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Live Virtual Conference: ‘Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web, and Technology Conference’
All University faculty, staff and students are invited to the Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference, a live, web-based conference focused on accessible media, web and technology, presented by the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD). The 20th annual main conference will be held Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 15-17, and the virtual conference will be hosted in two locations on the University campus. Registration is free; please register online by Monday, Nov. 13, for the sessions you plan to attend.
Accessing Higher Ground (AHG) focuses on the implementation and benefits of accessible media, universal design and assistive technology in university, business and public settings. There is a strong focus on universal design, curriculum accessibility and ADA and Section 508 compliance. Other topic areas cover legal and policy issues, video captioning and creating accessible math content. Incorporating accessibility into the procurement process and accessibility evaluations is a particular focus of the event.
Presentation of the main conference on the University campus is jointly sponsored by the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services office, the Center for Faculty Development and Institutional Transformation, the Office of Disability Services, the Disability Cultural Center, Syracuse University Libraries and Information Technology Services (ITS).
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, including faculty and administrators interested in ADA & Section 508 compliance and faculty and other professionals who wish to ensure that their curriculum is accessible. 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 two tracks, all three days of the main conference. To register and see the schedule showing local times visit the conference session listing in answers.syr.edu, For complete information, including session abstracts and schedule (Mountain time zone), visit the virtual conference website.
NOTE: ITS has arranged for group tickets, each of which covers the presentation of all virtual main conference sessions on the University campus. DO NOT register for the virtual conference on the AHG website, unless you want to participate as an individual, or in the pre-conference sessions, 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. The virtual pre-conference sessions are not being hosted on the University campus.
Questions? Send an email to ITS 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.