[Athen] ATHEN E-Journal Call for Papers

Shelley Haven rmhaven at stanford.edu
Fri Apr 10 21:54:02 PDT 2009

Hi, Teresa!

Some questions for you:

- Does the "wild accommodation" have to be for a higher education student, or even for a student at all? (I did most of my "wilder" work, and more creative work, years ago when I worked with individuals who had developmental and severe physical disabilities -- many did not attend school.)

- Are photographs encouraged or discouraged in the e-journal papers? The previous issues appear to be almost exclusively text, save for some tables and graphs. (As Yudie the Universal Design Aardvark might say, "More pictures, please!" ;-)

- Previous issues seem to focus on more "scholarly" topics (the kind you'd expect in professional journals), whereas the current topic, "Wild Accommodations That Worked" sounds like it would be at home in "Popular Assistive Technology" (were there such a magazine). Not that that's a problem -- frankly, I think it's a great topic -- but the theme kind of calls for a different writing style. Your thoughts on this?

- Is there a specific format or structure you want contributors to follow in terms of how they describe the accommodation (e.g., Background, Statement of Problem, Options Considered, etc.)?

Shelley (the "other" Haven ;-)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Teresa Haven" <Teresa.Haven at asu.edu>
To: "Access Technologists in Higher Education Network" <athen at athenpro.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 2:43:23 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: [Athen] ATHEN E-Journal Call for Papers

Come on, folks! This is a FUN thing to do! And think how good it will look on your list of accomplishments during your annual review. Share your stories and inspire your colleagues -- tell us about Wild Accommodations that Worked today.

Your dedicated editor,


ATHEN E-Journal SECOND Call for Papers

The ATHEN E-Journal requests your contributions for the next issue. Our topic, decided at the November ATHEN general meeting, is “Wild Accommodations that Worked.” This topic choice rose out of a discussion of unusual accommodations that several of us had attempted and found to be highly effective, if somewhat unconventional. We would therefore like to share stories from throughout the profession to encourage others to be creative in their use of technology.

Please submit your papers of approximately 5-10 pages (double-spaced) via email to Teresa.Haven at asu.edu . Papers should conform to APA composition standards (http://www.apastyle.org/) as well as using proper (word processor) style tags. Questions are welcome and may be directed to the same email address. Extended submission deadline is May 31, 2009.

Teresa LW Haven, Ph.D.

Alternate Format Supervisor

Disability Resource Center

Arizona State University

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