Accessibility for Professional Development Events

ASHE is committed to offering an accessible learning and socializing environment for attendees. Accessibility is an individual and ongoing process. We strive to make presenting and attending as inclusive as possible. Here are preliminary measures we have taken to expand accessibility for virtual events. We recognize that there may be additional ways in which we can make events accessible for individuals. We will work with each attendee on a case-by-case basis to ensure we provide resources for an accessible event.

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Accessibility and Inclusion Contacts

Prior to the Event, you can contact the following ASHE staff directly for questions or concerns:

  • General Staff email at
  • ASHE Assistant Director for Conference and Events: Alicia Castillo Shrestha via email at or by phone at (202) 660‑4106

Any accessibility concerns during events can be brought to the attention of the ASHE Staff.

Accommodation Requests

Event registrants will have the opportunity to add accessibility requests when they register for an event. This includes requirements for attending or presenting. ASHE Staff can best meet needs when notified at least 3 weeks prior to any event.


Captioning is provided through Zoom AI for all virtual events.
A CART Captioner can be provided at no cost to the attendee if requested at least 3 weeks prior to any event.

ASL Interpreters

An ASL Interpreter can be provided at no cost to the attendee if requested at least 3 weeks prior to any event.

Accessible Presentations

We ask presenters to follow accessible presentation best practices, including in their chosen presentation design, activities, and remarks. More information can be found at our Accessible Presentations Guide.