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Call for Proposals: 13th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference

February 21, 2022 All day

Call for Proposals: 13th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference 1

The State of Accessibility: Are We Living Up to the Promise of Compliance and the Law?

Four Day Virtual Event, 2022
Monday, April 11th
Tuesday, April 12th
Wednesday, April 13th
Thursday, April 14th

Each year, the CUNY Accessibility Conference brings together hundreds of participants from the New York City region and across North America to discuss accessibility, disability services and disability activism in the context of postsecondary education.   Two years after the start of an unprecedented pandemic and resultant transitions nationwide, we are returning to our foundation. The conference theme for 2022 is The State of Accessibility: Are we living up to the promise of compliance and the law? With this theme we hope to reflect topics such as on meeting the promise, falling short, advancements the law did not anticipate, and moving beyond a legal framework of accessibility.

Suggested Topics

We invite proposals for engaging presentations that will foster meaningful discussion on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Current state of ADA
  • 30+ year: history of ADA
  • Transitioning from IDEA to ADA
  • ADA for international students
  • Beyond the law: disability frameworks
  • Disability justice
  • Legal intersections
  • New barriers, new solutions
  • Promoting and facilitating accessibility across all institutional functions
  • Concerning complaints and considering compliance
  • Section 14(c) of the FLSA
  • SSDI: forced poverty
  • WCAG compliance
  • Student involvement in establishing policy and practice to ensure compliance
  • Knowing who we serve
  • The role of creativity in achieving compliance
  • Perils and promise of the virtual environment
  • Tools and methods for tracking compliance

We are particularly interested in detailed proposals for presentations that:

  • seek to engage the audience via remote platforms (discussions, breakout rooms, surveys/polls, collaborative tools, etc.)
  • feature cross-disciplinary work

Submit your Proposal

Please fill out our Call for Proposals form. Proposals are due by February 21st. Presentations will be 60 minutes long along with an extra 15 minutes for questions and answers (total 75 minutes). You will be notified by the committee regarding the acceptance of your proposal by March 8th. For questions, please email Tania Kalaitzidis at akalaitzidis@qcc.cuny.edu.