Viewing 2018 Virtual Conference Recordings

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Everyone who signed up for the virtual conference for either real-time access during the AHEAD conference, or purchased on-demand access to the videos after-the-fact, has been set up with an account on our Adobe Connect server, the location for viewing the conference videos. If you have registered for either of these options and have not received an email from our Connect system with login information, you can still log into the system using your user name (your user name is your email, the one you provided when you registered for the Virtual Conference or for on-demand access to the videos) and your temporary password is "AHEADV2018." You will be prompted to change your password once you log into our Connect server.

Accessing Videos

The links to all the videos are listed below. You can view the conference videos by selecting the link provided under each title. After selecting any of videos you will then be taken to our Connect server to enter your username and password. Once you are logged into our Adobe Connect server you should not be re-prompted for your login during the current session or if you come back to the list of sessions and select another video.

Which Videos Can I Watch?

You can watch any videos that were streamed during the live event except for B.1: Legal Year in Review. In addition, 2.10 -- Full-Service Disability Support: DSS as an Initiative in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, which was originally scheduled for streaming, was cancelled for streaming, so is also not available for post-conference viewing. If you have any questions please email Howard Kramer for assistance.

Virtual Main Conference

Opening Plenary — On Inclusivity and Mental Health: Reconsidering Space and Time in Higher Education

(broadcast: July 18, 9:00 - 10:30 am)

View "Opening Plenary" Recording

1.8 Including Accessibility/Inclusive Design Topics in Computer Science and Other IT and Design Courses: A University of Washington Case Study

(broadcast: July 18, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm)

View "Including Accessibility/Inclusive Design" Recording (Coming soon)

1.11 -- Everyday Ableism: Unpacking Disability Stereotypes and Microaggressions

(broadcast: July 18, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm)

View "Everyday Ableism" Recording

2.11 -- Encouraging Universal Design in the Classroom by Leveraging the Priorities of Faculty

(broadcast: July 18, 2 - 3 pm)

View "Encouraging Universal Design" Recording

(Note: missing first minute or two of presenter introduction).

A.4 -- Recipe for success: Baking Accessibility Into Your Online Learning Program

(broadcast: July 18, 3:30 - 5:00 pm)

View "Recipe for success" Recording

A.3 -- Cross-Cultural Competence as a Tool to Support Identity Development of SWD

(broadcast: July 18, 3:30 - 5:00 pm)

View "Cross-Cultural Competence" Recording

 (Note: missing first minute of audio from moderator. No audio of actual presenter talk is missing).

3.11 -- Access for All: Creating a Campus Culture of Disability Inclusion

(broadcast: July 29, 11 am - 12:30 pm)

View "Access for All" Recording

3.1 -- Providing Note-takers: Lessons Learned the Hard Way

(broadcast: July 19, 11 am - 12:30 pm)

View "Providing Note-takers" Recording

4.2 -- Establishing a Successful Accessible Media Program in Higher Education: An Overview of Workflows, Costs, and Next Steps at George Mason University

(broadcast: July 19, 2:00 - 3:00 pm)

View "Establishing a Successful Accessible Media" Recording

4.10 -- What Are We Doing Around Here Anyway? Accommodations or Access?

(broadcast: July 19, 2:00 - 3:00 pm)

View "What are We Doing" Recording

5.8 -- Working to Change the Campus Climate: Research and Recommendations from the NCCSD

(broadcast: July 19, 4:00 - 5:30 pm)

View "Working to Change" Recording


5.12 -- Post-Concussion Symptoms: Enhancing Support for Students and Faculty

(broadcast: July 19, 4:00 - 5:30 pm)

View "Post-Concussion Symptoms" Recording

(Note: missing first 10 or 20 seconds of presenter's introduction).

6.2 -- WCAG: Perceivable, Understandable, Operable, Robust

(broadcast: July 20, 9:00 - 10:00 am)

View "WCAG" Recording


6.1 -- (Executive Functioning Skills:) The Real Reasons Why Students with Mental Health Conditions May Struggle Academically

(broadcast: July 20, 9:00 - 10:00 am)

View "The Real Reasons" Recording

7.7 -- Barriers for Students with Invisible Disabilities: The Impact on Self-Advocacy and Accessing Accommodations

(broadcast: July 20, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

View "Barriers for Students" Recording


7.6 -- Dispute Resolution - A Response to "No!", Lissner

(broadcast: July 20, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

View "Dispute Resolution" Recording

B2. -- Creative Approaches to Disability Justice: Entry Points on Campus for Awareness, Access, and Full Participation

(broadcast: July 20, 2:00 - 4:00 pm)

View "Creative Approaches" Recording

(Note: due to a computer crash during the session there are about 8 minutes on the recording - starting about 8:56 - where there is some missing video and/or missing video. All video and audio is restored by 16:25).

8.5 -- The Path to Access: How to Take the Lead and Get Others to Follow

(broadcast: July 20, 4:30 - 5:30 pm)

View "The Path to Access" Recording

8.9 -- Animals on Campus: Beyond Guidance to Application

(broadcast: July 20, 4:30 - 5:30 pm)

View "Animals on Campus" Recording

Connect Player Accessibility

Adobe Connect is screenreader accessible, more or less, although access can sometimes be cumbersome and some controls on the player, such as the control for advancing the timeline, are not accessible by the keyboard. For those using screenreaders, we suggest consulting the following tips for accessing the Connect interface. off-site link


All the sessions during the Virtual Conference were captioned using real-time captioning. These captions are shown in the caption pod during playback of any of the session recordings. The size and location of the caption pod cannot be changed during playback.

Questions and Help

Contact Howard Kramer by email or voice (303-492-8672) if you have any questions or run into any issues accessing the videos.