Seminar 17A - IT Accessibility Law, Policy, and Implementation
PLEASE NOTE: Separate registration and fee is required to attend this seminar.
This seminar will explore current and future law as it relates to IT accessibility in higher education and will provide opportunities for participants to share and discuss policy and implementation strategies for meeting these obligations. The seminar will include an overview of IT accessibility, a demonstration of both accessible and inaccessible IT, a panel of students with disabilities discussing challenges and solutions, and presentations by leading legal and policy experts. Higher education institutions have a long-standing ethical and legal obligation to provide programs and services to all qualified participants, including those with disabilities. Recently, several institutions have faced legal challenges related to their IT accessibility including Penn State and ASU. Additionally, 3,165 disability-related complaints against education institutions were filed in FY 2008. All U.S. higher ed institutions are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be affected by new rules that took effect in June 2011. The seminar is jointly organized by the EDUCAUSE Campus Policy Program and AccessComputing, an NSF-funded program at the University of Washington whose mission is to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing fields.
Partner, Brown Goldstein Levy
Gerry HanleyAssistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Tony OliveroAccess Technology Specialist, National Federation of the Blind
Terrill ThompsonManager, IT Accessibility Team, University of Washington