IT Accessibility Policies and Practices in Higher Education: Research Findings
Proposal No: 237
Bios & Handouts
- Participants will learn about the current state of accessibility efforts in U.S. higher education institutions.
- Participants will learn several strategies for addressing web and technology accessibility in higher education.
- Participants will learn several common characteristics of web and technology accessibility policies.
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.
Sheryl Burgstahler is Director of UW Accessible Technology, and founded and directs the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center, which promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool.