Come to the 7th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference

7th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference
Accessibility: A Tool for Social Justice

Friday, May 6, 2016
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019

The CUNY Accessibility Conference Committee, in conjunction with the Council on Student Disability Issues (COSDI), is pleased to invite you to the 7th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference, to be held on May 6, 2016 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019). The conference will bring together CUNY professionals and other leaders in the field of higher education disability services to share information, network, and receive training that will enhance their knowledge and skills.

With the theme of Accessibility: A Tool for Social Justice, this year’s Conference will focus on how accessible educational environments can serve to advance inclusion and social justice. Presentations will address emerging trends and advances in the field of accessibility as well as new uses for assistive technologies like video captioning and 3D printing.

Breakfast and conference registration will begin at 8:00 am in the Main Dining Hall, on the second floor of John Jay’s New Building. Attendance is free, but advanced registration is required. In anticipation of record attendance this year, we recommend that attendees register as early as possible.

For additional information or questions regarding your attendance or participation in the Conference, please visit, or contact Shivan Mahabir at

To register for the conference, fill out the Attendees Registration form.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, view our sponsorship guidelines.

For more information on becoming a presenter, view our call for proposal.

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7th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference Date Announced!

  • Attendees eat and mingle before the conference begins.
  • Attendees take their seats for the opening presentation.
  • Dean Rosa presenting the awards
  • Vice Chancellor Frank Sanchez
  • Attendees sitting down for a presentation.

Save the date, because the 7th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference is around the corner! Every year, this event gives us the opportunity to inform you of the new advancements in accessible technologies, updates and new features of popular accessibility software, and much more. Last year’s conference was a success with many great presentations on various accessibility topics that helped inform and engage participants, and things will be even better for this year’s conference.

Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference, which will take place on May 6th, 2016 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at John Jay College.  Here is the save the date link to have the date automatically saved to your calendar. Check out the photos from last year’s conference in the slideshow above, and follow CATS on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on this year’s conference. Registration for the conference is open  and you can find it on here Come to the 7th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference.