Overview of General Call for Presentations
The 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference invites submissions of presentations for this conference to be held March 18-22, 2024, at the Anaheim Marriott. The CSUN AT Conference is the world's longest-running and largest conference of its kind on the topic of assistive technology and promotes an inclusive environment and positive impact on persons with disabilities.
The General Call for Presentations opens Thursday, September 7 and concludes on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 3:00 PM PDT.
Reviewers will be looking for presentations in the general domains of new concepts concerning hardware and software, adaptive devices, access to technology, training programs, results of research, and overall best practices in any area of assistive technology. A wide variety of submissions are encouraged for the Call for Presentations in the topics listed below.
This list is suggestive of the types of presentations for consideration, but by no means restricted to these specific areas.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)
- Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
- Blind/Low Vision
- Captions & Transcription
- Cognitive & Learning Disabilities
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Digital Accessibility
- Emerging Technologies
- Employment & Workplace
- Evaluation & Remediation
- Gaming & Interactive Entertainment
- Healthcare & Rehabilitation
- Independent Living
- Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
- Law, Compliance, and Policy
- Leadership & Strategy
- Leisure & Travel
- Mobile Technology
- Product Demonstration
- School-to-Work Transitioning
- Video & Live Streaming
- Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Cross/Mixed Reality (XR)
Please review the following guidelines before starting a submission.
We have revised and updated the submission process to help guide presenters to provide the most accurate and appropriate information associated with the content of the presentation. In the submission process, presenters will now complete several required fields in order to improve information for attendees to learn about the presentation and to enhance searchability.
By submitting a presentation for consideration, the Presenter(s) accept and agree to Conference, Registration and Presentation/Presenter Policies.
Please ensure the information submitted is accurate and appropriately formatted according to these guidelines. Review and proof your submission for formatting, spelling, and proper capitalization, as this information is in the Conference Program and posted on the website. Submissions with these errors and/or non-adherence to the procedures and guidelines may NOT be considered for review.
Please DO NOT use all capitals in ANY section of the submission process!
Accepted submissions will be listed one (1) time in the Conference Program and on the website and can only be presented one (1) time at the CSUN AT Conference.
- All presenters who will be presenting at the conference must be listed in this section in the submission process. CSUN cannot "pull" presenters' names and information listed on uploaded files. Only those listed will receive Presenter Registration notices. Please do not include any suffixes or titles in the presenters' names and do not use all capitals. (Examples: John Smith – not JOHN SMITH, Mr. John Smith or John Smith, Ph.D., etc.)
- There is a maximum of five (5) presenters on a submission.
- Presenters cannot be listed on more than three (3) submissions and cannot present more than three (3) sessions.
- Presenters must use ONE email address regardless of the number of sessions they will be presenting. Using multiple email addresses may result in the presenter not receiving registration or other important information.
- Presenters must use a company/business email in order to have this listed with your name in the sessions schedule. Presenters who use a private email address will not have any affiliation associated with your name in the schedule.
- Every presenter must pay the Presenter Registration fee by 3:00 PM (PST) Tuesday, December 5, 2023. (Complimentary Exhibitor Registrations are NOT VALID for Presenter Registration fees.)
- Only registered presenters may present at the CSUN AT Conference and be listed in the sessions schedule and on the website.
- Sessions with no registered presenters will be canceled.
- No addition of presenters will be permitted after Presenter Registration has concluded.
One presenter must be designated as the Contact Presenter as the point of contact for the submission. Alternate contact information, such as personal email address or telephone number, used only if unable to contact using the above email address, is requested as well.
Proposed Session Title
Limit the title to 60 characters or less. The title of the presentation must be concise, descriptive, and accurately describe the content of the presentation. The use of "catchy phrases", "CSUN" or the conference name in your title is not permitted. Please do not use all capitals in your title. (Example: This is the Proper Way to Capitalize a Title)
Provide a complete description of the proposed session. Describe the key elements involved in the presentation and include sufficient information for the committee to evaluate the proposal. There is a 1,500-character limit [approximately 250 words] for the Proposal Description.
What knowledge will attendees take away from this session? Provide 2-4 objectives or outcomes attendees can expect to take away. The objectives should not exceed 750 characters [approximately 150 words].
Identify which audience would find this session most relevant? Select up to five from a list of options.
Identify the intended audience level: Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced.
Prepare a clear, concise, and accurate summary. This is your opportunity to promote your session. This summary will be the public session description on the website and conference program.
Your summary should:
- Consider your audience and speak directly to potential attendees
- Explain what will be covered and discussed
- Let attendees know what they should expect to get out of attending your session
- Explain your subject matter's real-world application and whether it can apply across different fields and professional roles
- Identify any new or special subject matter
Do not repeat the title or include the presenters' names in the summary. Proofread prior to submitting so you will be assured that it will reflect positively on the presenters and the subject matter. The Session Summary should not exceed 250 characters [approximately 50 words].
To help match submissions to reviewers and types of sessions, select one primary or main topic and then up to four additional secondary topics. Please note that your topic selection(s) will be used as a way for attendees to search and sort for sessions in the online session schedule.
For the benefit of attendees, links to presentations will be made available. Sharing presentation slides is voluntary and not required to present at the conference. However, we strongly encourage your participation in this effort to support the requests from attendees. Prior to the conference, presenters will receive instructions on how to submit the link to your presentation. It is recommended that a service such as Apple iCloud, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive be used to host your presentation and create a shareable link.
We strongly urge you to make your presentation accessible so the content may be available to anyone. You may find these articles helpful:
- Microsoft: Make your PowerPoint presentations accessible to people with disabilities
- Adobe PDF Accessibility Overview
- Apple: Create accessible documents, spreadsheets, or presentations with Pages, Numbers, or Keynote
- Prezi: Creating accessible content in Prezi Design
The Center on Disabilities will confirm content linked is relevant to your presentation but will not review content for accessibility and/or attempt to remediate any accessibility issues.
The Conference website will also contain guidelines, tips, and best practices for presenting to people with disabilities.
- The Center on Disabilities at CSUN assumes the right to any materials submitted in the Call for Presentations.
- The CSUN AT Conference retains the right to schedule presentations at any designated time slot in the schedule during the presentation days.
- Unauthorized recordings, filming or photography are prohibited by presenters and attendees.
- Product giveaways and/or sales are prohibited.
- Presenters may not be listed on more than three (3) submissions and may not present at more than three (3) sessions.
- There is a maximum of five (5) presenters per presentation.
- Accepted submissions will be listed one (1) time in the sessions schedule and on the website and cannot be presented more than one (1) time at the CSUN AT Conference.
- There are no panel presentations allowed.
- Sessions are 40 minutes in length. Presenters should start and end their sessions on schedule and be sure to exit the presentation room once their session has concluded in order to provide enough set-up time for the presenters of the following session.