November 2021


Accessing Higher Ground 2021

(5 days) Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel1550 Court PlDenverCo80202

Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of:

  • Accessible media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting;
  • Legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance;
  • The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources.

For institutions of Higher Education:

  • there is a strong focus on campus accommodation, Universal Design and curriculum accessibility.

For businesses and other audiences:

  • there are numerous sessions on best practices for web design, reaching untapped audiences through accessible design, and compliance with existing and anticipated Section 508 and ADA stipulations.

Section 508 Best Practices: A Celebration of Twenty Years

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the initial enforcement of the Section 508 Standards. This session will showcase the work of influential accessibility professionals who developed and implemented the original 508 Standards. The session will also highlight the impact the standards have had on the accessibility of information and communication technology in the United States and around the world. Invited speakers include David Capozzi, former Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board (retired); Bill Peterson, Department of Homeland Security (retired); Terry Weaver, General Services Administration (retired); John Sullivan, General Services Administration; and Sachin Pavithran, Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board. To allow more time for the speakers, there will be no live question and answer session, but registrants may submit questions in advance. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Webinar attendees can receive a participation certificate.