Making the 21st-Century Campus a Model of Accessibility

Tuesday, February 05 | 4:45PM–5:30PM | Plaza Ballroom D
Session Type: Professional Development
In the age of e-learning, the ability of students with a print disability to electronically access information has become an increasingly important topic for higher education. In this session, attendees will learn about well-accepted business cases for accessibility. These business cases will enable individuals to become effective accessibility champions on their campuses. The session will cover techniques on how to properly implement an accessibility initiative for their institutions. Besides sharing best practices on accessible web design, demonstrations of an inaccessible LMS and an accessible LMS will also be provided. Finally, having a welcoming learning environment is not a responsibility of the universities alone. Students can also contribute greatly to the process. Concrete examples of what the university can do to help students be more proactive in advocating for their needs while on campus will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
* Explor whether accessibility can truly be achieved on a university campus
* Discover options to make a university website with all of its dynamic content accessible
* Explore possibilities for accessible learning management systems
* Learn about the accessible e-readers currently available