Sponsors

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors who support the 2018 CUNY Accessibility Conference!

Vis-Ability Inc. is a distributor of Low Vision and Blindness adaptive technology products.  Maintaining independence and accessing print is an utmost priority for those with vision loss.  Our product line consists of portable and desktop electronic video magnifiers (CCTV’s), reading machines, screen magnification and screen reading software, and Braille products such as notetakers, displays and printers.  Vis-Ability Inc.-  serving those with visual needs and offering cost effective equipment for every budget-  1 800 598 0635.

 

VFO™ is the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. On their own, our brands Ai Squared, Enhanced Vision, Freedom Scientific, Optelec and The PacielloGroup have a long history of developing and providing innovative solutions for blind and low vision individuals, helping them to reach their full potential.

 

Deque Systems is a leading provider of web and mobile accessibility software and services. Our mission is digital equality, and the Deque team consists of leaders and innovators in accessibility and testing tools development. We strive to provide practical accessibility solutions that reflect real-world development environments, and we work with a broad range of clients to not only fix their inaccessible content but to integrate accessibility into their existing design and development processes through the use of automation and training. Not sure about your site’s accessibility? Check it with aXe: www.deque.com/aXe

 

Kurzweil Education: Learning without boundaries, without barriers.
Developing the ability to independently access any content on any device is an important skill for students with learning differences. Our products, k1000 for students with blindness or low vision, and k3000 for students with learning difficulties, unlocks their potential to access curriculum materials, build literacy and accessibility skills, and make real academic progress.Your Devices. Our Solutions. No Boundaries. No Barriers.

 

C TECH was established in 1984 and has been selling products for people who are blind, visually impaired, dyslexic, and learning disabled. We are the largest independent distributor of adaptive equipment in the New York and New Jersey area. Our line of products includes the following but not limited to: Electronic Video Magnifiers, Scan and Read Software, Screen Readers, Screen Magnifiers, Braille products and Computer Equipment with Adaptive technology to suit your needs. C TECH offers FREE demonstrations in home, school and work on most of our products with no obligation to purchase. When you buy selected products, you receive installation and training at no additional cost. If you would like to receive more information about any of our products or receive a free demonstration, please call C TECH at  845.735.7907 or 800.228.7798.

Thank you for considering C TECH. We hope we can be of service to you in the future.

 

We are a national, full-service provider of health supplies and services, serving health professionals in educational settings from pre-school to college. Since our founding in 1957, School Health has been dedicated to helping school-based health professionals in keeping their students healthy. From our initial focus on school nurses, we have expanded to serve athletic trainers, early childhood specialists and special needs educators. Our comprehensive offering includes health supplies, sports medicine equipment, early childhood products, special needs aids, and physical education, recreation and athletic products. We go beyond merely supplying products by also providing product support, training, advisory services and exceptional customer care.

 

For over 50 years, PRC has been leading the way in giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Since 1966, PRC has paved the way in the development of speech-generating devices and continues to innovate in the field of language development. We believe “Everyone deserves a voice.”

 

User1st offers a unique cloud-based accessibility platform that allows for complete and non-disruptive automation of testing, monitoring, and remediation of website accessibility issues.  Based on the specifications of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 AA standards, User1st helps organizations not only provide accessible online content to the widest possible range of users, but also meet legal requirements such as Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Founded in 2012 and officially launched in 2014, User1st’s software solutions are designed to be simple yet powerful enough to meet the needs of a wide range of clients—from small and growing non-profits to Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between.  User1st’s team is comprised of developers, programmers, legal experts, social activists, and academics all working together to help make the web accessible to everyone.

For more information, please contact:

Dan Talbot, dan.talbot@user1st.com, 917-748-8605

 

Note Taking Express is an affordable note taking and transcription solution. Whether it’s notes for your business meetings, lectures, or personal work, NTE has a solution for you. Students record their lectures and upload their recording to our platform where a human note taker creates the notes. Also, students using Notetalker can send their recording to their NTE account directly through Notetalker’s app and computer software. The notes will be ready to use in Notetalker Edit, in a style that best suits the student. The returned file will include original bookmarks and images saved during the recording. Visit our website and watch our video to find out more.

 

Siteimprove scans your website for accessibility compliance issues and helps you quickly identify which fixes will have the biggest impact on your site. Come visit us during the conference to learn more!

 

Turnitin is your partner in education with integrity. Turnitin’s originality checking and authorship investigation services ensure academic integrity, promote critical thinking, and help students improve their authentic writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process, and provide personalized feedback. Turnitin is used by more than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Melbourne, Australia, Seoul, Korea and throughout Latin America. @Turnitin

 

OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, have a reading disability or people with other conditions.

Powered by leading minds in the Computer Vision and Machine Learning fields, OrCam’s team includes dedicated software, computer and electrical engineers, hardware design experts, and a passionate customer service team – including sighted, low vision and blind members – to provide a visual aid through a discreet, mobile and easy-to-use interface.

OrCam was jointly founded in 2010 by CTO Professor Amnon Shashua and CEO Ziv Aviram, who are also the co-founders of collision avoidance system Mobileye (NYSE: MBLY). The OrCam MyEye assistive technology device was launched in the U.S. in 2015 and subsequently in a growing number of countries. The company recently established its European headquarters in London and Canadian headquarters in Toronto.

Please visit www.orcam.com and YouTube and follow OrCam on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Eye Assist, LLC offers the most diverse line of innovative products designed specifically for people who are legally blind, have macular degeneration, or other low-vision conditions. These products provide individuals with the ability to read, write, enjoy hobbies, maintain an active lifestyle and remain independent.
Call: (201 ) 746-9330, or visit: www.eyeassistllc.com.

 

QuickCaption is one of the nation’s leading providers of Captioning and CART services.  QuickCaption ensures ADA compliance in its offering of prescheduled and on-demand, on-site and remote Captioning/CART services in English and Spanish.   QuickCaption also offers YouTube and live web-streaming captioning.  If it can be captioned, we can caption it!  Please visit us: www.QuickCaption.com.

 

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking for a seamless way to finish or transition into a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers. Affirming its role as a leader in online education, CUNY SPS was ranked #16 in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2018 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

 

New York City Emergency Management was established in 1996, and is a coordinating agency for the City of New York. The agency plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about emergency preparedness, coordinates emergency response and recovery, and collects and disseminates emergency information. The agency maintains a disciplined unit of emergency management personnel including but not limited to: responders, planners, watch commanders, logisticians, community outreach, communications, administrative and support staff to identify and respond to various hazards.

 

The NYCDOE Special Education Office has expanded support for students with disabilities and their families as they move from pre-K to 12th grade and on to college, career or other post-secondary options. Transition and College Access Centers (TCACs) are devoted to ensuring that students with disabilities are prepared for postsecondary life experiences.  In addition to college readiness resources and supports, the TCACs facilitate diverse work-based learning opportunities for students and are designed to support all stakeholders in the critical work of meaningful transition planning for students with IEPs in preparation to be productive and contributing members of society.

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