Accessing Higher Ground 2019


Accessing Higher Ground is a conference focused on issues of accessibility in higher education.Sessions address topics including:

  • Universal design and assistive technology
  • ADA and Section 508 compliance
  • Creation of accessible media, including PDFs, mathematical documents, and maps
  • Communicating with campus community about accessibility issues

University of Chicago will be hosting a live stream of the conference open to the university community. There are two concurrent conference tracks which will be streamed to locations in Regenstein Library. Full schedules are posted for Track A and Track B.


The virtual conference will be held in Regenstein Library on November 20 - 22. Sessions will be held in Rooms 122A East, 122B West, and A-11, and the TechBar Studio.

Meals and Refreshments

Light refreshments will be provided in the mornings, and lunch will be provided on Nov. 20 and 22 at 1:00. To ensure that we can provide sufficient food, please register and indicate which days you will attend.


If you plan to attend, please register now.