Who Should Attend
During the four days of this year's Accessing Higher Ground (AHG) Conference, over 50 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.
New – National Braille Association (NBA) Track
NBA will present a full day of sessions on topics related to the braille conversion of math & science material, the creation of tactile graphics and the uses of programs such as Word to create nemeth and standard braille.
One session will be a hands-on session on Word for Braille
Translation presented by Jan Carroll of the American Printing House
for the Blind. A lecture session on the Design of Tactile Graphics,
based on the BANA Standards and Guidelines for Tactile Graphics will be
presented by Lucia Hasty of NBA.
Other Tracks & 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
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. 8 & 9) and ATACP (Nov. 6 & 7) 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 ).
Tuesday, November 6
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Preconference Sessions
Wednesday, November 7
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Preconference Sessions
Thursday, November 8
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Conference Breakout Sessions
Friday, November 9
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 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.