CSUN Assistive Technology Conference:
To promote an inclusive society, California State University, Northridge continues to throw the spotlight on the role of assistive technology – which is assistive software or equipment for people with disabilities.
With close to 5,000 attendees in previous years, the conference will feature pre-conference workshops, hundreds of educational sessions – including presentations that will be published in the center’s seventh annual “Technology and Persons with Disabilities Journal” – and an exhibit hall with more than 120 booths showcasing the role assistive technology (AT) plays in the lives of people with disabilities.
Since 1983, the CSUN campus and CSUN’s COD have been working to increase inclusion for people of all abilities through training programs and the annual conference. The COD currently offers the Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) three times a year. The ATACP offers practical tools and techniques of assistive technology accommodations and applications in meeting the needs of individuals with various disabilities
California State University, Northridge has a long history of involvement in many aspects of assisting persons with disabilities dating back to 1961, when the university was known as San Fernando Valley State College. This precedes Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In 1983, university officials created the Center on Disabilities to directly assist students in realizing their academic and career goals. To that end, the technology and persons with disabilities conference was launched.
California State University, Northridge is a regionally focused, nationally recognized university serving nearly 39,000 full- and part-time students in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. Founded in 1958, CSUN is among the largest universities in the nation and is ranked among the top universities for bachelor’s degrees awarded to minority students. It has nine colleges and more than 2,000 faculty members who teach courses leading to bachelor’s degrees in 69 disciplines, master’s degrees in 58 fields and doctorates in education and physical therapy, as well as 28 teaching credential programs. Continuously evolving and changing to meet the needs of California and the nation at large, the university is home to dozens of acclaimed programs where students gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside faculty and industry professionals, whether in the sciences, health care and engineering or education, political science, the arts and the social sciences.
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