lunch and Learn’ session, we will be discussing how going paperless has changed, improved and/or revolutionized the accommodation request process. If you are already paperless or looking to go paperless, we would love to have you come share your experiences, questions and/or concerns with a paperless process.

Student Centered Language Access for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Room 16

Presented by Paul Tracy, CEO- Partners Interpreting, Sara Gerhold, Director of ASL- Partners Interpreting, T.J. DiGrazia, Director of Captioning – Partners Interpreting

“Access” for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing is provided in many forms, but oftentimes is an afterthought, greatly impacting the interactions, experience and learning. Learn to identify key challenges for environments (onsite/remote), solutions for improved access and establish best practices to implement on campus. 


Web and Canvas Accessibility for Your Whole .edu

Room 19

Presented by Mark Pope - Pope Tech, LLC.

HigherEd institutions have massive portfolios of websites and thousands of courses in their LMS that need to be monitored for accessibility. Our products (powered by the WAVE) simplify accessibility. We will present common problems schools face and show how we have helped hundreds of HigherEd institutions solve those problems

Friday, July 22

Pushing What’s Possible with PDF Accessibility Automation

Room 25AB

Presented by Dan Tuleta- Equidox Sales Engineern and Pat Needles- Equidox Executive Director of Sales

Too many PDFs, too few remediators? Automation makes PDF accessibility so easy anyone can do it! Watch Equidox PDF remediation software in action to see how AI-powered features make tagging elements like tables and lists 90% faster. Learn how exciting upcoming features will take the manual work out of remediation!

Scanning Pens Literacy Tools Line-up (C-Pen) – See What’s New and Learn Unique Ways Educators Are Using the Different Features to Get the Most Value Helping to Meet Their Literacy Goals

Room 26C

Presented by Amanda Gray

Educators, Parents, ESL Coordinators, SLP's, AT Specialists, and Special Ed Directors are finding scanning pens helpful in bridging the gap between paper and digital curriculum to improve reading outcomes. Join us to hear real student, parent and educator’s stories while we take a deeper look at scanning pens.

Using Technology and an Integrated Universal Design Approach to Improve Student Learning Outcomes

Room 19

Presented by Sherri Restauri -AST

Technology has become commonplace throughout the many spaces in K20+ education, particularly when we look at the trends for students pursuing Higher Education over the last decade. Integrated Universal Design within the core of UX for instructional and assistive technology is shifting the landscape for many learners, growing increased access to content, more interactive access to content through enhanced multimodal learning methods, and enhancing the reach for students with limited access to technology due to bandwidth limitations and other environmental and technological restrictions.