October 12-14, 2021

AccessibilityPlus 2021 the Global Conference receives IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals) Approval for continuing education units (CEUs).

Finally, an accessibility conference that connects you with the information and network you need to build the organization you want.

Leaders, join us

  • Business: Learn why inclusive organizations win today.
  • Talent: Find, hire, and keep a diverse workforce.
  • Marketing: Share your brand’s story with everyone.
  • Tech: Find new assistive tech and make your tech better.
  • UX: Build accessibility into every release, every time.
  • Accessibility: Define policies and programs that work.
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3 Days of Virtual Learning and Engagement


Show hours are 10 AM – 6 PM each day. All times are in the Eastern Time Zone.

If you have registered for the event, the event site will go live late Friday, October 8th.  You will receive an email with your login credentials. Presentations will be available on-demand after the event for up to 60 days for registered attendees.

Day 1 Tuesday, October 12th

Unlocking the Potential of Assistive Technology

  • 10:00 AM Conference Opens/Exhibitor Hall Opens
  • 11:00 AM Welcome to AccessibilityPlus 2021 Alycia Anderson
  • 11:15 AM Keynote: Judith Heumann and Caroline Casey Sponsored by
  • 12:00 PM Early Adopters: How Embracing Assistive Technology Can Help Any Business (Panel) Andrew Houghton, Meryl Evans, Gavin Neate, and Andrea Mocellin
  • 12:55 PM Yoga with Haley
  • 1:15 PM Should Your Company Use an Accessibility Overlay? Sheri Byrne-Haber, Jeremy Horelick, and Jason C. Taylor
  • 2:15 PM Exhibitor Hall
  • 2:45 PM Assistive Technology Your Customers Use: What You Need to Know Crystal Preston-Watson
  • 3:30 PM Telework Tech Accessibility Trials and Triumphs Alexa Huth
  • 4:15 PM Comedy with Joe Eurell
  • 4:30 PM Tech Check: Digital Accessibility Tools Every Company Should Be Using Kevin McDaniel
  • 5:20 PM Assistive Tech Showcase: The Future is Here Gavin Neate, Andrea Mocellin, and Michae Curran

Day 2 Wednesday, October 13th

Actionable Solutions for an Inclusive Workforce

  • 10:00 AM Conference Opens/Exhibitor Hall Opens
  • 11:00 AM Welcome to Day 2 of AccessibilityPlus 2021 Alycia Anderson
  • 11:10 AM We’ll Take Your Request Now: Best Practices in Reasonable Accommodation Craig Leen
  • 12:00 PM You’re Hired: Onboarding, Retention, and Support for People With Disabilities Meg O’Connell and Andy Traub
  • 1:00 PM Music with Joy Brooker
  • 1:15 PM COVID: Moving Faster Than the Speed of Lawsuits Paula Tobler
  • 2:00 PM Exhibitor Hall
  • 2:30 PM Disability Employee Engagement Meg O’Connell
  • 3:25 PM Starting Down a Path to Defining & Supporting Accessibility Christopher Patnoe
  • 3:50 PM Breathwork with Beau Bowker
  • 4:10 PM Creating a Workplace Where People with Disabilities Actually Want to Work Sheri Byrne-Haber
  • 5:00 PM Myths and Realities About Employing Persons with Disabilities Patrick Bardsley
  • 5:50 PM Music with Joshua Payne

Day 3 Thursday, October 14th

Effectively Managing Accessibility for Business

  • 10:00 AM Conference Opens/Exhibitor Hall Opens
  • 11:00 AM Welcome to Day 3 of AccessibilityPlus 2021 Alycia Anderson
  • 11:10 AM Building an In-House Accessibility Team Sheri Byrne-Haber
  • 12:05 PM How to Hire Accessibility Talent (When You Don’t Know Anything About It) Meg O’Connel, Jack McElaney, and Hiram Kuykendall
  • 12:55 PM Ryan Ayers on the Guitar
  • 1:10 PM How to Get Started in Accessibility Joe Devon, Cat Noone, and Lori Samuels
  • 2:00 PM Exhibitor Hall
  • 2:30 PM Accessing Innovation Cat Noone
  • 3:20 PM Comedy with Michael Damian
  • 3:30 PM Accessibility at Scale: Enterprise Solutions for Ongoing Success Lori Samuels and Sheri Byrne-Haber
  • 4:30 PM Universal Design Empowers Cultural Change and High Efficiency for MERCK Pharmaceuticals Andrew Houghton, Mike Perry, and Kathryn Gibbs
  • 5:25 PM A Brave New World: Immersive Technologies and the Future of Work Bill Curtis-Davidson

Recorded presentations will be available on-demand for up to 60 days after the event for registered attendees.

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