Accessing Higher Ground conference set for Nov. 10-14

Role of assistive technology in education to be explored in workshops, lectures, more
By Staff

The 12th annual Accessing Higher Ground conference, to run Nov. 10-14 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster, promises more than 50 sessions.

Presented by Disability Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the event's hands-on labs and lectures will address the availability and benefits of accessible media and assistive technology for sensory, physical and learning disabilities in the university and business setting.

Keynote speaker will be T.V. Raman, research scientist for Google Inc.

Other topics on the agenda include legal and policy issues, such as ADA and 508 compliance, and making campus media and information resources — including Web pages and library resources — accessible.

The conference is aimed at those who must design or provide accessible Web, media, information resources and technology in the academic environment. Past audiences have included Web designers, assistive technologists, people with disabilities, disability specialists, faculty, media specialists and programmers interested in accessibility.

CU faculty and staff may receive a $30 discount on registration by registering as an ATHEN (Access Technology Higher Education Network) member at the event Web site, where conference registration and general information is posted.