Technology and Accessibility Innovation
Technology and Accessibility Innovation
Career Development: Management and Leadership Skills
Career Development
Community Engagement: Technical and Professional Skills
Community Engagement

Dragonfly: Sign Language to Voice System

8:30 am – 9:00 am EST

Technology and Accessibility Innovation

DragonFly is a system we have developed that bridges the communication gap between deaf and hearing individuals. This technology enables deaf and hearing individuals to communicate with…

Technology and Accessibility Innovation

Cham Leang

Bill Dawson

Dr. Patti O’Neill-Brown

Exploring the Powers Within Ourselves

9:30 am – 10:00 am EST

Keynote Speaker

This keynote presentation will enable each of us to explore the power within us and what it means to present the best version of ourselves to the world….

Keynote Speaker

Kim Majeri

Advanced Facial Recognition with AI/ML and Graph Databases

10:15 am – 10:45 am EST

Technology and Accessibility Innovation

Graph Databases are incredibly powerful tools to quickly search data relationships. In this presentation we will combine graph technology with AI/ML to glean intelligence from a collect…

Technology and Accessibility Innovation

Sri Iyer

The FedRelay Transition

10:45 am – 11:30 am EST

Technology and Accessibility Innovation

The FedRelay Transition presentation will cover various phases of the Federal Relay Service transition, focusing on the services offered today, and how they will be offered post-transit…

Technology and Accessibility Innovation

Craig Bikowski

Robert McConnell

DIG and the Deaf Ecosystem

10:45 am – 11:30 am EST

Community Engagement

Come and learn how DIG and individual government employees can make the world a more inclusive and accessible place….

Community Engagement

Kelby Brick

The Power of Using SquareGlow

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm EST

Technology and Accessibility Innovation

Learn what SquareGlow is and how will it help you with everyday life at work.

Technology and Accessibility Innovation

Julio Rodrigeuz

Journey to the White House

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm EST

Career Development

Putting effort into your work will take you on a journey of your career.

Career Development

Christin White

Redefining Self-Advocacy

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm EST

Community Engagement

The end goal is to build self-confidence in our ability to navigate the complex process of requesting access in the government setting….

Community Engagement

Amanda Tuite

Agents of Change: Working Together for Accessible Communications

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST

Technology and Accessibility Innovation

As technology evolves, collaboration between federal government and consumers is more crucial than ever. Indeed, stakeholder collaboration is a significant competent of the work of the …

Technology and Accessibility Innovation

Suzy Rosen Singleton

Debra Patkin

April Jackson

The Early Retirement Trend

1:00 PM – 1:30 pm EST

Community Engagement

Armed with contemporary financial knowledge, you will become more prepared to achieve retirement on your terms….

Community Engagement

Stephen HlIbok

Creating Access with D-PAN

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST

Career Development

The Journey of providing access and how you can utilize DPAN for your work.

Career Development

Brianna Keogh

Sean Forbes

Video Expo Center

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST

Technology and Accessibility Innovation

A customizable platform that allows you to reap all the benefits of professionally executed video at a fraction of cost….

Technology and Accessibility Innovation

AL El-NAttar

Email on the Job: How to Make It Work for You

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Community Engagement

Email has become the main communication mode in the workplace for many deaf and hard of hearing employees, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. …

Community Engagement

Trudy Suggs

Authentic Allyship: What is it?

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Career Development

An understanding of a shift from intention to action and how authentic allyship differs from other forms of allyship….

Career Development

Norma Morán

How You Can Advocate for Policy Change at State Government

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Community Engagement

Legislative advocacy! Yes, you can! The Hatch Act establishes certain limitations on federal employees' ability to engage in political activity, but you can engage …

Community Engagement

Christopher Samp

Come As You Are : Being Authentic With Interpreters

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Community Development

Using an interpreter has empowered us to do many things in all walks of life. As Deaf professionals, however, owning our own identity while using interpreters is crucial. Learn how to c…

Community Development

Jack Busenbark