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Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference

last person joined: 3 days ago 

Charge: The Universal Accessibility Interest group offers librarians, support staff, students, and other advocates networking and collaboration opportunities, information sharing and programming to promote accessibility in academic libraries, including web accessibility, assistive technology, reference and instruction for users with disabilities and captioning processes.
Community members can post as a new Discussion or email ALA-acrluaig@ConnectedCommunity.org
Starts:  Nov 15, 2021 09:00 AM (MT)
Ends:  Nov 19, 2021 05:00 PM (MT)

About Accessing Higher Ground

Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of:

  • Accessible media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting;
  • Legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance;
  • The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources.

For institutions of Higher Education:

  • there is a strong focus on campus accommodation, Universal Design and curriculum accessibility.

For businesses and other audiences:

  • there are numerous sessions on best practices for web design, reaching untapped audiences through accessible design, and compliance with existing and anticipated Section 508 and ADA stipulations.

Typical Program

View last year’s program to see the scope of topics typically covered at AHG.

Conference is both in person and virtual. Several sessions feature content on libraries. 


Location

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Colorado
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
Online Instructions:
Url: http://accessinghigherground.org/
Login: Can register for physical and virtual conference online