2017 Fall Conference

WAPED Fall Conference

October 19-20, 2017
Location: The Historic Davenport Hotel, Spokane, WA

Hotel Information

Historic Davenport Hotel
10 South Post Street, Spokane,
Washington, 99201
Reservations: 1.800.228.9290 or 509.455.8888
Both of these numbers go to the Davenport’s call center – be sure to ask for the Historic Davenport Hotel (the Davenport has four hotels in Spokane.)

Book your hotel for WAPED now – rooms are blocked until September 19th, 2017. Reservations received after this date will be provided on a space available basis. The Davenport’s reservation phone number is 1-800-228-9290 (be sure to ask for the Historic Hotel) . The rate for a standard room is $102.00 plus taxes and fees.


Conference Registration

Rates:
Before September 31st – $100 per WAPED Member
After September 31st – $125 per WAPED Memeber
Non-members: $125 per person
Click here to register

To request disability accommodations at the conference, you may put a request in your registration form, or you can e-mail Angela Merritt at angela.merritt@sfcc.spokane.edu or phone at 509.533.3437.

Conference Agenda

Conference Documents

Thursday, October 19

  • 8:00 – 8:45 AM – Registration
  • 8:45 – 9:00 AM – Welcome
  • 9:00 – 10:50 AM – Policy 188 & Talking with administrators about website accessibility – Terrill Thompson
  • 10:50 – 11:00 AM – Break
  • 11:00 – 12:15 PM –
    • Option A: Making the case for an AT specialist on your campus – Dan Comden, Kamran Rasul
    • Option B: Apps for Mobile Devices – Joetta Sieglock
  • 12:15 – 2:15 PM – WAPED Business Meeting and Lunch – Business Meeting Agenda, Spring 2017 Business Meeting Minutes
  • 2:30 – 3:30 PM – My computer is talking! An overview of Screen Reader and TTS technologies – Zach Lattin, Kamran Rasul, Jason Varnado
  • 3:30 – 3:45 PM – Break
  • 3:45 – 4:45 PM – Committee Meetings and Report Out
  • 4:45 – 5:00 PM – Wrap-Up and Door Prizes-must be present to win

Friday, October 20

  • 8:30 – 9:30 AM – Best Practices in alternative text production – Wendy Holden and Vernée Hemphill
  • 9:30 – 9:45 AM – Break
  • 9:45 – 11:00 AM – Accessibility features in Learning Management Systems – Jess Thompson
  • 11:00-11:15 AM – Break
  • 11:15 – 12:00 PM – Dragon Naturally Speaking – Michael Hoel