Dear Colleagues, Next Monday, Jan. 24, we begin the spring semester. This will be the fifth semester that we will be doing our work under the frustration and exhaustion that comes from enduring this seemingly never-ending pandemic. While I think…
Live virtual conference: ‘Accessing Higher Ground’
All 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 18th annual conference will be held Monday-Friday, Nov. 16-20, and will be hosted in several locations on campus. Registration is free at http://its.syr.edu/aheadreg by Nov. 11 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, universal design and curriculum accessibility. Other topics covered are 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 Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services office, the Office of Faculty Development, the Office of Disability Services, the Disability Cultural Center, SU Libraries and Information Technology 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 and information and communications technology.
About the virtual conference
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 the presentation of all virtual conference sessions 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 Services at accessibleIT@syr.edu and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Please include your name and phone number in your email.