Four students interacting with a computer8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Refreshments

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m


Institute Objectives and Schedule


Daniela Marghitu (Auburn University Education and Assistive Technology) & Nels Madsen (Associate Dean, Samuel Ginn COE)

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Accessible Technology in Education: Problems and Solutions

Guest Speaker Terrill Thompson (Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington)

9:50 a.m - 10:15 a.m.

Defining and Designing the Human Interface: Disabilities in STEM Education

Vincent Martin (PhD Student, Georgia Tech)

10:30 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

Reframing Our Approach to Accommodations

Tracy Donald (Director, Office of Accessibility)

10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Auburn University Student Veteran Services

Dr. Johnny Green (Director, Veterans and Transfer Students Resource Center)

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

A Survey of Assistive Technology

Alabama Institute of Deaf and Blind, E.H. Gentry Technology Center

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Working Group Discussion

Question: How can we work together to effectively support students with disabilities and veterans returning to school?

1:15p.m. -2:15 p.m.

Group Discussion

Moderator: Daniela Marghitu

2:15 p.m - 3:15 p.m.

Call to Action, Evaluation, and Closing Remarks