International Conference

Conference Details

The 9th International Conference on Higher Education and Disability is tentatively planned for 2017.

For more information contact:
Gertraud Griessner
Center Austria

The International Conference on Higher Education and Disability is a unique outgrowth of the long-standing friendship agreement between the University of Innsbruck and the University of New Orleans Training, Resource, and Assistive-technology Center (TRAC).

The conference is designed to educate and exchange information between professionals working with students with disabilities at the post-secondary education level. Some of the professionals attending are post-secondary educators, administrators, disability service providers, and members of international exchange organizations. This event facilitates international interaction and coalition-building to increase opportunities for post-secondary students with disabilities.

Since 1992 the conference has been held every three years at the University of Innsbruck. The conference has grown into an international event attracting, participants from over 50 countries. In addition to the countries in Western Europe, the conferences have included representatives from the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Poland, Moldova, Botswana, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Nigeria, Singapore, Croatia, Japan, Turkey, Brazil, Canada and the USA.

Conference Organizers

  • University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • University of New Orleans: Training, Resource, and Assistive-technology Center, USA


  • University of Innsbruck, Austria


  • Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven, Belgium
  • AHEAD (Association of Higher Education and Disability) USA;
  • Mobility International USA
  • National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (roundtable composed of key disability organizations and major international exchange groups) USA
  • Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany
  • Association for Higher Education Access & Disability, Ireland