Shawn's Presentations

This page lists public presentations and training that Shawn has conducted since 1997. Private training is listed on the Experience page. Some reviews are listed on the Testimonials page.

Videos and Interviews

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

  1. "The Enabling Power of an Accessible Web" invited plenary and "Making Websites Accessible" tutorial
    - Digital Accessibility Public Forum & Training Workshop, November 2009, Singapore
  2. "WAI-ARIA Introduction: Making Advanced Websites and Web Applications Accessible" and "Web Accessibility Standards and Guidelines Update 2009"
    - ATIA 2009 Chicago, October 2009, Chicago, IL, USA
  3. "Real World Web Accessibility: What it means for developers, for people with disabilities, for all"
    - Web Accessibility Day, September 2009, Baltimore, MD, USA
  4. "Accessibility: It's for Everyone and Everything" invited plenary and "Accessibility in a Web 2.0 World"
    - Web Design World 2009 Seattle, July 2009, Seattle, WA, USA
  5. "Web Accessibility with WCAG 2.0: International Cooperation, Local Implementation" keynote and "Improving Your Web Site with WCAG 2.0" tutorial
    - ICTA 2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology & Accessibility, May 2009, Hammamet, Tunisia
  6. "Unleashing Opportunities through Accessibility" opening plenary and "Advancing Web Accessibility" invited speaker
    - STC Technical Communication Summit", May 2009, Atlanta, GA, USA
  7. "Making Web Widgets Accessible: Tools and Techniques" panelist
    - SXSW interactive, March 2009, Austin, TX, USA
  8. "The New WCAG 2: Web Accessibility Q&A with the Editors" panel moderator
    - CSUN International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, March 2009, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  9. "Web Accessibility Update 2009: WCAG 2.0, WAI-ARIA, Section 508"
    - ATIA "Assistive Technology Industry Association, January 2009, Orlando, FL, USA

2008

  1. "Web Accessibility for Everyone and Everything" and "Accessibility in a Web 2.0 World" invited speaker
    - Web Design World, December 2008, Boston, MA, USA
  2. "Overlapping User Experiences: Mobile Web Usability and Accessibility for People with Disabilities" and "How New Web Accessibility Standards Impact User Experience Design"
    - UPA Europe 2008, Usability and design: cultivating diversity, December 2008, Turin, Italy
  3. "Making the Web Accessible to All" and "Web Accessibility Standards: A Foundation for International Cooperation and Local Implementation" invited speaker
    - User eXperience Russia, October 2008, Moscow, Russia
  4. "Accessibility in a Web 2.0 World" and "Getting Real with Accessibility" invited speaker
    - Web Builder 2.0, October 2008, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  5. "How New Web Accessibility Standards Impact User Experience Design" at the
    - UPA International Conference 2008, June 2008, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  6. "Making the Web Accessible to People with Disabilities" invited speaker
    - Universal Service Provision (USP) Technology Seminar, June 2008, Seremban, Malaysia
  7. "Designing the Web for All of Society Benefits Us All"; "International Web Accessibility Guidelines and Standards; "Web Accessibility Basics; Integrating Accessibility in the Development Process"; and "Accessible Ajax" Invited Keynote
    - Web Accessibility: Bridging the Digital Divide, April 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  8. "Catching up with Accessibility: The Basics Quickly"
    - SXSW Interactive 2008, March 2008, Austin, TX, USA
  9. "Make Your Website Shine, Polished with Accessibility" invited speaker and "Achieving Web for All: Improving the Accessibility, Usability, and Quality of Your Website" tutorial
    - Webstock 2008, February 2008, Wellington, New Zealand
  10. "Making the Web Accessible to All" invited speaker
    - Technology Leaders of Today Speaker Series, University at Albany, January 2008, Albany, NY, USA

2007

  1. "Making the Future Web Accessible to People with Disabilities"
    - Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2007, October 2007, Orlando, FL, USA
  2. "Making the Future Web Accessible to People with Disabilities"
    - University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 2007, Madison, WI, USA
  3. "Getting Real with Accessibility" invited speaker
    - An Event Apart Seattle 2007, June 2007, Seattle, WA, USA
  4. "Web Accessibility Guidelines Update" invited speaker
    - Yahoo UI Developer Network, June 2007, London, UK
  5. "Advancing Web Accessibility" invited speaker
    - @media07 Europe, June 2007, London, UK
  6. "Web Accessibility Update: What's New, WCAG 2.0, and Current Issues" invited speaker
    - Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), June 2007, London, UK
  7. "What's New in Standards for Usability and Accessibility?" panel ("New Guidelines and Standards for Web Accessibility", "Including Accessibility throughout the Design Process" discussions)
    - UPA 2007 Conference, June 2007, Austin, Texas, USA
  8. "Accessibility: A Report From the Trenches" panel
    - SXSW Interactive, March 2007, Austin, TX, USA
  9. "Promoting Web Accessibility: Basic Approaches and Introductory Resources" and "Transitioning Your Web Accessibility Project from WCAG 1.0 to WCAG 2.0" presentations
    - CSUN Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, March 2007, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  10. "Web Accessibility Update 2007: What’s New and WCAG 2" presentation
    - ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association) 2007, January 2007, Orlando, FL, USA

2006

  1. "Accessibility in a Web 2.0 World" and "Accessibility: Better, Faster, Cheaper" invited speaker
    - Web Design World 2006, December 2006, Boston, MA, USA
  2. "WCAG 2.0 Introduction" presentation
    - Information Accessibility International Standardization Seminar 2006, November 2006, Tokyo, Japan
  3. "Web Accessibility: What’s New and WCAG 2" and "Accessibility Throughout the Design Process" Webcasts
    - World Usability Day, November 2006
  4. "Accessibility in a Web 2.0 World" and "Accessibility: Better, Faster, Cheaper" invited speaker
    - Web Design World 2006, July 2006, Seattle, WA, USA
  5. "Evaluating for Accessibility, Usability Testing in Diverse Situations" tutorial, "Redesigning www.w3.org/WAI: A Tale of Two Sites" presentation, and "Web Accessibility Update 2006 and Beyond" presentation
    - UPA 2006, June 2006, Broomfield, CO, USA
  6. "Moving to WCAG 2.0" and "Revealing the Power of ATAG 2.0"
    - The 15th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2006), May 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland
  7. "Web Accessibility Primer on WCAG 2.0 and Including Users with Disabilities" invited speaker
    - Scottish UPA, May 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland
  8. "Exploring Web Accessibility: A Hands-On Introduction" tutorial
    - CSUN (21st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference), March 2006, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  9. "Web 2.1: Making Web 2.0 Accessible" panel
    - SXSW Interactive, March 2006, Austin, TX, USA

2005

  1. "Web Accessibility Beyond WCAG" Keynote
    - OZeWAI 2005, December 2005, Melbourne, Australia
  2. "Focusing on Web Accessibility Outside the Gray Area" Keynote
    - Fundamentos Web 2005 (Web Foundations 2005), November 2005, Asturias, Spain
  3. "Web Accessibility Perspective", "Managing Accessibility Evaluation", "A Tour Through Tools: Evaluating Text Equivalents", "Evaluating Navigation"
    - Web Accessibility Evaluation Best Practices Training, July 2005, Lisbon, Portugal
  4. "Accessibility Aspects within Mobile Web and Other Developing Technologies" session chair, presenter
    - WWW2005, May 2005, Chiba, Japan
  5. "Essential Components of Web Accessibility" invited speaker
    - May 2005, Tokyo, Japan
  6. "Exploring Web Accessibility: A Hands-On Introduction", "Accessible Web Design Beyond the Basics: CSS and Other Techniques, Tips, and Tricks" tutorials
    - CSUN 2005 Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, March 2005, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2004

  1. "Web Accessibility: A Foundation for International Cooperation and Local Implementation", "Web Accessibility for Designers" tutorial
    - Designing for the 21st Century III, December 2004, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  2. "A Web Revolution Through Higher Education" Keynote
    - HighEdWebDev 2004, eMergingVisions, October 2004, Rochester, NY, USA
  3. "Principles of Evaluation", "Evaluating Structure", "Reporting Evaluations"
    - Web Accessibility Evaluation Best Practices Training, July 2004, Paris, France
  4. "Web Accessibility in Perspective", "Importance of Standards Harmonization", "Working Together to Advance Web Accessibility", "Making Images, Tables, and On-line Forms Accessible", "Using Style Sheets (CSS) for Accessible, Visually-Appealing Web Sites", "Evaluating Web Accessibility Introduction"
    - Web Accessibility Best Practices Training, February 2004, Madrid, Spain

2003

  1. "Introduction of Usability Testing for Accessibility", "Overview of WAI Template for Accessibility Evaluation Reports", "Different Evaluation Reporting Based on Different Situations"
    - Web Accessibility Evaluation Exchange, September 2003, Dublin, Ireland
  2. "Web Accessibility: The Basics and the Latest" training presentation
    - Web Accessibility Training and Exchange, July 2003, Palo Alto, California, USA
  3. "Filling in the Gaps of uiAccessibility Management and Research" seminar, "Beyond Video: Accessibility Profiles, Personas and Scenarios Up Close and Personal" presentation, "Another -ability: Accessibility Primer for Usability Specialists" presentation, "Evaluating for Accessibility, Usability Testing in Diverse Situations" tutorial
    UPA 2003, June 2003, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  4. "Designing Flexible, Accessible Interfaces That Are More Usable by Everyone" tutorial, with Gregg Vanderheiden
    - CHI 2003, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2003, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

2002

  1. "Designing for Accessibility," "Designing Accessible Web Applications," and "Accessibility Beyond HTML" invited speaker
    - Web Design World 2002, November 2002
  2. "Section 508 and Beyond: Web Accessibility for More People, More Situations" workshop
    - Web Design that Works for Everyone conference, Rhode Island School of Design, October 2002
  3. "Understanding and Evaluating Accessibility: Improving Usability for More People in More Situations" tutorial
    - UPA 2002 Conference, July 2002
  4. "Another -ability: Accessibility Primer for Usability Specialists"
    - UPA 2002 Conference, July 2002
  5. "Extra-Ordinary Interaction" invited speaker
    - Madison PC Users' group, May 2002
  6. "Flexible, Accessible Interfaces More Usable by Everyone" tutorial, with Gregg Vanderheiden
    - CHI 2002, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2002
  7. Guest lecturer for "Web Project Management" course
    - Madison Area Technical College, Spring 2002
  8. "Web Accessibility Primer" invited speaker
    - MN Notes User Group, February 2002
  9. "Accessibility Beyond 508: More People, More Situations. More Business." and Chairperson's Opening Remarks
    - Accessibility and User Interface Design Forums, San Francisco, CA, January 2002

2001

  1. "Writing and Design to Enhance Readability and Presentation on the Web"
    - COMDEX Fall 2001, November 2001
  2. invited speaker for the Diversity Web Training Seminar hosted by World Organization of Webmasters (WOW)
    - Web Fair 2001, November 2001
  3. "Web Accessibility I: Understanding the Issues" and "Web Accessibility II: Implementing Section 508 Standards and W3C Guidelines"
    - Web2001 Conference and Exposition, September 2001
  4. "Applying User Interface Standards to Web Applications" and "No Barriers: Web Site Accessibility" invited speaker
    - Web Design World 2001, August 2001
  5. "Adapting the Design Process to Address More Customers in More Situations" tutorial
    - Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) 2001 conference, June 2001
  6. "Web Accessibility Workshop: More People, More Situations. More Business.", "Advanced Topics in Web Accessibility" tutorials
    - HFWeb 2001, June 2001
  7. "Accessibility and Usability"
    - Intranets 2001, May 2001
  8. "Web Accessibility: Creating Web Pages that Transform Gracefully"
    - Madison Area Technical College, March 2001
  9. "WCAG Impact on E-Commerce" invited speaker
    - University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 2001
  10. "Applying User Interface Standards to Web Applications" and "No Barriers: Web Site Accessibility"
    - Web Design 2001, February 2001
  11. "Web Accessibility: Creating Web Pages that Transform Gracefully" invited speaker
    - MilwauCHI meeting, February 2001

2000

  1. "Web For All: Designing Accessible Web Sites"
    - XML2000 conference, December 2000
  2. "Web Accessibility: Creating Web Pages that Transform Gracefully"
    - Web 2000 International Conference, November 2000
  3. "No Barriers: Web Accessibility"
    - Web Design 2000 conference, September 2000
  4. "Web Accessibility and Usability Guidelines"
    - WebDC conference, August 2000
  5. "Just when you had user-centered design down pat: A Workshop on Customer-Centered Design for E-Commerce" works hop
    - Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) 2000 conference, August 2000
  6. "Waving Magic Wands: Interaction Techniques to Improve Usability Testing Low Fidelity Prototypes"
    - Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) 2000 conference, August 2000
  7. "Usability Screening Techniques: Evaluating for a Wider Range of Environments, Circumstances and Abilities"
    - Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) 2000 conference, August 2000
  8. "Software Usability Standards for the Next Millennium: Key Issues and Future Challenges" panel
    - IEA/HFES, August 2000
  9. "Software Usability and Accessibility Standards: Progress, Issues, and Implications" paper
    - IEA/HFES, August 2000
  10. "Developments in Web Research and Practice" and "Human Factors Research on Usable Web Design" session co-chair
    - IEA/HFES, August 2000
  11. "Web Accessibility: More People, More Situations. More Business." tutorial with Wendy Chisholm
    - Human Factors and the Web (HFWeb) Conference Tutorials, June 2000
  12. Guest lecturer for "Design and Human Disability and Aging" Industrial Engineering graduate course
    - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2000

1999

  1. "Designing for Usability, Flexibility & Compliance" short course faculty member
    - Trace Research and Development Center, February 1999 and October 1999
  2. "Pervasive Accessibility -- Achievable or Pipe Dream?" panel with Jakob Nielsen and Michael Paciello
    - 5th Conference on Human Factors and the Web, June 1999
  3. "Designing Hands-Free, Eyes-Free, Silent, (or Noisy) Environment, and Accessible Interfaces" tutorial with Gregg Vanderheiden
    - CHI '99, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 1999
  4. "Documentation Accessibility" invited speaker
    - Society for Technical Communication (STC) meeting, February 1999

1998

  1. "GUI Guidelines: Standards and Style Guides" invited speaker
    - Business Forms Management Association (BFMA) meeting, March 1998

1997

  1. "Designing Successful Web Pages and Web Applications "
    - Society for Technical Communication (STC) conference, October 1997
  2. "Elements of Usability in User Interface Design of E-Forms"
    - Business Forms Management Association (BFMA) conference, October 1997
  3. "Overcoming Roadblocks to Usability Services Development"
    - the Usability Professionals' Association 6th Annual Conference, August 1997
  4. "Usability of Forms on the Web" invited speaker
    - Business Forms Management Association (BFMA) seminar, April 1997
  5. "Usability Services Compuware-Madison: Bringing Usability to Data Processing"
    - CHI '97, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, March 1997