• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Mark your calendars and join us to kick-off the 39th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference with an exciting live-streamed Keynote Address and awards presentation. We look forward to gathering together, to commence a dynamic week of conference events, on Tuesday, March 19th at 8:00 am in the Platinum 6 Ballroom.

Keynote Speaker

Portrait of Haben Girma.

We are pleased to announce Haben Girma as the Keynote Speaker for the 2024 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference.

The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and TIME100 Talks. President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Chancellor Angela Merkel have all honored Haben. Haben believes disability is an opportunity for innovation, and she teaches organizations the importance of choosing inclusion. The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, and TODAY Show featured her memoir, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law.

Haben was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she currently lives. Her memoir takes readers on adventures around the world, including her parents' homes in Eritrea and Ethiopia, building a school under the scorching Saharan sun, training with a guide dog in New Jersey, climbing an iceberg in Alaska, fighting for blind readers at a courthouse in Vermont, and talking with President Obama at The White House. Warm, funny, thoughtful, and uplifting, this captivating book is a testament to Haben's determination to resist isolation and find the keys to connection.

Don't miss this year's Keynote Address as Haben Girma kicks off the 2024 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference with an inspiring talk.

Strache Leadership Award

The Center on Disabilities annually recognizes a leader who has made a significant impact in education and research.

If you know someone that is a worthy recipient, we are accepting nominations. To learn more and send a nomination, please visit the Strache Nomination page.

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 2024 Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Assistive Technology Research will be announced later this year.