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Presentations at AHEAD 2019 to Highlight Accessibility Services and New Toolkit

Event Date: July 9, 2019
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The National Deaf Center is proud to participate in AHEAD 2019, the annual international conference of the Association on Higher Education and Disability on July 9-13 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The NDC | nav team will present five sessions aligned with the conference theme “Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education,” all of which can be attended online for those unable to travel to Boston.

They kick off AHEAD 2019 with a pre-conference session “Reframing Deaf Services to Ending Band-Aid Solutions” presented by Savio Chan, Tia Ivanko,Lauren Kinast, David Litman, and Stephanie Zito. This special session by the full NDC | nav team is designed to help colleges integrate accessibility for deaf students into the fabric of the institution and requires separate registration.

The conference presentations are:

  • Back to the Basics: Assistive Listening Devices for Disability Service Providers – Tia Ivanko and David Litman
  • Navigating Captions and YouTube Media – Lauren Kinast and Stephanie Zito
  • Disability Service Professionals Guide to Deaf Services: Tools for Implementation – Tia Ivanko and Lauren Kinast
  • Captioned Media: Responsibility, Policies, & Strategy – David Litman and Stephanie Zito

Attendees can also visit the NDC booth during the conference for additional resources and to connect with staff members.

Complete details: https://www.nationaldeafcenter.org/conferences/ahead-2019

Presenters

This is an image of Tia Ivanko. The image shows her smiling at the camera. she has curly hair and brown eyes.

Tia Ivanko, MA, NIC, ADAC

Tia is an educator who is passionate about addressing inequities in education for learners who are systematically oppressed and historically marginalized. She is committed to...

Lore Kinast, EdD

Dr. Lore Kinast is a change agent working to address accessibility barriers that deaf students face in higher education settings. Her interest in education and...

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