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.
- Employment & Workplace
- Entertainment & Leisure
- Independent Living
- Law & Policy
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.
- Aging: Relating to impairments developed as the body ages.
- Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC): Relating to communication methods used to supplement or replace speech or writing.
- Blind/Low Vision: Relating to impairment of the visual sense.
- Cognitive: Relating to impairment of mental processing.
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Relating to impairment of the auditory sense.
- Emerging Assistive Technologies: Relating to the utilization of state-of-the-art technologies by persons with disabilities.
- Government: Relating to matters involving state, federal, and/or international governments.
- Hardware: Relating to the design and development of hardware.
- Healthcare: Relating to healthcare as practice, profession, and/or industry.
- Higher Education: Relating to post-secondary education.
- Information & Communications Technology (ICT): Relating to information, communication, enterprise, data storage, and multimedia technologies.
- K-12 Education: Relating to primary and secondary education.
- Mobility: Relating to impairment of the muscle movement and control.
- Research & Development: Relating to the discovery of information and/or application of new information.
- Software: Relating to the design and development of software.
- Web: Relating to the design and development of content on the Internet
- Other: Relating to a matter not covered by any of the other topics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Microsoft Word Document (DOC, DOCX)
- Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
- Rich-Text Format (RTF)
- UTF-8 or ASCII Text File (TXT)
Submissions that do not include an extended summary or one that is not accessible may not be reviewed.
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:
- Windows PC (Capable of DVD playback) Projection Screen
- Wide-Screen Color Digital Projector (16:10, 1280 x 800)
- One Wired Lavaliere Microphone
- One Wired Hand-Held Microphone
- Mini-Jack (3.5mm) Audio Connection for PC
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
- Standard Rate
- Tuesday, October 29 – Tuesday, November 26 at 3:00 PM (PST)
- Late Rate
- Tuesday, November 26 after 3:00 PM (PST) – Tuesday, December 17 at 3:00 PM (PST)
- Discounts cannot be applied after registration is completed
- 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
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).
- The Center on Disabilities at CSUN retains the right to any materials submitted.
- The CSUN AT Conference retains the right to schedule presentations at any designated time slot in the schedule during the presentation days of Wednesday-Friday, March 11-13, 2020.
- Unauthorized recordings, filming or photography in the presentation rooms is prohibited by presenters and attendees.
- Product giveaways are prohibited in the presentation rooms.
- Presenters may not be listed on more than three (3) submissions and may not present at more than three (3) sessions.
- Accepted submissions will be listed one (1) time in the Conference Program and on the website and cannot be presented more than one (1) time at the CSUN AT Conference.
- All session rooms are set-up and equipped in the same way. There are no panel presentations.
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/white list.
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.