Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Closing The Gap will consider proposals for one-hour or multiple-hour sessions that describe and/or demonstrate successful applications of assistive technology for persons with disabilities.
Proposals are invited that report results of current applications; research; development of hardware, software or adaptive devices; model programs or procedures used by and for persons with disabilities.
Proposals for sessions that demonstrate the use of software programs, mobile apps, adaptive devices or the innovative use of assistive technology are highly encouraged – especially specific how-tos, tips and tricks and product comparisons.
Proposals should focus on practical applications, implementation strategies and best practices, rather than theoretical discourse.
Proposal content should be supported by evidence and should include quantitative performance data.
Proposals for open forums in which participants discuss, comment openly and share ideas and opinions relevant to a primary subject or focus are also encouraged.
Because the median assistive technology sophistication level of Closing The Gap Conference participants advances each year, Closing The Gap encourages proposals for sessions directed at persons who are actively using assistive technology in education, rehabilitation, vocation or independent living – typically intermediate to advanced level users.
Closing The Gap recognizes the continued need for introductory activities as well, and will select a range of proposals that meets needs across the assistive technology experience continuum and facilitates a balanced interchange between special educators and rehabilitation professionals.
New for 2019, Closing The Gap will consider proposals for poster sessions. Poster Session proposals are invited that report results of current applications; research; development of hardware, software or adaptive devices; model programs or procedures used by and for persons with disabilities. This engaging format allows viewers to study your information and discuss it with you one on one.
Confirmation of presentation proposal acceptance/declination, and confirmation of specific date and time of accepted presentation will be sent by July 15, 2019.
In offering to present a paper, it is expressly understood that the session may be scheduled at any time on any of the conference days at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Selected manuscripts submitted by conference presenters will be published in Closing The Gap Solutions. Guidelines for submitting materials for these proceedings will be sent upon confirmation of session acceptance.