ATHEN | Access Technology Higher Education Network

ATHEN is a network of higher education professionals committed to improving accessibility for students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Learn more about ATHEN and the resources we create.

Upcoming Conferences

  • CSUN Conference – March 6-14, 2021
  • Accessing Higher Ground – November 16-20, 2020


Professional Development Award

The Ron Stewart Professional Development Award continues Ron’s mission of nurturing access technology professionals in higher education. The Award will support a first-time attendee to participate in the annual Accessing Higher Ground conference.

Application details…

Google Apps & Accessibility

Google is in the process of making their applications and services more accessible. ATHEN members performed several reviews of the Google applications using assistive technology and posted their results.

  • Gmail and Calendar accessibility
  • Google Docs accessibility


Sample Job Descriptions

Access Technologists come from many different backgrounds and possess various skills in supporting accessibility in higher education. These samples include descriptions include web accessibility, alternate media, and assistive computer technology positions.

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