Accessing Higher Ground Conference offers discount to CU campuses

Registration open for Nov. 6-10 event in Denver
By Staff

Members of CU campus communities receive at least a 5% registration discount for the Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference, set for Nov. 6-10 at the Hilton Denver City Center.

The event includes over 110 sessions on topics such as accessible documents, video, Canvas pages and alternative format.

Accessing Higher Ground also addresses legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance; and campus accommodation, universal design and curriculum accessibility. The conference is relevant for IT and media professionals, course designers and faculty.

Keynote speaker Nina G is a comedian, author and professional speaker who stutters and has dyslexia. For over 20 years, she also has worked in the field of disability services in higher education. Nina will talk about her disability experience spanning generations in her family and the impact of influential individuals, including her parents, teachers, and even those who doubted her abilities.

A sample of session topics includes:


Main Conference

Accessibility Testing: Don’t Just Rely on What Automated Tests Tell You, Mike Williamson, Assistant Director, University of Colorado Boulder

A University-wide strategy for Document Accessibility, Shilpi Kapoor, CEO, 247 Accessible Documents

Incorporating Accessibility into the Library Electronic Resource Acquisition Cycle, Elyssa Gould, Head, Acquisitions & Continuing Resources, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Chat GPT, Can You Help Me? Chat GPT as Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities, Krystal Iseminger, Director of Accessibility/Adjunct Faculty, Wichita State University, Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology

Evaluating Accessibility When Time is Scarce, Rob Carr, Strategic Accessibility Coordinator, WebAIM

See the full agenda here or register now.

Click here for pricing. CU campus affiliates who use their campus email address receive a 5% discount off registration fees; CU-Boulder receives a 10% discount because it is an AHEAD member.

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Questions: Howard Kramer, 720-351-8668, or

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