Conferences & Webinars

Ohio AHEAD Annual Conference 2016      

Disability Matters

Friday, October 21, 2016

Kent State University at Stark Conference Center

6000 Frank Avenue NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720


AHEAD Fall Webinar Opportunities

AHEAD is excited to bring you three distinct sets of webinars to address the professional development needs of the wide diversity of professionals engaged in higher education and disability services work and your campus colleagues partnering in the work of removing barriers:

AHEAD to YOU!, a recognizable brand of general topic webinars designed for disability service providers and campus allies. 90-minutes; Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 Eastern Time.

September, 22, 2016; At the Intersection of Disability and Conduct

  1. Scott Lissner, The Ohio State University


October 13, 2016; Residence Life and Students with Autism-  

Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D., College Autism Spectrum


October 27, 2016, Reaching Student Veterans on their Terms

Joanna Boval, University of California, San Diego

Adam Crawford, The Ohio State University

November 17, 2016;   Need to Know: Understanding confidentiality and FERPA in the disability service office

Lisa Meeks, PhD; University of California, San Francisco

Neera Jain, MS, CRC; University of Auckland


Technology Series Webinars, a strand of webinars developed by AHEAD’s Standing Committee on Technology, AHEAD Technology SIG, and partners from ATHEN and Accessing Higher Ground. Content is focused on accessible technologies and fostering an accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) campus environment. 90-minutes, Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30 Eastern Time.

E-Learning Accessibility: What Does an Instructor Need to Know?

September 27; 3:00-4:30 Eastern Time

Presenters: Sheryl Burgstahler, DO-IT University of Washington


Accessible Document Design Basics: Word, PowerPoint and Excel

October 18, 2016; 3:00-4:30 Eastern Time

Presenter: Karen McCall, Karlen Communications

Working with Vendors to Achieve Accessible Solutions

November 1, 3:00-4:30 Eastern Time

Presenter: Jane Berliss-Vincent, Assistive Technology Manager, University of Michigan

Technologies to Improve the Note Taking Experience

November 29; 3:00-4:30 Eastern Time

Presenter: Robert Lee Beach, Assistive Technology Specialist


Student Learning Outcomes Webinar Package, a just in time series of three 60-minute videos from AHEAD’s Council on Academic Standards (CAS) representatives focusing on Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and their applicability in disability services work. Every other Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 Eastern, mid-October to mid-November.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016: Council of Academic Standards (CAS) for Disability Resources and Services (DSR); using the DRS standards to develop disability services (DS) program goals with student learning outcomes

Wednesday, October 26, 2016: Understanding learning domains/dimensions and their use in developing student learning outcomes (SLOs); determining how to develop SLOs that can be measured through multiple means

Wednesday, November 9, 2016: Review of specific SLOs from presenters and AHEAD members; using SLO outcome data to the advantage of the DS program and its students

All webinars presented by AHEAD are captioned in real-time, and the full Adobe Connect recording (slides, captions, and audio) are available by request to registrants if a time conflict arises. Full instructions and materials will be sent to you prior to each webinar. You are invited and encouraged to invite members of your campus community to join you in participating in the webinars to further education and collaborations on your campus.

Registration for AHEAD members is deeply discounted for all webinars, ranging from $63 to $139 per session depending on the quantity of sessions purchased. Non-members also receive quantity discounts but at higher, non-member pricing.

For complete information on these webinar series and packages, please visit