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Call for presenters/exhibitors for GMU's "Technology for Access, Employment, and Learning" Showcase - Oct. 12-13, 2010

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From: Kara Zirkle
Date: Jun 30, 2010 3:06PM


> Hello All,
>
> In celebration of Disability Awareness Month, George Mason
> University's Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI), in collaboration
> with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) and the Office of Equity
> and Diversity Services (OEDS), is hosting /a /"Technology for Access,
> Employment, and Learning"/ / Showcase on October 12-13, 2010 between
> 10am and 5:00pm. This two-day event will be organized as follows:
>
> _*Day One (Tues, Oct. 12th)*_ - This day will be similar to a
> traditional disability services fair. Emphasis will be on the
> adaptive technology, community resources, and transition from k-12:
>
> Adaptive technologies that support individuals with disabilities in
> the classroom, in the workplace, and at home (i.e., screen-reading
> software, augmentative communication aids, tools for daily living,
> reading/writing tools, etc.)
>
> * Community resources supporting individuals with disabilities
> * Transition for students with disabilities from k-12 to
> post-secondary education
> * Transition for students with disabilities from k-12 to employment
> * Accessible gaming
>
> _*Day Two (Wed, Oct. 13th)*_ - This day will emphasize technology that
> addresses the need for infrastructure changes as it relates to
> accessibility. Emphasis will also be on supporting individuals with
> disabilities in post-secondary education and employment:
>
> * Universal Design
> * Ergonomics
> * Document accessibility
> * Section 508/Web accessibility
> * Employment resources for individuals with disabilities
> * Adaptive technologies that support individuals with disabilities
> at school and at work
> * Transition for students with disabilities from post-secondary
> education to employment
>
> In addition to seeking presenters on the topics listed above, we're
> also seeking exhibitors with interactive displays, technology
> demonstrations, etc. -- something for participants to actively learn
> or work with -- as we're hoping to engage everyone in a festive event
> that keeps participants actively flowing between the showcase and the
> presentations for an extended period. You are welcome to participate
> in one day or both, whichever works for your organization.
>
> To be considered for presentations (approx. 60min in length), please
> submit the following to <EMAIL REMOVED> by July 14th:
>
> * Title of presentation:
>
> Description of presentation (3-4 sentences):
>
> * Date preference (i.e., Oct. 12th, 13th, or both):
> * Time slot preference (i.e, AM or PM)**:
>
> **Please be aware that we cannot guarantee a specific time slot
>
> To reserve exhibition space, please submit the following to
> <EMAIL REMOVED> by July 14th:
>
> * Name of Organization/Company:
> * Date preference (i.e., Oct. 12th,13th, both):
>
>
> Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have any questions. We
> are looking for forward to hearing from you soon and sincerely hope
> you can join us for this exciting event!
>
> Best regards,
> Korey S.
> --
> Korey Singleton
> ATI Manager
> Assistive Technology Initiative
> Aquia Building RM 238 MSN: 6A11
> Fairfax Campus
> 4400 University Drive
> Fairfax, VA 22030
> Phone: 703-993-2143
> TTY: 888-205-2746
> Fax: 703-993-4743
> http://ati.gmu.edu
>