Benefits of web standards and universal design for digital media will be the focus of the 13th annual Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference, set for Nov. 15-19 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster.
Hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder, the conference also will concentrate on strategies for making campus information resources accessible for students with disabilities and effective for all audiences. CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students may attend main conference sessions for free.
Conference highlights include:
- Special tracks on legal and policy issues, including ADA and Section 508 compliance; the creation of alternate format materials; and usable and accessible design with HTML5
- Clayton Lewis, Ph.D., of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, speaking on the implications of cloud computing for people with cognitive disabilities
- Discussion of the implications of pending U.S. Department of Justice rulemaking regarding Web accessibility at universities and other environments
- More than 60 presentations and hands-on sessions taught by national experts and more than 35 hours of hands-on workshops