Event date: Friday, March 22, 2019

This conference will give participants the awareness, skills, and tools needed to support diverse learners of all abilities. Creating accessible digital content minimizes barriers to learning, while supporting academic excellence. Universal Design for Learning principles focus on creating flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences.
The information shared at this conference will supply attendees with knowledge and skills to ensure we are meeting the needs of all learners throughout the student lifecycle, from initial access as prospective students through campus websites to utilizing campus services, participating in student life, and engaging with instructors and course content during their academic career.

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This is a free event.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Henry.
This hotel is within walking distance of the conference venue.

Hotel Henry Urban Resort (0.5 miles)
444 Forest Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
716-882-1970

  1. Go to HotelHenry.com
  2. Insert the desired dates at the top of the page
  3. Press ‘Book Now’
  4. On the next page, select the ‘Special Codes’ dropdown menu
  5. Enter your code (ACCESS19) in the Group Code box
  6. Press ‘Check Availability’
  7. Press 'View Available Rooms'
  8. Select your room and continue with checkout

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Organizers

Meghan Pereira
Director, Information Technology – Instructional Design & Training (IDT)
Buffalo State College
Phone: +17168783877
Email: pereirme@buffalostate.edu

Sumana Silverheels
Technology Accommodations Coordinator, Student Accessibility Services
Buffalo State College
Phone: +17168784500
Email: silvers@buffalostate.edu

Brooke Winckelmann
Instructional Designer, Information Technology – Instructional Design & Training (IDT)
Buffalo State College
Phone: +17168783688
Email: winckebl@buffalostate.edu

Location

SUNY Buffalo State College
Campbell Student Union - Social Hall
There is no cost to park on campus for this event. Attendees can park in lots designated for faculty/staff. Closest lots to the event location are R2, R6, and R12. Additional locations can be found on the campus map.



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Schedule

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2019
Friday, March 22nd
8:30 AM

Registration and continental breakfast

Conference organizers

Campbell Student Union - Social Hall

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Welcome

Karen Clinton Jones Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer, Buffalo State College
Katherine Conway-Turner Ph.D., President, Buffalo State College

Campbell Student Union - Social Hall

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Keynote – Universal Design for Learning: Applications for Higher Education

Whitney Rapp Ph.D., Associate Professor of Inclusive Education, St. John Fisher College

Campbell Student Union - Social Hall

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Break

Conference organizers

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

Jeremy Zhe-Heimerman, Assistant Director of Disability Resources, SUNY Cortland
Mark Greenfield, Web Accessibility Officer, SUNY University at Buffalo
Nazely Kurkjian, Coordinator of Disability, Diversity & Nontraditional Student Services, State University of New York (SUNY)

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM

Lunch

Conference organizers

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM

“Is that okay with you?” How university students discuss disability-related accommodations with faculty members and what we can do to make students’ experiences less stigmatizing and more meaningful.

Justin Freedman Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education, Rowan University

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

1:15 PM

Student Panel

Justin Freedman Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education, Rowan University

1:15 PM - 1:55 PM

1:55 PM

Break

Conference organizers

1:55 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Discussion on Providing Accommodations in Difficult or Novel Higher Education Settings

Seth F. Gilbertson, Associate Counsel, State University of New York (SUNY)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Birds of a Feather- Shared experiences

Whitney Rapp Ph.D., Associate Professor of Inclusive Education, St. John Fisher College
Mark Greenfield, Web Accessibility Officer, SUNY University at Buffalo
Justin Freedman Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education, Rowan University
Nazely Kurkjian, Coordinator of Disability, Diversity & Nontraditional Student Services, State University of New York (SUNY)
Seth F. Gilbertson, Associate Counsel, State University of New York (SUNY)

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

Closing / Evaluations

Conference organizers

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM