Assistive Technology Events

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Short List

CSUN Conference
Annual international conference of the California State University, Northridge, Center on Disabilities about technology and persons with disabilities.
Los Angeles, California

Closing The Gap Conference
Annual conference on computer technology and its applications to all disabilities and age groups in special education, rehabilitation, vocation, and independent living.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

AHEAD Conference
Annual conference of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).
conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA). A great event for parents, teachers and other professionals helping with children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders.

Georgia AHEAD Conference Annual conference Georgia AHEAD held in Georgia that focuses on subjects and learning to support DSPs at colleges.

USG Annual Computing Conference/Rock Eagle
The conference is specifically intended for faculty and staff of USG institutions, along with vendor representatives from the technology industry's leading innovators.


National Federation of the Blind National Convention
National convention of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).

Learning Disability Association of America
LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities and has over 200 state and local affiliates in 42 states and Puerto Rico. LDA's international membership of over 15,000 includes members from 27 countries around the world.

Georgia Project for Assistive Technology (GPAT) Summer Institute
A component of the Georgia Department of Education GPAT provides a range of assistive technology professional development and technical support services to local school system staff, students, and their families. Funded since 1991 as a special project of the Georgia Department of Education: Division for Exceptional Students, GPAT's mission is to develop and enhance local expertise in assistive technology to ensure that students with disabilities have access to the assistive technology devices and services that they need in order to participate, progress, and achieve in their educational programs.

Long List

Assistive Technology Events

ATIA Conference & Expo
Annual conference and exposition of the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA). Leading forum for a wide variety of professional presentations and discussion about new assistive technologies, practical applications, and services.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

CSUN Conference
Annual international conference of the California State University, Northridge, Center on Disabilities about technology and persons with disabilities.
Los Angeles, California

Learning Disability Association of America
LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities and has over 200 state and local affiliates in 42 states and Puerto Rico. LDA's international membership of over 15,000 includes members from 27 countries around the world.

Georgia Project for Assistive Technology (GPAT) Summer Institute
A component of the Georgia Department of Education GPAT provides a range of assistive technology professional development and technical support services to local school system staff, students, and their families. Funded since 1991 as a special project of the Georgia Department of Education: Division for Exceptional Students, GPAT's mission is to develop and enhance local expertise in assistive technology to ensure that students with disabilities have access to the assistive technology devices and services that they need in order to participate, progress, and achieve in their educational programs.

USG Annual Computing Conference/Rock Eagle
The conference is specifically intended for faculty and staff of USG institutions, along with vendor representatives from the technology industry's leading innovators.

SC Assistive Technology Expo
Training sessions and product exhibits hosted by the South Carolina Assistive Technology Project. The event is free and open to the public.
Greenville, South Carolina

Abilities Expo New York Metro
Exposition and product showcase dedicated to educating people with disabilities, senior citizens, their families and caregivers, and healthcare professionals about assistive technology.
Edison, New Jersey

Power Up Conference & Expo
Annual assistive technology conference and exposition of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Offers sessions on computer adaptations, AT and higher education, web accessibility, including new device demonstrations.
Columbia, Missouri

Assistive Technology Solutions Conference
Receive hands-on training on the use of assistive technology and learn how to customize augmentative communication devices for people with disabilities.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Collaborative Assistive Technology Conference
The Collaborative Assistive Technology conference of the Rockies is presented by the Assistive Technology Partners and the Colorado Department of Education SWAAAC teams.
Westminster, Colorado

Abilities Expo Southern California
Exposition and product showcase dedicated to educating people with disabilities, senior citizens, their families and caregivers, and healthcare professionals about assistive technology.
Anaheim, California

RESNA Conference & Expo
Annual conference and educational program on assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering. Expect product demonstrations, training sessions, and full days of workshops for novice to seasoned assistive technology professionals.
New Orleans, Louisiana

ICCHP Computers Helping People Conference
International conference that focuses on the use of computers and accessible technologies to help people with disabilities and the elderly.
Paris, France

Abilities Expo Chicago Metro
Exposition and product showcase dedicated to educating people with disabilities, senior citizens, their families and caregivers, and healthcare professionals about assistive technology.
Rosemont, Illinois

ISAAC Conference & Expo
International conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). Learn about the latest developments in assistive technology, services, and research in the field of augmentative and alternative communication.
Barcelona, Spain

ASSETS Conference
International conference on assistive technologies of the Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Computers and the Physically Handicapped (ACM-SIGCACCESS).
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Closing The Gap Conference
Annual conference on computer technology and its applications to all disabilities and age groups in special education, rehabilitation, vocation, and independent living.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

TASH Conference
Conference that focuses on strategies for achieving full inclusion for people with disabilities. Find practical information about systems to empower individuals with disabilities and their families.
Reno, Nevada

Seating and Mobility Conference & Workshops
International symposium about seating and mobility for people with physical disabilities. Includes scientific and clinical papers, in-depth workshops, as well as an exhibit hall with state-of-the-art wheelchair and seating technology.
Orlando, Florida

AT Computer Workshops
Assistive technology workshops and software demonstrations presented by the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP).
North Carolina

ATP Learning Labs
Assistive Technology Partners (ATP) offers assistive technology learning labs on a variety of topics and products.
Colorado

CSUN Training
Advanced training workshops covering many areas of assistive technology. Offered by the Center on Disabilities at the California State University, Northridge (CSUN).
Northridge, California

EASI Accessible Information Technology Training
Online courses on adapting computers and information technology for persons with disabilities. Offers a certificate in accessible information technology delivered entirely online.

Easter Seals Massachusetts Assistive Technology 2009 Spring Conference & Exposition
Presentations on various assistive technology topics as well as hands-on training and demonstrations of popular devices and software.
Plymouth, Massachusetts

ETTC Assistive Technology Workshops - Camden County
Assistive technology workshops for teachers and parents offered at the Camden County Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC).
Sicklerville, New Jersey

ETTC Assistive Technology Workshops - Middlesex County
Assistive technology workshops for teachers and parents offered provided by the Middlesex County Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC).
East Brunwick, New Jersey

NEAT Conference & Training
Assistive technology conferences, products demonstrations, and workshops organized by The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Marketplace.
Hartford, Connecticut

USS AAC Training
Continuing education presentations in speech-language pathology and audiology offered by the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Topics include AAC from the consumer's point of view, AAC in public schools, and more.
Sarasota, Florida

WATI Training
Training sessions and workshops offered by the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) on various assistive technology topics.
Wisconsin

Getting In Touch With Literacy Conference
A conference addressing issues related to literacy for individuals with visual impairments. Presentations to include information on reading and writing in braille, use of assistive technology, use of a variety of literacy tools and other relevant topics.

Accessing Higher Ground Conference
Annual conference of the Disability Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder about assistive technology and accessible media in higher education.

AAATE Conference & Expo
Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe. Explores the advances in technology research & development and how these can be harnessed to benefit people with disabilities.

PAT Assistive Technology Expo
Annual seminars and exhibits of the Partnerships in Assistive Technology (PAT). Showcases adaptive equipment technology designed to enhance independence and quality of life for persons with disabilities. Offers workshops, vendor demonstrations, how-to classes, and hands-on computer software training.

USS AAC Conference & Expo
Bi-annual conference of the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Addresses issues relevant to persons who use AAC and highlights state-of-the-art work being done by service providers and organizations.

Universal Design Events

ADA Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability Conference
Annual conference of the ADA Office of The Ohio State University. Features sessions about developing accessible web sites, issues surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability studies, and accommodations in the workplace.
Columbus, Ohio

CHI Conference
Annual international conference on Human Factors in computing systems. Leading forum for the exchange of ideas and information about computer-human interaction (CHI).
Boston, Massachussets

ADA Symposium & Expo
Training sessions about issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Acts, including accessible design, employment and the ADA, and accessible information technology.
Kansas City, Missouri

EASI Accessible Information Technology Training
Online courses focused on computer accessibility and assistive technologies for people with disabilities. Offers a certificate in accessible information technology delivered entirely online.

Web Accessibility Initiative Meetings
Special interest group meetings for discussions about the WAI guidelines of the World Wide Web consortium.
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Special Education and Technology Events

Postsecondary Training Institute
The objective of this Training Institute is to assist concerned professionals to meet the unique needs of college students with disabilities. Participants can select from a variety of Strands, Single Sessions, a Mini-Strand and a Post-Session taught by experts in the field that provide participants with in-depth information and adequate time for questions and follow-up activities. Participants also have opportunities to share information and network with each other at various activities throughout the week.


Florida Educational Technology Conference & Expo
Conference and workshops of the Florida Educational Technology on classroom practices that combine technology with educational standards. Discover the latest technological trends and products available in educational technology.
Orlando, Florida

METC Conference
Midwest Education and Technology conference (METC) hosted by the Cooperating School Districts of greater St. Louis, Missouri.
Missouri

SITE Conference
International conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).

TIE Conference
Annual Conference offering practical, technology-integrated workshops and presentations for educators interested in implementing the use of technology in the classroom.
South Dakota

CEC Conference & Expo
Annual convention and exposition of the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) for those who work with students with special needs. Hundreds of professional development sessions and vendor exhibits.

National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development Conference
Discussions on the latest research on early childhood development and learning, hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

NAEYC Conference & Expo
Annual conference and exposition of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Experience the latest developments in education for children from birth through age 8.

AHEAD Conference
Annual conference of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).

EASI Barrier-free E-Learning Training
Online courses on designing educational and training programs accessible for everyone. Offers a certificate in accessible information technology delivered entirely online.

Disability Specific Events

American Stroke Association Conference
International conference of the American Stoke Association (ASA).

Learning Disabilities Association Conference
Annual conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA). A great event for parents, teachers and other professionals helping with children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders.

MBIA Conference
Conference of the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association.
Marlborough, Massachusetts

ADDA Conference
National conference of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association. Learn about treatments, tools, and resources from the nation's prominent AD/HD specialists.

BIANJ Conference
Annual seminar of the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey. Examines current trends in the field of brain injury including medical interventions, advances in rehabilitation, funding trends, and long-term implications.

Society for Disability Studies Conference
Annual meeting of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS), a nonprofit organization that promotes research on humanistic and social scientific aspects of disability and chronic illness.
St. Louis, Missouri

HLAA Convention
International convention of the Hearing Loss Association of America.

NAD Conference
Biennial Conference of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).

WCD Conference & Expo
Annual world congress and exposition on disabilities.

IBIA Conference
World congress on brain injury presented by the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).

National Federation of the Blind National Convention
National convention of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).

National Alliance for Caregiving Conference
International conference on family care hosted by the National Alliance of Caregiving (NAC). Learn about innovative programs to support and empower family caregivers helping disabled or elderly persons.

SBAA Conference
Annual conference of the Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA).