Members of the University of Colorado community can receive a 30 percent discount on the registration fees for next week’s Accessing Higher Ground - the 16th annual Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference, which will be Nov. 4-8 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster, Colorado.
“The conference offers a unique opportunity to learn from speakers across the country – and some outside the country, including the keynote speaker – who are leaders in the field of Universal Design and accessibility. The concepts discussed at the conference are not simply about making information, websites and curricula more accessible, it’s about making them more usable, which should be a key goal of any course, product or system,” said Howard Kramer, a proponent of the integration of Universal Design into curricula and a lecturer in Continuing Education at CU-Boulder.
The Universal Design track at Accessing Higher Ground is a project of Promoting the Integration of Universal Design in University Curriculum (UDUC), funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, to promote the integration of Universal Design content in university curriculum.
CU affiliates can register for the conference at a 30 percent discount. A limited number of scholarships are available for faculty, staff and students for the Nov. 5 pre-conference session on Integrating Universal Design into University Curriculum. The deadline to register is 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.
Additional sessions on Universal Design include:
- Teaching Accessibility & Universal Design Concepts Through the Use of Public Policy Projects, Jonathan Lazar, Towson University
- Research Based Impacts of Universal Design Strategies in Postsecondary Educational Instruction, Kelly Roberts & Robert Stodden, Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii
- How (Not) to Teach Web Design and Development, Terrill Thompson, University of Washington
- Developing the Inclusive Design Graduate Research Group: Reflections on a UD-Focused Architecture Program at a Public University, Korydon Smith, University at Buffalo
- Using Universal Instructional Design? A Study of Faculty Processes and Universal Instructional Design Strategies Across Multiple Modalities, Julie Frese, University of the Rockies
- Technology, Transitions, and Practicing what you Preach: A Case Study on How an Orientation Program Models Universal Design for Learning, Van Credle
To view the entire Universal Design track, visit: http://accessinghigherground.org/UDTrack2013.html
The conference’s other areas of focus include the benefits of web standards and Universal Design for digital media along with strategies for making campus information resources accessible for students with disabilities and effective for all audiences.
You can view the entire agenda of over 60 sessions at: http://accessinghigherground.org/wp/wednesday-agenda2013/
An information and registration page for CU-Boulder and other CU campuses is at: http://accessinghigherground.org/UCcampuses2013.html
Please contact Howard Kramer at email@example.com or 303-492-8672 if you have any questions about the conference, the UDUC project or the scholarships for the preconference.
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