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2018 AHEAD Accessing Higher Ground (AHG) Virtual Conference


Register for the Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference sessions hosted at SU (times listed below)

Conference schedule and locations

Visit the AHG Virtual Conference website to see the session descriptions.


Pre-Conference Sessions

Mon., Nov 12 - 12:30-7 pmLab: Accessible Adobe InDesign Layouts to Produce Accessible PDFs and EPUBs (bring your own device)1-218 CST
Tue., Nov 13 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pmUnderstanding and Evaluating WCAG 2 Color and Contrast1-218 CST
Tue., Nov 13 - 3:30- 6:30 pmCaptioned Media: Developing a Systematic Approach that Meets the Needs of Your Institution1-218 CST

 

Wed., Nov. 14

Track A: location 2-202 CST

 Wed., Nov. 14

Track B: location 1-218 CST

10:00 - 11:00 amNot So Fast: Implementing Accessibility Reviews in a University's IT Software Review Process10:00 - 11:00 amNavigating the Course: Creating Accessible STEM
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Math Accessibility in Word, Canvas, Conversion and More!11:15 am - 12:15 pmUnderstanding WCAG 2.1
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm"We don't have enough staff assigned to making IT accessible"1:15 - 2:15 pmState of ARIA 2018
4:15 - 6:30 pmEvaluating and Repairing Word and PowerPoint Files4:15 - 5:15 pmPractical approaches for involving people with disabilities in digital product design and evaluation
  5:30 - 6:30 pmExperiences of Students with Visual Disabilities with Tactile Graphics

Thurs., Nov. 15

 Track A:  two locations:

10:00 and 11:15 session in 2-120 CST, 4:15 session in 1-218 CST

 Thurs., Nov. 15

 Track B: location 1-218 CST

10:00 - 11 amPowerful Presentation Skills for the Accessibility Professional10:00 am - 12:15 pmWhat's new in Acrobat
11:15 am -12:15 pmIT Colleagues: from Accessibility Newbies into Accessibility Auditors 

4:15 - 5:15 pm

Location changed - will be in 1-218 CST

Social media and accessibility

4:15 - 7:00 pm

Cancelled

Lab: Making Math Accessible Doesn't have to be terrifying! (bring your own device)

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Cancelled

I Was Wrong! Build Your Successful Accessibility Program by Learning from My Mistakes



9:15 - 10:30 pm

(see note)

Keynote: "And People With Disabilities"

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the late start time, we will not be hosting the Keynote live in CST.

The presentation will be available in the recorded materials that attendees receive after the conference.

  

Friday, Nov. 16

 Track A: location 1-218 CST

 Friday, Nov. 16

 Track B: location 0-213 CST

11:15 am -12:15 pmTrending Tech Tools: What's New, What's Improved & What's on the Horizon for Assistive Technology & Accessibility Tools11:15 am - 12:15 pmAccessibility: Past, Present, and Future
12:30 - 1:30 pmThe Big Ten Academic Alliance's Shared Approach to Procurement and Vendor Relations12:30 - 1:30 pmInteractive 3d printed tactile campus maps
1:45 - 2:45 pmNot Another Lecture-Style Presentation1:45 - 2:45 pmPretty Accessible: Bringing Beauty, Simplicity, and Usability to Accessible Products

All of the sessions will be held in the Center for Science & Technology (CST). 

Directions:

2-202 CST: Enter the Life Sciences atrium from the main entrance on the College Place side of the building.  Turn to your right and go through the double doors, take either the stairs or the elevator to the 2nd floor.  Proceed to your right to the end of the hall, turn left and the room will be on your left.

2-120 CST: Enter the Life Sciences atrium from the main entrance on the College Place side of the building.  Turn to your right and go through the double doors, take either the stairs or the elevator to the 2nd floor.  Proceed to your right to the end of the hall, the room will be in front of you.

1-218 CST: Enter the Life Sciences atrium from the main entrance on the College Place side of the building.  Go straight across the atrium and through the double glass doors.  Turn to your right and the room will be ahead on the right.

0-213 CST: Enter the Life Sciences atrium from the main entrance on the College Place side of the building.  Turn to your right and go through the double doors, take either the stairs or the elevator to the basement.  Proceed to your right to the end of the hall and turn left, go through the double doors and straight down the hall until it turns to the right.  The room will be straight ahead of you.