Accessible Instructional Materials & Technology Summit

Sponsored by C-AHEAD, MD-AHEAD and AHEAD

 

Thursday, June 18th and Friday, June 19th, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Sheraton Columbia Town Center
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044

Please Note: Registration for this event will close on Monday, June 1.

A 2 Day conference that will bring together national figures in accessibility issues from the Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice, the National Federation of the Blind, the United States Access Board and The Association on Higher Education and Disability.

The speakers will address our obligations for accessibility of all types of instructional materials and on developing an institutional plan for accessibility of instructional materials and technology and how we can work collaboratively to address those expectations.

Speakers include:

  • Eve Hill- U.S. Department of Justice
  • Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, Attorney, Brown Goldstein & Levy
  • Scott Lissner- Association on Higher Education and Disability
  • Mark Riccobono- President, National Federation of the Blind
  • Bruce Bailey, Accessibility IT Specialist, U.S. Access Board
  • Jonathan Lazar, Director of Information Sciences Program, Towson University
  • Ron Stewart, Managing Consultant for AltFormat Solutions, LLC

Agenda:

June 18, 2015

8:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am: Welcome

9:30 am: Introduction

10:00 am: Setting the Stage: Legal Precedents & Higher Education Obligation

10:45 am: Break

11:00 am: The Civil Rights of Accessible Instructional Technology

11:45 pm: Questions and Discussion

12:30 pm: Lunch- panel of students telling their stories

2:00 pm: A Model Plan

3:30 pm: Questions and Discussion

4:00 pm: Closing Comments & Adjournment

June 19, 2015

8:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am: Welcome

9:30 am: Introduction

10:00 am: Understanding the Standards

10:45 am: Break

11:00 am: A University Perspective

11:45 pm: Questions and Discussion

12:30 pm: Lunch- Creating an Accessibility Conscious Culture for Online Faculty

2:00 pm: Bringing it all Together, How to Create a Fully Accessible Higher Education Environment

3:30 pm: Questions and Discussion

4:00 pm: Closing Comments & Adjourn

Continental breakfast and lunch provided each day

Who should attend:

  • Presidents
  • Provosts
  • Chief Student Affairs Officers
  • Faculty Senate Chair
  • Financial/Purchasing Officer
  • CIO
  • University/College Counsel
  • Online Learning Director
  • Online faculty course developers
  • Library Director/Dean
  • Disability Services Director/staff
  • ADA Coordinator
  • Advising/Counseling staff
  • Web Director/ Marketing Director

Online Registration

Additional Information

Transportation:
Airport: BWI
SuperShuttle $28.00 each way: http://www.supershuttle.com/Locations/BWIAirportShuttleBaltimore.aspx

Hotel Reservations:
Sheraton Columbia Town Center
The hotel block room rate is $149.00 and will only be available until 5/29. After 5/29 or once the block is sold out, rooms may be available at a higher rate by contacting hotel reservations directly.
To book,modify, or cancel a reservation please visit: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1505124472&key=E1954E

The hotel room block will no longer be available after Friday, May 22, 2015. After Friday, attendees can reserve rooms at the hotel through the hotel website: http://www.sheratoncolumbia.com/

Cost:
CAHEAD or MD AHEAD Member $225.00
Non-Member ( Individual) $275.00
Member group ( 3 or more from the same institution): $200.00
Non-Member group ( 3 or more from the same institution): $250.00

Paying by Check:
If you can't pay for your registration to this event with a credit card, you are welcome to continue to register for the event and then pay by check. To pay by check, please register online, print your registration, and then send your check for the total balance with a memo indicating it is for the Accessible Instructional Materials & Technology Summit to:
AHEAD
107 Commerce Centre Drive, Suite 204
Huntersville, NC 28078 USA

• AHEAD and MDAHEAD group discount registration available (must be from the same institution)
• If you would like to add your name to the email list for updates, contact: Emily Lucio, 202-319-5211 lucio@cua.edu