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Live Virtual Conference: ‘Accessing Higher Ground’
All SU faculty and staff are invited to the virtual version of “Accessing Higher Ground,” a live, web-based conference focused on accessible media, web and technology, presented by the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). The 17th annual conference will be held Monday-Friday, Nov. 17-21, and will be hosted on the SU campus in Rooms 2-202, 1-218 and 0-213 in the Center for Science and Technology.
Registration is free; please register at http://its.syr.edu/aheadreg by Nov. 10 if you plan to attend any sessions. Once registered, you may attend any of the virtual sessions.
Accessing Higher Ground (AHG) focuses on the implementation and benefits of accessible media, universal design and assistive technology in the university, business and public setting. There is a strong focus on campus accommodation. Other topic areas cover legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance. The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources, is a particular focus of the event.
Presentation of this conference on the SU campus is jointly sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, the Office of Disability Services, the Disability Cultural Center, SU Libraries and Information Technology and Services.
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 and business environment. In the past, audiences have included Web designers, assistive technologists, ADA coordinators, human resource personnel, persons with disabilities, disability specialists, faculty, media specialists and programmers interested in accessibility and incorporating universal design into curriculum.
AHG will stream sessions live from all five days of the conference, one track during the pre-conference and two tracks during the main conference. For complete information, including session abstracts and schedule, visit the virtual conference website.
NOTE: ITS has arranged for group tickets, each of which covers presentation of all virtual conference sessions at a single site on the SU campus. DO NOT register for the virtual conference on the AHG website, unless you want to participate as an individual, or from another location. Also note that the times shown on the virtual conference website are Mountain Time. Events will be presented here on campus two hours later than shown on the conference website.
Questions? Send an email to Information Technology and Services at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Please include your name and phone number in your email.