AHEAD Audio Conference
Our 2012-2013 AHEAD to You! audioconference series brings you timely and informative training designed especially for higher education professionals.
You may register for as few or as many of the audioconferences as you'd like, pay one low price, and invite as many of your colleagues to join you via speaker phone and/or online real-time captioning at no additional cost.
In addition, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the presenters in advance, receive presentation handouts and support materials in e-text format in advance, and benefit from e-mail follow-up with each presenter.
AHEAD to You! audioconference are designed for all audiences and descriptions are included below. Feel free to contact the AHEAD office if you have any questions about this series. We look forward to your participation this year!
October 25, 2012
Promoting a “GO AWAY”-Friendly Environment: Sending and Welcoming Students with Disabilities Across Borders
Ashley Bryant, Mobility International USA
As more colleges and universities embrace international engagement as part of their missions, disability departments can play an active role in encouraging students with disabilities to go abroad or in supporting international students with disabilities during their U.S. experience. This workshop will share inclusive outreach strategies for your office and campus, introduce “must-know” scholarships and funded exchange opportunities, and provide an overview of MIUSA’s free disability and exchange resources.
Audience: Novice to Intermediate
November 15, 2012
Professional Decision-Making: A New Process to Explore
Presented by the AHEAD Standing Committee on Professional Development
Adam Meyer, Eastern Michigan University, moderator
Sharon Downs, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Documenting disability, determining accommodations, and designing strategies with students involves professional judgment and the ability to listen and take in, question, trust, reflect and analyze. While this observation isn’t new, AHEAD’s guidance on documentation is most valuable in reminding us, as a profession, that our process has always involved individual consideration of the unique story each student brings into our offices. The Disability Resource Professional’s Guide to Determining Access developed at Eastern Michigan University, and UALR's Accommodation Decision Tree are two tools for us to consider. We’ll walk through each and give examples for their use in our work.
February 21, 2013
Accessibility Through Captioning
Offered in collaboration with pepnet2
With recent legal decisions concerning accessibility, the topic of captioning has been brought into the spotlight. Captioning, media shown in the classroom and digital media posted online, is no longer an option but a legal mandate. This workshop will talk about the process of captioning media, various software options, and the importance of quality captioning. Bring your questions and be ready to learn.
March 21, 2013
DOJ’s Regulations - Staying out of the Dog House: Service Animals and Assistance Animals under the ADA, 504, and Fair Housing Act
Irene Bowen, ADA One, LLC, moderator
Who’s not confused? DOJ says only dogs are ADA service animals, but miniature horses are reasonable modifications sometimes. HUD says the Fair Housing Act requires that you let assistance animals (not just dogs) – including emotional support animals – into housing. What should you do, what can you ask? This audioconference - an AHEAD Conference Highlighted Session – makes sense of the regulations around service animals on campus and gives you concrete examples and guidance for your own practices.
April 18, 2013
Video Remote Interpreting: Requirements, Highlights, and Cautionary Tales from the VRI Studio and Classroom
Offered in collaboration with pepnet2
Postsecondary Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) holds promise for meeting interpreting needs in all corners of the country. VRI might be challenging, but fearless providers are doing this work every day. This workshop will outline the current basic VRI requirements, variables and perspectives on the pros, cons and troubleshooting updates and legal considerations from those who either use or provide VRI.
May 16, 2013
Talk of the Profession: Current Trends in the World of Accessible Texts
Join our “call-in radio show” featuring a panel of experts in the field of access technology as they discuss the current state of affairs of accessible textbooks. More than ever, the promise of fully accessible textbooks looms ever nearer. Still there are perennial issues about copyright, authors’ and publishers’ concerns, and strong differences of opinion about responsibility for delivering accessible texts. Add to that the explosion in text-to-speech software and hardware, and the average DS Manager can feel confused and less than confident. We’ll explore the challenges, evaluate current practices and explore promising solutions.
About AHEAD to You audioconferences
All audioconferences run for 90 minutes from 3:00 to 4:30 pm Eastern Time and are preceded and followed by opportunities to contact the instructors via E-mail.
Complimentary web-based real-time captioning will be provided for all audioconference sessions.
AHEAD member registration rates reflect a 50% discount on registration for any number of audioconferences.
AHEAD Member registration costs are as follows:
Single sessions (GREAT VALUE) US $89./ea
Four sessions (BETTER VALUE you get one free!) US $269./total
Six sessions (BEST VALUE you get two free!) US $359./total
NON-AHEAD Member registration costs are US $179.00 per session.
Confirmations, participation instructions, handouts, and presentation support materials will be distributed to all registrants 5 business days in advance of each session via e-mail.
Due to preplanning requirements, handouts, and support materials you will need to register at least 7 days in advance of each audioconference.