Princeton Presents at 40th Annual AHEAD Conference

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
by Damian Sian

Princeton University's Damian Sian will be speaking at the 40th Conference of the Association on Higher Education and Disabilities in Orlando, Florida. The following description is provided by AHEAD:

In addition to over 100 concurrent sessions to choose from and two poster sessions with over 30 posters, this year’s conference includes two Feature Presentation sessions. Twice during the conference, we’ll highlight popular topics by offering them in a time block with only four competing presentations to enhance your opportunity to attend while minimizing scheduling conflicts. Featured Presentations are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

Damian will be presenting in Concurrent Block 4 on Thursday, July 20th, from 2 PM - 3 PM. 

Topic: Building Accessible PDF Documents from Native Applications

Creating accessible PDFs from MS Word and Adobe InDesign is not only feasible, it is possible to develop efficient workflows for users of all skill levels through best practices, customized training, process integration, and specialized tools. This presentation will provide practical solutions teams can begin to implement immediately.

Presentation Details

Thursday, July 20th
2 PM - 3 PM

Hilton Orlando Hotel
Orlando, Florida

Register for the conference here

Keynote Speaker Haben Girma

Headshot Haben Girma


  • 1:15pm – 1:30pm:
    • Welcome and opening remarks from Vice Provost Michele Minter
  • 1:30pm – 1:45pm:
    • Princeton’s Digital Accessibility Initiative, remarks from Jay Dominick, VP for Information Technology
  • 1:45pm – 3:00pm:
    • Keynote address and Q&A, Haben Girma
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm:
    • Closing remarks from Shawn Maxam and Damian Sian
  • 3:15pm – 4:30pm:
    • Reception and opportunity to explore information tables (invitees include New Jersey Commission for the Blind etc.)


Write to Damian Sian for event accommodation requests. All outside media should RSVP to Shawn Maxam by 04/21/17.

Event Sponsors

Campus Conversation on Identities, the Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, the Office of Information Technology, the Office of Disability Services, and the User Experience Office.


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