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Envision Access Conference

Envision Access Conference

Ohio University Southern

2020 Envision Access

Call for Proposals

Who Should Submit a Proposal:
We are calling for all education, social work, social service agencies, state and local government, judiciary, health care, and business and industry practitioners to submit proposals sharing experiences and best practices through thought-provoking presentations, interactive demonstrations, and engaging conversations.
Length of Presentation
All sessions should be designed to be 60 minutes in length and provide time for a question and answer period.
Conference participants include students, faculty/teachers, employers/employees, educators, and entry to senior-level professionals from across the spectrum of organizations and institutions. Presentations should have a wide appeal.
Presentation Scope
Presentations should be interactive, engaging, and relevant to the learning outcomes of this conference. If presentation focus is more appropriate for corporate, social agency, and/or secondary and higher education, it should be clearly identified as such.
Proposal Criteria
Proposals should supplement and enhance the conference with topics that address equal access and opportunity for individuals with disabilities in all aspects of secondary, post-secondary education, and employment.
The Planning Committee welcomes proposals related to any dimension of barriers to access for individuals with disabilities including, but not limited to:

Defining multiple areas of disability, the impacts for students and strategies for ensuring access.
Building inclusive communities via strategies that contribute opportunities for partnering and consulting with stakeholders: faculty, administrators, student affairs offices, facilities, employers, and families.

New ideas, practices, strategies, and innovation designed to promote engagement and collaboration within the school and/or campus environment to create a truly equal student experience. 

Assistive technology (AT) in use: present best practices, policies, and procedures for supporting students with AT; AT for use with targeted populations (mental health, LD, physical disabilities); present any new and/or innovative assistive technology developments; AT that students may use to increase self-reliance and ownership, i.e. notetaking, text-to-speech, and computer access; present possible free and low-cost AT solutions, etc.
Proposals may be papers, presentations, workshops, performances, or other creative modes of promoting the education and equal access opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups of students, faculty, staff and community members.
Be complete (Typed and limited to 500 words); include the following sections: Title, Target Audience, Session Synopsis/Abstract, Objectives/Outcome, Method of Presentation {i.e. discussion, power point, activity, etc.} and Equipment Needs.

Include the following information:
Presenter(s) name, jobs title, institution/organizational affiliation, complete mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and biographical information (limit biographical information to 300 words).

Presenters are responsible for providing all handouts.
Proposal Submission
Submission for the 2020 Envision Access Conference is currently OPEN. Please note: All uploaded submissions must be in a PDF format.
Email proposals to: 

Teresa McKenzie
Accessibility Services Coordinator
Veteran Services Coordinator
Ohio University Southern
Mr. Robert Pleasant
Associate Director, Student Resource Commons
Ohio University Southern


Please note: All uploaded submissions must be in PDF format.
Proposal Document