Digital Accessibility Trends in Education


Scheduled at 9:15am in WB IV on Wednesday, November 15 (2017).



  • Bill Curtis-Davidson, Senior Director of Strategic Consulting and Training Services, Level Access

Session Details

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


This session will cover key developments in digital accessibility laws, technology updates, and projections for future trends and timelines.


Are you aware of the legal risks associated with Digital Accessibility at your institution?  Are you aware of the lawsuits in the higher education space related to access to course materials for students?  Are you concerned that your institution might be exposed to legal risk and unaware of the consequences?

In our Digital Accessibility Trends session SSB will focus on key digital accessibility trends and developments in the education sector.  We will share the current state in the education sector regarding lawsuits, legal actions, OCR claims and provide insight into future projections for the market.  Additionally, we will provide a view into the latest technologies as well as a detailed look at the laws and regulations that impact educational institutions. 


  1. Overview of the accessibility environment, including a view into recent lawsuits impacting education
  2. Big picture trends and numbers 
  3. Overview of the various laws and regulations that need to be considered as an institution of higher learning

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mobility, Vision

Topic Areas

Assistive Technology, Information Technology, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Bill Curtis-Davidson

As Senior Director of Strategic Consulting and Training Services for Level Access, Bill Curtis-Davidson brings over 20 years of experience working in strategic user experience (UX) design and digital accessibility consulting. Bill joined Level Access after working for 15 years with IBM as a UX and Digital Accessibility Consultant, Business Development Executive and Executive Architect. Prior to that, he worked as a Digital Accessibility Researcher and adjunct faculty at Georgia Tech. Bill has helped dozens of companies plan, implement and manage their digital accessibility operations. He has been involved in advising numerous government advisory committees, standards development organizations, and industry associations.


Digital Accessibility Trends for Education