Call for Presentations:
ATIA 2021 —
The First Virtual Event

The ATIA 2021 Call for Presentations is open from June 1 – July 13, 2020.

We invite you to contribute your expertise to the conversation and education happening around assistive technology at ATIA 2021. This year, we are excited to announce the conference will be presented virtually offering a wide variety of live, pre-recorded and on-demand educational content for assistive technology professionals and those who work and teach people with differing abilities.

Submit an Abstract

We are looking for presentations from:

  • Accessibility professionals
  • Administrators
  • Advocates
  • AT specialists
  • AT Act Programs
  • Consumers/individuals with disabilities
  • Disability services staff
  • Educators
  • Government/non-profit agency staff
  • IT professionals
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Professional development/training staff
  • Rehab therapists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Special Education educators
  • Teachers for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Transition coordinators
  • Visual impairment specialists
  • Vocational rehab specialists

This year, we are especially interested in receiving submissions that include the following topics:

  • Lessons learned during the global COVID-19 pandemic
  • Remote learning
  • Telehealth/Telepractice

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 best practices case study, demonstration, implementation study, panel discussion, research paper, or tips and techniques session.

ATIA 2021 is planned around 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.

There will be a limited number of live sessions. We encourage all speakers to think about choosing to pre-record your session. All pre-recorded sessions will be managed with ATIA staff through our technology and will include captioning.

Submit Your Presentation

Please submit your best, well-written abstracts for consideration for ATIA 2021. 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.

After ensuring all sections are complete, submit your presentation online by July 13, 2020. You can submit a draft and revise it later but all drafts MUST be completed by July 13, 2020 to be considered for review and selection.

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

ATIA 2021 Call for Presentations Orientation

Want to learn more about what makes a strong presentation submission, what’s new in this year’s education program and have your burning questions answered? Watch the ATIA 2021 Call for Presentations 101: Submit an Abstract recording.

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