2018 Exhibitor Directory

As the conference approaches, you will be able to view all of our wonderful sponsors, vendors, and partners, preview their websites and make a plan for which you are interested in meeting. Many of our vendors have products that make our lives and the lives of students easier. We know you will enjoy interacting with them and will learn a tremendous amount as a result! Thank you to our sponsors for supporting AHEAD and accessibility, and for making some of our conference experiences possible.

2018 AHEAD Conference Sponsors



247 Accessible Documents Pte. Ltd. logo

247 Accessible Documents Pte. Ltd.
Booth # 405
Website: https://247accessibledocuments.com/Index.aspx
AIMED AT MAKING ACCESSIBILITY EASY TO ACHIEVE. Making documents accessible to all!
Our Accessible PDF, Accessible Word & Accessible PowerPoint services ensure that the documents are accessible as per the accessibility standards & guidelines Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, Section 508 and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) etc. & tested by people with disabilities. 

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Access Innovation Media Pty Ltd. logo
Access Innovation Media Pty Ltd.
Booth # 504
Website: www.ai-media.tv
Ai-Media provides quality captions for lectures, live events, recorded materials. We believe every piece of content should be accessible to everyone and we're working on it, one word at a time.

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Alternative Communication Services logo
Alternative Communication Services
Booth # 603/605
Website: www.acscaptions.com
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 (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!

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Blackboard logo
Blackboard Inc.
Booth #516
Website: www.blackboard.com
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. We challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern-day learner and the institutions that serve them. For more information about Blackboard, please visit www.blackboard.com

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Caption Access logo
Caption Access
Booth # 513
Website: www.captionaccess.com
CaptionAccess provides live and post-production captioning and video-remote interpreting services (and unrivaled customer service!). It is certified as a Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) by the U.S. Business Leadership Network.

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Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification logo
Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
Booth # 404
Website: www.crccertification.com
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.

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Concourse logo
Concourse, by Intellidemia
Booth #312
Website: www.intellidemia.com
Concourse. Superior Syllabus Management since 2007. Our leading, fully accessible, cloud-based platform allows you to manage syllabus templates, achieve consistency, run reports, expand access, ensure compliance, and streamline workflow from within your existing environment, seamlessly.

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Deaf Services Unlimited logo
Deaf Services Unlimited
Booth # 301
Website: www.deafservicesunlimited.com
Deaf Services Unlimited is a communication accessibility provider, offering sign language interpreting and captioning services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Services are conveniently available on-site or remotely, 24/7/365.

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eCaptions logo
eCaptions
Booth # 221
Website: www.ecaptions.com
eCaptions has been providing high quality CART captioning services for over 20 years. At eCaptions we are dedicated to the success of your hard-of-hearing students and faculty. We make it possible for them to participate with confidence. Our business is built on high quality services, flexibility and rapid response times.

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J & M Distribution logo
J & M Distribution
Booth # 308
Website: www.truestim.com
Description: Non-Invasive drug free pain reliever. Used by physicians and facilities across the country for rehabilitation and pain relief for over 17 years. 

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OrCam Technologies logo
OrCam Technologies
Booth # 201
Website: www.orcam.com
The OrCam MyEye assistive technology device instantly and discreetly reads any printed and digital text, from any surface – including newspapers, books, computer and smartphone screens, restaurant menus, labels on supermarket products and street signs – as well as recognizes individual people and products. 

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Premier Visual Voice, LLC logo
Premier Visual Voice, LLC
Booth # 200
Website: www.premiervisualvoice.com
Delivering Global Accessibility and Inclusion.  Services – remote and onsite live-event captioning, video/media captioning, video remote interpreting (ASL), speech translation, captioning for the blind (audio description), legal/medical/general transcription services.

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Sonocent logo
Sonocent, LLC.
Booth # 317
Website: www.sonocent.com
Sonocent’s software helps students take notes effectively and independently.
Scaffolding the note-taking process by combining audio, slides and visual cues such as color highlighting helps students master this vital skill.

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Symplicity logo
Symplicity
Booth # 416
Website: www.symplicity.com
Symplicity creates solutions that help more than 1,200 institutions worldwide effectively connect students to the resources they need to succeed during and after college. Symplicity provides tools that help ensure students' ability to thrive and that help provide the best possible student experience.

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Verbit Software Ltd. logo
Verbit Software Ltd.
Booth # 305
Website: https://verbit.ai/
VerbIt’s transcription and captioning services provides clients with 99% accuracy thanks to its custom automated speech recognition AI technology. With a vision to become the search engine for the world’s voice, Verbit’s customizable and affordable end-to-end solution raises the industry standard to a new level.

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2018 Conference Exhibitors




3Play Media logo
3Play Media
Booth # 205
Website: www.3playmedia.com
3Play Media provides closed captioning, transcription, and audio description to more than 2,500 customers in higher education, enterprise, entertainment, and government. 3Play Media simplifies the process of making videos accessible.

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Accessible Information Management LLC
Booth # 203
Website: www.accessiblelearning.com
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.

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AMAC Accessibility logo
AMAC Accessibility
Booth # 421
Website: www.amacusg.org
AMAC Accessibility 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, nonprofits, and corporations by providing accessible media, training, and inclusive environments for the universal benefit of all people.

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Ai Squared/Freedom Scientific/Optelec/The Paciello Group logo
Ai Squared/Freedom Scientific/Optelec/The Paciello Group
Booth # 401
Website: www.vfogroup.com
VFO is the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. On their own, our brands Ai Squared, Freedom Scientific, Optelec and The Paciello Group have a long history of developing and providing innovative solutions for blind and low vision individuals, helping them to reach their full potential.

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Automatic Sync Technologies logo
Automatic Sync Technologies
Booth # 105
Website: www.automaticsync.com

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. 



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Baylor College of Medicine logo
Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Booth # 500
Website: www.bcm.edu/gradschool
Located in the world’s largest medical center in Houston, Texas, we provide the resources, opportunities, research environment, support, mentorship, and education you need to reach your full potential as a scientist, a professional, and an individual. Our graduate school offers Ph.D., summer research, post-baccalaureate, and MD-Ph.D. programs.

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Beacon College logo
Beacon College
Booth # 217
Website: www.beaconcollege.edu
Beacon College, a private nonprofit college in Leesburg, Florida, is the first accredited institution of higher learning to award bachelor's degrees exclusively to students with dyslexia, ADHD, or other specific learning disabilities. Beacon College’s distinctive mission focuses on the academic and career success of our students.

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and Fulbright U.S. Student Program logos
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Booth # 319
Websites: www.gilmanscholarship.org and us.fulbrightonline.org

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.

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The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation logo
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Booth #219
Website: www.christopherreeve.org
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.

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Clearview Captioning logo
Clearview Captioning
Booth # 503
Website: www.clearviewcaptioning.com
Clearview Captioning provides communication (CART and C-Print) and interpreting services. Our remote captioning services are available virtually anywhere in the USA. Clearview carefully adheres to al RID standards while maintaining top quality performance to Match the needs of consumers. Quotes and demos available www.clearviewcaptioning.com (844-5-CAPTION).

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The College Diabetes Network logo
The College Diabetes Network
Booth # 517
Website: www.collegediabetesnetwork.org
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.

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Conversor logo
Conversor NTE
Booth #208
Website: www.conversorproducts.com
Conversor NTE provides a blended learning solution for students with cognitive processing issues using audio and video recordings, techniques to add text and scribble pad images, and a remote human notetaking service.

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Disability Access Information and Support (DAIS) logo
Disability Access Information and Support (DAIS)
Booth # 419
Website: www.daisclasses.com
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.

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Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society (DAPi) logo
Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society (DAPi)
Booth # 211
Website: www.deltaalphapihonorsociety.org
Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society (DAPi) is the premier academic collegiate honorary recognizing high-achieving students with disabilities. DAPi has over 140 chapters at colleges/universities in 34 states and DC. DAPi provides opportunities for leadership, advocacy and education regarding disability issues and one annual scholarship for an active member.

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Docsoft Inc.logo
Docsoft Inc.
Booth # 101
Website: www.docsoft.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.

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DO-IT Washington University logo
DO-IT, University of Washington
Booth # 505
Website: www.washington.edu/doit
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.

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JST Coaching & Training logo
JST Coaching & Training
Booth # 403
Website: www.jstcoaching.com
JST Coaching & Training is the leading authority on academic and EF coaching. We deliver customized training that equips DSS professionals and institutions with the skills they need to create transformational change with students. Through our proprietary, research-based process, students build motivation and achievement, leading to increased self-determination in college and beyond.

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Kurzweil Education logo
Kurzweil Education
Booth # 204
Website: www.kurzweiledu.com
Kurzweil Education enables learners to access curricula, build literacy skills, and make real academic progress with k1000 for students with blindness or low vision and k3000 for learning differences.

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MatchWare MindView logo
MatchWare
Booth # 209
Website: www.matchware.com/assistive-technology-software
MatchWare is a global leader in assistive technology mind-mapping software. MindView AT is optimized for students with learning disabilities to organize ideas visually and export into multiple formats (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).

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Microscience Learning 4 All logo
Microscience Learning 4 All
Booth # 216
Website: www.microscience.on.ca
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.

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National Braille Press logo
National Braille Press
Booth # 612
Website: www.nbp.org
National Braille Press is a non-profit braille publisher that promotes literacy for blind children through outreach programs and providing access to information by producing information in braille for blind children and adults. We produce braille and tactile graphics for standardized tests and textbooks. “Braille is our middle name!”

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National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) logo
National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD)
Booth # 109
Website: www.nccsdonline.org
The NCCSD housed at AHEAD offers a clearinghouse of information and resources, online training, research you can use, and individualized technical assistance to students, families and all those involved in higher education and disability.

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National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) logo
National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC)
Booth #212
Website: www.nationaldeafcenter.org
Visit our booth to find out why and how educational attainment narrows the employment gap between deaf and hearing people. Meet our staff and obtain postsecondary outcome data, guidance for designing accessible environments, and integrating systems. Explore resources, elearning opportunities and our new interactive online game for deaf students.

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Phonak logo
Phonak
Booth # 213
Website: www.us.morethanahearingaid.com
The mission of the Phonak Work Life team is to provide innovate hearing solutions, accommodations on guidance, and education on 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.

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Portal logo
Portal
Booth # 304
Website: www.portalentryways.com
Portal has created a revolutionary system to enable hands-free access to motorized public entryways through a simple device and accompanying app as well as manage the maintenance and compliance of accessible entryways with real time data.

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QuickCaption logo
QuickCaption, Inc.
Booth # 321
Website: www.QuickCaption.com
QuickCaption is California’s leading provider of CART Captioning Services for Persons with Hearing Loss for onsite and remote academic courses, live webstreams of special events, and in-venue and live webstream captioning of Orientations, Commencements, Convocations, and other university-wide events.

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Rutgers School of Health Professionals logo
Rutgers - School of Health Professions
Booth #519
Integrated Employment Institute is a program within the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, School of Health Professions, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. IEI conducts research, provides cost effective professional development, education and technical assistance necessary to achieve career parity for adults and transition age youth impacted by mental health conditions.

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sComm logo
sComm
Booth #420
Website: www.sComm.com
sComm is the manufacturer of the UbiDuo 2 communication device. The UbiDuo 2 enables deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals to communicate with each other face-to-face anywhere on campus when the interpreter is not available. The UbiDuo 2 allows deaf or hard of hearing people to interact freely with hearing people anywhere, anytime, in the work and social settings on campus. Learn more at www.sComm.com.

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Spellex logo
Spellex Corporation
Booth # 608
Website: www.spellex.com
Since 1988, Spellex has been a global leader in Assistive Technology solutions by providing corporations, government, and academia with high-quality and cost-effective AT solutions. Spellex’s flagship product, Spellex Write-Assist provides students and professionals with dyslexia and other communication disorders the tools necessary to improve their spelling and literacy.

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Sprint Accessibility logo
Sprint Accessibility
Booth # 303
Website: www.sprint.com/accessibility
Sprint Accessibility: Bridging the telecommunications gap for people with disabilities. A full suite of services includes: Sprint IP Relay, Sprint CapTel, Sprint Teleconference Captioning, Sprint Relay and Sprint Vision Stores.

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T-Base Communications logo
T-Base Communications
Booth # 316
Website: www.tbase.com
T-Base produces accessible instructional materials in braille, reflowed large print, e-Text, audio, EPUB and accessible PDF; uses an automated software solution for 2x faster turnaround; and provides world-class tactile graphics.

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Texthelp logo
Texthelp
Booth # 400
Website: www.texthelp.com
Hello we’re Texthelp. We believe that literacy is every student’s passport to success. It’s our genuine desire to help students understand, learn and express themselves. We create smart, user-friendly literacy and learning solutions, that provide the support each student needs; through reading, writing, STEM and research.

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UCI Medical Scientist Training Program logo
University of California, Irvine-SOM Medical Scientist Training Program
Booth # 103
Website: www.mstp.uci.edu
The UCI Medical Scientist Training Program is a dual MD/PhD program that seeks to train individuals to contribute to advances in research, and to apply those advances to the field of medical care. We are an eight-year fully-funded program and allow our students to pursue a PhD in any field.

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uSked

uSked logo
uSked (an Access Interpreting LLC Company)
Booth #320
Website: www.usked.com
uSked is a scheduling software that enables seamless coordination of disability services. Built by an interpreting agency that has served university campuses for over a decade, uSked has the tools to coordinate accommodations, process invoices, and prepare reports. If you wish service coordination at your institution was easier, let’s talk!


2018 AHEAD Conference Special Exhibits

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The 70,273 Project
Booth # 609
Website: www.the70273project.org
Through the Aktion T4 program, Nazis murdered 70,273 disabled people deemed “life unworthy of life” between 1940-1941. International quilt blocks commemorate each life to ensure that we’ll never forget this atrocity.

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CapABLE Voices: The Photovoice of Students with Disabilities
The aim of the project is to give students with disabilities a voice through images using Photovoice method. This engaging opportunity allowed students to convey their disability experiences, perspectives, and needs through visual images and first- person narratives. The project findings in the form of stories and images provide valuable insights and dialogue about their issues.

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