Campuses Take Proactive Measures on Accessibility Certification, Testing, and Procurement.

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 11:15am in Windsor on Wednesday, November 14.

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Speaker(s)

  • Christopher Lee, Chief Learning Officer, G3ict

Session Details

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

Summary

Faced with legal repercussions colleges are beginning to take proactive measures in certifying accessibility professionals, testing products and services, and establishing procurement policies and procedures. This session will explore how campuses are taking proactive measures through launching creative initiatives to improve equal access for students, staff and campus visitors.

Abstract

With the increased impact of accessibility laws, standards and guidelines, higher education campuses must find ways to weave accessibility into their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure. Inaccessibility and inequality for students with disabilities remain as campuses implement digital information materials and resources, registrar applications, kiosks, learning management systems, web applications, student response systems and testing environments. This session will explore how colleges and universities campuses are taking proactive measures through launching creative initiatives to improve equal access for students, staff and campus visitors. Participants will learn how two colleges and one university system are addressing their ICT accessibility requirements.

Keypoints

  1. Developing a systemwide and campuswide accessibility framework
  2. Implementing accessibility campus-wide training
  3. Tracking and responding to campus-wide accessibility issues

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Administrative/Campus Policy, Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Other, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Christopher Lee

Christopher M. Lee, Ph.D., is Chief Learning Officer of the G3ict Higher Education Forum and an international expert in the accessibility field. He is an author and public speaker on learning disabilities and assistive technology. Dr. Lee founded and directed AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center, the largest and most extensive North American center for accessibility services supporting over 2,500 higher education institutions. Dr. Lee has received numerous research grants, serves on the Global Leadership Council of the International Association of Accessible Professionals (IAAP), and chairs the IAAP international Higher Education Community of Practice.

Handout(s)