2014 AzTAP’s Annual Assistive Technology Conference 2018-04-05T13:09:07-07:00

assistive technology logo2013AzTAP’s 16th Annual Assistive Technology Summer Institute

in collaboration with

Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration

Arizona Department of Education

July 20 -22, 2014

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ

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  • NEW  this year: Full-day, preconference workshop – AT Boot Camp – on Sunday July 20; $99
  • REGISTER Now! Registration Fee is $225 for the regular 2 – day conference  with breakfasts & lunches
  • Room Rates are $89 per night – all suite hotel. Make your reservation by Friday, June  20, 2014 to get this special conference rate
  • NEW: Expanded Exhibit Hall hours for community participation on Monday, July 21st from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m. Register for a FREE Exhibit Hall Pass
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the Conference Center – Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to access conference information through Twoppy – our mobile app
  • Thank you for registering to attend the 16th Annual Assistive Technology Summer Institute, Assistive Technology: Multiple Perspectives, Multiple Solutions. AzTAP staff and Planning Committee members are confident that your participation will be very worthwhile and enjoyable. To enhance your conference experience, please review the information below.

    PARKING – The Conference Center is on the northeast part of the property closest to the AZ Grand Resort’s main entrance off of Baseline Road. Once you enter the property, follow the signage to the Conference Center. There are several parking lots including one directly in front of the Conference Center as well as across from, before and after the Conference Center. If you are staying at the hotel, you can walk to the Conference Center or you can call the Bell Captain and request that a hotel cart take you over from your room or the main lobby. See map for more information.

    ACCESSIBLE PARKING – Accessible parking is available directly in front of the main entrance to the Conference Center. For anyone with a wheelchair, other mobility device or mobility need and who will be dropped off, have your driver follow the signs to the Accessible Drop-off site where there is a ramp into the building. We will have volunteers wearing orange vests in the parking lot and at the ramp to assist persons to negotiate the ramped entrance to the conference center.


  • Sunday, July 20th – Preconference workshop registration begins at 7:30 a.m. (a light breakfast and box lunch will be provided.)
  • Monday, July 21st – Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the buffet breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 22nd – Buffet breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m.
  • HOTEL CHECK-IN – If you are staying at the hotel, go to the Main Resort Lobby to check in and receive your keys.

    MEALS – Breakfasts and lunches are included in the registration fee. If you have requested a special meal (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc.), please give your server the color-coded meal ticket as soon as you sit down.

    NAME TAGS  – Wear your name tag at all times; it is your admission ticket for all sessions and meals.

    CLIMATE CONTROL – Bring a light sweater or jacket; it may be hot outside, but conference rooms can be chilly.

    REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS – If you have requested a reasonable accommodation, go to the Accommodation Station in the Conference Center Lobby across from the Registration Desk.

    Wi-Fi – Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Conference Center. Login –instructions will be in the program – BYOD


  • COMING SOON – Advance Access to the complete conference program – download the attachment to this email. It is also available on the conference website: under the tab for Conference Presentations and handouts.
  • COMING SOON – Mobile App powered by Twoppy – Get a jump on which sessions to attend. View the conference program today on your smart phone or tablet (IOS & Android). Download the free app by scanning the QR Code or entering this link into your device browser: http://m.twoppy.com/AZAT2014/
  • The icon should automatically place itself on your home screen for IOS devices. For Android users, follow these instructions:
    1. Bookmark the page you want to add to a Home screen
    2. Open the browser “bookmarks” screen
    3. Long-press the bookmark you want
    4. Select “Add to Home screen”
  •  E- Resource Station. This will be a dedicated area at the “Accommodation Station* in the Conference Center Lobby for recharging electronic devices and will also be the place to download PowerPoint presentations and handouts for those who do not have ready access to mobile devices or prefer to transfer information directly to their computer or thumb drives. *AzTAP is not responsible for devices left unattended while charging. You must provide your own charger.
  • FOR QUESTIONS – Contact Adi Kalika at 602.728.9534 800.477.9921; adi.kalika@nau.edu

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Read what our attendees had to say about last year’s conference, Assistive Technology: Catch the Wave:

  • All the sessions I went to were fantastic.   The keynote presenters were truly inspiring and conveyed an enormous amount of perspective from their experience as client and advocate.  They didn’t say it this way, but the take-home I got was along the lines of “We don’t participate in barriers, we figure out a way to remove them…”
  • …The vendor participation was excellent, and the backbone of the session/ presentation format was an excellent opportunity for the sharing of information / networking.
  •  I enjoyed the opportunity to network with different people at each large group activity (lunch, keynote etc.). It was also nice to be next to vendors to remind me of things I had not yet seen
  •  Great info, exhibitors, found out how to access lots more services and technology and how to spend $$ wisely.
  •  Once again I was thoroughly impressed by the depth and breadth of knowledge that was gathered for the conference. I can say I thoroughly enjoyed each of the breakout sessions I attended.
Conference Photo

Conference Opening Session, July 2013

  •  All sessions relatable to parents, demo presentations plus vendors.
  • Keynote Speakers - Shelby Nurse  & Tom Nurse

    2013 Keynote Speakers – Shelby Nurse & Tom Nurse

  •  The conference was just what I needed to help me serve my students better.
  •  Great location, accommodations, rooms.
  • If you were unable to attend our last conference, see what you missed:

    AT Conference Went “almost” Paperless…

    View our mobile event guide powered by Twoppy. It provided on-the-go access to the complete conference program including the schedule, session descriptions, speaker bios, presentations and handouts.

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