Speaking at AHG

Presented at 9:15am in Colorado I-J on Thursday, November 17, 2022.



  • 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


The AHG planning committee reviews about 150 to 200 proposals each year to bring you a fabulous lineup of presentations. This year we are offering an informal brainstorming and discussion session to encourage new speakers to submit proposals for next year's conference.


The AHG planning committee reviews about 200 proposals each year to bring you a fabulous lineup of presentations. The committee would like to invite you to submit a proposal for AHG 2023! It's a fantastic opportunity to disseminate your professional 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. This session is designed for those who are considering submitting a proposal. The session will include an overview of the proposal process, topics we'd like to see, and tips for a successful submission.

Bring your proposal ideas and questions to this interactive discussion.


  1. Learn about the AHG presentation proposal process
  2. Discuss the popular topics for AHG proposals
  3. Identify possible proposal topics and collaborators

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Administrative/Campus Policy, Alternate Format, Assistive Technology, Captioning/Transcription, EPUB Track, Faculty Development & Support, Legal, Procurement, Research, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized, Universal Design for Learning, Web/Media/App 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.