Higher Ground Conference focus on information for disabled

UCCS faculty and staff are eligible for discounted rates to attend the 13th Annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference Nov. 15-19 in Westminster.

Hosted by CU-Boulder, the conference focuses on the benefits of web standards and universal design for digital media long with strategies for making campus information accessible for students with disability and effective for all students.

UCCS faculty and staff are eligible for a $30 discount (10 percent for groups of five or more) by using the code “othercu4ahg” when registering. An additional discount is available for registration by Oct. 1.

For more information, contact Howard Kramer, access specialist, Disability Services, CU-Boulder, (303) 492-8672 or Howard.Kramer@Colorado.edu.

Conference highlights include

  • Special tracks on legal and policy issues including the American’s with Disabilities Act, Section 508 compliance, creation of alternate format materials and usable and accessible designs with HTML5.
  • Clayton Lewis of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities will speak on the implications of cloud computing for people with cognitive disabilities.
  • More than 60 presentations by national experts.
  • More than 35 hours of hands-on workshops.

For more information, visit www.colorado.edu/ATconference.

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