You are invited to the 2018 Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference

You are invited to attend the 2018 Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference at one of three Minnesota State hosting sites. AHC is a nationally recognized conference on Accessible Media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology.

Virtual Conference on Accessibility Available November 14-16, 2018

This year the Minnesota State System Office has purchased three site licenses to the live-stream virtual sessions of the Accessing Higher Ground (AHG) main conference (does not include the pre-conference). Minnesota State faculty and staff are invited to attend (at no charge) any or all of the live-streamed sessions taking place at one of three locations, on November 14, 15 and 16.

Virtual conference schedule (new window) – Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday only. The site license does not include the pre-conference sessions. Additionally, the two evening keynote sessions will not be provided as part of this arrangement.

Three hosting locations:

To participate you need to attend one of the three hosting locations listed below. Individual logins are not part of the arrangement. By purchasing site licenses it means that you need to physically be in a common viewing room located at one the hosting sites to view or experience the sessions.

Hosting sites:

  1. Twin Cities/ metro area: Anoka Ramsey Community College
  2. Northwest Minnesota area – Northland Community and Technical College
  3. Northeast Minnesota area – Hibbing Community College

Registration needed:

You are welcome to attend one, many, or all of the offered sessions. Once you register for a location and the sessions you wish to attend, you will receive instructions directing you to the campus location of the sessions and parking information.

  1. Anoka Ramsey Community College Registration (new window)
  2. Northland Community and Technical College Registration (new window)
  3. Hibbing Community College Registration (new window)

About the conference

If you weren’t already aware of AHG, this conference is a well-respected national conference focusing on the implementation and benefits of:

  • Accessible Media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business, and public setting;
  • Legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance;
  • The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources.

And for institutions of Higher Education, there is a strong focus on campus accommodation, Universal Design and curriculum accessibility.

Questions? Contact Information

For general information about the licenses or how to attend, please contact Lesley Blicker,, 651-201-1413

For site-specific information, please contact:

Anoka Ramsey Community College:
Molly Tast,, 763-433-1318

Northland Community and Technical College:
Linnea Schluessler,, 218-683-8560

Hibbing Community College:
Sandy Gustafson,, 218-262-7240

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