Accessibility Planning: Get AHEAD This Spring

Scheduled at 11:30am in Colorado I-J on Thursday, November 17.

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Speaker(s)

  • Lindsay Tulloss, Senior Customer Success Manager, AST, a Verbit Company

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Do you always promise yourself that NEXT semester you’ll have student accommodations set and ready ahead of time? Join us to learn how institutions like yours are proactively preparing for inclusion. Discover why accessibility offices across the country are experiencing an uptick in requests and how you can better respond to increased demands and challenges with easy tips and tricks. This session will help you prepare to better engage and include your students this spring semester.

Abstract

We will identify common pain points for accessibility offices throughout the academic lifecycle, review data on why these pain points exist and offer tips and tricks to mitigate them. We'll explore how you can go from booking student accommodations, like captioning and transcriptions, last minute and dealing with staffing shortages to being more proactive in your accessibility planning. We’ll discuss how and why up to 80% of students aren’t reporting accommodations needs and ways to become more aware. We’ll offer you up a “Plan B”, share how to create more buy-in across your campus, learn how other institutions are enacting policy changes to learn from and much more.

Keypoints

  1. Identify common pain points for accessibility offices throughout the academic lifecycle.
  2. Learn how to create more buy-in across your campus & to enact policy to foster a more inclusive environment.
  3. Explore how AST’s platform can make booking live sessions and delivering on accessibility simpler.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Administrative/Campus Policy, Captioning/Transcription, Other, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Lindsay Tulloss

Lindsay Tulloss is a higher education leader dedicating her career to providing equality in education to all. After completing her undergraduate degree in American Sign Language interpreting, she spent over ten years working in undergraduate admissions promoting access for transfer students, adult-learners, veterans, and minorities populations. After leaving the world of traditional academia, she has continued championing the needs of underserved populations through education technology and working strategically with higher education institutions. Lindsay is thrilled to combine her love for accessibility with her passion for higher education at AST, a Verbit Company.