Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference for Education, for Businesses, for Web and Media Designers: Eighth Annual Conference
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Who Should Attend

This conference is intended for individuals who need to design or provide accessible Web, media and technology in the academic or business setting. In the past, audiences have included Web designers, Assistive Technologists, faculty, Web designers and programmers interested in accessibility and persons with disabilities.

Highlights

Location

Unlike previous years, this year the conference events will take place at the Millennium Hotel, not on the University of Colorado campus.

Over 45 Sessions Including Lectures & Hands-on Labs

During the four days of this year's Accessing Higher Ground (AHG) conference, over 45 sessions, including hands-on labs and lectures, will be offered on the availability and benefits of accessible media and technology in the university, college and business setting. The pre-conference will include two days of hands on workshops and lecture sessions.

Special Sessions

EASI Track, ATACP, AHEAD & WebAim Sessions

Equal Access to Software & Information (EASI) will present a series of sessions on library access.

CSUN’s AT Applications Certificate Program (ATACP)

This year, AHG will partner with California State University, Northridge (CSUN) to host the “Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP)”. The CSUN training will run concurrent with the AHG preconference on Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov. 8 & 9). Attendees who register for both the AHG main conference (Nov. 10 & 11) and ATACP (Nov. 8 & 9) will receive a 10% discount on both events. (Registration for this event alone or in tandem with the AHG main conference must be done at the ATACP site above.)

On Wednesday, the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) will sponsor two preconference sessions related to the NIMAS e-text initiative. A half-day preconference workshop (Nov. 8) on “Beyond E-Text - Managing an E-Text Production Initiative for your Campus” and a full day hands-on lab on technical issues related to the lecture topic: “Beyond E-Text - Preparation and Distribution of E-Books and E-Text materials.”

WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) will conduct two half-day hands-on workshops during the preconference on the topic of “The Next Generation of Web Accessibility: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust (POUR).” The first session will address “Principles of a POUR Web site” and the second session cover “Techniques for a POUR Web site.” Attendees may attend either session or both.

Schedule Overview

Tuesday, November 8

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Preconference Sessions

Wednesday, November 9

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Preconference Sessions
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Vendor Hall Hours

Thursday, November 10

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Breakout Sessions
8 :00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Vendor Hall Hours

Friday, November 11

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Conference Breakout Sessions & Final Panel Lunch

Note: Minor changes may be made to the schedule before the date of the conference. Check back for updates.

Business Track

Rocky Mountain ADA & IT Center will sponsor and present a track of business/employer related sessions on November 10th on topics such as Using Assistive Technology to make Accommodations in the Workplace and Retrofitting Business Web sites for Accessibility.

List of business track sessions



For more information contact Disability Services at 303-492-8671 (v/tty), fax: 303-492-5601, or e-mail us at dsinfo@colorado.edu