While I didn’t make it out to Colorado this year (here’s my write-up of last year’s conference), happily, I was able to attend the Accessing Higher Ground virtual conference in November.
Accessing Higher Ground focuses on media, web, and technology accessibility. From the About AHG page of the conference website:
Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of Accessible Media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting. Other topic areas cover legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance. The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources are a particular focus of the event.
For institutions of Higher Education, there is a strong focus on campus accommodation. For businesses and other audiences, there are numerous sessions on best practices for web design, reaching untapped audiences through accessible design, and compliance with new Department of Justice rules regarding Section 508 and the ADA.
Here’s a Storify of some of my tweets from Thursday and Friday. Please let me know if the format is not accessible to you, and be sure to check out the #ahg13 hashtag for tweets from others. Session descriptions and materials are available on the conference website.
As with the previous month’s Accessibility Summit, participation was made possible by the Office of the Provost and Director of Emerging Technology and Accessibility Rachel Thompson. Many thanks to Rachel and Dr. Benson.