Conference Agenda

Attendees will take away a tangible roadmap for developing and adopting assistive technologies that empower our blind and visually impaired community to live a more independent life with dignity.
8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration and Networking
9:00 - 9:15 am
9:15 - 10:00 am

Moderator: Group Theory, Adrian Rodriguez

Panelists: Amazon, Sarah Caplener - Audio Description Project (ADP), Susan Glass - Netflix, Spencer Hatch - Verizon Media, Gary Moulton

B) Aira Breakout - Anirudh Koul

Moderator: TBA

Panelists: Amazon, Audio Description Project (ADP), Verizon Media

10:15 - 11:15 am

Moderator: Ford, Dragos Maciuca

Panelists: Perceptive Automata, James Gowers - Lyft, Ezra Hayman - Ford, S. Joy Mountford 

B) HumanWare Breakout - Kevin Hughes
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Moderator: Chris Yeh

Panelists: Cognixion, Andreas Forsland and Microsoft, Oscar Murillo

B) Project Invent - Designers of the Future


Moderators: Project Invent, Connie Liu and Student Designer, Max Shen

Panelists: Student Designers, Deshaun Jordan, Maddie Park, and Wesley Shapiro and Team Participants, Abigayil Tamara and Jimmy Uharriet

12:15 - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Networking
1:45 - 2:45 pm

Moderator: Vista Center, Alice Turner

Panelists: Amazon, Sarah Caplener - Walmart, Carrie Farber - HumanWare, Rachel Feinberg - AIRA, Anirudh Koul - Adaptive Technology Services, Silvana Rainey

Speaker: Apple, Janette Barrios

3:00 - 3:45 pm


Moderator: UCSC, Roberto Manduchi

Panelists: Google, Patrick Clary - OrCam, Anat Nulman - Sunu, Marco Trujillo 

3:45 - 4:00 pm
Closing Remarks