2019 Conference

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2019 Conference Details

Never Fear, Technology’s Here: Empowering Professionals with Current Best Practices from Low Tech to High Tech

Keynote Speaker

Gus Chalkias

Gus Chalkias is an assistive Technology Specialist with nearly twenty years of experience in the field. He is a graduate of Hunter College, earning Master’s degrees in both Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. He began his work in assistive technology at the Computer Center for Visually Impaired People at Baruch College. He currently manages the assistive technology department at Helen Keller Services for the Blind. Over the course of his career, Gus has developed a number of training programs for both pre-vocational students as well as vocationally oriented clients. Additionally, Gus teaches a Masters level course on blindness related assistive technology at New York University, which he created and developed.

Photo of Gus smiling and holding his mobility cane.

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Conference Registration

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Where: Doubletree by Hilton in Syracuse NY

When: October 27th-29th

Documents for Attendees

You will find conference documents for attendees in the Google Drive folder below. The conference program will be added soon.

Call for Papers

AER 2019 Submission Letter

Presentation Submissions Letter

2019 Proposal for Conference

Presentation Submission Form

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