Growing an IT Accessibility Program on your Campus

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 10:30am in Westminster II on Monday, November 12.



  • Dawn Hunziker, IT Accessibility Consultant, University of Arizona

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 2-day
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Intermediate
  • Type of session: Pre-conference


This dynamic, interactive workshop is presented by ATHEN members. It includes foundational legal information, an analysis of federal agreements, and best practice approaches towards the goal of working through institutional challenges to create a strategic, and comprehensive approach for creating an accessible EIT environment.


Higher education institutions are under increased scrutiny as to their approach for ensuring accessible web and information technology. While the Department of Justice and the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights have issued guidance regarding institutional obligations for ensuring access for students with disabilities, institutions still struggle with how to address such obligations within the context of policy, procedure, and implementation. The workshop includes: * Models for self-evaluation, decision-making and communication, guidance on policy and procedure development, and strategies for growing campus-wide involvement * Review of relevant legal decisions and their application to institutional access to EIT * Review of current EIT accessibility standards and the scope of such standards to EIT products and services * Procurement and Development of Accessible EIT Products & Services * Goals and strategies for accessible websites, documents, communications and media


  1. Understand current EIT accessibility standards and the compliance landscape
  2. Learn strategies for building campus accessibility teams to create and implement an EIT Accessibility Roadmap
  3. Learn strategies for campus-wide solutions of accessible procurement, web assessment, documents and media

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Administrative/Campus Policy, Assistive Technology, Information Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Dawn Hunziker

Dawn Hunziker is the IT Accessibility Consultant for the University of Arizona’s Disability Resources. She co-coordinates the UA's IT Accessibility Program to support the UA’s commitment to full accessibility of all electronic and information technology employed on campus ( Her job duties include working with campus units and committees, program managers, content developers, faculty and staff to provide input and proactive solutions regarding accessibility in the UA IT and academic environments. Additionally she coordinates Assistive Technology availability on campus, collaborates in alternate format production (documents and media), faculty development and accessible course and web design. Dawn currently serves as the Vice President with the ATHEN Executive Committee. Dawn has presented at local, state, and national conferences regarding the UA IT Accessibility Program, pdf/web accessibility, captioning processes, and inclusive curriculum design.