Digital Accessibility is a Movement not a Mandate


Join California state leaders at the ‘Digital Accessibility Forum’ and discover how to achieve Web ADA compliance in your organization. The Forum is designed to share key components of integrating digital accessibility in state organizations. The first half of the day is tailored to California State Executives, the second half of the day is tailored to project managers. RSVP today and join the Digital Accessibility Movement.

Attendees will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to implement digital accessibility in a state organization
  • Understand what it takes to achieve and maintain compliance
  • Learn best practices lessons learned from successful initiatives
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8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Diamond Conference Center
2450 Venture Oaks Way Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
Complimentary Parking Onsite
Contact Information:
[email protected]



George Akiyama

Deputy Director
Information Technology
Chief Information Officer

George Akiyama was appointed as the Chief Information Officer, for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. In this position, he leads and provides oversight for the full range of Information Technology functions throughout Caltrans. Prior to working at Caltrans, Mr. Akiyama started his State career in 1995 and has held various positions including Application development Manager, Enterprise Architect, IT Project Manager, Strategic Planning Manager and Chief Information Officer of the Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal) Project.

Mr. Akiyama holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a master of Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.

Mike Nguyen

Division Chief
Infrastructure Management

Mike Nguyen, previously director of the CalPERS Data Center, oversees the IT Infrastructure Division at Caltrans and is responsible IT policies, standards, processes and procedures governing the design, development, implementation, maintenance and operations of Caltrans IT infrastructure, and critical IT services that support Caltrans day-to-day business operations.

Over the past 20 years, Mike Nguyen was CIO of the Department of Health Care Services (2008-10), and held managerial positions with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Department of General Services and the Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal).


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Executive Focus
8:00 am Arrivals: Registration & Breakfast
8:30 am Opening Remarks
8:40 am Welcome
8:50 am Keynote | Introduction to Digital Accessibility
9:00 am Understanding the Mandate
9:15 am Where to Start | Launching digital accessibility in your organization
9:30 am Audience Pull / Involvement
9:50 am Project Approach
10:00 am Networking Break
10:15 am Remediation Strategy
10:45 am Governance
11:15 am Communications
11:45 am Case Study Panel
12:15 pm Lunch
Project Manager Focus
12:45 pm Technology
1:00 pm Remediation Management & Implementation
1:15 pm Accessibility Tools
1:45 pm Guides
2:00 pm Training
2:15 pm Remediation Insights
2:30 pm Networking Break
2:45 pm Next Steps
3:00 pm Summary
3:20 pm Q&A
4:00 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn

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