[Athen] Join us Friday, June 8 - "Share, Learn, Engage"

ATHEN President athenpresident at gmail.com
Tue May 22 21:28:27 PDT 2018

Hello ATHEN Members,

Save the date Friday, June 8 and join us for ATHEN’s virtual conference,
“Share, Learn, Engage!”

This virtual conference will explore current technology accessibility
topics within higher education. Presenters and panelists will offer
real-world examples of how various institutions approach technology
accessibility needs, from policy and procurement to universal design and
student support. With a focus on practice instead of theory, this event
will help us pool our experiences and ideas to meet our collective goal: a
more inclusive and accessible experience for all.

All sessions will be conducted using the Zoom platform. Registration opens
next week. Free for ATHEN members.

*Agenda - Friday, June 8*
Welcome: 8:30 AM PST/11:30 AM EST

*Session 1: 8:40 AM PST/11:40 AM EST*
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 PST/12:50 PM EST*
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 PST/2:00 PM EST*
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 PST/3:10 PM EST*
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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