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About Accessing Higher Ground

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 and policies, alternate format production, 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.

Typical Program

View last year’s program (in calendar format) or the list of sessions to see the scope of topics typically covered at AHG

Watch Videos from 2015 — 2023






2019 UDUC Schedule Screenshot - use the media button to access video or audio


2018 UDUC Schedule Screenshot - use the media button to access video or audio




  • Watch any session from 2015
  • Pictures from past conferences off-site link

    (Note: this link will take you to our facebook page)

    Who Should Attend

    This conference is intended for:

    • individuals who need to design or provide accessible Web, media, information resources and technology in the academic and business environment;
    • faculty and administrators interested in ADA & Section 508 compliance;
    • faculty and other professional interested in incorporating Universal Design content or UDL into curriculum;
    • faculty and other professionals who wish to ensure that their curriculum is accessible.

    In the past, audiences have included:

    • web designers & project managers
    • assistive technologists
    • ADA coordinators
    • human resource personnel
    • persons with disabilities
    • disability specialists
    • faculty
    • course designers
    • media specialists and programmers
    • IT and communication managers

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    Contact Us

    Question about the program or registration? Contact Howard Kramer via email or at 720-351-8668.