Accessibility Teams: Partnering for Leadership and Excellence

Wednesday, October 28 | 1:00PM–1:20PM ET
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Simulive
How can higher ed institutions position resources to ensure their IT is accessible? Experienced leaders across institution types will share org structures, partnerships, & strategies for campus-wide leadership. Panelists will identify challenges and provide multiple approaches on ways to address & overcome them. Questions & participation welcome!

Outcomes: Attendees will learn from panelist & participant experiences about:-Using the People/Processes/Tools framework to create effective campus accessibility strategies-Importance of campus-wide partnerships & ownership of accessibility efforts-Specific strategies within a framework that align with their own campus culture, resources & organization


  • Heidi Pettyjohn

    Executive Director for Accessibility, University of Cincinnati
  • Kyle Shachmut

    Assistant Director, Digital Accessibility, Harvard University
  • Terrill Thompson

    Manager, IT Accessibility Team, University of Washington
  • Lara Tompkins

    Instructional Technologist, College of DuPage