IT Accessibility: Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Advise Inclusive Digital Campuses

Tuesday, October 26 | 8:30AM–4:00PM ET | 202AB, 200 Level
Viewing Location: Philadelphia
Session Type: Industry Led
Delivery Format: Preconference Workshop Session

Digital accessibility—ensuring equal electronic access to those with disabilities—is critical for an inclusive modern campus, but valuing accessibility and ensuring it is prioritized and implemented are different, especially with many competing priorities. Higher education accessibility programs face rising expectations to meet legal requirements, as well as student and staff expectations. Learn from experienced accessibility experts about the role IT leaders can play in supporting and expanding inclusive, strategic accessibility initiatives. This session is designed to inform and engage campus leaders in ways to support and grow inclusive campuses. Topics include technologies that drive and enable accessibility from the start, legal and policy implications, campus leadership and governance, models to benchmark and evaluate your own campus’s accessibility maturity level, inclusive and accessible classrooms, purchasing accessible technologies, assembling expert teams, growing volunteer networks, and more!

An industry and campus workshop.

Attendance is limited to the first 60 who register.


  • Suzanne Kalberer

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Corporation
  • Kyle Shachmut

    Assistant Director, Digital Accessibility, Harvard University
  • Terrill Thompson

    Manager, IT Accessibility Team, University of Washington