ATIA 2020 | Pre-Conference Seminars: January 28-29, 2020 | Conference: January 29 – February 1, 2020

ATIA 2020 Call for Presentations

ATIA 2020 Call for Presentations is now closed. Please contact with any questions.

Already submitted? Access your proposals via the Abstract Service Center. If you submitted a proposal by June 1, you have been entered to receive one complimentary registration to ATIA 2020. The winner will be notified in September if selected.

We are looking for presentations from:

  • Accessibility professionals
  • Administrators
  • Advocates
  • AT specialists
  • AT Act Programs
  • Communication specialists
  • Consumers/individuals with disabilities
  • Disability services staff
  • Government/non-profit agency staff
  • Educators
  • IT professionals
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Professional development/training staff
  • Rehab therapists
  • Social workers
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Special Education educators
  • Transition Coordinators
  • Visual impairment specialists
  • Vocational rehab specialists

Preparing Your Abstract

Abstracts should cover the use of assistive technology from a practitioner or user perspective and may be in the form of a case study, demonstration, implementation study, panel discussion, poster session, research paper or a tips and techniques workshop.

ATIA 2020 is planned around 10 Session Strands exploring the newest technologies and the most important questions and issues in the AT field today. Our Strand Advisors and Partners are international content leaders and representatives from strategic professional organizations such as ACVREP, AOTA, AT3 Center, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation, IAAP, ISET, JAN, RESNA, and USSAAC.

Submit Your Presentation

Please submit your best, well-written abstracts for consideration for ATIA 2020. All submissions will be considered during the Strand Advisor Blind Peer Review Process. Based on the Strand Advisors recommendations, the two highest ranked sessions that contribute to a well-rounded and balanced educational program are eligible for inclusion*. From an individual speaker perspective, this includes submissions where you are listed as primary or co-speaker.

*Invited speaker sessions are exempt and may be included, for example, Pre-Conference Seminars, QIAT Conversations, Smackdowns, Strand Spotlight Panels, and/or approved session moderators.

After ensuring all sections are complete, submit your presentation online by June 17. You can submit a draft and revise it later but all drafts MUST be completed by June 17 to be considered for review and selection.

Download the Call for Presentations form to organize your thoughts before you to submit your presentation online.

ATIA 2020 Call for Presentations Webinar

The ATIA Education Team hosted an informational webinar on the ATIA 2020 Call for Presentations. Access the recording below to walk through the online submission form, changes for 2020, and helpful tips for submitting a successful and thorough abstract. This presentation is recommended for first-time speakers and will serve as a useful refresher for returning speakers.

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ATOB Call for Manuscripts

This year, ATOB (Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits journal), is conducting a parallel Call for Manuscripts alongside the ATIA 2020 Call for Presentations. The ATOB Editorial Board invites manuscripts for Volume 14, focused on ‘AT in Literacy’. Manuscripts are due by Friday, June 14, and will be peer-reviewed for an anticipated publication date in early 2020. More info at

Please contact the ATIA Education Team at with questions.