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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Friends, colleagues and fellow advocates for digital equity and inclusion, join us is helping transform AccessU 2020 into a remote event.

AccessU Becomes a Remote Conference

March 30, 2020 - In light of recent events we are unable to confidently predict a safe date for a physical convening of the 2020 John Slatin AccessU accessibility training conference. We know that our community is eager for current accessibility knowledge in these challenging times. The need has never been more clear. At risk people with disabilities, from K12 students through seniors, are increasingly isolated from people, services, support, communication and health information.

With that in mind, we will conduct accessibility trainings remotely. Staff is canvassing remote conference providers, polishing our Zoom skills and making plans for the delivery of a fully accessible, interactive sharing of knowledge and skills.

Let’s show the world it can be done!

We are excited and energized and hope you will stay tuned as we announce firm dates and methods. If you want to help as conference sponsor, we welcome your support. Together we can do this!

Cancellation Policy

We understand however that this may not work for everyone. Knowbility has produced John Slatin AccessU every year since 2004, and we appreciate your understanding of the difficult decision to postpone to a later date.

Our standard cancellation policy is to allow participants who are unable to attend to choose from these two options:

These options remain open in 2020. As well, since the circumstances are anything but standard this year, we created additional options.

Transferring your ticket

Eventbrite allows for transferring of your ticket to another person. This transfer process is done by updating your order information with the new attendee’s information.

To transfer our ticket, please follow the step-by-step directions on how to update your order information.

Registration as Donation

AccessU is a significant portion of Knowbility’s annual budget. Many of you have generously offered to donate all or part of your registration fee to help us through this hard time. This would be a tax-deductible donation and a way to support Knowbility in the wake of this substantial financial hit.

If you are interested in donating your registration fee, please email Thank you.

Personal Extenuating Circumstances

Finally, if a change of date simply can’t work for you and the rollover or donation options are not feasible, email us at, tell us your circumstances, and we will process a full refund.

Our Shared Mission

In times like these, when crisis troubles our communities, we at Knowbility are especially grateful to be doing this work in the company of this caring and dedicated community of people who share our mission. Thank you for all you do.

Warmly, Sharron Rush Executive Director and CEO
Knowbility, Inc.