AHG 2024 Speakers Unite!

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Presented at 2:15pm in Colorado G-H on Thursday, November 9, 2023.

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Speaker(s)

  • Christa Miller, Associate Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, Virginia Tech

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Interactive/Discussion
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

The AHG planning committee reviews about 200 proposals each year to bring you a fabulous lineup of presentations. Join us for an informal brainstorming discussion on next years' sessions. This is an opportunity to share session topics you want to see or run your ideas past a group of like minded peers. We hope this session will help encourage new speakers to submit proposals and network with potential collaborators.

Abstract

The committee would like to invite professionals of all experience levels to submit a proposal for AHG 2024! It's a fantastic opportunity to share your knowledge and your colleagues want to hear from you!

We look for a variety of sessions with an emphasis on accessibility and assistive technologies in higher education. Some popular topics in demand include: web accessibility, campus case studies, media accessibility, EPUB, PDF accessibility, professional development, and universal design for learning.

This session is designed for potential and returning speakers. It will include an overview of the proposal process, topics we'd like to see, tips for a successful submission, and so much more. Bring your proposal ideas and questions for an interactive discussion.

Keypoints

  1. Identify key components of a successful AHG proposal
  2. Discuss potential proposal topics for AHG 2024
  3. Collaborate with others to brainstorm proposals for AHG 2024

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Alternate Format, EPUB Track, Other, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Christa Miller

Christa Miller is currently the Associate Director for Services for Students with Disabilities at Virginia Tech (VT). She has a BS Electrical Engineering (2008) and MS Industrial Systems Engineering (2012) both from VT. She started working in VT's Assistive Technologies group in 2006 as a student employee teaching students how to use assistive and accessible technologies. From 2010 to 2015, she transcribed STEM materials into Braille, and then transitioned into teaching instructors to create accessible educational materials by design.

For the last several years, she's helped VT grow their digital accessibility footprint by helping to establish the centralized captioning fund, building up the campus' Accessibility Network, creating training on PDF accessibility, and leading cohorts of individuals preparing for the IAAP CPACC Certification.

Christa is an active member of regional and national disability and accessibility organizations (AHEAD in VA, AHEAD, ATHEN, and Accessing Higher Ground). When she has the opportunity, her research interests include accessibility in STEM courses and Universal Design for Learning.

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