Michigan State University

Accessible Learning Conference- Friday

8:30-9:15 AM: Welcome Address, with Dean Christopher P. Long and Kate Sonka

Breakout Sessions One- 9:15-10:45 AM

Keynote Speaker- 10:45 AM- 12:00 PM

  • Keynote: Cognitive Diversity in Learning Environments, presented by Emily Shea Tanis from the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
    • In the session you will be introduced to the diverse community of people with cognitive disabilities and their inclusive involvement in higher education settings.

Breakout Session Number 2- 1:15- 2:15 PM

Michigan State University Office of Institutional Equity & Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives Sessions- 2:45 – 4:30 PM

Accessible Learning Conference- Saturday

Greetings and Announcements-9:00-9:30 AM, Kate Sonka

Plenary Panel: Software Lessons from the Incredibles- 9:45-10:45, Dave Chesney

  • Join University of Michigan faculty and students as they share their experiences in working with children with cognitive and physical disabilities (the Incredibles) over the past decade. In Chesney’s course, students do a ‘mash-up’ of the latest, greatest technology (like skeletal tracking, augmented reality, drones) and disabilities (like cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, and muscular atrophy) to come up with software tools and apps that might be of some assistance to users.

Breakout Session Number- 11 AM- 12 PM

Breakout Session Number 2- 1:15-3:30 PM

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