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Conference Overview

In 2022, the Center on Disabilities is excited to return to an in-person conference at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California. The 37th Annual CSUN AT Conference will take place March 14 – 18, 2022.

Our team has been working diligently since the conclusion of the 2021 CSUN Conference, gathering feedback from our attendees and the community. We are planning on some changes to improve the conference experience and are committed to offering a robust conference experience, including pre-conference workshops, keynote address, educational sessions, vendor exhibits, networking opportunities, and social events.

In an effort to increase room sizes and to utilize the available conference space in the best way possible, there will be an extended conference schedule. Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on Monday, March 14. The CSUN Conference will kick-off with the Keynote Address in the morning on Tuesday, March 15, with conference sessions commencing following the Keynote and Exhibit Hall opening later that day. Conference sessions, events and Exhibit Hall will continue through Friday, March 18.

About the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

For over 36 years, the Center on Disabilities, through the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, has provided an inclusive setting for researchers, practitioners, exhibitors, end users, presenters and other participants to share knowledge and best practices.

The Center on Disabilities (COD) is committed to the vision of an inclusive society where people of all abilities have the chance to achieve their goals and experience success. The CSUN Conference provides an opportunity to bring together stakeholders to collaborate and propel social, political, legal, cultural and economic changes to improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities.

Keynote Address Program

Please mark your calendars and join us in the Platinum Ballroom on Tuesday morning, March 15, at 8:00 am, as we commence the 37th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. The conference will open with this year’s live-streamed Keynote Address and award presentations.

We look forward to gathering together as a community on Tuesday, March 15, as the conference begins.

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker Mike Paciello

We are pleased to announce that Mike Paciello will be the Keynote Speaker for this year's Conference. Mr. Paciello has been a pioneer and influential figure in the accessibility industry for more than three decades. He wrote the first book on web accessibility and usability, Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities, and has achieved many notable milestones. He is the founder of WebABLE.com and co-founder of WebABLE.TV.

Mr. Paciello served as co-chair of the United States Federal Access Board's Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC), co-founder of the International Committee for Accessible Document Design (ICADD) and was recognized by President Bill Clinton for his contribution to the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). He was the recipient of the 2016 Knowbility Lifetime Achievement and the 2020 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium Social Impact awards.

Don’t miss this year’s Keynote Address as Mike Paciello kicks off the 2022 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference with an inspiring talk about digital accessibility and the critical keys needed to ensure optimal user experience for people with disabilities.

Strache Leadership Award

2022 Strache Leadership Award Recipient Jodi Johnson

The Center on Disabilities annually recognizes a leader who has made a significant impact in education and research. This year we are pleased to honor Jodi L. Johnson, who has provided support for students with disabilities on the CSUN campus for over 35 years. Her leadership and dedication to providing accessibility for students demonstrate that she is truly a worthy recipient of the 2022 Strache Leadership Award.

We are excited to welcome CSUN alum, Jodi Johnson back to the CSUN Conference, which she also was an integral part of for 20 years, to receive the Strache Leadership Award at the Keynote Address program.

About Dr. Fred Strache

Dr. Fred Strache had held many positions, including VP for Student Affairs. He was a very active and progressive administrator, but his primary emphasis was always on students. Regardless of the type of project discussed with him, he would be supportive but always ask what the benefits to our students would be.

Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Assistive Technology Research

Each year, the Journal Track submission with the highest marks is recognized with the Dr. Arthur Karshmer Award for Assistive Technology Research. Award winners are honored for their exemplary submission and excellence in research and the advancement of assistive technology.

The 2022 Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Assistive Technology Research is awarded to “A Tangible Manipulative for Inclusive Quadrilateral Learning” by Scott Lambert, Brett Fiedler, Chloe Hershenow, Dor Abrahamson, and Jenna Gorlewicz.

Conference Schedule (schedule subject to change)

Monday, March 14, 2022

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Pre-Conference Workshop
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Kick-Off Social Reception

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

8:00 AM - 10:00 am
Keynote Address (On-site and Live-streamed)
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
General Sessions
1:20 PM - 4:00 PM
General Sessions
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Preview (registered Conference Attendees only)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

9:20 AM - 12:00 PM
General Sessions
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Exhibit Hall
1:20 PM - 5:00 PM
General Sessions

Thursday, March 17, 2022

9:20 AM - 12:00 PM
General Sessions
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Exhibit Hall
1:20 PM - 5:00 PM
General Sessions

Friday, March 18, 2022

9:20 AM - 12:00 PM
General Sessions
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Exhibit Hall
1:20 PM - 5:00 PM
General Sessions
5:00 PM
Conference Adjourns

Conference Policies

Please be advised that registering for the CSUN AT Conference denotes that you have read and agree to comply with the Conference Policies.

  • Proof of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, will be required at check-in to receive conference credentials and access to the event.
  • Conference Name Badges must be worn at all times during conference hours and in conference areas.
  • Transferring or sharing badges with non-registered individuals is prohibited.
  • The CSUN AT Conference will replace a registrant’s lost name badge one time only for a fee of $290.00.
  • Please be advised that unauthorized recording, filming or photography of any nature is strictly prohibited. This policy extends to all official activities held in any location of the hotel that are deemed part of the event (sponsor suites/function rooms, presentation rooms, Exhibit Hall, etc.).
  • The use of the CSUN name/logo or Conference name/logo without prior permission or approval is strictly prohibited. This includes usage in any marketing or advertising materials and social media or website posts. The Conference name may only be used in marketing efforts in the appropriate context of attending the CSUN Conference.
  • The selling and direct delivery of merchandise is strictly prohibited at the CSUN AT Conference.
  • All Presentations Room capacities must adhere to the Fire Code. Per the Fire Marshall, once the room is at full capacity additional attendees cannot be admitted. Altering the existing seating is also prohibited.
  • Cell phones should be turned off during all presentations.
  • CSUN does not provide letters of invitation or assistance with obtaining documentation for international participants.
  • Children under the age of 16 will be required to pay full registration fees to attend the CSUN AT Conference and must be accompanied by an adult registrant to access conference areas.
  • Children under the age of 16 may attend the Exhibit Halls at the conference. They must register for the free Expo Visitor Pass and be accompanied by a registered adult.
  • CSUN is not liable for any related financial expense, loss, theft, property damage or personal injury resulting from participating or attending any or all functions at the Conference.

Room Temperature

Temperatures in session rooms vary. For comfort, it is recommended that layered clothing be worn.

Headset

It is recommended that you bring your favorite headset to gain access to audio output on computers at the conference.

Official Language

We appreciate the extensive participation of the international community in this conference. The official language of the conference is English.