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Disability Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder presents
3rd Annual
Accessing Higher Ground:
Assistive Technology in Higher Education

November 15-17, 2000
CU-Boulder Campus and Raintree Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Longmont, CO


Keynote Speaker: Gary Moulton
Accessibilities and Disabilities Group
Microsoft Corporation

Contact and General Information

Registration Form

Transportation and Accommodations

Pre-Conference Schedule

Wednesday, November 15

Complete Workshop Listing and Agenda (Main Conference)

Thursday, November 16

Friday, November 17

Contact Information

For more information or a hard copy registration packet
Contact Disability Services at 303-492-8671 (v/tty) or e-mail us at
dsinfo@spot.colorado.edu     Fax: 303-492-5601
Packets will be mailed in August.

Register Early, Conference Space is Limited

The conference is limited to 150 attendees. The pre-conference hands-on Accessible Web Design is limited to 20 participants. The hands-on JAWS for Windows workshop is limited to 15.

Location

Wednesday’s pre-conference workshops will be on the Boulder Campus. The main conference on Thursday and Friday will be at the Raintree Plaza Conference Center in Longmont, CO (800-843-8240), 10 miles north/east of Boulder.

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Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Raintree Plaza Hotel in Longmont from November 14th
to the 17th. Room rates are $79 for a single and $89 for double occupancy.* Contact the Raintree directly at 800-843-8240/303-776-2000 for reservations. You must mention that you are requesting a room for the CU Assistive Technology Conference in order to receive the discounted room rate.

* Includes European Style Buffet Breakfast

Transportation, Directions and Parking

Shuttle Service from DIA to Raintree Hotel: Shuttle service is available to and from DIA airport via the Airport Express for $12 each way. The shuttle leaves hourly* until 7:55 p.m. from both the west and east wing of DIA. The last shuttle is at 9:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call Airport Express at 303-772-5466 for reservations and more information.

*Except for Saturdays where the departure time is every other hour.

Directions from DIA to Raintree Plaza (Longmont): Drive West on Pena Blvd. and turn right (north) onto Tower Road and continue 4 miles to 104th Avenue. Turn left (west) onto 104th Avenue and continue for about 11 miles to I-25. Take I-25 north (follow signs for Ft. Collins) for
15 miles.  Take the Dacona exit (#235) onto U.S. Hwy 52.  Go west 7 miles to Hwy 287. Turn right (north) on 287 and drive 5 miles to Ken Pratt Blvd. (in Longmont). Turn left and go 1.2 miles on Ken Pratt. The Raintree Plaza hotel will be on your right side, just past Sunset Street.

Transportation to the CU-Boulder Campus:

Limited transportation (by request) will be provided between the Raintree Plaza in
Longmont and the Boulder Campus.  Please indicate on the registration form if you will
need this service for getting to either the pre-conference session on Wednesday or the
scheduled Assistive Technology Lab tour on Thursday evening.

Driving to Campus

For those driving to campus, a parking permit can be purchased for $5.00.  If purchased
before October 1 the permit will be mailed to you.  After October 1 the permit will be held
for you at the registration check-in on campus at the Coors Events Center (lower level lobby).
You will also be able to purchase parking permits at the registration check-in on the day of the
pre-conference.  See enclosed map or conference web site for driving directions.

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Pre-Conference Agenda*
Boulder Campus
Wednesday, November 15

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Check-In and Information, Coors Events Center (Lower Level Lobby)

9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon Morning Workshops

Accessible Web Site Creation, Simplified (Hands-on) - Mike Paciello, Engineering Center,
CR 225

How To Teach Over The Web, Accessibly - Laurie Harrison, Coors Events Center, Rm 4

JAWS for Windows, (Hands-On) - Dan Clark, Engineering Center, ECME 107

12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM Lunch (On Your Own)

1:15 PM - 3:45 PM Afternoon Workshops

Accessible Web Site Creation, Advanced Design (Hands-on) - Mike Paciello,
Engineering Center, CR 225

AT Issues in Postsecondary Education: Making the Classroom and Campus Accessible -
Ron Stewart and Leah Vickery, Coors Event Center

JAWS for Windows (Hands-On) - Dan Clark, Engineering Center, ECME 107

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Magic for Windows, a Hands-On Overview - Dan Clark Engineering Center, ECME 107

* Speakers and sessions subject to change

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Conference Agenda 2000*
Raintree Plaza Conference Center
Thursday, November 16

8:00 AM - 5:00: PM Check-In and Information

8:00 - AM 8:30 AM  Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM  Welcome and Announcements (AT Conference Committee)

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM  Introductions: Bobby Schnabel, Assoc. V Chan. Academic & Campus
Technology

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM  Keynote speaker: Gary Moulton, Microsoft Accessibility Group

9:45 AM -10:45 AM Concurrent Sessions

Accessible Media/Web
Advanced Distance Education Tools for All Our Learners
Laurie Harrison

Alternate Format
Recorded Textbooks and the Future in Digital Talking Textbooks for the Blind And Students
with Learning Disabilities
Viki Vogli-Phelps

Service Delivery/Policy
Challenges of Higher Education When Dealing with Adaptive Technologies in the University
Environment (Part 1 of 2)
Ron Stewart and Leah Vickery (1 1/2 hour session)

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions

Service Delivery/Policy
Challenges of Higher Education When Dealing with Adaptive Technologies in the University
Environment (Part 2 of 2) Ron Stewart and Leah Vickery

Access to Media/Web
Tools for testing the accessibility of Web pages
Mike Paciello

Legal Issues
Federal Law and Access to Technology (Part 1 of 2)
Sarah Hawthorne

12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM Lunch

1:15 PM -2:15 PM Concurrent Sessions

Legal Issues
Federal Law and Access to Technology (Part 2 of 2)
Sarah Hawthorne

Academic Access
Creating and Maintaining Accessible Libraries (Part 1 of 2)
Lisette Volkmar

Academic Access/Access to Media/Web
Focus on Participation: Making the Electronic University Accessible (Part 1 of 2)
John Slatin

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions

Academic Access/Access to Media/Web
Focus on Paticipation: Making the Electronic University Accessible (Part 2 of 2)
John Slatin

Assistive Technology
Assistive Technologies for Students with Learning Disabilities (Part 1 of 2)
Marcia Norris

Academic Access
Creating and Maintaining Accessible Libraries (Part 2 of 2)
Lisette Volkmar

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions

Assistive Technology
Assistive Technologies for Students with Learning Disabilities (Part 2 of 2)
Marcia Norris

Service Delivery/Policy
Panel Discussion: Models of AT Service Delivery in the Post-Secondary Setting
Panel Moderator: Susie Bell

Assistive Technology - The New Features of JAWS for Windows
Dan Clark

 

* Speakers and sessions subject to change

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Conference Agenda 2000*
Raintree Plaza Conference Center
Friday, November 17

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Concurrent Sessions

Assistive Technology
Overview of Technology for Blind/Low Vision Individuals
Jim Misner

Service Delivery/Alternate Format
Accommodations for Print Disabilities (Part 1 of 2)
Ron Stewart and Leah Vickery  (1 1/4 hour session)

Learning Disabilities/Services
Technology for Cognitive Retraining
Mary Ann Keatley

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Assistive Technology
Composition vs Dictation When Using Voice Recognition
Lanne Lancaster

Academic Access
C-Print and Other Technologies for Deaf and HOH Students (Part 1 of 2)
Pam Francis

Service Delivery/Alternate Format
Accommodations for Print Disabilities (Part 2 of 2)
Ron Stewart and Leah Vickery (1 1/4 hour session)

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Academic Access
C-Print and Other Technologies for Deaf and HOH Students (Part 2 of 2)
Pam Francis

Assistive Technology
The New Features of the MAGic Screen Magnification Program
Dan Clark

Access to Media

The Alternate Media Guidelines of California Community Colleges
Marcia Norris

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM  Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM  Concluding  Remarks

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Open Session
Visit with Vendors and Speakers

* Speakers and sessions subject to change

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