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The Westin Westminster, Colorado, November 12-16, 2018 Interested in learning more about accessible technology and how to provide it for students? Attend the 21st Annual AHG Conference! Join over 600 colleagues to learn about creating accessible PDFs and EPUBs, understanding legal requirements for accessible technology, and more! Find full conference details at:  https://accessinghigherground.o
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Enjie Hall Joins AHEAD BOD

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AHEAD is pleased to announce the appointment of Enjie Hall  to the AHEAD Board of Directors ! Enjie is the Director of Campus Accessibility and Student Disability Services at the University of Toledo in Ohio. She is also serving as the University’s ADA Compliance Officer overseeing access to technology and the digital environment, facilities, programming, as well as employee and patient accommodations. Enjie previously worked at The Ohio State University in the Student Life Office for Disability Services and is a licensed professional counselor. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics relating ...
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JPED 31(3) is Now Available!

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The latest issue of JPED is now available! To access JPED 31(3) in DAISY, e-text, MP3, or PDF format, log in to your member account and visit:  ahead.org/professional-resources/publications/jped/ JPED 31(3) Table of Contents Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: From the Editor The Use of a Coaching Model to Support the Academic Success and Social Inclusion of Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Community and Technical College Settings Exploring Barriers for Facilitating Work Experience Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Enrolled in Postsecondary Education Programs ...
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Submit your presentation proposal by September 30 for early-bird review. Final proposals accepted no later than October 31. AHEAD enthusiastically seeks proposals that address the full inclusion of students with disabilities in all aspects of higher education. Proposals for concurrent, poster, and preconference sessions are welcome. Proposals will be continually reviewed beginning on September 30. Proposals received early allow the program committee more opportunity for consideration and outreach to proposers. We highly encourage early submission! Not sure where to begin? Check out the Proposal Resources , including a tutorial video on writing learning ...
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Looking for some professional development opportunities this fall? AHEAD has you covered!  In addition to our AHEAD to You and Technology webinar series, we're offering a two-part series about online accessibility.  Attendees have the option of accessing the webinars live and participating in the conversation, or receiving a fully-recorded and captioned Adobe Connect file for viewing at a time that works for you.  Two-Part Online Learning Series You Can Do It All: Online Accessibility Strategies for the Small DS Office Wednesday, October 10, 3-4 pm ET Wednesday, October 24, 3-4 pm ET AHEAD to You Series, Thursdays, 3-4:30 pm ET ...
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Couldn't make it to Albuquerque but wish you could access sessions?  Or, did you attend in person and need a refresher?   You're in Luck! Virtual Conference Video Packages are  NOW AVAILABLE! These videos are a valuable resource for professional development among disability service professionals, campus IT and ADA departments, staff in academic affairs, and more! After purchasing, you'll receive unlimited access to the 2018 AHEAD Opening Plenary and 19 popular sessions at the conference! In-person conference attendees and AHEAD members receive a significant discount.  Find full Virtual Conference Video Package info at:  ahead.org/events-programming/conferences/2018-annual-conference/past-conferences/2018-conference ...
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A new issue of  The HUB  is now available.  Log in to your member account to access The HUB, Issue 11! Interested in submitting or have an idea for a topic? Please email AHEAD Manager of Communications & Events, Valerie Spears ( valerie@ahead.org ) or give us a call at  704-947-7779. We welcome your feedback! Deadline to submit to The HUB, Issue 12: Friday, October 26, 2018
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I hope this message finds you all back on your campuses refreshed and ready to start preparing for the fall semester. I was so impressed by this year's conference sessions and hope that you were able to learn as much as I did! The annual conference is a time of transition for AHEAD. The board meeting that follows the conference is the final for departing board members. Although they are leaving the board, we will definitely be tapping into their knowledge and skills moving forward. The following people have completed their terms on the board: Paul Grossman who has served on the board for six years as a director and has been extremely helpful in providing ...
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AHEAD is excited to announce a NEW, intensive professional development event for those newer to higher education / disability services! The AHEAD Start Academy will offer a foundational experience to disability resource professionals just acquiring or continuing to build fundamental knowledge and skills. For three full days, you'll have the chance to explore, discuss, and apply concepts important to building equity on college campuses.  The Academy is designed to orient, refresh, and engage those new or with up to three years of experience in the field.  The curriculum is based on, but expanded from, the AHEAD Start workshops that have trained over 500 ...
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We're excited to announce that the 2018 Conference App is now available!  With the App, you can access handouts, review the Conference schedule, complete session evaluations, receive notification of last minute changes, and more! Search for "AHEAD 2018" iPhone and iPad users should search in the App Store or can find the direct link here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ahead-2018/id1228151074?ls=1&mt=8 Android users should search in Google Play or can find the direct link here:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appburst.ahead Questions? Contact AHEAD at 704-947-7779 or  ahead@ahead.org #conference #a
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JPED 31(2) is Now Available!

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The latest issue of JPED is now available! To access JPED 31(2) in DAISY, e-text, MP3, or PDF format, log in to your member account and visit:  ahead.org/professional-resources/publications/jped/ JPED 31(2) Table of Contents Student Learning Outcomes for Disability Services: What Evidence do you Have?  From the Editor Use of Student Learning Outcomes in Postsecondary Disability Offices                              Emerging Adults: Perspectives of College Students with Disabilities                                      A Qualitative Investigation of Bullying of Individuals with Disabilities on a College Campus Transitional Challenges for ...
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Dear Fellow AHEAD Members,  We are pleased to announce the two new Directors-at-Large on AHEAD's Board of Directors:  Crystal Hill, University of Central Arkansas Chris Stone, University of North Carolina Wilmington  We are also excited to announce AHEAD's new President-Elect:  Amanda Kraus, University of Arizona We offer our sincere appreciation to all who participated in the election process, as candidates and as informed voters, and hope you will join us in congratulating our new Board members.  Thank you to all for your willingness to play a role in contributing to the leadership of AHEAD
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If you can't make it to Albuquerque for the 41st Annual Conference , you can still participate virtually!  As a virtual conference attendee, you'll have access to the keynote presentation at the Opening Plenary and 20 streamed sessions; choose one from each time block to watch live. In addition, you'll be able to access the virtual conference files for one year after the conference! Find full details at  ahead.org/events-programming/ conferences/annual-conference/2018-virtual-conference
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Want a sneak peak at what exhibitors will joining us at AHEAD 2018 in Albuquerque, NM this July? Check out our online Exhibitor Directory !
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Showcase your products & services to our membership. Don’t miss out on face to face marketing and advertising opportunities. Time is running out to reserve space. Learn more here
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Call  for  Proposals :  Accessing Higher Ground : Accessible Media, Web & Technology Conference |  November 12 – 16, 2018   Proposal  Deadline: April 20*  Accessing Higher Ground 2018 is now accepting  proposals  for its 21st   Annual Conference in   Westminster, Colorado .     AHG   focuses on: accessible media Universal Design best practices for web & media development accessible curriculum alternate format teaching about accessibility and UD in university curriculum (and elsewhere) other topics related to accessibility in higher education and other environments Use the  online speaker  proposal  form  to submit your  ...
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Obtain Access to Over 45 Hours from Over 42 Sessions  If you did not attend Accessing Higher Ground 2017 you can now obtain full access to the 42 recorded sessions for only $220 until May 15.  You can also purchase access to the 2017 pre-conference workshop videos, 2016 videos and audio DVDs at a similarly discounted rate. Visit the AHG  conference site   for more information about how purchase these resources. The complete list and description of 2016 and 2017 sessions can be viewed on the conference site. Reminder: the RFP for AHG 2018 1st round proposals is now open until April 20 #ahg #video
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A new issue of  The HUB  is now available.  Log in to your member account to access The HUB, Issue 10! Interested in submitting or have an idea for a topic? Please email AHEAD Manager of Communications & Events, Valerie Spears ( valerie@ahead.org ) or give us a call at 704-947-7779.  We welcome your feedback! Deadline to submit to The HUB, Issue 11: Friday, July 27, 2018
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AHEAD is transitioning away from most of its listservs, having recently implemented online community-based member engagement tools within its newly-designed website. The online communities offer a much more robust way to network with others and share resources. A complete list of the listservs scheduled to be discontinued Wednesday, April 18 at 3 p.m. Eastern is below. PLEASE NOTE THAT AHEAD AFFILITE LISTSERVS WILL REMAIN OPERATIONAL. AHEAD currently has 22 Communities located on its website. Many that will directly replace the listservs being shut down.  As an AHEAD member, you are welcome to join any of the new Communities.  If you would like AHEAD to ...
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One of AHEAD's Partner Members, VFO Group , will be presenting a sponsored webinar that is  complimentary to the first 90 AHEAD members to join. University-Wide Licensing of Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities: A National Model Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 3 - 4 pm ET About This Webinar:   The City University of New York ( CUNY ), is rapidly embracing innovative strategies to increase access to its programs and offerings and in CUNY Chancellor Milliken's words: "We have to develop pathways for students to reenter and succeed in college." With the support of the University's senior leadership, and with funding from the ...
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