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35th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - General Call for Presentations

Overview of General Call for Presentations

The 35th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference invites submissions of presentations for this conference to be held March 9-13, 2020 at the Anaheim Marriott hotel. 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. The conference draws more than 4,500 persons annually who attend sessions, visit the exhibit halls, and participate in affiliate meetings and informal gatherings.

A wide variety of submissions are encouraged in the topics outlined below. The list is suggestive of the types of presentations for consideration, but by no means restrictive to these specific areas. 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.

General Sessions presentations are Wednesday through Friday, March 11-13 and are 40 minutes in length.

By submitting a presentation for consideration, Presenter(s) agree to comply with Conference, Registration and Presentation/Presenter Policies.

Submissions are due by 3:00 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Topics and Keywords

The following lists of Topics and Keywords should not be considered as limiting the submission of interesting presentations on related topics. Presentations covering all areas of disability and technology are encouraged.


Select one (1) field that best represents the area/track of your submission.


Select up to three (3) keywords that best represent your submission. If selecting only one topic, please do not select Other unless none of the topics represents your submission.

Submission Process

Please read this before you begin the submission process.

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.

Submission 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.


All presenters who will be presenting at the conference must be listed on the submission. 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. There is a maximum of five (5) presenters on a submission.

Presenters cannot be listed on more than three (3) submissions; presenters cannot present more than three (3) sessions.

Every Presenter must pay the Presenter Registration fee by 3:00 PM (PST) Tuesday, December 17. (Exhibitor complimentary registrations are NOT VALID for Presenter Registration fees.)

Only presenters who have registered will be listed in the program and on the website, and may present at the CSUN AT Conference. Sessions with no registered presenters will be cancelled.

No addition of presenters will be permitted after Presenter Registration has concluded.

Contact Presenter

One Presenter must be designated as the Contact Presenter as the point of contact for the submission. An additional presenter must be listed as an alternate contact. Please ensure that valid email addresses are provided for all presenters to ensure they receive Presenter Registration notices.


Choose one Topic that best fits your presentation.

Keywords Association

Choose up to three keywords that best fit your presentation. If the keyword is not listed, please indicate "Other".


A summary and extended summary are required for submission. The summary will serve as a session description in the conference program and on the conference website. The extended summary will be evaluated by the Program Committee for acceptance for presentation. Inconsistencies between summary, extended summary, and/or other submission information may affect evaluation of a submission. Please note that submissions consisting of product demonstrations from non-Exhibitors are likely to be rejected.


It is vital that the 25-word description accurately reflect the content of the presentation. The summary should include the basic content of the proposed session, the method for information delivery, and the source of the information. Please do not use all capitals in your summary.

Extended Summary

The extended summary should be no less than 500 words, no more than 1500. Modifying or repeating the title, describing the submission as a presentation by a particular presenter, or not having the minimum word count may affect review of the submission.

It is the responsibility of the presenter(s) to provide an accessible document.

Each submission must include an electronic copy of the extended summary. Please do not include pictures, PowerPoint or graphics of any kind or you will exceed the accepted file size (2MB).

Accepted formats are:

Submissions that do not include an extended summary or one that is not accessible may not be reviewed.

Presentation Rooms

Please note that all presentation rooms are set theater-style (chairs only) with a head table and two (2) chairs for presenters. (There are no panel presentations.) All presentation rooms are equipped with the following:

No other equipment will be provided or may be requested. If additional equipment is required it is the responsibility of the presenter to provide. All additional equipment must be able to fit on a 30 inch by 24 inch tabletop.

Fees & Schedule

Call for Presentations is September 12 – October 1 at 3:00 PM (PDT). Submissions will not be accepted after the deadline has passed. Notifications of Acceptance will be sent starting Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

Presenter Registration Fees

Presenter Registration Cancellation

Cancellation Request must be made in writing and received by 3:00 PM (PST) on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. A $100 processing fee will be assessed. There will be no refunds after Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

Administrative Processing Fee

Changes unrelated to initial registration and cancellation may be subject to a $100.00 Administrative Processing Fee. To mitigate the fee, please make sure persons being registered are correct and the type of registration is correct (presenter, attendee, exhibitor).

Presentations Policies

Begin Submission of Presentations

By submitting a proposal for the 35th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - General's Call for Papers you hereby agree to all policies and procedures set forth in this document.


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