Overview of General Call for Presentations
The 37th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference invites submissions of presentations for this conference to be held March 13-18, 2022, 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 the positive impact on persons with disabilities.
Submissions are due by 3:00 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.
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 restrictive 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 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 required fields in order to improve the information attendees need to learn about the presentation and to help with searches.
By submitting a presentation for consideration, Presenter(s) accept and agree to comply with 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, November 30, 2021. (Exhibitor complimentary registrations are NOT VALID for Presenter Registration fees.)
- Only presenters who have registered 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 cancelled.
- 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 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)
Describe the key elements involved in the presentation and include sufficient information for the committee to evaluate the proposal. Convince others that you have the competence and the content to satisfy the audience’s learning needs. (Not to exceed 4,000 characters [approximately 650 words]).
Describe what knowledge attendees will take away from this session. What questions will be answered by the audience attending this session? What skills will attendees gain? (Not to exceed 4,000 characters approximately 650 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 summary that describes your proposed presentation. Be clear, concise, and accurate in your description. This is your opportunity to promote your session. This summary will be the session description that attendees will use when determining which presentations to attend.
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
Please do not repeat the title or include the presenters’ names in the summary. These are already associated with your session and do not add any value for attendees to determine their attendance.
The summary must not exceed 50 words. This summary will be used as the official session description in the Conference Session guide and on the Conference Website. Please use proper grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. We strongly urge you to proof-read your summary prior to submitting so you will be assured that it will reflect positively on the presenters and the subject matter.
Select up to five (5) topics that best represent the focus of your submission. 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, a repository of links to presentations for the 2022 conference, will be made available to the public prior to and following the conference. Sharing presentation slides is voluntary and not a requirement 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.
Presenter Registration Fee and Discounts
All presenters are given a reduced conference registration rate. The reduced presenter registration fee grants not only the same complete access to all conference activities and events as the attendee registration fee, but also highlights your role at the conference as a valued presenter.
- All Registrations are non-transferable, and substitutions are not permitted.
- Exhibitor Complimentary Registrations are NOT VALID for Presenter Registration fees.
- Credit card is the only accepted form of payment.
- There is no On-Site Registration.
- Some discounts may be available for presenters. Visit the Presenter Discounts page for eligibility information and guidelines.
- Discounts must be requested 72 hours (not including weekends) prior to completing registration.
- Discounts cannot be applied after registration is completed.
- The deadline for Presenters to request a discount is Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 3:00 PM PST.
Presenter Registration Cancellation and Changes
Cancellation Request must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and received by 3:00 PM PST on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. A $100 processing fee will be assessed. There will be no refunds after Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
Changes unrelated to initial registration or cancellation may be subject to a $100.00 Administrative Processing Fee. To mitigate the fee, please make sure the information for the persons being registered and the type of registration are correct (presenter, attendee, exhibitor).
The CSUN AT Conference offers ASL, CART, and ALD. These Accommodation Services are only provided upon request and are made during the Presenter Registration process. All requests for any Accommodation Service must be made by the Presenter Registration deadline on November 30, 2021, at 3:00 PM PST to guarantee availability. All requests made after this date are subject to availability.
Presenters who need assistance may register a Personal Care Attendant during the Presenter Registration process. Personal Care Attendants are not personal assistants. Anyone accompanying a presenter for business-related purposes must separately register to attend the Conference.
- 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 are prohibited in the presentations.
- 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.
Begin Submission of Presentations
- Please be sure you have completely reviewed this document. By submitting a presentation, it is understood that you agree with all the statements, policies, and procedures. Failure to adhere to the procedures and instructions stated in this document may result in the rejection of your submission.
- Please note that you will create a password for each submission. Make sure to note which password is associated with which submission number. There are no Presenter accounts for Call for Presentations.
- Submission related notices will come from email@example.com. Please make sure to add this address to your e-mail approved/not junk/safe sender/whitelist.
By submitting a proposal for the 37th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - General's Call for Papers you hereby agree to all policies and procedures set forth in this document.