[Athen] Multiple Perspectives on Assistive Technologies

Lissner, Scott Lissner.2 at osu.edu
Mon Jan 28 14:28:11 PST 2008

There will be a track exploring assistive technologies at the Eighth
Annual Multiple Perspectives On Access, Inclusion & Disability The
conference will take place April 21-23, 2008 in the Pfahl Executive
Education and Conference Center on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State

The conference offers two pre-conference sessions "Access by Design:

>From Minimum Compliance to Universal Design" (AIA CEUs Pending) and

"From Legal Principles to Informed Practice: Non-lawyers Reading the
Law?" (SHRM CEUs Pending), a student poster reception (proposals for
student posters will be accepted through March 21, 2008) and over 30
concurrent sessions including eight sessions exploring aspects of
assistive technology:
* Web accessibility 2.0
* A Screen Reading View of Vista
* Accessible Math Technology: A Status
* Quality Indicators in Assistive Technology for Adults
* Free Assistive Technology Software: Yes, Free!
* Can students with disabilities actually use course management
* The ATPC - A State-Of-The-Art Braille And Electronic Textbook
Production Center for Students with Print-Related Disabilities
* Stigma, Disability, and Technology Access in Schools

Registration is Open

What is "Multiple Perspectives"?
As a modern land grant university Ohio State University's mission
includes serving the community. Since 2001 The Ohio State University's
ADA Coordinator's Office has hosted Multiple Perspectives On Access
Inclusion & Disability. The conference offers a unique opportunity for
professionals, scholars and advocates to discuss the full spectrum of
disability issues and experiences. The annual gathering provides a
forum for individuals and organizations to share their knowledge;
broaden their perspectives; and increase community resources through the
synergy of collaboration

Each year Multiple Perspectives strives to present a program that can
serve as a catalyst for change; providing a springboard for
collaborations among individuals with and with out disabilities working
in education, business, government and non-profits. The Conference's
presenters have included faculty, entrepreneurs, authors, artists and
advocates as well as representatives from The U.S. Access Board, The
EEOC, The Ohio Civil Rights Commission, The American Institute of
Architects, The U.S. Department of Education, and The Department of


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