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Proposal Submissions

Applications for Submissions are listed below.

Please make sure you are submitting under the correct tab.

Call for papers 

  • Accept through July 1, 2023.

  • Send out notices of acceptance on August 1, 2023.


*Please be prepared to present either Friday or Saturday as we cannot guarantee specific days.

Abstract Guidelines

Presentation Proposal Guidelines

Please highlight how the proposal is specific to the conference theme:

Head, Heart, Hand: How to Engage Students with Disabilities Positively.


Structuring Your Proposal


The conference proposal form provides the basic guidelines for structuring your symposium presentation. A good proposal should make the message simple, straightforward, original, and relevant and include the following features:


Start with a creative title.

If you are presenting a published research paper, this should not be the same as the title of a research paper. Please limit titles to 10-15 words.


Research-based Abstract

Use APA Style Guide 7 as the reference. For this conference, all abstracts should be 150 or fewer words. This should include the Background, Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusion sections.

Research to Practice Abstract

Use APA Style Guide 7 as the reference. For this conference, all abstracts should be 150 or fewer words. Provide a theoretical framework or the research presented to inform the practice you are discussing.


Electronic Poster Presentation Guidelines


What is an e-poster?

An e-poster is an electronic version of a poster presentation. An e-poster may include text, figures, charts, tables, images, and artwork.

The purpose of allowing e-poster presentations is to provide a platform for disseminating scholarly work for those unable to attend this conference in person.


How and where will e-posters be displayed?

E-posters must be submitted by no later than August 1, 2022, to be included in the conference program. This submission date will allow the conference committee to review and approve all submissions and to have them posted adequately on the LDW website under the designated E-Poster section for review by conference participants.

What specifications do I need to be aware of for e-posters?

Please prepare your e-poster presentation following the below specifications. Please do not enable document encryption or password protection. The e-poster should be no more than 15 slides; beyond that, it is difficult to sustain your audience's attention. Focus your slides on the most critical information while highlighting the points that will impact the praxis the most.


The presentation must be in PowerPoint Show (PPSX), and LDW will accept no Prezi presentations.

How do I create a PowerPoint Show?

Microsoft provides training for this type of PowerPoint. Click here to view.

Please note that you need to save the PowerPoint using the following file format indicator once you record the PowerPoint.PPSX.  When you save, start with SAVE AS, then select FILE FORMAT at the bottom of the screen. Using the Dropdown Menu select POWERPOINT SHOW (.ppsx). You now have a PowerPoint movie, so your audience can see and hear you give your talk.

Guidelines for a slide show that is disability-friendly


Font: Times New Roman 16 points or higher.

Colors: Please be friendly to those with visual impairments. Do not use a light font on light backgrounds or dark fonts on dark backgrounds. It is best to use a clean background color and a contrasting color for the font. For example, red font tends to be lost on many people, so it is best to avoid that color unless it is on a white background and is part of a big title. Click here to learn more about accessibility options.


Start with the title page that provides the name of the presentation and the presenters. (Not included in the 15 slide count)

End with a slide that includes your contact information. (Not included in the 15 slide count)

Images and Tables:

  • You are welcome to use images and tables in your presentation.

  • All graphs and tables must be embedded in your file and have titles with proper citations included.

  • Avoid animated GIF files, and be careful to respect copyright and personal anonymity with your images and photos.

  • Do not embed any videos or hyperlinks links into your presentation.

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