Conferences

Here is a list of accessibility related conferences I have attended or would recommend.

Name of Organization Access Technology Higher Education Network (ATHEN) Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) California State University-Northridge (CSUN) Assistive Technology Conference EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group (ITACCESS)
Organization Info ATHEN is a network of higher education professionals committed to improving accessibility for students, faculty, staff, and administrators AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. n/a EDUCAUSE® is a nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education.
Great for Help With accessible books, accessible technology, captioning, Section 508 standards accommodations, legal, general technology, job postings, surveys. n/a admin or IT level accessible books, accessible technology, captioning, Section 508 standards
Homepage Access Technology Higher Education Network Association on Higher Education and Disability n/a IT Accessibility Constituent Group
Conference Value High for those new to disability / technology within higher education High for those new to disability High for those new to disability / technology and have a role that is pretty techy Unsure, Krista has not attended
Conference Webpage Accessing Higher Ground Conference AHEAD Conference CSUN Conference EDUCAUSE Conference
Month, Location of Conference November, Colorado July, varies year-to-year March, California Oct-Nov, varies year-to-year
Length of Conference Mon-Fri, 2 day pre-conference, 3 day conference Mon-Fri; 2 day pre-conference, 3 day conference Mon-Fri, 2 day pre-conference, 3 day conference Tue-Fri, 1 day pre-conference, 3 day conference
Listserv ATHEN listserv AHEAD listserv n/a ITACCESS Listserv
Notes Largest disability, technology, higher ed Largest disability in higher ed conference Largest assistive tech conference Largest IT Professional and higher ed conference

Here are some other professional development opportunities.

Name of Conference Michigan State University Accessible Learning Conference Online Learning Consortium Accelerate ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium and Bootcamps M-Enabling Summit Conference The Digital Accessibility Legal Summit
Conference Webpage Accessible Learning Conference OLC Accelerate ICT Accessibility Testing M-Enabling Summit Conference The Digital Accessibility Legal Summit
Month, Location of Conference December, Michigan November, Florida March & November, Virginia June, Washington DC March, California
Length of Conference Thurs-Fri, 2 day conference Wed-Fri, 3 day conference Varies Mon-Wed, 3 day conference Tues, 1 day conference