Lunch and Learn Sessions

Grab a lunch from our on-site vendor and join us for these educational programs held 12:30 – 2:00 that need no pre-registration! Locations will be posted on site in Sacramento. 

Writing for the AHEAD Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability

David Parker–Executive Editor, JPED

Researchers and practitioners in the disability, technology, career and higher education fields, among others, regularly submit manuscripts to the JPED. This session is designed for those who are considering writing articles for the Journal and will include a review of current topics, what the JPED Editorial Board looks for in successful articles and a walk-through of the manuscript submission process.

Audience: Potential Authors 

Literacy Solutions for the Digital Age

Cherie Miller–Bookshare

As the educational content landscape rapidly evolves, it is important that students with disabilities at all reading levels have the opportunity to meaningfully access quality educational materials. This session will give attendees insight into tools that are available for accessible content (Bookshare) with a focus in the areas of images and STEM content (Diagram Center -Digital Image and Graphic resources for Accessible Materials).

Clockwork Enterprise Solutions: Disability Services Management System

Barouch Chai–Microscience Learning 4 All USA Inc

Learn how counselors and administrators can streamline management of Disability Services Departments through this simple, but powerful application.

Solving the Note-taking Problem Using Speech Annotation Software

Dave Tucker–Sonocent

Effective note taking is essential for success in school, yet even the most able of students struggle with listening and writing simultaneously. Sonocent Audio Notetaker, software for highlighting audio recordings with colour in class could provide an alternative approach that solves the note-taking problem for students of any ability.

Disability & Public Policy: What Does it Mean for Accommodating Students?

Emily Lucio - Catholic University in America
Eric Wagenfeld - Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne

From Law to Policy to Practice-Don’t miss this opportunity to share how colleges and universities are addressing their practices as a result of some of the current legal decisions. Meet with members of AHEAD's standing committee on public policy to share your interest in current policy issues and find out how you can play an important role in this important standing committee.

Claro: Effective Multi-Sensory Solutions for Reading and Writing, Visual Brainstorming and Building Writing Confidence

Barouch Chai - Microscience Learning 4 All USA, Inc

ClaroRead is a highly effective, multi-sensory software solution for supporting reading and writing. Designed with maximum simplicity and flexibility for all ages and abilities, ClaroRead aids concentration and increases confidence.

Document Conversion with SensusAccess®

Tanja Stevns - National Centre for Blind and Partially Sighted Children and Youth of Denmark

SensusAccess® is a self-service solution that automates the conversion of documents into a range of alternative formats including Braille, mp3, Daisy and e-books in 20+ languages. SensusAccess also converts inaccessible documents such as image-only pdf files into more accessible formats. The service can also provide accessibility services for MOOCS.

Flashnotes Online Notetaking Service

Kieu Wong - Flashnotes, Inc. has a platform that enables higher-ed disability programs to easily obtain class notes for students with a registered disability. By engaging in a partnership with, disability offices can offset program costs, increase note-taker retention throughout the semester and provide their students 24/7 access to critical course materials. is the only platform to provide these services for free to disability programs across the country.

The Real Story: The Story Continues

Linda Wolford - University of Minnesota
Amanda Kraus - University of Arizona
Cynthia Fuller - University of Minnesota
Sohail Akhavein - University of Minnesota

Continue this morning's discussion of media bias against people with disabilities, in response to the documentary, "The Real Story."