Big Time Accessibility at Small Institutions

Thursday, October 28 | 12:15PM–12:35PM ET
Viewing Location: Online
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
Managing accessibility and accommodations is a critical part of delivering institutional services equitably to all students. Accessibility is the forward-looking process of advocating for availability of software and hardware to all users. It involves instructional and web materials, as well as modifications to the procurement process. Accommodations are the at-times retroactive process of providing reasonable modifications to these materials and processes to students with disabilities or learning differences. At the same time that we want to pursue these important initiatives, the task is challenging and at times daunting at almost all institutions, and even more so at smaller colleges. Policies, partnerships, organization, and focus at all levels are key. Come hear how some small institutions have worked collaboratively with other departments and offices in unique and impactful ways to achieve these important outcomes.


  • Allan Chen

    VP-IT/CTO, California Institute of the Arts
  • Katherine Fisne

    Interactive eLearning Architect, American Public University System
  • Scott Krajewski

    Director of IT and CIO, Augsburg University