Unwebbing Web Accessibility in Higher Ed.: It’s More Than Just Web Pages


Presented at 8:00am in Cotton Creek II on Thursday, November 17, 2016.



  • Howard Kramer, Accessible Technology Coordinator, Miami University

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Not provided
  • Type of session: General Conference


Everyone talks about Web Accessibility, but what are all of the areas that fall within the responsibility of "Web" Accessibility? This presentation will walk through these various areas and discuss how they play integrated and equally separate roles.


Web Accessibility at a college or university covers many different areas other than just websites or web applications. This presentation will cover areas such as Library, Policy, Procurement, Content, Videos, etc. and review how an individual working in Web Accessibility could easily find themselves involved in these areas and discuss building accessibility into the infrastructure.


  1. Areas that are considered "Web" Accessibility, not just websites!
  2. Overall review of various areas an Accessibility Professional may cover in their role.
  3. Learn how to separate areas of accessibility and build relationships to help integrate into other departments.

Disability Areas

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

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Administrative/Campus Policy, Assistive Technology, Legal, Web/Media/App Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Howard Kramer

Ms. Zirkle has over 15 years experience working with individuals with disabilities. Kara has worked in Government and Higher Education. She is currently working at Miami University building accessibility procurement and policy. She worked at George Mason University prior for 9 years working closely with Enterprise Architecture reviewing accessibility. She works to ensure that Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance of electronic and information technology (E&IT) is accessible to faculty, staff, students and public both with and without disabilities.


unwebbing-web-accessibility-in-higher-ed-ahg-2016 (pptx)