Viewing 2016 Virtual Conference Recordings

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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 you 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 you had access to during the live event or which you purchased for on-demand access. For example, if you registered or purchased only pre-conference access, you will only have access to the pre-conference videos. Likewise with accessing the virtual main conference. If you registered for both the pre-conference and both tracks of the main conference, you will be able to access all the recordings. If you find you do not have access to a recording included in your registration, email Howard Kramer for assistance.

Virtual Pre-Conference Urls

Monday, July 11

Running A DS Office: It is YOUR Business! Strategic Leadership and Enhancement of Disability Services – Concepts & Practices ​

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Tuesday, July 12

Complaints From Every Angle

Tuesday, July 12

Animals on Campus


Virtual Main Conference

Virtual Track A

2.7 Expanding Access: The narrative intake technique for students without documentation

(broadcast: July 13, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

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3.4 Facilitating Access in Response to Requests for Emotional Support Animals

(broadcast: July 13, 2 pm - 3 pm)

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4.1 What Is a Reasonable Accommodation - And by Whose Definition?

(broadcast: July 14, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm)

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5.5 Determining Clinical Accommodations in Health Science Programs

(broadcast: July 14, 2 pm - 3 pm)

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7.1 Beyond Compliance: Moving from "What do we have to do?" to "What CAN we do?”

(broadcast: July 17, 10:30 - 11:45 pm)

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8.6 Practical Ways to Handle Next Generation Accommodation Requests

(broadcast: July 17, 2:30 - 5:00 pm)

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Virtual Track B Sessions

1.1 Creating the New Narrative: Your Role in the Future of Disability Service

(broadcast: July 13, 9 am - 11:00 am)

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2.8 Learning Strategies Instruction: The key to success for students with learning disabilities

(broadcast: July 13, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

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3.11 Silo-Breaking: Collaborating campus-wide to move from disability "support" to UD

(broadcast: July 13, 2:00 - 3:00 pm)

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5.4 Working with Parents of Students with Disabilities: Building bridges instead of fences

(broadcast: July 14, 2:00 - 3:00 pm)

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6.9 Is This Person Ready to Be a College Student?

(broadcast: July 14, 4:00 - 5:30 pm)

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7.6 How to Engage Faculty to Increase Campus Access and Inclusion

(broadcast: July 17, 10:30 - 11:45 am)

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8.3 Seven Keys for Successfully Supervising Employees

(broadcast: July 17, 2:30 - 5:00 pm)

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Opening Plenary & Keynote

"Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence" by Gregory Fehribach, Doninger Tuohy & Bailey LLP; The Fehribach Group and Eskenazi Health and"Accommodation, Awareness, Advocacy: Supporting Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students' Transition to Postsecondary Education" by Rachel Kolb, Emory University

(broadcast: July 13, 3:30 - 5:15 pm)

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Closing Plenary

Dr. Nancy Evans

Dr. Evans is a renowned author on the topic of higher education and a retired faculty member of the School of Educational Leadership and Policy at Iowa State University

(broadcast: July 17, 12 - 2 pm)

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2015 Legal Institute

If you signed up for the Introduction to Disability Law for DS Professionals Institute with Paul Grossman, Jamie Axelrod, and others, from 2015, you can access the URLs to the recordings at this link.

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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.