Call for Proposals

HighEdWeb is seeking proposals for the 2021 Accessibility Summit, an online event on July 20, 2021, focusing on digital accessibility in higher education. Share your stories and lessons learned, present best practices, or teach a skill.

If your proposal is accepted, you will receive complimentary event admission and our immense gratitude for your investment in higher education!

Possible topics:

  • Web accessibility standards, tools and techniques (beginner or advanced).
  • Universal Design for Learning.
  • User experience.
  • ARIA and advanced accessibility techniques.
  • Content and inclusive language.
  • Social media accessibility.
  • Policies and legal issues.
  • Audits and testing processes.
  • Captioning and audio descriptions.
  • Cognitive web accessibility.
  • Document accessibility.
  • Campus culture.
  • And more!

Code of Conduct

HighEdWeb is dedicated to working toward a harassment-free community experience for everyone, regardless of identity factors such as (but not limited to) sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, culture, class, age or faith. All presenters must abide by the HighEdWeb Code of Conduct.

Proposal timeline

The call for proposals closed April 5, 2021.

The committee will notify you by April 19 if your proposal is accepted. Your proposal description may be edited for use in conference materials.

Have questions? Contact the committee at a11ysummit@highedweb.org.