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Would you like to learn more about accessible technology and providing accessible resources to students? Find that and more in the 2023 AHG Conference videos ! AHG content focuses on accessible technology that provides access and equity to people with disabilities. Purchase over 40 hours of content for yourself, or to share with colleagues. Topics include accessibility testing, EPUB, managing accessible web sites and more. Check out the library of information. Questions? Contact Howard Kramer at 720-351-8668 or hkramer@ahead.org
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AHEAD warmly invites you to its annual year-in-review on Thursday, February 22 from 3-4pm Eastern time. Previously held during the banquet at the summer Conference, this year we are holding it virtually via Zoom, so that everyone can join! AHEAD's Board leaders will provide a look back at our achievements, discuss upcoming initiatives and goals, and provide a budget overview. There is no cost to attend, and all are welcome! Register online to get the Zoom link! We look forward to seeing you there!
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Application deadline is Friday November 10, 2023 Do you have knowledge and expertise related to conducting research? Are you looking for a new way to connect with AHEAD activities and work? We are currently accepting applications from members who are interested in serving on the AHEAD Research Review Panel. More information is provided below. Feel free to reach out if you have questions! AHEAD’s Research Review Panel Call for Applications AHEAD is pleased to support research that is consistent with the mission and values of the organization. When a researcher seeks the opportunity to survey or otherwise engage the membership in a research study, a panel ...
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November 6 - 10, 2023 Participate in 45 hours of virtual sessions, plus the Tuesday evening keynote, during the main conference. AHG 2023 will be in-person with a large virtual component . More information .
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Policy Input Assistance

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Your help is needed to advance important legislation through the provision of data and examples demonstrating its need/potential benefit. As reported in the September HUB , Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) have reintroduced the AHEAD-inspired Pell Grant Flexibility Act ( HR 4931 ). If this bill should become law, students with disabilities whose institution of higher education recommends a reduced course load, at least 5 credits, will not have their Pell Grant award reduced should they take that suggested course load. Additionally, their Pell Grant semester limit would only be reduced by a fraction, thus providing Pell Grant funding ...
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We love our AHEAD members! To show our appreciation, we are offering a special week of FREE members-only events. Join us during Member Appreciation Week for no-cost, virtual professional development and networking. We hope you'll join us! AHEAD, Live: Housing Accommodations - Tuesday, June 27 @ 1 pm EST Join colleagues for live, real-time online small group discussions where you will have the opportunity to talk through sticky housing accommodation requests, and see how others are addressing those FREE WEBINAR: How to Develop a Faculty Training about Disability Accommodations and Inclusive Course Design - Wednesday, June 28 @ 3 pm EST FREE WEBINAR: ...
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AHEAD 2023 July 17-21 in Portland, Oregon Extended Early-Bird Discount: Register by Monday, June 5! In response to the many requests AHEAD has received to extend the early-bird registration discount, we are happy to announce we are extending the deadline until Monday, June 5th at 11:59pm Eastern time. Hopefully this will give everyone who wants it time to take advantage of the discounted pricing for the 2023 Equity and Excellence Conference in Portland, Oregon, July 17-21. If you need to wait until after July 1 to pay the registration fee, you can lock in the early bird rate now by choosing the invoice option at checkout. Don’t forget that AHEAD ...
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Dear AHEAD Members, I am excited to announce this year's candidates for the 2023 AHEAD Board of Directors Election! Each candidate has provided statements regarding leadership, advancing AHEAD’s Core Values and mission, and how they plan to contribute to AHEAD through their work on the Board. I encourage each AHEAD member to carefully review and consider this information before selecting your choices for the following open positions: Secretary, Treasurer, Equity Officer, and two Director-at-Large positions. To access the candidate statements, log into your AHEAD member account and visit the AHEAD 2023 Board of Directors Election ...
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Accessing Higher Ground 2023 is now accepting proposals for its 26th Annual Conference, November 6 - 10, 2023, in Denver, Colorado HG focuses on accessible media, universal design, best practices for Web & media design, accessible curriculum, alternate format and other topics related to accessibility and usability in higher education and other environments. Proposal Form Fill out the online speaker proposal form to submit your proposal. (You will need to register on the site if you do not have an account). Range of Topics View last year's sessions to get a sense of the typical agenda and range of topics. View Video-Recordings of from ...
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Proposals for the 14th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference 2023 are due by February 28th. More information is available in the Call for Proposals .
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Access 22 sessions from the 2022 Accessing Higher Ground Main Conference a nd 44 hours from the 2021 conference (30% early registration discount until February 10) ( ATHEN & AHEAD members receive an additional 15% discount) If you did not attend the 2022 Accessing Higher Ground conference, or you attended but did not purchase access to conference videos, you can now obtain access at a discounted rate until February 10. You can also purchase access to the 2021 pre-conference and main conference recordings at a discount. Pricing (for 2022 sessions) $204 for ATHEN/AHEAD members who did not attend AHG 2022 $136 ...
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The Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability (JPED) is recruiting authors of articles who have integrated relevant disability, accessibility, universal design, and related content within their postsecondary academic and professional development courses in a variety of subject areas to be published in a special issue of the journal. Topic of JPED’s Special Issue: Integrating disability, accessibility, and/or universal design content within postsecondary courses 1-2 Page Proposals Due: December 6, 2021 to sherylb@uw.edu The proposal should outline the article type (Research Article or Practice Brief), author(s) with titles and ...
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ATHEN is hosting the first ever “Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Accessibility: Starting with Math” virtual conference on February 10th and 11th, 2022. We are striving to create a diverse conference where experts can share their best practices, solutions, techniques, etc. for accessing and creating accessible STEM content in higher education. Conference Details, Dates, Registration, Cost Call for Proposal (Google Form) (Open now!) Take a sneak peek into the complexities in creating accessible STEM content in the YouTube video “Factors involved in making STEM content accessible” (10-minutes). Looking forward to engaging in this much needed ...
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Accessing Higher Ground - A Hybrid Event November 15 - 19, 2021 Early Registration Discount for Virtual Conference Ends Friday - Oct. 8 AHG 2021 will be in-person with a virtual component . Review virtual agenda and pricing .
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AHEAD is pleased to announce the publication of The 2018 Biennial AHEAD Survey: Disability Resource Office Structures and Programs. This report gives up to date information on office titles and structures, average staffing numbers, campus outreach and constituents, student-staff ratios and more! The report can be accessed on AHEAD’s Information Services Portal ,
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AHEAD is pleased to announce the publication of The Biennial AHEAD Survey: Reporting on Disability Resource Professionals in Higher Education. This report gives the latest information on personal demographics, educational background, job structures, professional experience, salaries and compensation. The report can be accessed on AHEAD’s Information Services Portal : The Biennial AHEAD Survey This year AHEAD is also providing a more detailed look at professional salaries. Watch for a special report on this topic to be posted next month! Questions or comments? Feel free to contact Sally Scott ( sally@ahead.org )
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New AHEAD Code of Ethics

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Dear AHEAD Members: In July, the AHEAD Board of Directors was presented with a revised and updated AHEAD Code of Ethics for review and consideration. Given the importance of a Code of Ethics in guiding professional behavior and decision making and the fact that the existing AHEAD Code of Ethics was last reviewed in 1997, Adam Lalor (Landmark College), Lyman Dukes III (University of South Florida), Sally Scott (AHEAD), Lourdes Quinones (University of South Florida), and Joseph Madaus (University of Connecticut) were charged with revising and updating the Code of Ethics for consideration by the AHEAD Board of Directors. We are pleased to announce ...
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Accessing Higher Ground November 15 - 19, 2021 AHG 2021 will be onsite at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel , Colorado. Review agenda and pricing . Registration Attendee Registration for the onsite conference is now open at: https://cvent.me/7yOMKW Virtual conference registration will open in early October 1-Week Program & Over 140 Hours of Content The accepted sessions for the program are now posted on the conference site. Pre-conference Nine sessions, 3-hours in length, including hands-on workshops, will be offered during the pre-conference. More Pre-conference Information Fees Main Conference: $499* Pre- ...
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Overview AHEAD is pleased to announce the continuation of our Foundations in Disability Resources monograph series. This series is designed to focus on practical professional knowledge and information for “newer” professionals in the field of disability resources. We are seeking proposals from professionals interested in developing a monograph to be published in 2022. More information on possible content and focus of this monograph are provided below. All monographs will be: Theory-based, including literature and research references and citations where relevant Practice oriented, conversational in tone, and including many examples Approximately ...
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The following research project has been reviewed by AHEAD’s Research Review Panel and approved for distribution to the membership. We share these research opportunity notices with you to participate at your discretion. However, we encourage you to participate in this timely study related to college student mental health and the experiences of disability resource professionals. If you have questions about AHEAD’s research review process, feel free to contact Dr. Nancy Chinn, chair. For questions about the study , please contact the researcher, Ian Lane. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS University of Massachusetts Medical School is conducting a ...
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