Accessibility Event Spotlight: CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

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Accessibility Event Spotlight: CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

This year’s CSUN Assistive Technology Conference features a new technology exhibition and live speaker sessions designed for researchers, practitioners, and educators sharing inclusive AT best practices.

Mar 10, 2023

The California State University, Northridge Center on Disabilities (CSUN) is hosting its annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference (the CSUN Conference) from March 13 to 17 in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Marriott.

Featuring more than 400 sessions highlighting the latest assistive technology (AT) and accessibility developments, this event is a must-attend for researchers, practitioners, educators, advocates, persons with disabilities, and more.

In its 38th year, the CSUN Conference is expected to be more comprehensive than ever! Ranging from AT-based mobile apps to modified wheelchairs and more, there will be several products and services designed to transform the lives of those with disabilities.

According to Julia Santiago, CSUN’s Center for Disabilities interim managing director, the 2023 conference will include several new events and attendee networking opportunities, including the “daily birds-of-a-feather events,” an in-house broadcast studio featuring fireside chats, and livestream event sessions and presentations.

Diverse Speakers & AT Products Showcase

Pre-conference workshops begin on Monday, March 13. The conference officially kicks off on Tuesday, March 14 at 8 a.m. PST with a keynote address by Mike Paciello of accessibility news aggregator and WebABLE.TV. Registered conference attendees can attend a special exhibition preview from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit hall opens to the general public on Wednesday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m.

One of the conference’s many social events will feature the Strache Leadership Award ceremony. Recognizing disability and technology-focused educators and researchers, this year’s recipient is Keith Christian. A teacher at Anaheim, California-based Clara Barton Elementary School, Christian will be honored for his advocacy of the Cal State LA Alternative Media Production (AMP) Center.

Event sponsors include Amazon, Crawford Technologies, CVSHealth, DiversityComm, Inc., Goodmaps, Google, IBM, Sony, and Vispero.

Learn more about some of this year’s speakers and sessions:

Expo Visitor passes also include 20-minute interpreting services. Accommodation requests are first-come, first-served time slots.

Learn moreabout the CSUN Assistive Technology exhibition and conference by checking out this year’s agenda, session directory, and FAQs. Registration can be completed online. Contact CSUN for additional inquiries.

Written by Regina Jankowski

Regina Jankowski is a Senior Inbound Content Developer at Hypha HubSpot Development.

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