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

This conference is intended for individuals who need to design or provide accessible Web, media, information resources and technology in the academic or business environment. In the past, audiences have included Web designers, assistive technologists, persons with disabilities, disability specialists, faculty, media specialists and programmers interested in accessibility.

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 assistive technology in the university and business setting. The preconference will include two days of hands-on workshops and lecture sessions. All events will take place at the Millennium Hotel-Boulder.

Special Sessions

EASI, AHEAD, WebAIM & ATHEN Track

Equal Access to Software & Information (EASI) will present a track of sessions on accessible course content, e-learning and other related topics. See the Agenda for specific titles.

The AHEAD Institute on E-Text Production

The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) will sponsor a unique one and a half-day institute on best practices in creating electronic text and working with publishers of academic materials. The presenters will address the topic of e-text provision by providing "hands on" training on the creation of e-text from print material. In addition, the institute will present issues related to the use of e-text and best practices, and explore ways to work with publishers regarding copyright and security issues. The training will address the needs of both administrators and practitioners.

WebAIM will conduct a full day of hands-on preconference workshops on Web accessibility, titled Web Accessibility Evaluation and Repair Methods. WebAIM will also present a lab and lecture on Web Accessibility during the main conference.

ATHEN - Access Technologists Higher Education Network – will present a track on topics ranging from science & math accessibility to DAISY format to accessible computer labs.

CSUN’s FasTrax AT Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) In partnership with California State University, Northridge (CSUN), AHG will host the "Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP)." Attendees who register for both the AHG main conference (Nov. 9 & 10) and ATACP (Nov. 7 & 8) 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: www.csun.edu/codtraining).

Schedule Overview

Tuesday, November 7

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

Wednesday, November 8

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Preconference Sessions

Thursday, November 9

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Conference Breakout Sessions
10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Hours

Friday, November 10

8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Conference Breakout Sessions & Final Panel Lunch
9 :00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Exhibit Hall Hours

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

 


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