Jill Sieben-Schneider, Assistant Director, University of Colorado Boulder
Mark Werner, Associate Director of Academic Technology , University of Colorado Boulder
Disability Area: Topic Area:
Length of Session (in hours): 1-hr
Expertise Level: All Levels
Type of session: Not provided
Summary of Session
We will be presenting on our Department of Justice investigation regarding digital accessibility and what the institution is doing to remediate the barriers. See paper for full summary.
With information and communication technology (ICT) evolving at a rapid pace, institutions are finding it difficult to remain proactive in implementing digital accessibility standards. This group of Information Technology and Disability Services staff will share the University of Colorado Boulder’s Department of Justice investigation and will encourage attendees to also engage in dialogue about what their institutions are experiencing regarding ICT accessibility (Google apps, placement exams, learning management systems, policies, etc.).
An understanding of University of Colorado’s Department of Justice investigation regarding ICT
Key remediation techniques that the institution is implementing to address the investigation
Identify ICT accessibility barriers at their institutions and discuss potential solutions
Jill Sieben-Schneider received her BA degree from the University of Colorado Denver and her MA degree from Ball State University in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. She is currently an Assistant Director at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Disability Services office. Prior to this she was an Accommodation Specialist and coordinated the Transition Program in the McBurney Disability Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has also served as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Disabled Student Development at Ball State University and taught high school English in Denver Public Schools. Her areas of interest include retention, program assessment, and transitional issues for students with disabilities. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Werner is Associate Director of Academic Technology Strategy and Support at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has held positions as Associate Director of Academic Technology Research, Manager of Instructional Technology Support Services, Academic Technology Coordinator, instructor and assistant professor of technical communication. Mark holds a Ph.D in rhetoric and an M.A. in English from Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a B.S. in technical communication from the University of Minnesota. He currently co-chairs the committee for ICT Accessibility Services and Support at the University of Colorado Boulder. His group provides universal design consultation to the University of Colorado Boulder campus.