UM Community Encouraged to Attend Virtual Conference on Accessibility

November 09, 2016

MISSOULA – The entire University of Montana campus community is invited to learn more about a wide array of pertinent accessibility topics by attending the 19th annual Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 16-18.

UM’s School of Extended and Lifelong Learning, Disability Services for Students, Information Technology’s Accessible Technology Services and the Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Working Group are co-sponsoring the event, which will stream 23 hourlong presentations to the James E. Todd Building rooms 201 and 205 over three days.

“We hope members of the campus community take advantage of this convenient opportunity to learn from accessibility experts around the nation,” said Marlene Zentz, accessibility specialist in UM’s School of Extended and Lifelong Learning.

Topics range from making interactive maps accessible to promoting the universal design paradigm on campus. A completeconference schedule is available online at .

All members of the campus community are welcome to drop into sessions of interest, free of charge as their schedule allows. No registration is required.

For more information call Zentz at 406-243-6434 or email


Contact: Marlene Zentz, senior instructional designer, accessibility specialist, UM School of Extended and Lifelong Learning, 406-243-6434,