Accessibility in Higher Ed: Two Institutional Approaches

Wednesday, February 03 | 3:40PM–4:10PM
Session Type: Professional Development
Growing enrollment of students with disabilities and increased online delivery of course material have necessitated discussions about ADA compliance regarding accessibility of digital resources in higher education. This presentation describes how two institutions, Brown University and Assumption College, prioritized aspects of accessibility and implemented unique strategies based on campus needs and available resources.

OUTCOMES: Begin planning accessibility interventions on your campus * Learn about the text-to-speech features on Apple devices and different tools/methods used to caption video content * Understand and be able to discuss accessibility best practices


  • Gillian Bell

    Senior Project Manager, Brown University
  • Ricardo Poza

    Assistant Dean for Curricular Innovation, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Catherine Zabriskie

    Senior Director Digital Learning & Design, Brown University

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