[Athen] 2 Days Left to Register for the ATHEN Virtual Conference

ATHEN President athenpresident at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 16:31:28 PDT 2018

Registration is now open for ATHEN’s virtual conference, “Share, Learn,

Full details are available on the ATHEN website:

Register at:

Cost: Free for ATHEN members (MUST still register)

Not an ATHEN member? Join ATHEN to participate at: https://athenpro.org/

All sessions will be conducted using the Zoom platform.

Please consider joining us on Friday, June 8 to hear from those in higher
education share their experiences regarding OCR complaints, the
implementation of UDL practices in the classroom, mobile apps for students
with disabilities, and how to address accessibility as part of procurement.

Details are below or visit the ATHEN Virtual Conference website for details:

*Agenda - Friday, June 8*
Welcome: 8:30 AM PDT/11:30 AM EDT

*Session 1: 8:40 AM PDT/11:40 AM EDT*
Topic: How Three Campuses Are Addressing Office of Civil Rights Actions

This session brings attendees the experiences of three campuses who are
responding to the actions of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). From
initial responses to long-term planning, panelists will share their
approaches, challenges, and successes in addressing legal, ethical, and
logistical factors related to OCR actions.

*Session 2: 9:50 AM PDT/12:50 PM EDT*
Topic: UDL, Accessibility, and Quality Assurance – Collaborations at the
University of Arizona for Accessible Online Classes

The University of Arizona’s Office of Digital Learning and Disability
Resources collaborate to ensure quality, accessible, universally designed
courses for UA Online. Key partnership elements include sharing resources
and knowledge around innovative technologies for teaching and best
practices for accessibility and inclusive learning components.

*Session 3: 11:00 AM PDT/2:00 PM EDT*
Topic: Technology Strategies for Supporting Students with Disabilities

This session explores assistive technology, mobile apps, and other
technology strategies to directly support students with disabilities.
Speakers will share insights into researching, selecting, supporting, and
training for assistive technology for students.

*Session 4: 12:10 PM PDT/3:10 PM EDT*
Topic: Procuring accessible ICT and what to do when “everything is an

Campuses around the country have worked to establish procedures for the
procurement and implementation of accessible ICT. However, once
accessibility review processes are in place, it quickly becomes evident
that most products on the market are not fully accessible. This
presentation will discuss this reality and how it can be addressed.
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