Putting Assistive Technology to Work

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

July 23 – 25, 2017

Call-for-Presenters Is Now OPEN!

The Arizona Technology Access Program is pleased to announce that the Call-for-Presenters for the upcoming 18th Assistive Technology Summer Conference is now available.  The deadline for submitting a proposal is February 28, 2017.  Applicants will be notified of their proposal acceptance by March 31st.

Conference Breakout Sessions: 
Continuing our past theme of “Putting Assistive Technology to Work”, we are seeking breakout session presentations that show how assistive technology can be used across environments (education, employment and/or community living) to support and enhance the abilities of persons with disabilities regardless of age or disability type. Presentations should focus on innovative, evidence-based approaches that develop and improve inclusion, productivity and independence.  Breakout sessions run 75 minutes (1hour, 15 minutes) in length.

Submit your proposal for a conference breakout session

Presentation Options for Conference Exhibitors*: 
If you intend to be an exhibitor at the conference and would like to be considered for a presentation, two options are available:
(a) If your presentation addresses product implementation related to one or more of the core areas described above, you may submit a proposal for a full conference breakout session by clicking the button above. Submission deadline is February 28, 2017.
(b) You can also submit a proposal to highlight your organization’s new or unique products, services, responsiveness to industry trends, etc. during a 30 minute “Exhibitor Spotlight” session by clicking the button below. Spotlight proposals will be reviewed on a competitive basis similar to breakout session proposals.  Submission deadline is February 28, 2017.

Submit your proposal for an Exhibitor Spotlight session

*Final acceptance of an Exhibitor Proposal (for either or both options) is contingent on the Exhibitor’s registration for the conference.

For questions or assistance, contact Adi at Adi.schaeffer@nau.edu; or 602.728.9534, 800.477.9921


ANNOUNCEMENT: 2017 will be a very special year for the Assistive Technology Conference! AzTAP’s parent organization, the Institute for Human Development (IHD) at Northern Arizona University is celebrating 50 years of accomplishments in disability related education, research, practice and community service. In recognition of this “golden” anniversary and its legacy of providing access to best practices in disability disciplines, IHD is sponsoring an educational mega event, “50 Years of Service – Paving the Way to the Future”, combining its project area conferences into a single conference with three separate content area tracts:

  • Assistive Technology
  • AIVRRTAC (American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center
  • Evidence Based Practice

Attendees will register for a primary content area, but will be able to attend any open session that is of interest to them, offering all attendees more educational and networking opportunities than ever before.

As part of this event, the AT Conference will maintain all the elements of the AT Conference that you loved the most:

  • Concurrent sessions covering a broad range of assistive technology topics
  • Dynamic Opening and Closing Speakers (Dave Edyburn and Jamie Goldman Marseilles)
  • AT Expertise
  • Expansive Exhibit Hall
  • Free raffle tickets for our drawings