Who Should Attend
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.
EASI, AHEAD, WebAIM & ATHEN Track
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
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
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Conference Breakout Sessions
Friday, November 10
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 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.