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Web and IT Accessibility Policies in Higher Education

| Proposal No: 914

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Speaker(s)

  • Terrill Thompson, Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

How many higher education institutions in the United States have web or technology accessibility policies? What do these policies look like? Are they effective? What constitutes a good accessibility policy? This session will explore these questions and many others related to accessibility policy.

Abstract

How many higher education institutions in the United States have web or technology accessibility policies? What do these policies look like? Are they effective? What constitutes a good accessibility policy? Presenters in this session will be exploring these questions with results from their recent research project on this topic, and by sharing their own experiences with policy development and accessibility-related planning. The session will be highly interactive, and will include opportunities for participants to share their own experiences with policy development on their campuses.

Kepoints

  1. They will learn about recent research related to higher education accessibility policy.
  2. They will learn about various types of policies, and considerations regarding effectiveness.
  3. They will learn a variety of strategies and pitfalls from each other an interactive discussion.

Speaker Bio(s)

Terrill Thompson

Terrill Thompson is technology accessibility specialist at the University of Washington, where his work is supported in part by AccessComputing, a project funded by the National Science Foundation to increase the participation of people with disabilities.

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