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logo Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media Web and Technology Conference presented by AHEAD in collaboration with ATHEN

CUNY's viewings of Accessing Higher Ground 2019 are open to all members of CUNY, including faculty, staff & students. 

Relevant for those in Disability Services, IT, graphic design, marketing, libraries, instructional design, and interested faculty and students.

Drop in for any or all sessions! RSVP HERE  to reserve a spot. 

Virtual Conference Schedule 2019, Eastern Time Zone

Dates and Times

  • Wed Nov 20 10am-6:30pm EST

  • Thurs Nov 21 10am-7:20pm EST

  • Fri Nov 22 11:15am-5:00pm EST

Viewing locations

  • College of Staten Island
    Directions to college
    Video Conference Room, 1L-220A and Ancillary Conference Room, 1L-218E –
    Take library’s main elevator or staircase to 2nd floor. From elevator, turn left and then bear right towards the 2nd floor group study rooms.  From the stairs, turn right. Proceed ahead to the group study rooms. You will see signs for both rooms on the right-hand side.

     
  • The CUNY School of Professional Studies
    Directions to college
    119 W.31st Street
    4th Floor, Room 414 & 416 –Turn left at the elevator bank. Classrooms are at the end of the hall on the right.

     
  • Kingsborough Community College
    Directions to college
    2001 Oriental Blvd
    Academic Village rooms, V202 and V219--Take elevator to 2nd floor, make a left, room V219 is 1st door on left. For room V202 make a left off elevator, then a right, V202 will be 2nd door on the left after you pass the stair case.
     
  • Lehman College
    Directions to college
    • Wed 11/20 10 am to 5:45 pm – Science Building –Room 1405 1st floor.  
    • Thurs 11/21 10 am-6 pm -- Carman Hall -- Room 125
    • Fri 11/22 11:00 am to 5:00 pm – Science Building-Room 1405

At Lehman food is available in the cafeteria located in the basement of the Music Bldg.  Access-A-Ride and rideshare pick-up & drop off locations:

  • Science Bldg 2990 Goulden Ave. (Gate 6)
  • Carman 2760 Goulden Ave (Gate 1)

For more information about Lehman locations call 718-960-8441

  • Sorry, due to the agreement with the conference producers, remote access at other locations is not available.  Access to high quality recording of the conference will be available approximately two months after the conference for a limited number of individuals, generally including those who attend in person.

Acessibility

  • Conference viewing is captioned 
  • Accessible handouts & Powerpoints are made available on the conference website as the conference approaches.  *Not all of the sessions listed on the conference website are included in the virtual viewing that will be shown at CUNY, but you can access handouts for the additional sessions.  See the "virtual conference" schedule attached above for those sessions included in the viewing. The times of the sessions listed on AHEAD's Accessing Higher Ground conference website are in Mountain Time zone.  Convert them to Eastern Time zone, two hours later, for CUNY's viewing time, or use the schedule converted to EST linked from this page.*
  • Indicate additional accessibility needs on RSVP, or contact Adina Mulliken am2621@hunter.cuny.edu or Peter Santiago peter.santiago@kbcc.cuny.edu by  Friday, Nov 8, 2019.

About the conference

Presented and hosted by AHEAD, Accessing Higher Ground is conducted in collaboration with ATHEN in Westminster, CO.  The live broadcast allows remote viewers to ask the presenters questions and interact via chat for those sessions included in the virtual viewing. 

Additional information, handouts and Powerpoints from previous years' conference sessions are on the Accessing Higher Ground website.  

Not all sessions listed on the conference website are included in the virtual viewing that will be shown at CUNY, but you can access handouts for the additional sessions.  See the "virtual conference" schedule attached above for those sessions included in the viewing. The times of the sessions listed on AHEAD's Accessing Higher Ground conference website are in Mountain Time zone.  Convert them to Eastern Time zone, two hours later, for CUNY's viewing time or use the schedule converted to EST on this page.

Credits for CUNY viewing

This viewing is made possible by CUNY IT Accessibility Task Force; the CUNY LD Project; College of Staten Island Department of the Library with support from CSI Media Services and CSI Center for Student Accessibility; Hunter College Library; Kingsborough Community College’s Office of Information Technology Services, Library Services and Access-Ability Services; Lehman College Office of Student Disability Services, Media Services and the Library; and The CUNY School of Professional Studies.