2016 AHEAD Conference Handouts

Handouts received to date from presenters. Please check back for late additions, or speak with presenters for e-text files. PRESENTERS: Please email your presentations to Jeremy Jarrell directly at jeremy@ahead.org


Additional Resources

Quick Links

Concurrent Block 1

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

#1.2 “There’s an App for That!” What’s New!

#1.3 Relaxation Station: Unique and Effective Methods for Coping with Postsecondary Stress

There are no handouts planned for this session.


#1.4 OCR Year in Review


#1.5 Equity and Access: Illuminating the Pathways for Students with Intellectual Disabilities


#1.6 Invitation to Dance: A documentary film by Simi Linton and Christian von Tippleskirch


#1.7 Using Video-based Instruction to Change Attitudes and Knowledge about Disability

#1.8 The Answers Aren't in the Back of the Book or in the Computer

#1.9 Their Turf, Terms, and Time: Reaching and supporting student veterans

#1.10 A University-wide Approach to Inclusion: A model bridging teaching, learning and accessibility

#1.11 Building Pathways to Careers for Students with Disabilities

#1.12 An Introduction to PROJECT ACCESS: Effective Classroom Strategies to Improve Learning and Educating Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

#1.13 Quality is No Accident: Raising quality standards for Deaf/Hard of Hearing accommodations without raising costs

Back to top

Concurrent Block 2

#2.1 Universal Design 101

#2.2 The Power of GIS Technology: Developing an accessible campus map

#2.3 Maximize your Collaborative Efforts by Being Intentional with Your Office Brand

#2.4 Illuminating Pathways Towards Event Planning that Ensure Equity and Access

#2.5 Expanding your Toolkit: using AT to decrease barriers for students with intellectual disabilities


#2.6 Using "Invitation to Dance" in Teaching Disability Studies and Campus Awareness Programs


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

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

#2.9 Using Technology and Case Management to Improve Outcomes of Students with TBI

#2.10 Data Driven: Using your data to secure resources and create change

#2.11 It Starts with Empathy: Opening the door to access


#2.12 Trending Now: Distance Learning

#2.13 One Size Does Not Fit All: Interpreting services and equitable access

Back to top

Concurrent Block 3

#3.1 Developing Effective Student Staff: A way to do more with less


#3.2 Industry and Higher Ed: Partnering to drive accessibility in technology products used on campus


#3.3 Strategically Managing Your Office and Planning for the Future

#3.4 Facilitating Access in Response to Requests for Emotional Support Animals

#3.5 Effective Collaborations between Disability Services and Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Indiana

#3.6 The Academic Experiences of College Students with Disabilities

#3.7 Win-Win: Partnering with Faculty to Promote Research and Data-Based Practices

#3.8 Creating a Student-Run Disability Identity Collective

#3.9 Blue Pathways: An adaptable group program for students on the Autism Spectrum

#3.10 Innovative Multimedia Design for Curriculum Accessibility

#3.11 Silo-Breaking: Collaborating campus-wide to move from disability "support" to universal design

#3.12 Make it Memorable: Fostering an equivalent experience for Deaf individuals on your college campus


#3.13 Development of an Online Suite of VR, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Assessments to Enhance Employment of Individuals who are Deaf

Back to top

Concurrent Block 4

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

#4.2 Online Accessibility: Best practices from those who have been there, done that


#4.3 Data Gathering, Research, and Reporting: Advancing the mission of disability resources

#4.4 The Line in the Sand: An Introduction to Identifying Essential Academic Requirements

#4.5 Psychiatric Disabilities: Evaluation of self-harm and direct threat for postsecondary institutions

#4.6 Exploring the Intersection of Autism and Mental Health

#4.7 Passport to Possibilities: Students with disabilities tell their international exchange stories through film


#4.8 Fostering Student Self-Determination and Enhancing Learning through Coaching

#4.9 Partnering for Preparedness: Designing Inclusive emergency preparedness training for persons with disabilities


#4.10 Making Lemonade: DOJ inquiry sparks campus-wide universal design culture shift at CU-Boulder

#4.11 Words of Experience: Establishing an electronic and information technology (EIT) accessibility policy

#4.12 Post Production Captioning- One University’s Model for Success

#4.13 The Changing Legal Landscape: Testing Accommodations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Back to top

Concurrent Block 5

#5.1 Making Data Meaningful


#5.2 New Universal Design Approaches and Technologies for Web Accessibility


#5.3 Developing a Team that Works: Applying the situational leadership model in a disability services office


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

#5.5 Determining Clinical Accommodations in Health Science Programs: Upholding standards while creating equal access

#5.6 An Overview of Current Processes for Addressing Accessibility in Classrooms

#5.7 Generating Stigma: Hitchcock films and psychological disability


#5.8 Collaborating with Career Services

#5.9 A Model for Change: Building partnerships to develop math accessibility

#5.10 Utilizing Technology and Strategies to Promote Success for Student with Disabilities


#5.11 From Soldier to Student: Working with wounded warriors, particularly those with PTSD and TBI

#5.12 Strategies for preparing Deaf Students and Interpreters for Study Abroad Opportunities

#5.13 Building Self-Advocacy Skills during Transition – Tools for Your Toolbox!

Back to top

Concurrent Block 6

#6.1 Illuminating the Options: Data management tools for improving service delivery and office operations

#6.2 Post-Production Captioning: Tools of the Trade!


#6.3 Identifying and Changing Habits as a Key to Individual and Organizational Change


#6.4 The Legal Year in Review

#6.5 Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Campuses with Microsoft Technologies

#6.6 Beyond Accommodations: Creating proactive inclusion in high-impact courses

#6.7 The Changing Face of Bias: Exploring disability bias and microaggressions


#6.8In Pursuit of Equity on Behalf of Blind Students: A multimodal toolkit for use on your campus

#6.9Is This Person Ready to Be a College Student?

#6.10Best Practices for Graduate Students with Disabilities: Lessons from a grad-specific outreach program

#6.11Understanding Social Experiences of College Students with Disabilities in an Ableism Awareness Group


#6.12Surfing the Wave: Dealing with the Growing Demand for Captioning in Education

#6.13Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals in the Healthcare Fields

Back to top

Concurrent Block 7

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

#7.2Streamlining Processes in Demand-Driven Alternative Text Services


#7.3A Million Lumens: What high trust and credibility can do

#7.4We're from the Government. How can we help you?


#7.5Establishing a Campus-Wide Approach for Addressing Food Allergies and Celiac Disease in Higher Education

#7.6How to Engage Faculty to Increase Campus Access and Inclusion: Results from a multi-campus study

#7.7Creating a Community Network to Illuminate Innovative Sources of Disability Services Support

#7.8Examining the Educational Benefits of and Attitudes Toward Closed Captioning Among

#7.9A Campus-wide Committee on Disability and Access: Accomplishments and Lessons Learned

#7.10Math Redesigns, Learning Strategies, Accommodations, and Substitutions for LD/TBI/ ADHD/ PTSD Students

#7.11Lighting the Way: A proactive approach to address accessible electronic information

#7.12Resources for Teachers, Students, Parents, Counselors, and Employers for Improving Access to STEM Education and Employment for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

#7.13Assistive Listening Devices – Why, When and Which Ones?

Back to top

Concurrent Block 8

#8.1Empower Yourself so You Can Empower Students

#8.2Accessible Online Education in the Largest Post-Secondary System in the World


#8.3Seven Keys for Successfully Supervising Employees

#8.4Understanding Accessible Video and PDF for Your Customer-Facing Website


#8.5Campus "Word Maps" Orientation Information for Blind/Visually Impaired: A Non-Technical Application

#8.6Practical Ways to Handle Next Generation Accommodation Requests: From documentation to fundamental alteration

#8.7New Changes at Educational Testing Services: From the Department of Justice technical assistance to online registration

#8.8The Way We Learn: Student athletes and coaches, learning disabilities, and utilizing resources


#8.9An Interdisciplinary Approach to Providing Support Services for Students with Autism: Collaborating for success

#8.10(2:30) Strategic Planning for Newer One-Person Disability Service Professionals: Getting past the accommodation letter wave


#8.10(2:30) Beware the Limitations of the Poorly Framed Accommodation Letter


#8.11(3:45) Learning to Accommodate Deaf Students with Multiple Disabilities

#8.12I’m Right Here! Illuminating the Importance of our Job as Deaf/Hard of Hearing Coordinators


#8.13Deafness 101

Back to top